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November 28, 2018
Wanna earn some cash? Refer a teacher candidate to SCS for an opportunity to earn up to $500 for your referral.
Gear up for Spring DLD ! RSVP for your 2019 District Learning Day sessions and courses by Dec. 13 to reserve your spot.
Win a pizza party for your classroom! Enter the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed contest for a chance to be one of 10 winners.
Saturday is the big day! Invite students & families to the SCS School Choice Showcase to learn about the options available in our District. Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more.
The SCS Alumni Hall of Fame is back! Nominate your favorite SCS alumni for a chance to honor them at the 2019 gala.
New teachers, we're throwing a party just for you!

By now, you're almost halfway through your first year in an SCS classroom. We hope you're doing well and your students are making the job worthwhile! As a little celebration for reaching your halfway mark, the PD team is hosting a networking event just for you. Join us at the TLA on Thursday, December 6, from 4-6 p.m. to meet fellow new teachers, learn more about teaching in SCS and share your thoughts about being the newest addition to the SCS family. RSVP for course #16567 in PLZ. See the event flyer for more details.
So, what do you think of second quarter ELA curriculum?

We're taking feedback to continue improving ELA curriculum in our District. Make plans to attend an upcoming focus group or take the online quarterly ELA survey to tell us what's working best and what you think we can adjust to better support ELA educators. Check out details for your appropriate grade band below.

Last call for discounts! RSVP to shop the Nike company store in time for the holidays!

Don't miss your chance to score huge discounts during SCS appreciation days at the Nike Company Store. SCS-registered employees get access to shop the discount store December 9-16. All shoppers, including SCS employees, spouses and dependents, must RSVP in advance to shop. Use this link to RSVP by December 7 at 5 p.m.

The registration page will expire on Dec. 7. No additional reservations will be permitted after this time.
Heads up: the SCS Adult testing center closing in January 2019.

Effective January 1, 2019 , the SCS Adult Testing Center located at 2930 Airways Blvd. will close. Given the many testing locations now available throughout the community for taking the HiSET high school equivalency exam, the SCS location has experienced a significant decline in testers. Anyone registered to take the HiSET test in November or December will still be able to do so. Others planning to take the HiSET after December can find a list of local testing centers  here. For additional questions about the SCS Adult Testing Center, please call (901) 416-5450.
History teachers, looking for something to do on spring break? How about a FREE conference?

You read it right- you could attend the National Council for History Education Conference in Washington D.C. for FREE during spring break. NCHE is offering conference scholarships for eligible K-12 History teachers to be part of the three-day conference in March. Deadline to apply is December 14. Check out more details and the scholarship application here.
Don't miss the 2019 Memphis in May World Cargo Crate. Spaces are filling up fast!

Incorporate the 901's bicentennial birthday in your classroom this spring with the Memphis in May World Cargo Crate. Cargo Crates are a unique " museum in a box," offering hands-on lessons about history, culture, geography and more. The 2019 crate features items about our beloved bluff city. The Memphis in May crew has a handful of spots left to reserve a crate for your classroom. Click here to reserve a crate or learn more about MIM classroom opportunities.
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