AEF Continuing Scholar Awards are awarded to Arlington educators to support education experiences that will in turn benefit their students.
Over the summer, Meagan Burke, a Social worker at Dallin School, attended a workshop on the importance of rhythm and play to help children recover from trauma and develop skills for coping with daily stress. Read more about Ms. Burke’s experience and how she has already taught Dallin students the concept of mindfulness through ‘healing flowers’.
Congratulations to Ottoson Technology & Engineering teacher Gary Blanchette who was awarded MassTEC Teacher of the Year!
“Seeing students faces light up and their eagerness to come to class everyday has always been rewarding enough for me. The impact that the upgraded instructional technology has had on our curriculum is profound.”
That ‘instructional technology’ he refers to was funded by an AEF Grant. We are thrilled to help Mr. Blanchette and his students reach their full potential. more…
Please join us as we celebrate our silver anniversary! Our annual fall fundraising event will take place on November 23rd at flora from 6-8pm. Come raise a glass and celebrate 25 years of supporting and enriching public education in Arlington. More info and to RSVP.
In the third and final year of our AEF Technology Initiative fundraising campaign to jumpstart technology in Arlington Schools, we raised a whopping $106,000! Thank you to all of our donors that supported this effort to:
Establish a High School Digital Arts Studio
Fund Mobile Science Workstations at the High School
Purchase additional equipment for the Ottoson Technology & Engineering program
This three-year effort raised $190,000. Learn more about what we funded in 2015, as well as our successes in 2013 & 2014.
We would like to thank our community partner Quad Cycles for their continued support. Their second annual bike swap in June raised over $1,600 for AEF. We’d like to thank the people of Arlington and the greater Boston area for contributing to their event.
Congratulations to our STARS Teachers of the Year! The Arlington High School and Ottoson Middle School teachers that received the most STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) certificates this year were:
Nicole Eidson, AHS English
Greg Condakes (Ringo Starr below), Ottoson Music*
Stefanie Carlson, 8th Grade Math*
(*For the first time ever, we had a tie for Ottoson Teacher of the Year)
We are pleased to announce that Art.Food.Community. has been awarded the 2015 Dawn Moses Memorial Innovations Grant.
This special recognition is given to the Innovations in Education grant that most embodies creativity, rigor and commitment to the students and teachers of Arlington. By recognizing annually an outstanding Innovations grant we honor Dawn Moses, a former AEF Board member who passed away in 2012.