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Crystal Apple Awards

Crystal Apple Awards

Crystal Apple Awards Information

Each year, the InterMountain ESD hosts the annual Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of our students. Exceptional principals, assistant principals, teachers, classroom assistants, office and school staff in our communities deserve recognition and praise for their hard work in schools each and every day. The Crystal Apple Awards are a way to show appreciation to these individuals.

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open. Deadline is April 1, 2020.  

Eligibility

Those eligible to be nominated for a Crystal Apple Award are all employees in any of the IMESD's 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumulative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, other school staff, parents or community members.

Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award

Doug Flatt, former Chief Executive Officer of Mid-Columbia Bus Company, was well known in school districts throughout Oregon, particularly those in this region. Doug lost his life in a tragic plane crash while on business. In guiding the growth and operation of MidCo, Doug exemplified the finest qualities of leadership, attention to detail, service to his community, interpersonal relationships and customer service. The purpose of the Doug Flatt Leadership Award is to recognize a school administrator who exemplifies the same qualities for which Doug was legendary. The Mid-Columbia Bus Company was founded in Condon, and Doug was a graduate of Condon High School.

This award is sponsored by the InterMountain Education Service District and Mid Columbia Bus Company. The award is open to all school administrators serving in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties in a local school district or in an education service district that is a customer of Mid-Columbia Bus Company.

Nominations for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award are open each year from February until April. The winner is announced at the Crystal Apple Awards ceremony each spring.

Nominations for 2020 will open soon.

Past Winners(PDF)

Award Ceremonies

There are two Crystal Apple Award ceremonies each spring in May:


LA GRANDE EVENT INFORMATION

The La Grande Awards Ceremony honors recipients from Union County school districts.

The Union County Crystal Apple Awards Ceremony is held in La Grande each May. This ceremony honors winners from the Cove, Elgin, Imbler, La Grande, North Powder and Union school districts, as well as from the IMESD.

Event Details:

Monday, May 4, 2020
Social (light refreshments) at 4:30 PM
Ceremony at 5:15 PM

Eastern Oregon University
David E. Gilbert Event Center
1 University Blvd.
La Grande, OR

Parking:

Free parking is available in the parking lot at the corner of 6th Street and "G" Avenue. Parking is also available with a $2.00 permit behind Ackerman Hall (entrance on "I" Avenue and 12th Street). Permits can be purchased from Inlow Hall. Otherwise, street parking is free off-campus. Handicap parking is free at any parking location on campus (the most accessible to the David E. Gilbert Event Center is the lot behind Ackerman Hall).

Campus Map (PDF)

Directions:


PENDLETON EVENT INFORMATION

The Pendleton Awards Ceremony honors recipients from Morrow and Umatilla county school districts.

The Umatilla-Morrow County Crystal Apple Awards Ceremony is held in Pendleton in May each year. This ceremony recognizes winners from the Athena-Weston, Echo, Helix, Ione, Milton-Freewater Unified, Morrow County, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Ukiah and Umatilla school districts, as well as from the IMESD.

Event Details:

Monday, May 11, 2020
Social (light refreshments) at 4:30 PM
Ceremony at 5:15 PM

Red Lion Hotel Ballroom
304 SE Nye Ave.
Pendleton, OR

Parking:

It's free for Crystal Apple guests to park in the Red Lion Hotel's main parking lot.

Directions:

Past Winners

Lists of past Crystal Apple Winners are available below in PDF format:

Morrow County Past Winners

Umatilla County Past Winners

Union County Past Winners

InterMountain ESD Past Winners

Sponsors

The Crystal Apple Awards are supported by business sponsors in several communities. To become a sponsor, please contact Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106 or edie.allstott@imesd.k12.or.us.

For questions regarding the Crystal Apple Awards, please contact Crystal Apple Coordinators:

Michele Madril at 541-966-3115 michele.madril@imesd.k12.or.us

Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106 edie.allstott@imesd.k12.or.us.