Celebrating our AACPS Educators
There are thousands of teachers across AACPS working to prepare our students for independence and success in college, career, and the community. Let them know how much their work is appreciated.
Tools & Resources
Planning a celebration? Take advantage of local and national opportunities throughout the year to help celebrate the special people in your school or office. Click on the heading below for links to resources, templates, and toolkits.
American Education Week
American Education Week celebrates public education and the individuals who are dedicated to ensuring our students succeed. The National Education Association (NEA) offers templates, videos, schedules and other resources from the National Education Association to help you plan and celebrate the educators in your school.
Our Schools, Our Future
Hosted by AACPS in partnership with the 21st Century Education Foundation, Our Schools, Our Future is an optional fundraiser that provides an opportunity for you to engage the support of your school community to fund school-wide initiatives that align with the AACPS Strategic Plan. Through the Our School, Our Future: Fall Giving Campaign, 100% of your community's tax-deductible gifts will come back to your school.
Our Schools, Our Future Toolkit (available to AACPS Employees only)
Teacher Appreciation Day/Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration to recognize the dedication of the teachers in and out of the classroom who support our students.
Send a Thank-A-Gram to your favorite teacher, share a story about a great educator, or make a donation in honor of a past or present teacher to the school of your choice.
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides resources to for parents and community members to make the most of Teacher Appreciation Week.
The National Education Association (NEA) website offers templates and resources to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, which takes place during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Teacher of the Year
The Annual Excellence in Education Teacher of the Year Program recognizes outstanding public and independent school teachers in Anne Arundel County. Get your school involved in one of the biggest celebrations of the year by nominating an educator who you believe should be our next Teacher of the Year. Nominations are accepted each Fall.
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Art (Dance, Music, Visual Arts, and Theater)
Arts in AACPS
Throughout their time in AACPS, students have opportunities to engage in the arts through both dedicated courses and arts integration experiences woven into the curriculum. No matter what subject they're studying, teachers throughout the county challenge students to open their minds and explore the world through the arts.
National Arts in Education Week
From visual arts to dance, music to theater, Arts in Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the arts and recognize the teachers who inspire us to take risks and express ourselves in creative ways.
AACPS Early Childhood Services
With pre-kindergarten programs in 49 schools and kindergarten programs in all 79 elementary schools, AACPS early childhood staff across the county ensure that our youngest students get the start they need to become life-long learners.
Month of the Young Child
This national event draws attention to the importance of early childhood on lifelong development. In addition to general education programs provided by the AACPS Early Childhood Department, Special Education staff provide Birth to Five and Preschool services to support children with cognitive, physical, and developmental delays in their earliest years.
Environmental Literacy & Outdoor Education
Environmental Literacy & Outdoor Education in AACPS
From environmental literacy lessons to outdoor learning experiences with Arlington Echo, Chesapeake Connections and Camp Woodlands the AACPS Environmental Literacy & Outdoor Education team offers students authentic, hands-on experiences to explore the natural world around them.
AACPS believes we all have a role to play when it comes to protecting the environment and empowers students and staff to understand how their actions impact the natural world.
Arbor Day is a national holiday focused on celebrating and planting trees.
Health & Physical Education
Health & Physical Education in AACPS
Driven by a commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our students, Health and Physical Education teachers across the county empower students to get active and make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
National Nutrition Month
As an education campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of making informed decisions about what we eat and our physical fitness, National Nutrition Month offers an opportunity to promote healthy habits throughout the community.
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
This national event encourages everyone to get active, go outside, and play.
AACPS Library Media Services
Every school has a library media specialist who help students and staff navigate the library and teach students to become tech savvy and independent life-long readers and learners.
School Library Month
School Library Month celebrates the role school libraries play in students education and the library media specialists who make those programs possible.
Reading & Literacy
Reading & Literacy in AACPS
From pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, literacy is a foundational skill woven into almost every aspect of the AACPS curriculum. Language arts teachers, English teachers, library media specialists, and literacy coaches work with teachers and students to build and practice literacy skills and foster a love of reading.
Dr. Seuss' Birthday/Read Across America
Originally created to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, the National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America campaign celebrates reading and motivates children and adults to read.
International Literacy Day
This global event empowers educators, inspires students, and engages the community to promote literacy for all.
AACPS Special Education Department
All students can and will learn. With the support of hundreds of dedicated staff in schools and offices across the county, the Special Education department ensures students and families have the appropriate resources, accommodations, and supports necessary to help every child achieve his or her potential.
Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month is a national movement to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and promote inclusion from all areas of the community.
Month of the Young Child
This national event draws attention to the importance of early childhood on lifelong development. In addition to general education programs provided by the AACPS Early Childhood Department, the Special Education Department provides Birth to Five and Preschool services to support children with cognitive, physical, and developmental delays in their earliest years.