Don’t miss the deadline to nominate outstanding PreK-5th grade teachers for the 2016 Golden Apple Award.  Monday, October 19, 2015 is the last day to nominate. Tell us in a few sentences why the nominee is outstanding. Nominations can be mailed to Golden Apple Foundation, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 or submitted on-line at  Also, this year those PreK-5th grade teachers within Winnebago and Boone Counties nominated for WREX’s Teacher of the Week also count as a Golden Apple Award nomination. Visit to nominate. 

It’s easy, anyone can nominate, and it means the world to teachers when they hear that they have had an impact so great on someone’s life that they took the time to nominate them for an award.  Make a teacher’s day!  Nominate now!   

Nomination forms are available at schools in Winnebago and Boone County and over 70 sites in the community, including the following Golden Apple Foundation sponsor sites: Schnucks, Alpine Bank, Blackhawk Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Northwest Bank, Rockford Bank & Trust, La Voz Latina, branches of area Public Libraries and Rockford Housing Authority

Nominations are also accepted online at

Five Golden Apples will be presented to select teachers in March and excellence in education will be celebrated at the 20th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet on May 6, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel.  But, first they have to be nominated!!

For more information,  contact Kristina Reuber at 226-4180 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Golden Apple Foundation inspires, celebrates and supports educational excellence in our community.