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October 3, 2018
Did you notice your recent teacher pay increase? If you still have questions about teacher raises, we've got answers .
Earn up to $2,500 for your school or classroom! Apply for an Innovative Teaching Grant from the Junior League by Oct. 15 .
RTI PD is now available on demand! Check out available webinars to take your intervention skills to the next level.
Discount Alert! Score discount teacher appreciation tickets to see the Tigers take on Central Florida on Oct. 13.
The Teacher of the Year nomination deadline has been extended! Tell us about your favorite SCS teacher by Oct. 8 for a chance to be honored at the 2019 TOY celebration!
Help us improve math curriculum in SCS by applying to join our curriculum review team!

When it comes to Math in SCS, we know our teachers are the experts. That's why we're asking you to apply to be a Math Curriculum Reviewer to provide input to the SCS Math Curriculum team. Selected teachers will have opportunities to review curriculum maps and share suggestions for best practices and pacing. Reviewers will also support the team by making recommendations to support changes within the current curriculum maps. Get all of the program details and application here.
Got thoughts on how to improve K-5 ELA curriculum. Take our survey to tell us!

Attention ELA teachers: We need your voice! Now is your chance to provide input on the 2018-19 curriculum maps and supporting documents. We want to know which resources you use and the ones you need to better help plan for instruction. Please use one of these grade level links to complete a short questionnaire: K-2 or 3-5
Amp up your history lessons by adding Chinese & East Asian history to your curriculum lineup!

Rhodes College wants to help middle and high school teachers amp up history, social studies and humanities by equipping you to lead Chinese and East Asian studies in your classroom. Take a look at the upcoming book study and workshop to get all the info you need to get started. Materials and a stipend will be provided. Additionally, participation means you'll qualify to attend the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference for the Association for Asian Studies.  
Still trying to figure out Bright Bytes? We've got on-demand help to get you up to speed!

Need a little extra help with BrightBytes? Check out the new Help Center Walkthrough to get all the latest information! You can access the document  here. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your school’s training, contact us at”
Get approved to teach Dual Enrollment classes at Southwest!

Southwest Community College is looking for the best educators in town to lead the charge on their Dual Enrollment program. Since our teachers knock it out of the park in our classrooms, they are looking to hire #901sFinest to lead college level courses for SCS students who are enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes. If you have 18 graduate hours and an interest in being an adjunct professor at Southwest, make plans to attend the upcoming Dual Enrollment faculty recruitment fair on October 9.
Prepare your students for upcoming ACT exams with FREE ACT prep classes!

Invite your juniors and seniors to attend round two of Peer Power's ACT Prep University. The Peer Power crew has everything students need for test success, from test-taking tips to FREE transportation. Sessions will be held at different locations on Saturdays in October and November. Due to limited space, advance registration is required. Check out the flyer for more details.
Scholarship alert! Share this awesome opportunity with your student athletes.

Do you have rockstar senior athletes in your school who have sights set on college as their next step? Encourage your student athletes to apply for the 2019 Trey Rich Memorial Scholarship by November 1 for a chance to earn a stipend to apply toward a post-secondary degree.
Who's got the best art teachers in town? We do! Shout out to the 2018 River Arts Fest winners!

Congratulations to these rockstar SCS schools and their visual art teachers for receiving grants from RiverArtsFest for special art projects! Students at each school will also receive FREE tickets to the festival happening in Downtown Memphis on October 27 and 28. Check out for information. 
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