Recognition Opportunities

  • Students, parents, business and community members and staff may be recognized for their service to the District and for outstanding contributions to furthering the vision, mission and values of the District.

    Recognition may be earned for such milestones as hours of service by volunteers and years of service and retirement of staff. Outstanding contributions include, but are not limited to: academic achievement by students, significant accomplishments of students, superior job performance by staff, superior service by volunteers and significant partnership activities by community members and businesses.

    In addition to internal recognition, education advocacy groups and professional organizations offer a variety of awards opportunities throughout the year. Please contact a CAPE staff member for additional information. 

    Lamp of Learning Award

    The Lamp of Learning Award is presented by the Washington Elementary School District (WESD) to staff, volunteers, community members and business partners who have made outstanding contributions to the students of the WESD.  This prestigious award is the highest recognition given in the Washington District.  Its objective is to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of education in the WESD and in the State while exemplifying the Vision, Mission and Values of the WESD. This recognition is granted only one time to an individual or community group. Lamp of Learning honorees are celebrated at an annual recognition event. Nominations may be made by staff, students or volunteers/community members, with the approval of the nominee’s administrator.

    List of Previous Winners - By Last Name

    List of Previous Winners - By Location

    Volunteer and Partner Recognition

    Parents, community members and volunteer organization representatives and business partners who give of their time to support student achievement are recognized annually by individual school(s). Recognition varies from school to school.

    Employee of the Month Recognition

    Employees who have made superior contributions to a school or the District may be recognized as “Employee of the Month.” Nominations are made by staff members, with the approval of the nominee’s administrator. 

    Employees currently ineligible because they've received the Employee of the Month within the last three years.

    Washington Apple Award

    An employee who wishes to thank another staff member for teamwork, positive attitude, or any other outstanding effort, is encouraged to use the Washington Apple Award. Click the link below and complete the fillable form. The CAPE Department will print out the award, place it in a beautiful certificate cover and send it to the supervisor within seven days. Each site is encouraged to conduct a monthly drawing that includes all of the Apple Award winners that month. At the Administrative Center, two winners are selected for the designated Apple Award parking spots. 

    SUPER Kids

    Once each month, the superintendent visits schools and recognizes SUPER (Student’s Unique Performance Earns Reward) Kids. These students have shown growth, positively changed their behavior or made a positive difference in someone’s life.
    External Recognition