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District Announcements
 
SSP Graduates Can Earn Three Diplomas





SSP Educational Foundation Presents the 2014 Silver Apple Awards
 
  
 

Julie Casillas, a third grade teacher at Lincoln Center and Mary Lesch, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator were presented the 17th Annual “Roxanne Bliss Silver Apple Award” from the South St. Paul Educational Foundation. Julie Casillas was nominated by Malia Meyer. Mary Lesch was nominated by her ECSE team, Alexander Hagen, and Adam Kriesel.

Don Bliss, SSP Class of 1950, established the Silver Apple Award in honor of his wife, Roxanne Waldhauser Bliss, SSP Class of 1951. This award was created to encourage students to appreciate educators or support staff who are especially important to them. It is their belief that school employees play a very instrumental role in the future success of students. Students nominate a teacher or other employee who made a significant difference in their lives. Award recipients received a silver apple commemorating the award, as well as a cash stipend.  

Congratulations to Julie and Mary!



Congratulations SSP!



Congratulations to South St. Paul Public Schools for being named as one of the top 1,000 schools nationwide and top 20 schools statewide by the Washington Post.

Our district has moved forward in both rankings compared to last year and we will continue to provide the best education and learning experience for our students.




Way to go Packers!



South St. Paul Secondary received an award from Mayor Beth Baumann for their outstanding job during Snow Days collecting food and money for Neighbors, Inc.
 

428 lbs of food and $576
 were collected with cooperation of Student Council, Diversity Leadership, SADD, Key Club and National Honor Society. With our help, the city has far surpassed their goal and collected 47543 pounds of food! ($1= 1.5-2lbs of food)




1928 Secondary Building Gymnasium Farewell Ceremony
 


You are invited to attend the farewell ceremony of our 1928 Secondary Building gymnasium. After decades of memories created in this gymnasium, we are ready to improve this space and let our children create more, great memories in a new 6th Grade Center.

Please join us for a brief program in the gymnasium at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.



2014-15 School Calendar Set




Calendar Highlights 
1. School will begin one week earlier than normal

  • Monday, August 25, 2014

2. School will finish a week earlier than normal because of the earlier start

  • Grades K-11 will finish on May 27, 2015
  • Grade 12 will finish on May 22, 2015

Rationale
The Secondary building construction projects will begin this summer and continue through the summer of 2015. It is necessary to have our students finish earlier in the spring of 2015 to allow our construction crews the time needed to complete their work and be ready for school to open in the fall of 2015.

Calendars can be found here.



Upcoming Events

Please refer to the
District Policies
regarding early emergency dismissal, delayed opening or canceling of schools.


LATEST NEWSLETTER



UPDATES ON
CONSTRUCTION


Secondary Building
• All the interior plans for the construction project are being finalized.
• Opening bids for the project are anticipated to be on April 8.
• The construction work will start immediately after the school year is completed, starting with the 6th grade center, which will be located directly between the auditorium and current 7th & 8th grade classrooms.

Licoln Center Elementary

• Vertical construction has started for the three-classroom addition at Lincoln Center. 
• The brutal cold snaps seem to be  coming at a rapid pace, but we are pleased to report the construction projects are still on schedule and not experiencing any delays. 
• All construction at this site is anticipated to be completed, with exception of the resurfacing of the track, in mid-summer. 
• The track project is anticipated to be completed by mid-August.

Kaposia Elementary Center
• On schedule with construction.
• At this site, we are building a
six-classroom addition which will host our expanded early learning programs for the upcoming school year.
• All construction work is set to 
 complete by mid-summer.


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