The Owl Award for Excellence in Public Education
The owl has long been associated with wisdom and knowledge. With that in mind, the Board of Education of SD73 established the Owl Award for Excellence in Public Education in 2015 to recognize those in our community who have provided outstanding service to children through education.
The award recognizes that to provide quality education, we must celebrate and honour those that exemplify the ideals of education. SD73 is pleased to once again ask the community for nominees for this prestigious award, which will be conferred upon a deserving recipient by the Board at a public meeting.
The award will recognize outstanding, system-wide contributions to public education in our school district by an individual, group or organization in the following areas:
- Student Learning/Teaching
- Fine Arts
- Community Well-being/Partnerships
- Extra or Co-Curricular Learning
- Administration and Support
For an individual, group or organization to receive the award they will have made significant, system-wide and outstanding contributions to public education in SD73 over a period of time (five years or more), and have had a positive, significant impact on the development of students, parents, teachers, support staff and educational leaders.
Legacy Grant Submissions are due by September 30th, 2019.
Parent Advisory Councils and Family of Schools groups may apply for funding of playgrounds, recreational or social space, cultural enhancement projects or sustainability projects.
Funds are available from a School District No. 73 business company dividend, which have been put aside to assist with capital projects beyond the scope of School District funding.
Grants are limited to 10 per cent of the total project cost, to a maximum of $10,000.
Applications must support the purchase of technology, capital equipment, or construction costs.
Applications requesting release time will not be considered.
Applications as a whole will include representation of rural, urban, secondary and elementary schools.
The following criteria will be used to consider applications:
- Ability to sustain the project
- Evidence of collaboration among groups, schools, Family of Schools groups and the community
- Demonstration of alignment to the District Strategic plan, District Learning Plan, School Learning Plan, Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement
- Incorporates learner-centred experience
- Is accessible to a diversity of learners
Applications are reviewed twice a year. Spring application deadline: March 31. Fall application deadline: September 30.
The Board of Education will determine the successful applicants, who will be informed by April 30 and October 31 of each year.
Applicants will agree to participate in communicating about this project in the form of presentations and media interviews.
This application is for the current intake deadline of September 30, 2019.