|Special District 6 Announcements|
Mr. Ochocki Received Minnesota's Principal of the Year Recognition
Mr. Chuck Ochocki was selected by Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principal (MASSP) as the 2015 Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year.
As part of the award, Chuck attended the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP) National Principal of the Year program in Washington D.C. This program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.
During Chuck's visit to Washington D.C., he had the opportunity to discuss educational topics with Representative Peterson, Representative Kline, Senator Franken and Senator Klobuchar. One small world experience for Chuck; Representative Peterson's Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director is a South St. Paul graduate, Adam Durand. Chuck and Adam were able to take some time to catch up with each other during Chuck's visit with Representative Peterson.
Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Royalty
Homecoming King and Queen, Christopher Acesor and Hannah Gustafson
Homecoming Princess and Prince, Zoe Esser and Nathan Evazich
South St. Paul Senior Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalist
South St. Paul senior, Kelton Holsen, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Semifinalists are determined by students' scores on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 1.5 million high school juniors nationwide took the test last year. Kelton received a perfect score on the Preliminary SAT test last year and is among the less than one percent who has made it to the semifinalist round.
Kelton is an exceptional student who is highly involved at South St. Paul Secondary. He has participated and earned Letter awards for theatre, debate, show choir, knowledge bowl, band and robotics.
As a semifinalist, Kelton will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarship awards. Semifinalists will be judged on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. They will also be required to write an essay and earn qualifying SAT scores. Finalists will be notified in February 2016.
Inver Hills Community College Maintains 2-Year Degree Partnership with SSPPS
In the news over the past few days, there have been concerns expressed for school districts potentially losing their 2-year degree partnerships with MnSCU colleges. We wanted to assure our South St. Paul community that our 2-year degree program with Inver Hills Community College will not be impacted by these recent news events.
South St. Paul has maintained and continues to maintain our 2-year A.A. Degree partnership with Inver Hills Community College.
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