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Posted December 17, 2009

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Great Happenings from 2009

APS has many things to be proud of from 2009.

Milken Educator Award Winner, Tamara Dunham.

Milken Educator Award
Tamara Dunham, a sixth-grade teacher at Van Buren Mid-School, received the 2009 Milken Educator Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize.

Learn more about the Milken Family Foundation >>

National Distinguished Principal
Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School principal Joyce Newman was named the 2009 National Distinguished Principal.

Learn more about the National Distinguished Principals Program >>

National Merit Scholars
Every year, dozens of APS seniors are named National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists.

Career Enrichment Center's Nurses
All 2009 graduates of the Career Enrichment Center’s nursing program passed their boards on the first try.

Learn more about the Career Enrichment Center at their website >>

APS Superintendent
Superintendent Winston Brooks serves on many local and national boards including the Council of Great City Schools.

Learn more about Superintendent Winston Brooks >>

APS Homeless Project
Helen Fox of the APS Homeless Project has received national recognition for her
commitment to urban public education.

Find out more about the APS Homeless Project >>

Leadership in Literacy Award
Zuni Elementary School principal Deborah Elder received the 2009 Leadership
in Literacy Award from the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association for her efforts to promote literacy and her work with students with special needs.

Go to the International Dyslexia Association website >>

Drug Demand Reduction Program
Washington Middle School has been recognized at the national level for its Drug Demand Reduction program.

Read the guiding principles of the Drug Demand Reduction >>

APS Foundation

Executive Director Phill Casaus

APS Education Foundation
The APS Education Foundation is campaigning to raise $1 million from private sources by the end of the school year.

Go to the APS Education Foundation website >>

High-Tech High School
APS has partnered with Sandia National Labs and Intel to develop a high-tech high school scheduled to open in fall 2010.

Find out more about Sandia National Laboratories on their website >>

Marching Band

APS provides many sports and extracurricular activities for its students.

Sports and Extracurricular Activities
APS has dedicated more than $1 million for mid-school sports and extracurricular activities aimed at keeping students excited about school.

Go to the APS Athletics website >>

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Great Happenings from 2009
APS has many things to be proud of from 2009.