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September 26, 2018
Teacher Leadership opportunities are now at your fingertips! Join us on Oct. 4 for the SCS Teacher Leadership launch party .
Need help with RTI2 Intervention? Check out the new ELA and Math RTI2 Academies to get new tools & tips for your classroom.
Common Assessment windows are open for high school and coming soon for grades 2-8. Check out this test prep rap to get your students hype for testing days!
New swag alert! Score some brand new #SCSis901 swag as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage at HOLA Fest! on Oct. 6 .
Tell us your 901 story! We're looking for students, teachers and community members that embody the #SCSis901 spirit . Give us a heads-up for a chance to be featured in our new campaign.
Party with us, and get some swag! Oh, and learn about leadership opportunities in our District.

Congratulations on reading past the Teacher Weekly Top 5... your prize? The 411 on our next #SCSis901 pop-up event! That's right, in addition to being first to experience the new SCS Teacher Leadership website, you can also score some exclusive #SCSis901 swag. Come out to the Pink Palace next Thursday, October 4, from 4-6 p.m. to learn about our new Teacher Leadership website, how we're making leadership opportunities easier than ever to access and what that means for making your voice heard in SCS. Don't wait too long to RSVP! Space is limited to the first 200 registered teachers.
Show your favorite teacher some love with a Teacher of the Year nomination.

This is the last week to send us your nominees for Teacher of the Year. If you know of a fellow teacher in our District who is knocking it out of the park, show him/her some love by nominating them for the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year program. Qualified nominees will be honored by SCS and be entered into the running to be named Tennessee's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education. Complete your nomination by the October 1 deadline to qualify!
What's happening in your school this fall?

October brings lots of activities and events to our schools as we say adios! to summer and hello fall! If you school is planning cool or unique celebrations for any of the events below, send us a quick message to let us know. Your school could be featured on our District media channels or maybe even in your favorite 5 o'clock local newscast.

  • National Walk and Bike to School Day- Oct. 3
  • Hispanic Heritage Month- Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
  • Unity Day- Oct. 24
  • Read for the Record- Oct. 25
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Oct. 1 - 30
Gather your co-workers, and win big in October!

In addition to education celebration in our schools, we're hosting chances for you to win big in October! Gather your co-workers, and enter for your chance to win a FREE lunch for your entire school staff by participating in the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness competition. Send us your most creative pink-inspired classroom decorations, dance moves and/or costumes by October 30 to qualify.

And while you're busy thinking pink, head on over to the SCS Fitness Challenge website to register as an individual or with a team to make your daily physical fitness activities pay off! We've got cool prizes, including an Academy Sports gift card, Hello Fresh meal service voucher and a Fitbit Surge up for grabs. Check out the full contest details here. Register by October 5 to get in on the fun.
Can't wait until October 4? Take advantage of Science leadership opportunities now!

If you're excited about the new Teacher Leadership initiative and can't wait to get your hands on an opportunity, you're in luck! The Science department has several options for teachers to take the lead as a school Science Fellow or Science Facilitator. Apply for these leadership roles to provide input to the SCS curriculum team on everything from textbook selection to facilitating PD or designing lessons for other teachers to implement in their classrooms.
Teacher appreciation came early! Check out these exclusive 901 educator discounts.

Teacher Appreciation Week isn't until April, but some 901 businesses are celebrating early! Take advantage of these discounts just for our teachers as a thank you from our community for all that you do! Don't forget to visit our friends at Teach901 to get all the latest local educator discounts.

Take your school's green space to the next level with a Learning Garden!

If your school isn't one 122 schools with a FREE Learning Garden from Big Green, submit your application by October 19 to be considered. Learning Gardens offer dozens of benefits to your school community, including an outdoor classroom space, classroom lesson opportunities for all subjects, fresh homegrown fruits, veggies and herbs, and of course an added visual aesthetic for your campus! You can't go wrong. As an added bonus, Big Green hosts PD opportunities throughout the school year to show you how to make the most of your garden.
Hitting the club after school? We want an invite!

Not that club, but we do want to know about the after school clubs and extracurricular activities you sponsor at your school. Fill out our clubs and activities form so that we can better support you and your students by connecting you to opportunities and information relevant to your organization. This will also give us a chance to identify cool groups, projects, teachers, students and more to feature in our new #SCSis901 campaign for the whole city to see! No club, troop, group or team is too small- we want to know about them all!
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