Reminder: Apply for a Shannon Grant by April 16

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Every year, the Shannon Foundation awards up to 20 grants ranging from a few hundred dollars to $5,000 to teachers in the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City school divisions. Albemarle County teachers usually earn more than half of these grants, which support innovative learning ideas in classrooms from the earliest learners to high school. In fact, many of our teachers have received awards in multiple grant years.

The process to apply for financial support is simple, and it takes only a few minutes to complete the online grant application. The deadline to apply is two weeks from today, Friday, April 16. Continue reading

Golden Apple Awards: Nominations Open March 1 – April 30

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In a year unlike any other, it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work and dedication of our teachers.

Please help us honor your favorite teacher by nominating them for a Golden Apple Award. This year, our sponsor, Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry, will provide each award winner with a $500 grant to use in the classroom. Nominate your favorite teacher today!

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Shannon Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications – Apply by April 16

Shannon Foundation's 2021 Logo

Every year, the Shannon Foundation supports our teachers by funding their best ideas for classroom programs or projects. The Foundation offers two levels of financial support: Level 1 grants of up to $750, which are awarded to individual teachers or a team of teachers with an innovative or unique learning idea, and Level 2 grants of up to $5,000, which are awarded to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator.

This year, the Shannon Foundation has made it even easier to apply: Teachers can visit the Shannon Foundation’s Grants page and apply directly. All submissions must be received by April 16, 2021. Continue reading

2020 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony

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The 2020 Golden Apple Awards, sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry, were presented through a virtual ceremony yesterday, May 21. The awards honored 44 teachers from public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City for excellence in teaching and active community involvement. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

Shannon Foundation Extends Grant Application Deadline to June 1

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Due to COVID-19, the Shannon Foundation has extended the application deadline for a 2020-21 Shannon Grant to June 1, 2020. Open the grant application »

Also, please note that teachers have until August 1, 2021, to implement and submit reports for current projects funded for the 2019-20 school year. Continue reading

Apply for a Shannon Foundation Grant by April 17

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The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas for achieving excellence in the classroom. The Foundation offers Level 1 grants up to $750 to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 are offered to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator, for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Open the grant application »

Completed applications must be signed by the school principal and may be submitted electronically or by postal mail. All submissions must be received by April 17, 2020. Continue reading

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Sponsoring High School Essay Contest – Submissions Due April 15

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has announced their 2020 Student Essay Content: The Right to Vote.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality. Students in grades 9-12 are are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the following questions: Continue reading

Interested in Applying for a Bama Works Grant?

Bama Works: Dave Matthews Band Gives Back

The Bama Works Fund, a grant created by the Dave Matthews Band to support community initiatives in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, is currently accepting applications. There are two deadlines: February 1 (decision in mid-June) and August 1 (decision in mid-December). The award can be up to $10,000, which could help make your educational ideas a reality!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, to discuss your proposal. Continue reading