Moscow Education Association Seeks Nominations for 2017 Annual Awards
The Moscow Education Association (MEA) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Annual Awards. The categories include: Teacher of the Year, Education Support Professional of the Year, and Friend of Education.
“This annual award is a way for our association to recognize the good work being done by our teaching and support staff, and to acknowledge the contributions made to Moscow Schools by volunteers and community members,” said Jeni Fereday, chair of the awards committee.
The Teacher of the Year award recognizes a certified educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching and has a real impact on students.
The Education Support Professional of the Year award recognizes a classified employee with Moscow School District who contributes to the community, school, or local organization. Examples of these positions include: classroom paraprofessionals, bus drivers, cooks, custodial staff, clerical staff, and technical support staff.
The Friend of Education award recognizes an individual, organization, or group whose leadership or support has significantly benefited public education, education employees, and/or students on a local level.
The award winners will be announced April 1, 2017 and an awards banquet is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017.
If you have someone you want to nominate, please click on the appropriate link below. Please fill out your nominations by Friday, March 10th.
(The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10, 2017)
Snow Day Make-Up
During the regularly scheduled monthly school board meeting on Tuesday night, January 24, the Moscow School District Board of Trustees voted to schedule one make-up day to compensate for the two days schools were closed due to poor weather conditions. On our 2016/17 School Calendar we had identified Friday, May 26th as Data Analysis Meetings / Snow Day Make-Up (If needed). With this in mind, May 26th will be a school day in the Moscow School District for students rather than a non-school day that was being used for Data Analysis meetings for staff.
We value the instructional time we have with the students within our district. However, we also understand that at times we cannot make up all the time lost without causing major scheduling problems within the district, as well as an additional burden for our families. We believe the rescheduling of one day will at least get us back closer to our original instructional time.
Once again, Friday, May 26th is rescheduled as a day school will be in session for the students in the Moscow School District. Thank you.
Let’s Build a Foundation for Our Future
Moscow Education Foundation, Inc. is reporting GREAT NEWS! They have raised nearly $3000 from over 50 people! However, they have shared with me that they NEED YOUR HELP to reach the initial $10,000 goal so they can begin granting funds to teachers and/or schools within the Moscow School District. As you are probably aware, education funding in Idaho is limited and this entity wants to support teachers in their innovative ideas for academically-based projects for students.
Visit moscoweducationfoundation.org to learn about the organization, and how you can help through your donation.
Insuring a brighter future by investing in our children.