2019 AHEAD OF THE CLASS

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Name: 2019 AHEAD OF THE CLASS
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Nominations are now closed!

One area of distinction in Renton is our desire to honor and embrace the teaching profession.

The Ahead of the Class award program is a partnership between the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton public and private schools, and Renton businesses. It is part of the Chamber's effort to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations the opportunity to invest in a brighter and better tomorrow for our young people. The program's aim is to enhance community awareness of the excellence of education in Renton.

HOW IT WORKS

Renton teachers are nominated as difference makers from students, peers, parents, etc. Nominations are opened through the school district, Renton Reporter, Chamber, and every channel available. Every year hundreds of nominations come into the system and over 50 will be invited to submit an application. A selection committee of local volunteers read through the applications and picks 10 finalists to interview. Blitz along with local officials show up in the classroom and inform the teacher they are a finalist and present their official invitation to attend the awards ceremony.
We are honored to have as our guest performance Blue Thunder.


Imagine the excitement of the class as they grab their phones “selfies with Blitz”.
Next step is the ceremony. This year's event will be April 18th. The ten are invited to an awards ceremony at Ikea's Performing Arts Center . The top five are awarded a $500 cash prize the remaining five receive $100 each along with an engraved award.

 
Ahead of the class schedule and timeline with dates  
January 25th nomination form launched
March 1st nominations closed
Send nominees to each institution  
March 15th Teachers Application due
March 18th applications to readers
March 22nd 8:30am applications back from readers
March 22nd EOD Top 10 selected and sent to Kayla
March 25th School District team determines patrol route
March 25th - April 2nd Final Prize Patrol Prep
April 3rd  8:00am - 12:00pm Prize Patrol
April 4th or 5th 4:00 - 8:30pm Teacher Interviews
April 18th Ahead of the class

                         
             
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Honorarium

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THANK YOU

Location:
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
400 S. 2nd St, WA 98057
Date/Time Information:
April 18th from 6 – 9pm.
TEACHERS ARRIVE AT 6:00pm.

OPEN TO PUBLIC AT 6:30pm.
Contact Information:
Ben Andrews
Fees/Admission:
The event is free to attend but if you would like to donate to our teachers and the efforts of educators in our community please reach out to Ben Andrews at 425-226-4560 or bandrews@gorenton.com to discuss donation opportunities.
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