South St. Paul Public Schools takes pride in the variety of academic, extracurricular, and enrichment activities it provides. Sharing our borders and resources with the community of South St. Paul, you will find us large enough to serve, yet small enough to care.
We are Minnesota's first K-12, IB World Schools District. Our high school has offered the prestigious IB Diploma program since 1986. We provide the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in grades seven through ten. Our elementary schools carry the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) from kindergarten through grade six. At any age, South St. Paul Public Schools offers opportunities to learn, to grow, and to succeed.
Stand up and cheer for our Kaposia — for we are the home of the Packers!
To ensure we are being good stewards of our community’s schools and tax dollars, the South St. Paul School District spent the past year conducting a comprehensive facilities review involving staff and community members.
The result is a four-point Facilities Master Plan designed to ensure we are providing an effective learning environment to meet our students’ educational needs:
Funding for this plan would come from a $26,675,000 bond, which residents will vote on May 21, 2013. If approved, the total cost to the average South St. Paul homeowner would be less than $7 per month. The Board of Education is unanimous in its support of this plan and the decision to put the facilities bond request before our local voters on May 21.
South St . Paul Theatre Program presents Ramona Quimby
There's still time left to buy advanced tickets to the Ramona Quimby performance tomorrow night. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the South St. Paul Secondary Auditorium. To buy your advanced tickets visit: www.showtix4u.com or call 651-457-9430. At the door tickets can be purchased at the box office at 6 p.m.
Stay Updated on the Vote
Watch the vote count unfold on our SSPPS homepage, Facebook, and Twitter. On the evening of May 21, an unofficial vote count will be regularly updated on these pages.
Learning Buddy Volunteer supports reading and math skills
Sandie Titera has volunteered in Erin Gross’s second grade classroom at Kaposia Education Center for three years. Through the Darts Learning Buddy program, Sandie works with students to support their reading and math skills. The students look forward to Sandie’s weekly visits, and Sandie likes “seeing the kids as they progress with their reading and math throughout the school year. It has been such a delight making connections with the youth of our community, forming relationships, and watching them grow academically,” Sandie said.
Gooey, Slimy, Slippery, Weird and Fun at Lincoln Center!
The Lincoln Center PTA sponsored its third annual Science Night on Friday, April 5, 2013. The evening was free for families, fulfilling the PTA’s mission to offer engaging events without financial pressure on families. Approximately 450 students were able to attend and participate in over 25 learning stations.
Highlights from this year’s Science Night included:
The U of M’s Brain Club, Society of Physics, Alpha Chi Sigma and their chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers also brought exciting demonstrations from their areas of expertise. Visitors got a look at the insides of computers, the Girl Scout Council had toothpick puzzles and fingerprinting, our own LEGO League demonstrated their robot missions, and High Tech Kids had a circuit interactive. The Active Energy Club brought potato clocks and wind turbines, parent and teacher volunteers ran a number of other interactives, and the South St. Paul Educational Foundation generously supported the very popular Fossil Dig.
The goal of Science Night is to promote an interest in and curiosity for science and technology among students by making experimentation accessible and fun, offering a wide range of opportunities within science to engage students of varying interest, and by supporting teachers to introduce more science in the classroom. The Science Night team also offered a menu of classroom experiments for teachers to choose from in the weeks leading up to Science Night.
Thank you to Lincoln Center parents Lee Ann Schlarman, Nicole Delfino Jansen, Sarah Winslow Brewer, and Elizabeth Songalia for organizing a fun evening for our students and families.
Peace Jam Plunges for Special Olympics
This winter, the Lincoln Center Peace Jam group raised nearly $3,000 to support the Special Olympics! For several years, PeaceJam at Lincoln Center has been working to fight against the derogatory and hurtful words that are used by many in everyday language including words like “retard and retarded,” which are very hurtful to people with intellectual disabilities, their friends, and their families. Raising money for the Special Olympics and taking the plunge to prove our commitment to this cause has really energized our future enthusiasm for peacefully fighting back against the use words in derogatory and hurtful ways.
South St. Paul Schools Participates in State-wide Student Survey
South St. Paul Schools is again participating in the Statewide Minnesota Student Survey--to provide insight into the strengths, assets and protective factors of Minnesota youth as a whole, as well as the risk factors that challenge their health and learning.
Click here to learn more.