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  • Webb honored with statewide District Leader in Communication award

    South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) congratulates Superintendent Dave Webb on his receipt of the District Leadership in Communication Award from the Minnesota School Public Relations Association (MinnSPRA). The award recognizes an educational leader for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications, highlighting the importance of a leader’s role in implementing and supporting an effective communications program to engage all stakeholders.

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  • District pilots “Super Snack” initiative to help fill the hunger gap and provide nutritious meal options after school

    South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) is looking to pilot a “Super Snack” program starting in May. Open after school at the Secondary School building from 2:30-4:30 p.m., all SSPPS children up to age 18 will be able to come into the cafeteria and pick up a Super Snack, which could include nutritious foods such as cold sandwiches, cheese and crackers, yogurt, fruit and vegetables.

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  • Weather Emergency - School Cancellation April 11, 2019

    After careful evaluation of the weather forecast and consultation with neighboring districts, our transportation company, and our maintenance staff, South St. Paul Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, April 11, 2019. This cancellation includes all SSPPS schools, Early Learning, ECSE and the CLC. Kids Choice, all Community Education and ABE classes are also canceled. In addition, activities scheduled for Thursday afternoon and evening are canceled. Click to read more.

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  • SSP science teacher earns National Board Certification, demonstrates teaching excellence  

    South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) congratulates Joe Burk, SSP Secondary science teacher, on recently becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NCBT), an advanced credential that indicates teaching excellence. Burk has been teaching in the district for 22 years, proudly noting that SSPPS was his first job out of college and he continues to enjoy teaching in South St. Paul.

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  • Davis advances as Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist

    South St. Paul Secondary math teacher Jessica Davis advances as Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist. The selection panel meets again May 4 to conduct individual interviews with each of the nine finalists and to cast votes for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at a banquet on May 5 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul.

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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).

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  • SSP student wins Dakota County Award for her Books against Bullying program

    South St. Paul sixth grader Maddie Kegley is a big hockey fan and one of her favorite professional hockey players is Paul Martin, a Minnesota native. When she saw a poster about his charity, Shine a Ligh7 (Light) Foundation, and their work in supporting organizations in their anti-bullying, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention efforts for youth and young adults, she knew she had to help. At the age of 10, Maddie started Books Against Bullying, a program that collects and sells new and used books in the community.

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