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Special District 6 | District eNewsletter
April 4, 2019


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Board approves 2019-20 budget recommendations, adds counselors, special education teachers and student support

At its meeting on March 25, the South St. Paul (SSP) School Board approved administration's recommendations for redesigning the 2019-20 budget to better meet the academic, social-emotional and behavioral needs of SSP students. Included in the recommendation were the addition of three more school counselors, an additional cultural liaison at the Secondary, additional special education teachers for autism, behavioral education and work experience programs, and a redesign of the district’s intervention services program through a framework called Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

“We are excited about this budget and the ability to begin redesigning how we do school to better meet the needs of each and every learner in South St. Paul,” said Superintendent Dave Webb. “We know that we have to do more to personalize learning, and we know that we need to provide more social-emotional and behavior support in our schools to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone. By personalizing learning, advancing the MTSS framework, and strengthening our focus on a quality IB education for all kids, we are better able to prepare each student for their next step.”

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Family News & Events

Community Conversation Series

The District is hosting a series of community conversations to help the district move forward with improvements that will positively impact students and families. The next parent conversation for Spanish-speaking families will be held on Thursday, April 11.

The district is looking at holding similar engagements with SSP students and staff in the near future in an effort to bring together all partners as we look to build a more safe and supportive SSP. 

Visit sspps.org/PSS-SSP for more information.
 





Financial Cents for Middle School Youth

This is a FREE event for middle school youth to learn simple money management tips and tricks to prepare them for the real world. Whether they are managing their allowance or just got their first part-time job, this course is a perfect to start to anyone wanting to learn more about managing money.

Wednesday, April 10
2:30 - 3:30 PM
SSP Secondary - Stampede Room

Click here to RSVP.
 



Are you a SSP graduate? The foundation needs your contact info!

The South St. Paul Educational Foundation recently lost its donor database during an update to the district’s server. The database contains all donor contact information and it was not able to be recovered after several attempts by the district’s IT staff and Microsoft.

The Foundation wants to reconnect with each of you to confirm your contact information. To re-send your contact information, please update your contact details here. This will go a long way to get the database back up and running smoothly again.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (651) 457- 9486, or stop by the office at 521 Marie Ave.

Angst Film Screening

Dakota County is hosting a free screening of the documentary Angst, a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmaker’s goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who have had experienced anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.

The event will include the screening of the documentary, a local mental health panel discussion, and a resource fair including a variety of local services and support organizations for youth and adults.

Monday, April 15
5:30-8:30 p.m.
South St. Paul Secondary Auditorium

Click here for more information.
 






High School Theatre Production


SSP High School Theatre is proud to present Midsummer 2019, their version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Heroic figures from Greek mythology, young lovers from a Roman comedy, mystical creatures from English folklore, and working class thespians putting on a community theatre version of Romeo and Juliet all meet in the woods - and craziness ensues! 

Performances:
April 11, 12, and 13 at 7:00 p.m. 
April 14 at 2:00 p.m.
SSP High School Auditorium

Tickets:
Advance, reserved-seat tickets are $7 for students, $9 for adults, and FREE for seniors (60 and over). Tickets are also available at the door for $1 more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com, or by email at eholsen@sspps.org, or by phone at (651) 457-9430.

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 8
SSP Board Meeting

Thursday, April 11
Community Conversation Series:
Parent Conversation for Spanish Speaking Families


Monday, April 15
Angst Film Screening, Resource Fair and Panel Discussion

Friday, April 19
Student Makeup Day

SSPPS Photo Highlights
March 22 - April 3

SSP Packer Softball and Baseball teams volunteered with the City of SSP on their sandbagging effort.

Student leaders from S.A.G.A. attended seminars on leadership and advocacy, and had the opportunity to meet with Representative Rick Hansen at the state capitol.

Women's Society at the Secondary hosted a Dress Drive so that students could pick out dresses for prom.
Teachers and staff wore blue to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day.

The Packer Boys' & Girls' Track Teams volunteered at the Secondary Food Distribution.

 1st graders at Lincoln Center celebrated the 120th day of school!

Join us in our social circles below!

#SSPpride


         

 


Show Off Your Packer Pride!

You might have seen some Packer Pride signs around our schools and neighborhoods.
If you spot one, take a picture with the sign! 

Share your Packer Pride picture with us using #SSPpride on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter and we will share your picture!

We look forward to seeing your Packer Pride!

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