Annual Ellie Bilodeau Awards & Celebration of Literacy at GEMS

Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners
FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make
a difference in their community, state, and world.

Action Step – Plan and manage instruction around
problems relevant to students and their community and develop solutions for
authentic audiences

Indicator of Success -Students are engaged with local resources and create community learning “labs” based on projects.

Ellie Bilodeau 2014The 11th annual Ellie Bilodeau Memorial Book Award occurred last week at GEMS. This yearly event fosters, celebrates, and promotes the love of reading among our students throughout the school. The awards continue on in memory of Ellie Bilodeau whose own love of reading inspired so many.

photo (4)Each teacher at GEMS selected one of their students to receive the annual award. The Bilodeau family funds the gift of a book to each student a recognition of their passion, dedication, and commitment to becoming a better reader. During the celebration, each teacher spoke about the wonderful qualities of their students, sharing why a specific book was purchased just for them.

It was an exciting event filled with laughter, memories, and the joy of reading!

1 thought on “Annual Ellie Bilodeau Awards & Celebration of Literacy at GEMS

  1. It was a joy to see the pride on the faces of family members, as well as the pride on the students’ faces! We had a wonderful mix of siblings, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents! When generations of family members and community members get together to celebrate learning, it is a special time for everyone. We are so grateful to the Bilodeau family for their generosity.


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