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Grant MS Asks for Public Votes to Help Earn $50,000

Grant is among schools nationwide vying for votes to win the top prize in the Power A Bright Future contest sponsored by Clorox.

Posted November 8, 2012

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Zia School Nurse Honored

Margaret Grady receives the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award.

Posted October 25, 2012

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SHS Culinary Arts Teacher Recognized as Teacher of the Year

Unna Valdez was named the National ProStart Teacher of the Year by the New Mexico Restaurant Association.

Posted October 11, 2012

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APS Cafeteria Manager Receives School Nutrition Association Regional Award

Connie McConahy recognized for increase in breakfast participation.

Posted October 4, 2012

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Sam's Club Awards Gift Cards to 20 Hawthorne ES Teachers

Teachers get $50 gift cards to help offset classroom expenses.

Posted September 20, 2012

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Madison Middle School Teacher Named 2012 Professional of the Year

Linda Hansen is recognized by the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Posted September 13, 2012

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APS Principals Raise More than $1,700 for MDA

Tim McCorkle of Albuquerque High and Pam Meyer of Jefferson Mid-School were both "arrested" for a good cause.

Posted August 30, 2012

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Duranes Principal Named “George Award” Winner by MicroSociety

Gabe Garcia recognized for his strong leadership and tireless commitment.

Posted August 30, 2012

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Two APS Principals Selected to ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy

Yvonne Garcia of Rio Grande HS and Martin Sandoval of Eldorado HS among only 17 educational leaders chosen to participate.

Posted August 16, 2012

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Tierra Antigua Teacher Recognized for Excellence in Education

Second-grade teacher Jayme Wrolstad was honored by NMASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).

Posted May 24, 2012

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Ten Desert Ridge Teachers Honored

Members of the original staff celebrate the school’s 15th anniversary.

Posted May 17, 2012

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Six APS Cafeteria Kitchens Win Excellence Awards

Honored were the kitchen staffs at Chamiza, Chelwood, Mary Ann Binford and Tierra Antigua elementary schools, and Manzano and Volcano Vista high schools.

Posted May 10, 2012

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EA Receives Scholarship from Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Evangelina Del Cid of East San José ES received money to help earn a bachelor's degree in bilingual education.

Posted May 9, 2012

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Dozens of APS Teachers Honored at Board Meeting

Board members, Superintendent Winston Brooks and a large crowd showed their appreciation for teachers who do so much for APS students.

Posted May 3, 2012

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Two APS Employees to be Honored as Heroes by the Red Cross

Marvin Callahan, a teacher at Comanche ES, and Christine Ambriz, the health assistant at E.G. Ross ES, will be recognized for their heroic acts.

Posted May 3, 2012

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