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Awards & Recognitions Overview

The APS Education Foundation seeks to recognize the students, teachers and contributors that make our classrooms and schools great places to work, play and learn. Please read on to learn about some of the ways that the Foundation partners with business partners and the district to honor outstanding achievement.

APS Hall of Honor at the Gold Bar Gala

The Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation, with the support of the district, will debut the APS Hall of Honor in the spring of 2017 – an annual recognition of some of the best educators to grace our classrooms, playing fields and hallways. Up to four awardees will be recognized at a new event – the Gold Bar Gala -- on April 21, 2017 at Sandia Resort.

Selfless Seniors at the Gold Bar Gala

The best kids in Albuquerque live next door, participate in school activities and volunteer to help their classmates, parents, family members and community.  Each class of Selfless Seniors will be recognized at the annual Gold Bar Gala.

Best of Class at the Gold Bar Gala

Each year, the APS Foundation awards grants to over a hundred educators for their schoolwide initiatives, classroom projects and extracurricular activities. This year, the Foundation will recognize some of the most innovative, promising and successful projects at the Gold Bar Gala.

Outstanding Corporate Partners at the Gold Bar Gala

At the Gold Bar Gala, the APS Education Foundation will honor outstanding corporate partners in education for their philanthropy and visionary partnership.

Pepsi Teacher of the Month

Pepsi, in partnership with the APS Education Foundation, recognizes an APS teacher each month for his or her outstanding contribution to the classroom, school, and community. In a special ceremony at the teacher's school, the Teacher of the Month is surprised with a video tribute, $100 check from Pepsi and gift card from Flying Star.

Student of the Week

The APS Student of the Week is featured in the Albuquerque Journal on Mondays as well as on APS website and our social media venues. Schools are selected at random to choose a student of the week. The task falls to the principal who often seeks staff nominations.

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APS Education Foundation News
Cheer for the Lobos (or Aggies) and Help APS Kids
Buy your discounted tickets online for the big football clash on Sept. 9 and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the APS Education Foundation.
Dion's Green Chile Ranch Dressing to go to Highest Bidder
The APS Education Foundation and APS Athletics are joining forces with Dion's to create a benefit online auction for a case of Dion’s Green Chile Ranch dressing – in advance of the product’s much-anticipated debut.
$1M+ in 2 Years! Foundation Puts Money into Schools
APS Education Foundation grants totaled more than half a million dollars last school year, helping 34,000 students.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 630 East Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 881-0841
Fax: (505) 872-8861

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