District News ➤ Article 30269
Thumbnail Image for Article 30269Nominations now accepted for 2018-19 BOE Outstanding Service Awards
Posted Date: 02/18/2019

Each year, the Board of Education recognizes individual employees and volunteers for their outstanding service to Andover Public Schools through the Board of Education Outstanding Service Awards program. We invite you to nominate an employee, school volunteer, business or community/civic organization for the great work they do to support the Andover school district.

Click here to make a nomination.

Nomination deadline is March 15. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Andover Central High School.

Here are descriptions of the different awards:

  • Golden Apple Award - certified staff member with four or more years teaching in USD 385.
    • Educational effectiveness (effective instructional techniques, classroom organization, behavior management), zeal in promoting the advancement of education (professional, enthusiastic), ability to inspire all students (effective rapport with students)
  • Bright Red Apple Award - certified staff new to the profession (first, second or third year teacher)
    • Educational effectiveness (effective instructional techniques, classroom organization, behavior management), zeal in promoting the advancement of education (professional, enthusiastic), ability to inspire all students (effective rapport with students)
  • School Bell Award - classified staff
    • Outstanding contributions to the building or district that had a significant impact on services, continuous support to the success of the building or district, zeal in providing support (professional, enthusiastic, willing to do more than expected)
  • Helping Hand Award - school volunteer in each school
    • Outstanding contributions to the building that significantly impacted students, continuous support to the success of the building or district, zeal in providing support (enthusiastic, willing to do more than expected)
  • Gold Key Award - individual, business, or community/civic organization
    • Outstanding contributions to the ENTIRE district that significantly impacted the students and the school district
  • Spark Award - individual staff member
    • Instrumental role in the district, exudes energy, enthusiasm, and excellence in all their endeavors, inspiration to others and significantly impacts students and the school district