The 2017 Apple Awards are almost here! We received a record number of nominations (8,539) resulting in over 2,100 nominees. It now comes down to 188 School and Department Representatives competing to become one of 41 Finalists and, ultimately, one of four winners.
DCEF is excited to be hosting the 12th Annual Apple Awards and is looking forward to the new format. "We surveyed all the principals and over 500 past Apple Award Representatives and received some great feedback. The changes recommended by DCSD teachers, principals, and staff emphasized accessibility and inclusivity, and we've adjusted the Awards to meet their objectives" said Jason Christensen, DCEF Executive Director.
The venue of the 2017 Apple Awards shifts back to Douglas County with a change in format that makes the event affordable for DCSD staff who may not be a school representative, but wish to be there to celebrate with their colleagues. "The Awards will still have all the luster of past galas. Cocktail attire required!" added Christensen.
The Awards will take place at the Douglas County Events Center on May 4, 2017 -- during Teacher Appreciation Week. Cocktails will be at 6:00 p.m. with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by entertainment and dancing. To RSVP, contact DCEF at 303.387.0505 or email
For those interested in becoming an Apple Awards sponsor click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST CALL: Apple Awards Opportunity Grants
In an effort to make the Apple Awards open to all DCSD employees, DCEF is pleased to announce the Apple Awards will be offering three (3) competitive grants for any DCSD employee, school, or department to apply.
Grant monies will be awarded in the following categories:
· Classroom Support Grant
· School/Department Innovation Grant
· Professional Development Grant
Applications for Apple Award Opportunities Grants are available by clicking
Submissions must be received by March 31, 2017
. Applicants can earn
$5,000 if selected.