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October 2, 2019
Our current WiFi goes offline Oct. 14 ! Be sure you're able to stay connected by switching to the new network today!
NOW HIRING: Apply to be a Project Graduation teacher to help students reach their graduation goals... & earn some extra cash!
Barnes & Noble educator appreciation days are back! Shop the Wolfchase store to get 25% off your purchase Oct. 5-13 .
Celebrate literacy by rewarding your top readers with FREE Tiger Football tickets during Coach Norvell's Reading Challenge !
Know seniors applying for college? Share these upcoming FAFSA workshops with families to help students learn the ins & outs of navigating financial aid resources. ( SPANISH )
Get ready for student perception surveys with upcoming Panorama trainings for coordinators & administrators.

Student perception surveys are happening soon, so we're taking steps to make sure school staff are properly prepared. Check out the upcoming trainings for coordinators and administrative staff below:

  • Panorama Education Principals and PLC Coach webinar (overview of platform & reporting tools): Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Login online.

  • In-Person Student Survey Coordinator Training: Thursday, Oct. 3 | PLZ course #19737 
Treat yourself to cool new classroom resources, giveaways & discounts at Educators' Night Out!

Looking for a night out with the coolest teachers in town? Check out Educators' Night Out at the Memphis Botanic Garden happening on Oct. 10, 4 - 7 p.m. This event is all about educators and will include classroom and curriculum resources, field trip information and various K-12 education vendors from across the state. Don't forget about all of the FREEBIES! MBG will provide FREE food and drinks, door prizes and discounts for your favorite stores, including a 15 percent off voucher for Banana Republic. Learn more about the event, and reserve your spot here while they're still available!
Still learning how to navigate Content Cadres? Check out new support resources to help you master online PD!

Teachers, your first content and path-specific Content Cadres courses are now open! The courses will be available through Friday, Nov. 22 . These courses are required to meet your District PD hours. 

The Professional Learning & Support team has created this Canvas Quick Guide to help you better navigate the platform and new PD resources. If additional help is needed, please reach out to the support desk via email at
Kick off Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation with a hands-on workshop!

In addition to awesome discounts Oct. 5-13 , Barnes & Noble is kicking off with a hand-on rollout of an exciting new Barnes & Noble product: Story Design , which was created to merge literature with project-based learning. Story Design is an engaging, student-driven, interdisciplinary program that combines STEM with ELA for K-8 classrooms. Barnes & Noble will host a workshop to introduce teachers to Story Design on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. Join to find out how Story Design can help you get your students excited and involved in your lessons. As an added bonus, all attendees will be eligible for a raffle drawing for prizes (must be present to win). RSVP to  to reserve your spot at the workshop!
Win a $50 Knowledge Tree gift card during the Holiday Mail for Heroes Contest!

Here's a contest where you let your students do all the work while you to enjoy the prize! But trust us - it's for an awesome cause. Here's how it works: have your students create hand-made holiday greeting cards and submit at least 25 cards by Friday, Oct. 18 to be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Knowledge Tree gift cards. As an added bonus, the 20 teachers who submit the most cards will also receive an SCS swag pack! Working with your students to hand-make cards is fun and easy - just find creative ways to say "THANKS!" to our local first responders and active or retired military personnel and incorporate your favorite winter holiday theme! View the card-making guidelines here for more info on the creative process and contest rules. Contact Lauren Evans for more information.
Learn how to provide wholistic student support at the 109th Truancy & Dropout Prevention Conference.

Want to learn more about making an impact on your students? Make plans to attend the 109th Annual International Association
For Truancy & Dropout Prevention Conference Oct. 20-22 at the Downtown Memphis Double Tree Hotel. Highlights of this year's conference include speakers Altha J. Stewart, MD, President of American Psychiatric Association, and motivational speaker and author Cyntoia Brown . Click here to learn more about conference registration and reserve your spot.
FREE tickets to the annual Gracias Christmas Cantata are coming your way!

In partnership with SCS, International Youth Fellowship (IYF) is generously offering FREE admission to the 2019 Gracias Christmas Cantata US Tour Memphis Concert for SCS students and school staff. The free tickets are for admission to the concert on  Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Landers Center in Southaven. Complementary tickets are being distributed in all schools this week. Check with your principal or school leaders for more information about claiming your tickets. Students or staff who have questions about the show should contact International Youth Fellowship at 878-9090.
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