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May's Innovation Award Goes to Eubank Librarian

Terri Gaussoin is credited with transforming the outdated and underused library at Eubank Elementary, including incorporating technology into lessons and activities.

Posted May 24, 2012

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Artist Edward Gonzales Gives Back to Namesake School

The renowned Albuquerque painter collaborated with students on a mural at Edward Gonzales ES and donated three original works to be displayed at the school.

Posted May 22, 2012

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Tuxes 4 Teachers Nets More than $2,000 for APS Foundation for Third Consecutive Year

Suits Unlimited donated $10 for each prom tuxedo rented by APS students.

Posted May 22, 2012

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Madison Service Learning Project Benefits Roadrunner Food Bank

Tammy Crespin’s art education students focused on hunger issues that Americans, and especially New Mexicans, face in these difficult economic times. Her Fall 2011 Horizon Grant proposal was entitled Art Bowls for Hunger Awareness and had as a learning goal engaging students in the creative process while addressing an important social issue.

Posted May 21, 2012

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Student of the Week: Aleksia (Sia) Minetos

Congratulations to Sia Minetos, a 4th grader at Osuna Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 17, 2012

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Keleher & McLeod Law Firm and Jefferson MS Partner for 23 Years

Five extraordinary 8th graders visited the Keleher & McLeod conference room on Friday morning be interviewed by a team of attorneys who will select the Jefferson MS 8th Grade Leadership Award, which will be presented at an assembly at the end of the school year.

Posted May 16, 2012

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Bank of Albuquerque Promotes Literacy Through Voluntarism and Library Donations

Bank of Albuquerque volunteers supported literacy events at four elementary schools during National Children’s Book Week recently. Chelwood, Dolores Gonzales, Emerson and Lew Wallace libraries were all recipients of a $500 donation for literacy from the bank.

Posted May 15, 2012

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iPod Touches Produce Steady Improvement at Bandelier ES

Bandelier ES teacher Loretta Murphy wrote a Horizon Grant last fall entitled Integrating iPod Touches into Independent Reading To Improve Reading Ability . She was delighted when she received the grant and is even more delighted at the end of the year with the results and with the possibilities for next year.

Posted May 11, 2012

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Polk Middle School Teacher Keeps Her Classroom Steady, Consistent

Margarita Barraza is the Teacher of the Month for May.

Posted May 10, 2012

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Teachers Appreciate Last Round of JAS Creative Grants

The JAS Creative Grants supported classroom teacher innovation for the last 18 years. The grants implemented in 2011-2012 mark the end of the program. The APS Education Foundation Horizon Awards are now providing even more support to teachers with the possibility of up to $5,000 for school teams that focus on literacy, fine arts, STEM and middle and high school activities.

Posted May 10, 2012

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Zia Teacher Wins First-Ever Innovative Technology Award

Christine Laffler plans to use the $2,500 to buy peripherals and software to improve her use of technology in the classroom.

Posted May 10, 2012

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Student of the Week: Ryan Goode

Congratulations to Ryan Goode, a 7th grader at Truman Middle School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 10, 2012

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Student of the Week: Ainsley LeFebre

Congratulations to Ainsley LeFebre, a 1st grader at Mark Twain Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 4, 2012

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Horizon Award Bags of Books enhance La Mesa ES Daily 5/Café

Visiting the classrooms of motivated and innovative teachers is a treat under any circumstances. Observing activities made possible by the Fall 2011 Horizon Awards has been especially enjoyable this spring.

Posted May 2, 2012

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Sandra Daffron, a science and math teacher at Madison Mid-School who was recognized as the Pepsi/APS Education Foundation Teacher of the Month, says she'll continue to teach even after she retires later this month.

Posted May 2, 2012

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Student of the Week: Makayla Carrasco

Congratulations to Makayla Carrasco, a 3rd grader at MacArthur Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 26, 2012

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Student of the Week: Alexia Moore

Congratulations to Alexia Moore, a 4th grader at Sandia Base Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 19, 2012

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Nearly $61,000 Awarded to Latest Horizon Award Winners

More than 60 teachers at 20 schools are recipients of the springtime cycle of the awards sponsored by the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 19, 2012

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Seeds of Learning Sow Opportunities All Over APS

APS Education Foundation/Join-a-School Seeds of Learning grants enhance teaching and learning for students and teachers in classrooms all over the district, thanks to support and sponsorship from New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and others.

Posted April 17, 2012

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18th Annual APS Sports Fund Golf Tournament to be Held June 1

The tournament raises money for middle school and C team sports.

Posted April 12, 2012

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Student of the Week: Ariel Langford

Congratulations to Ariel Langford, a senior at West Mesa High School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 12, 2012

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Operation School Bell Offers Support to APS Families

Operation School Bell started in 1999 as a Join-a-School partnership serving about 90 students. The signature program of the Assistance League of Albuquerque has expanded to serve 34 standardized-dress schools and other schools and departments. Thanks to the support of retail partners Fallas Paredes and Payless Shoes, the program has provided support for almost 5,000 students this school year alone.

Posted April 12, 2012

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Nominate Teachers Inspired by Technology for Innovation Award

Deadline for April and May nominations is Monday, April 16.

Posted April 5, 2012

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Versatile Eldorado HS Teacher Recognized by Pepsi, APS Foundation

Liz Wright covers yearbook, testing, SAT and more

Posted April 5, 2012

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Student of the Week: Meico Hsiao

Congratulations to Meico Hsiao, an 8th grader at Desert Ridge Middle School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 5, 2012

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PLAY BALL! ABQ Isotopes Partner with Schools

Schools can schedule a visit by Orbit, the Isotopes Mascot, or Isotopes players on certain days. The visits can support literacy, staying in school, the importance of reading and education in general, or other appropriate topics. Isotopes staff are also available for career fairs.

Posted April 4, 2012

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Student of the Week: Angela Garcia

Congratulations to Angela Garcia, a 10th grader at New Futures School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted March 29, 2012

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Landscape Firm Renews Commitment to Horizon Campaign

Westwind Landscape Construction pledges another $10,000 for school programs, bringing its total contribution to the APS Education Foundation to $35,000.

Posted March 27, 2012

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Student of the Week: Carmen Canela

Congratulations to Carmen Canela, a 4th grader at Kit Carson Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted March 23, 2012

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Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology Can Win Prizes

Innovation Awards will be granted monthly to teachers by TIG in partnership with the Foundation.

Posted March 22, 2012

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