AEF Technology Initiative Awards $106,000 to Schools

In the third and final year of our AEF Technology Initiative fundraising thank youcampaign 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.

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Quad Cycles Bike Swap Raises over $1,600 for AEF

We would like to thank our community partner Quad Cycles for quadcyclestheir 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.

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2015 STARS Teachers of the Year

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*

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(*For the first time ever, we had a tie for Ottoson Teacher of the Year)

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2015 Dawn Grant Awarded to Art. Food. Community.

We are pleased to announce that Art.Food.Community. has been awarded the 2015 dawn-grant-certificate 2015Dawn 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.

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Take the #AEFTechChallenge!

Take the #AEFTechChallenge and help AEFTechChallenge_Amyus reach our Tech Initiative fundraising goals!

1.  Donate to the AEF Tech Initiative by June 30th

2. Take a picture of yourself stating that you gave and post it on AEF’s Facebook page

3.  Challenge your friends to do the same!

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AEF Boosts STEM at Ottoson

Get an inside look at how the AEF Technology Initiative transformed the Ottoson Middle School Technology & Engineering and Digital Media & Literacy programs.

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AEF In Action: Digital Arts at AHS

This slideshow demonstrates student artwork that was created by Arlington High School students in a pilot digital arts studio (one workstation).  The AEF Technology Initiative (that ends June 30th) is raising money to fund a fully outfitted Digital Arts Studio at the High School.  Learn more.

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Tell Your Teacher they are a STAR!

The STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) STARS_Logoprogram is a way to tell your teacher “Thank you for all you do!”   They make great end of year teacher gifts!  Deadline is June 6 to ensure delivery by the end of school.
The Ottoson and AHS teachers who receive the most STARS will win the STAR of the Year awards.
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AEF Awards Nearly $40,000 to Schools

We recently awarded the Arlington IMG_3130Public Schools $39,866 in three grant categories:  Development & Expansion, Continuing Scholars, and Innovations in Education.  These grants would not be possible without YOU our donors – thank you!  More

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AEF Tech Initiative ends June 30th – Donate Today!

YOU can help e x p a n d technology in Arlington schools!  June 30th will mark the end act now buttonof the third and final year of the AEF Technology Initiative.  ALL donations made by June 30th will fund classroom technology by September.  Help us reach our goal!  Find out more about how you can help us accelerate technology in Arlington’s schools.

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