the RAH

May 7-11, 2018

from J-

So many fantastic things are going on as we finish this year strong!

Briefly from me - a reminder we do not have an ele team meeting following SLT. Between testing and end-of-year wrap up and activities, there is quite a bit of work to be done and support to give. So enjoy the gift of time as you work through your tasks/to-do-lists. Some items should include, but not limited to:

-encouraging Explore for the students that need it most

-ensuring Math IC is complete and submitted

-updating your 2018/19 school supply lists and have them on your websites

Have a great week!

Senior Leadership Team

Wednesday, May 9th 2018 at 8:30am

1359 East Saint Louis Street

Springfield, MO

We will only be actively learning and participating in Senior Leadership Team. No Ele Team mtg.

from Bret-

Compared to May 2017, Explore enrollments are as follows:

K – down 47

1 – up 88

2 – up 58

3 – down 36

4 – down 76

5 – up 48

I will lead Tier 1 interviews for the Portland principalship next week. Additionally, the AP Cadre meets on Thursday.

Once I’ve got updated information on funds, buses, and tickets regarding the tentative make-up 3rd grade Cardinals trip on May 21 (12 schools were interested), I will let you know.

from Information Technology

IGNiTE device collection is underway. Here are a few updates on the process.

  • The collection website is up and running. Blended learning specialists are working with teachers to access the website prior to collection. The website is
  • Delivery of tubs is underway. Rick Green will be reaching out to you on specifics.
  • We have planned on two green tubs and three blue tubs per classroom. You can redistribute as needed.
  • If you are short on tubs please contact the help desk and we will have more delivered ASAP.
  • All Chromebooks will be placed in green bins. Teachers do not need to separate damaged Chromebooks.
  • In reviewing damaged Chromebook we ask that teachers really focus on cracked screens. The IT department will handle small repairs, such as missing keys, as we prepare devices for deployment in the fall.


-Bruce Douglas

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Innovation Summit - Register Now

This year's Innovation Summit will be held May 29-30, 2018 at the Branson Convention Center. We are excited to welcome Kristin Anderson and Doug Fisher as this year's keynote speakers! Check out the promo video here. If interested in attending, please read and respond to all the details below. SPS has over 100 tickets available; there is no limit per SPS site.

As you register, please notice two tabs. On the first tab, scroll down to select Springfield, and submit. On the second tab you will select your sessions. (You may be prompted to create a SignUp Genius account if you don't already have one).

Follow each of the following steps:

1. Review session descriptions linked here. Sessions are 50 minutes long, with the exception of the 'Deep Dive' session with the keynote speaker that will last the remainder of the day. Keep this tab open so that as you register, you can easily choose your sessions.

2. To register click here. Remember to do both tabs as described above.

3. Finally, please complete this google form to indicate your transportation choice and contact information.

Thank you for taking time to do all three steps! Contact Kathy Gross with any questions.