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November 29, 2018

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Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Dairy Families award Kaposia Education Center with $10,000 grant to support nutrition and physical activities within schools

The Minnesota Vikings, Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60 showed their continued commitment to child health and wellness by awarding Kaposia Education Center with a $10,000 ‘Hometown Grant’ to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at the school.  

The ‘Hometown Grant’ program developed by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL provides the organizations with the opportunity to identify deserving schools in their area and award them with $10,000 to help meet their health and wellness goals. In its fifth year, the Hometown Grant program allows each of the 32 NFL Clubs, Fuel Up to Play 60 and local dairy representatives to provide funding to schools throughout the country.  

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SSP Theatre recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Program

Congratulations to the cast and crew of SSP's production of The Little Mermaid for being recognized for excellent performances in the 2018 Fall Musical by the Spotlight program of the Hennepin Theatre Trust. SSP's Packer Actors received the following awards:
  • Honorable Mention:
    Movement/Dance Performance by an Ensemble
  • Honorable Mention:
    Costume Crew
  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role:
    Emily Vaillancourt as Ursula
  • Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role:
    Brooke Niebeling as Ariel
  • Outstanding in Technical Leadership:
    Otto Lieder as Stage Manager
  • Evaluator Shout-Out:
    Zoe Franklin as Sebastian

Congratulations to Coach Palmquist and the Girls' Hockey Team

Congratulations to SSP girls hockey team and Coach Dave Palmquist on achieving its 500th win last weekend with a 2-1 victory over Fergus Falls. SSP continues its reign as the winningest team in the state, with Palmquist, who also teaches physical education at SSP Secondary, serving as the program’s first and only head coach in the team’s 25-year history.

Click here to read the article on Kare11. 
Packer Bowling team wins conference championship and advances to state

Congratulations to the South St. Paul Bowling Team for taking title of Conference Champions. The team will be heading to the State Tournament this weekend! Come and show your support on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Drkulas in Inver Grove Heights.

Don't miss out! Keep your contact information updated for emergency closing notices

The District utilizes BlackBoard Connect 5, a mass communication system capable of sending emergency messaging via phone, cellular phone, email, and text messaging. This system relies on the accuracy of information held within our student information system. To assist in keeping these records accurate, the District recommends all parent(s)/guardian(s) establish ParentVUE accounts to review and maintain current phone, cellular phone, and email records.

Don't have a ParentVUE account?
Click here for more information on ParentVUE and how to setup an account.

Click here for more information on school delay, closing and early release.

Family Events

Safe place for students on non-school day

Luther Memorial Church is hosting a free youth program for students in grades 3-8. Siblings in kindergarten through grade 2 are also invited to join. The Safe Place Youth Program is an 8-hour program that includes a snack, lunch, homework help, movies and exploring new activities (painting, cooking, music, etc) on days when there is no school. Students in 9-12 are invited to attend as youth mentors.

Monday, December 3
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..
Luther Memorial Church

315 15th Ave N., South St. Paul, MN 55075

Click here for more details.

Click here to register on their website.

SSP Secondary Parent Curriculum & Registration Night

An opportunity for students in grades 5-12 and their parents to explore course offerings and programming options for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and review graduation requirements.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:00 p.m.
South St. Paul Secondary

Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 1
Debate Tournament

Monday, December 3
No School (district-wide)
Kids' Choice Non-School Day
Staff Professional Development
Safe Place Youth Program

Wednesday, December 5
Secondary Curriculum and Registration Night

Monday, December 10
SSP Board Meeting - Truth in Taxation hearing

Thursday, December 13
Parents in Action Graduation Ceremony
Kaposia Food Distribution

SSPPS Photo Highlights
 Nov. 16-29

Students listening to professionals of color sharing their career experiences in a career panel hosted by BPO and CDLU.
Students at Kaposia participating in an active exercise activity led by the MN Vikings Youth Development Manager.

Thanks to a grant from the Walker Art Center, Secondary students in the IB Drawing and Photo classes had the opportunity to visit the Walker Art Center and participate in an Elements of Art themed tour.

Superintendent Webb, principals and teachers serving Thanksgiving meal to students at the Community Learning Center.
Students enjoying a good book during reading time.
Shoutout to all the students who performed in the band concert this week!

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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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