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 Student of the Week: Sonjia Ronquillo

Congratulations to Sonjia Ronquillo, a 6th grader at Duranes Elementary, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 21, 2013

 Fall 2012 Horizon Grant Takes Lew Wallace ES Students Around the World

Students in the LWES gifted program read the Jules Verne classic and prepared a global experience to be shared by the entire school. The multi-disciplinary project-based experience included reading and discussing the novel and researching places Phineas Fogg and Passepartout visited on their 1872 journey.

Posted May 17, 2013

 Student of the Week: Kaitlin Mack

Congratulations to Kaitlin Mack, a 5th grader at Comanche Elementary, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 14, 2013

 Sandia Teacher Serenaded as He's Named Teacher of the Month

Tim Beck receives the final honor of the 2012-13 school year by Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 14, 2013

Celebrate End of School Year at Peter Piper Pizza

Visit the Peter Piper on San Mateo or Golf Course Road on Tuesday, May 21, or Wednesday, May 22, and support the APS Education Foundation.

Posted May 14, 2013

 Horizon Grant Sows Seeds of Health, Nutrition and Culinary Excellence

Three Valley HS teachers recently planned an afternoon observation of hands-on activities and experiences funded from two Horizon Grants – Nutrition Health: A Focus on Diabetes in 2012 and What’s In My Food from 2010. Knowledge of nutrition as it relates to diseases like diabetes was the focus of the collaboration.

Posted May 13, 2013

 Non Profit Partner Provides Support to Thousands of APS Students

The Assistance League® has released final statistics from two programs that directly benefit students and families in APS. The organization, which a few years ago celebrated 50 years of service to the Albuquerque area, is an all volunteer group that improves and enriches life in our community with a myriad of projects and services.

Posted May 13, 2013

 Student of the Week: Toren Ambrose

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

Posted May 7, 2013

 Student’s Choice for Educator of the Year Contest Winner Announced

The winner and her teacher will throw out the first pitch at the May 17 Isotopes game on Educator Appreciation Night.

Posted May 7, 2013

 Sandia National Labs & Lockheed Martin Support Horizon Campaign

Sandia is the Science/Technology/Engineering/Math sponsor of the 2013 spring Horizon Awards. Other businesses, large and small, as well as APS employees through their United Way contributions support the APS Education Foundation effort that puts money back into the classroom.

Posted May 6, 2013

 US Forest Service and Rio Grande HS Partnership Focuses on Environmental Science and Sustainability

Environmental Education at Rio Grande is getting a big boost from the partnership with the US Forest Service. US Forest Service contact Lupe Rodriguez and RGHS Environmental Science teacher John Wright collaborate often to provide interesting and unique STEM opportunities for students.

Posted May 1, 2013

 Jackie & Tony of 100.3 The Peak to Emcee A is for Art!

The popular radio hosts and longtime supporters of public education will lend their voices to the fourth annual event sponsored by the APS Education Foundation on Sept. 20 at Hotel Albuquerque.

Posted April 30, 2013

 Student of the Week: Maya Zambrano

Congratulations to Maya Zambrano, an 8th grader at Jefferson 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 30, 2013

 Fidelity Investments Volunteers Transform Ernie Pyle Middle School

Fidelity Cares volunteers work hard each spring and summer to beautify, clean and otherwise transform aspects of Ernie Pyle MS (EPMS), which has been the company’s APS Education Foundation/Join-a-School partner for several years. Other schools and programs, like Van Buren MS and the APS Title I Homeless Project, have benefited from Fidelity Investment’s support as well.

Posted April 25, 2013

 Student of the Week: Cati Alvarado

Congratulations to Cati Alvarado, a 5th grader at Mountain View Elementary, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 23, 2013

Spring Horizon Awards Support 25 Innovative Projects

Nearly $75,000 was awarded to nearly 75 teachers and administrators by the APS Education Foundation to support fine arts, literacy, middle and high school activities and STEM.

Posted April 16, 2013

 Student of the Week: Ben Hidalgo

Congratulations to Ben Hidalgo, a sophomore at Sandia 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 16, 2013

 Hoover MS Drama Club Students Share Their Expertise With The Community

The Creature of Cactus Creek Provides Middle School Drama Club Outreach through the support of a Fall 2012 Horizon Award.

Posted April 15, 2013

Help APS Students & Teachers While Enjoying Frozen Yogurt

U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt will donate 40 percent of sales to the APS Education Foundation on Thursday, April 25. Make sure to download the flyer or show it on your mobile phone at one of U-Swirl's three Albuquerque locations.

Posted April 15, 2013

 Student of the Week: Ethan Ratledge

Congratulations to Ethan Ratledge, a kindergartener at John Baker Elementary, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted April 9, 2013

 Student of the Week: Bemsha King

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

Posted April 2, 2013

 This is the Stool That I Built project connects 4th graders and Senior Citizen Woodworkers

Seeds of Learning mini-grant supports unit on Africa and school focus on community involvement at S.Y. Jackson Elementary School.

Posted April 2, 2013

 Rent a Tux for Prom, Help Teachers, Students

Suits Unlimited partners once again this prom season with the APS Education Foundation for Tuxes 4 Teachers.

Posted April 2, 2013

 Isotopes Sponsor Student's Choice Essay Contest

APS students are encouraged to write an essay, poem or thank you about an educator who has influenced them. Winners will throw out the first pitch at the May 17 Educators Appreciation Game Night.

Posted April 2, 2013

 Student of the Week: Antoinette Yazzie

Congratulations to Antoinette Yazzie, a 1st grader at Valle Vista Elementary, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted March 26, 2013

 Rio Grande HS Speech and Debate Team: Year of Success

APS Education Foundation Fall 2012 Horizon Award fuels excellence during the year and at end-of-season competitions. Speech and Debate activities are geared towards rewarding the best thinker, the best performer, the best overall, through a speech team curriculum that demands integration of academic abilities.

Posted March 26, 2013

2013 Selfless Seniors Recognized Wednesday, 3-27

The sixth annual celebration honoring APS high school students will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at Del Norte High School.

Posted March 26, 2013

 2012-2013 Seeds of Learning Mini-Grants Bringing Great Teaching Ideas To Life

The APS Education Foundation Seeds of Learning program was designed years ago to help classroom teachers enhance and update curriculum, access needed materials and supplies for classroom activities, and bring to life that great idea for teaching and learning.

Posted March 21, 2013

 APS Day at Hinkle Family Fun Center Supports Academic Programs

Spend your holiday on Friday, March 29, at Hinkle Family Fun Center and help support the APS Education Foundation.

Posted March 19, 2013

 Student of the Week: Courtney Schmidt

Congratulations to Courtney Schmidt, an 8th grader at James Monroe Middle School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation.

Posted March 19, 2013