The Superintendent’s Gala for the Arts is a signature event for the district, designed to raise funds to support arts education in the public schools. The annual event is a magical evening as SCCPSS students and staff deliver a performance in conjunction with a pre-show reception and awards presented to artisans and supporters of the arts. Attendees also enjoy an exquisite dinner after the performance, complete with a silent auction with popular items from local merchants, as well as original artwork from our talented teachers and students. See photos from the 2019 gala here.
Teacher of the Year Banquet
Every year, each school selects a teacher to represent them at the district level competition for Teacher of the Year. The teachers are selected based on their nominator's recommendation and their completion of a standard application packet. All teachers are recognized at a reception in October where the five finalists are announced. The five continue to be observed and reviewed for the ultimate selection at District Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year for the District represents SCCPSS at the state level and chairs the Superintendent's Professional Senate.
Instructional Support Person of the Year Banquet
The Instructional Support Person of the Year (ISPY) award is designed to recognize staff members who contribute to the success of our schools outside of a teacher role - the nurses, secretaries, and paraprofessionals who play such an important part of the school day. Each school nominates an “ISPY” for the school year. The person named as the instructional support person of the year for the district works alongside the teacher of the year as a voice for his/her peers. The ISPY winners are recognized at a reception annually and also sit on the Superintendent’s Professional Senate.
Funds are being raised to support the purchase of devices and access for students. We know that access to the internet is a barrier for many of our families. This drive will outfit select busses in our fleet with smart Wi-Fi equipment at a cost of $1,100 per bus. The initiative secures funding to purchase Hot Spots for individual use at cost of $390 per student per year.
The Superintendent's Cup is future event that was scheduled originally for July 2020. With the pandemic restrictions, the event will be held in 2021.
Student Success Expo
The Student Success Expo is held annually to provide students and families an introduction to Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. Held in conjunction with the opening of Choice applications, the Student Success Expo combines games, information booths, food and entertainment to give students exposure to potential pathways for success. Over 12,000 attended this event in the past.
Books, Blankets and Fun
A free family event to celebrate reading and literacy. Food trucks, music and games, reading activities and special guests make this Spring event a family favorite. This event draws a crowd of 15,000 annually.