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  • Congratulations to Coach Palmquist and the Girls' Hockey Team

    Congratulations to SSP girls hockey team and Coach Dave Palmquist on achieving its 500th win this 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.

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  • District seeks input from families of current, future and former students in upcoming telephone survey

    What courses and experiences do students need to be successful in a global world? How should South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) use its limited resources to maximize student learning? What kinds of programs and offerings are students and parents looking for in their local schools? To answer these and other strategic planning questions, SSPPS annually reviews various data sources to inform future strategic decisions. Data may come in the form of best practice research around instructional strategies or brain development, from focus groups and study teams, or from casual conversations with students, staff and families. Periodically, South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) also conducts surveys and polls in an effort to assess constituent attitudes and beliefs about the operation of the school district.

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  • Congratulations to the newly-elected School Board Members

    Unofficial results reveal residents elected the following four 4-year term South St. Paul Public Schools School Board members in the Nov. 6 General Election: Wendy Woods Felton, Chris Walker, Linda Diaz and Bill Arend. Election Results will be certified at the Nov. 13, 2018 school board meeting.

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  • Partnership seeks to build “adventurous eaters” through more healthy, homemade school meals

    The shift has been gradual, but the move toward more scratch-made foods and healthy options is becoming more common in the cafeterias of South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS). As part of a multi-year effort in partnership with the Minnesota School Food Initiative, the SSPPS’s Nutrition Services Department has focused on creative ways to not only bring healthier meal options to students, but also to help teach students how to make healthier choices that will impact them long-term. As part of this initiative, SSPPS staff are receiving training and resources through a partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Life Time Foundation, which in turn will help SSPPS maximize the nutrition of the food it serves, remove potentially harmful ingredients, and make meals that students love.

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  • Bush Foundation Grant advances TriDistrict career and college readiness programs

    The TriDistrict Career and College Readiness (CCR) Initiative (CCR) recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bush Foundation in partnership with 2Revolutions to further its career pathways for South St. Paul, Simley and Henry Sibley high school students.

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  • School Board Candidate Forum Recap

    The Kaposia PTA sponsored a School Board Candidate Forum. All candidates were invited to attend this public event. The forum provided an opportunity for voters to hear the campaign platforms of each candidate, including why they are running for South St. Paul School Board. Candidates were given equal opportunities to share their ideas and answer questions from parent moderators. As time permitted, questions were also taken from the audience.

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  • Community invited to South St. Paul School Board candidate forum

    South St. Paul community members are invited to attend an upcoming School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Kaposia Education Center. There are 10 candidates vying for four seats on the South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) School Board. Voters will select four as part of the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election ballot. Each member will be elected to a term of four years, from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022.

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