September 19, 2013—Golden Apple Foundation volunteers delivered 6,500 golden delicious apples donated by Schnucks, thank you cards, and teacher nomination forms to every classroom teacher and principal in all public and non-public ISBE recognized schools in Winnebago and Boone Counties. This annual event kicks off the nomination period for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards and is a great way for members of the community to express their gratitude and appreciation for our area educators. View the video of the 2012 apple deliveries here:

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Nominations for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards will be accepted beginning September 19, 2013 until October 21, 2013. CLICK HERE to nominate a PreK-5th grade teacher this year. This year Golden Apple Foundation will award teachers of grades PreK through 5. To be eligible the nominee must be a teacher who teaches a group of students in a classroom on a regular basis and who is that group of students’ primary teacher. Nomination forms can be obtained at area schools beginning on Sept. 19th and at the following community sites: Schnucks, Alpine Bank, Blackhawk Bank, BMO Harris Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Northwest Bank, Riverside Community Bank, Rockford Bank & Trust, Cherry Valley Library, Ida Public Library, North Suburban Libraries, Pecatonica Library, Rockford Public Libraries, Talcott Free Library, Winnebago Library, Booker Washington Center, and La Voz Latina. Nominations can be submitted online at or paper nominations can be submitted to Golden Apple Foundation’s office at 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108.

(Formularios de nominación en español pueden ser obtenidas en nuestra oficina localizada en 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 o en las escuelas bilingües.) Information on nominating teachers for the 2014 Golden Apple Teacher Awards will also be made available in Arabic, Karen, and Karenni in addition to Spanish. This information will be shared at the schools where those languages are commonly spoken.

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.