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Apple Awards Celebration Week

2015 Apple Awards

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Last week Apple Award Certificates with pewter Apple Award pins attached, were sent to  at schools and sites for distribution to nominees during Apple Celebration Week, February 16-20.

The certificates are a wonderful way to honor the more than 2,100 staff members who were nominated this year. The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) will also be treating all schools and sites to a tray of goodies, provided by Nutrition Services, to help in this celebration.

The purpose of Apple Celebration Week is to celebrate and honor all staff members who were nominated, and each site’s representatives. Additional ways that schools will be observing Apple Celebration Week include:

  • Having Student Government members deliver the certificates to the staff during class, taking the opportunity to show appreciation while handing them out.
  • Printing the text of the nominations each person received and giving them to staff with their certificates.
  • Having the school “spirit team” (cheer squad) make a congratulatory banner to hang in the school foyer on February 16.
  • PTO and/or DCEF Chapter leaders to providing apple-themed dessert items to for the staff lunch room, with a card of congratulations to the staff and representatives.

The Apple Awards Dinner Gala will be held on Saturday, February 21. For more information about the event, contact the DCEF, 303-387-0505.

February 11, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Apple Awards

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