AHS Students Dig into Past in Archaeology Class

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

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2016 STARS Teachers if the Year Announced

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!

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$20,000 in Development & Expansion Grants Awarded

This year’s Development & Expansion grant recipients will focus on more than just academics.   AHS Intracurric Tech_sm

  • 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

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Arlington Teachers are STARS!

Tell them with an AEF STARS certificate!  STARS graphicWith 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!

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Cause + Event 5K, May 22

The Cause + Event Race Series is unlike any other race series of its kind. cause + eventThe 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!


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Trivia Bee Raises $10,744, Crowns new Champs

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

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2016 Business Sponsors

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

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Ottoson’s Blanchette Wins National Award

The Ottoson Technology & Engineering program won its fourth award –whitney_blanchette_350 this time recognizing teacher Gary Blanchette.  Mr. Blanchette has been awarded the 2016 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s National Teacher Excellence Award.  AEF funded the technology that has made the Ottoson Tech program such a success.  Thank you donors for making this possible!

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AEF Trivia Bee, March 20th

Come one!  Come all!  Buzz on down to Town Hall on March 20th for AEF’s 21st Annual Trivia Bee.  Teams of 3 (adults) will answer questions about literature, science, history, sports, Arlington trivia and more.  Fun for all ages with kids activities available.  More information or register a team

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2015 Grant Highlights

Thank you for making these inspiring grants possible!  Donate today to support future innovative grants.

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