Everyday Hero Awards
Award of Excellence – 2018-2019 School Year
Nominations for the 2018-19 Everyday Hero Awards open on March 4, 2019. The deadline to nominate an Everyday Hero in your school community is April 12, 2019.
The purpose of the Everyday Hero Award is to publicly recognize significant and outstanding achievements of employees and representatives of system partners of the Upper Grand District School Board. Everyday Heroes are people who go above and beyond what’s expected to make Upper Grand schools great places to learn and work.
Candidates for the award may be an employee, volunteer, representative of system partners (i.e. bus drivers, crossing guards, community members, etc.). Groups will also be considered. Candidates who contribute by actions and efforts to the development of a positive learning or working environment may be nominated.
- Performance of duties at a high level at all times
- A significant school and/or system-related achievement
- A specific innovation or achievement of significant value or importance to the system, or
- A unique circumstance considered worthy of recognition by the board
We are using less paper. Live GREEN, Learn GREEN, Go GREEN! To submit a nomination, please fill out an Everyday Hero Award nomination form and submit via email (see below).
Nomination forms may be submitted by:
- Staff members
- Parents/guardians, and
- Other system partners
Nominations must include:
- The name of the candidate(s) and work location
- Names of at least two nominators and their positions
- Contact for a site administrator or designate
- A short rationale for your nomination
- Supportive documentation or testimonials from other people who support your nomination with an explanation of why the nominee is deserving of the award (up to a maximum of 3 pages of supportive documentation/testimonials)
Note to nominators: Everyday Heroes are people who affect the lives and learning of many people in the system and this should be effectively demonstrated.
The Selection Committee will be looking at the quality and care that has been put into the submission including such details as supportive documentation, testimonials, personal anecdotes, etc. from more than one person or organization.
Deadline for Nominations for the 2018-19 School Year
The nomination deadline for the 2018-19 Everyday Hero Awards is April 12, 2019.
Presentations for the 2018-19 Everyday Hero Awards will be made on May 29, 2019, at the E. L. Fox Auditorium, John F. Ross CVI, 21 Meyer Drive, Guelph at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the school’s cafeteria.
Up to 10 nominees will be chosen.
To provide a range of winners that are representative of the system as a whole, the Selection Committee will take into consideration:
- Award criteria
- Quality of the submission including appropriate and supportive documentation
- Representation from a variety of employee/partner groups
- Geographic distribution across the system
Send nominations to
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer