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!
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
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
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
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!
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading
Once again, Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry is sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards for outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems!
Who is eligible? Eligible candidates are current public or private school teachers in Albemarle County or Charlottesville City, preschool through grade 12, who have not received a Golden Apple Award in the past three years. Continue reading
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has kicked off its annual search for America’s top youth volunteers. This unique youth recognition program, founded 25 years ago by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Learn more about the awards »
Applications for the 2020 awards are now open to students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year. The application deadline is November 5, 2019. Learn how to apply »