Funded by an Innovations in Education grant, the Inside OUT Ottosonproject is inspired by the ongoing Inside OUT project of French artist JR, which focuses on using large-scale photos of community members, taken by professional photographers or other community members, to make statements about what people or communities stand for. The final installation will be made in October 2016. Follow the project’s Facebook page.
Looking to trade in or buy a used bike? Quad Cycles’ 3rd annual bike swap will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. All proceeds from the event will benefit AEF. Thanks to the generosity of Quad Cycles, last year’s event raised $1,600! Have a bike to sell? Bring it to the shop Friday night. More…
This spring, we awarded a total of $35,609 to the Arlington Public Schools, funding nine grants in three categories: Innovations in Education, Development & Expansion and Continuing Scholar Awards. The breadth of projects funded include innovative classroom projects, a district-wide analysis of the behavioral health of all students and unique personal experiences for teachers.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 AHS and Ottoson STARS Teachers of the Year!
Ms. Alison Sancinito, Ottoson Middle School, 6th Grade History
Mr. Justin Bourassa, Arlington High School, English
This prestigious award is given to the teachers that receive the most STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) certificates at Arlington High School and Ottoson Middle School. Congratulations Ms. Sancinito and Mr. Bourassa!
An AEF Innovations Grant funded the start-up supplies needed for AHS science teacher Danielle Raad to offer a new Intro to Archaeology course. This video gives an inside look at this AEF grant in action. Learn more…
This year’s Development & Expansion grant recipients will focus on more than just academics.
Creating Safe & Supportive Schools will create a cohesive vision for behavioral health in the Arlington Public Schools.
Maker Culture/Makerspace Interdisciplinary Teaching, Learning & Building will provide a high-speed, high-precision CSC (Computer Numerical Control) laser cutter to enhance Arlington High School’s emerging makerspace
Tell them with an AEF STARS certificate! With a minimum $15 donation, you can tell your child’s teacher ‘Thank you for all that you do!”. The Ottoson and AHS teachers that receive the most STARS will receive the coveted ‘STARS Teacher of the Year’ award. Deadline is June 3 to ensure delivery by the end of school. Give a STAR online today!
The Cause + Event Race Series is unlike any other race series of its kind. The runner (or walker) chooses their favorite registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and their cause will receive at least half of the racer’s registration fee. Sign up and run with Team AEF!
Congratulations to team FRD (friends Jason Loeb, Eric Eddy and Peter Thompson) who were crowned the 2016 Trivia Bee champs. Twenty-one teams competed this year, representing the School Committee, Board of Selectmen and a host of local organizations. The event raised $10,744 thanks to the generosity of local sponsors. Read more…
Twenty-two local businesses have donated nearly $10,000 to support the work of AEF. Please support their businesses they way they are supporting the teachers and students of Arlington! 2016 AEF Business Sponsors