April 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:
Lisa Pinto, npinto@jeffco.k12.co.us, Jeffco Public Schools, 303-982-6808

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Jeffco Public Schools Launches “Thank a Teacher Video Contest” to Recognize Great Teachers

Golden, Colo. (April 13, 2015) – Jeffco Public Schools today launched the “Thank a Teacher Video Contest” to recognize the hard work and dedication of the great teachers in the district.

“The purpose of the project is to engage the Jefferson County community in recognizing the outstanding teachers who live our schools’ mission by providing a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future,” said Dan McMinimee, superintendent of Jeffco Schools. “There are teachers who every day change our children’s lives, and we want to celebrate the positive impact they have on our students and our community.”

Participants should submit a short video telling how a Jeffco teacher has changed his or her life. The contest is open to current and former students and parents, other Jeffco Public Schools employees, and community members, who may also vote for their favorite videos.

The teacher thanked in the video with the largest number of votes will win a $100 gift card for the purchase of teaching supplies, provided by the Jeffco Public Schools Communications Services staff. The school with the most participation will receive a breakfast provided by the Jeffco Public Schools Cabinet. The winner will be announced on National Teachers Day, May 5th.

Entries will be accepted from April 13, 20:15 at 8:00 a.m. GMT until May 1, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. GMT.
To learn more or submit an entry, visit: http://woobox.com/j3c6pk

About Jeffco Public Schools

Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Approximately nine percent of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco School. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district has 155 schools on 168 campuses. Additional information about Jeffco Public Schools can be found at JeffcoPublicSchools.org.

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