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2017 Teacher Appreciation Week Contests

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Missouri will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8-12, 2017, and as part of this year's celebration, we're asking public school students to participate in one of two contests to #ThankaMOTeacher and show how much he or she means to you!

9-12 Video Contest

We’ve extended the deadline for the DESE #ThankAMOTeacher VIDEO CONTEST! Make a 30-60 second video for Teacher Appreciation Week and tell everybody why your favorite teacher is so special! Post your video to YouTube and send the link to communications@dese.mo.gov. Get creative for a chance to win a visit for you and your teacher from Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven!

Deadline is May 5. Entries limited to public school students in grades 9-12.

Please include your name, teacher name/subject, school and school district as part of the video.

PK-8 Art Contest

Students in public school grades PK-8 were asked to draw a picture of their favorite teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week that showed us why you want to thank your teacher! Pictures will be posted on our social media pages, and the winner wins a visit for both the student and teacher from Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven! The deadline for entry was April 28th. The winner will be announced next week!



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