2018 NHPIE Blue Ribbon Application
This application is for the New Hampshire Partners in Education 2018 Blue Ribbon Award. The application must be submitted by a school representative. Most often this is submitted by an administrator, others office staff member or a volunteer.

The NHPIE Blue Ribbon Award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of school volunteers for the achievements realized during the previous school year. The 2018 Blue Ribbon Award is given to successful and effective school volunteer programs during the 2017-2018 school year.

TO RECEIVE THE BLUE RIBBON AWARD, THERE ARE FOUR BASIC STEPS.

APPLICATION PROCESS.
1. Complete this application and submit it on line.
2. Send in the School Principal's testimonial and application fee

NOTIFICATION AND EVENT
3. We will notify all schools after review of applications and receipt of fees
4. We will invite all to our October 26th Celebration of Volunteers

STEP ONE - ON LINE APPLICATION
- Please answer all of the questions to file your application through this on-line form. Be aware, most questions require an answer before you can submit the application.
- If NHPIE does not understand an entry or if there is any missing information, we will email the person submitting this application.
- Each school applying for a Blue Ribbon Award must have the appropriate documentation to support the response to each question. NHPIE retains the right to review the documentation upon request.
- Schools will be notified by email that the application has been received and all information is complete. NHPIE will begin to send notifications in August.
- It is advisable that the person filing this application keeps a print or electronic copy of this document.

STEP TWO - PRINCIPAL'S TESTIMONIAL AND PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEE
- The school principal is required to submit a brief testimonial letter.
- Please keep the comments to no more than 100 words.
- The testimonial must be on school letterhead or an email from the principal's school account.
- For those choosing to mail the testimonial, please send it to NHPIE (nhpie.board@gmail.com)

- The application fee must be submitted by check to our PO Box.
NH Partners in Education
PO Box 2758
Concord, NH 03301

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A SCHOOL WILL BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE AFTER NHPIE RECEIVES THE APPLICATION, TESTIMONIAL AND FEE.


STEP THREE - AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
- Each 2018 Blue Ribbon School will be notified by email in the middle of September.
- With the notification there will be registration details of the celebration event tentatively scheduled for Friday October 26, 2018 in Concord, NH.
- If you have submitted all of your application materials and are not notified by September 15, please contact NHPIE at nhpie.board@gmail.com.

STEP FOUR - REGISTRATION AND A SEAT AT THE EVENT IN OCTOBER
- The application fee for the celebration events are separated from the application fees. There was a past practice to provide complimentary seats, but that practice ended with our revision to fees in 2016.
- All seats will be available for a reasonable fee, estimated to be $30 each.
- It is the responsibility of the school to register all school and partner representatives for the fall event.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

APPLICATIONS AND FEES
- The $15 application fee is for those applications that are submitted before July 15th.
- Late applications can be submitted after July 15th, with an expectation to pay the higher fee of $30.
- Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the board.
- Applications submitted in late September will be accepted in very few cases.
- The application process will be considered complete after NHPIE receives the application(s) and application fee(s).

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THIS ON LINE PROCESS
- Applications will not be accepted in a different format.
- Applications submitted by paper application only will be charged an additional processing fee as determined by NHPIE.

REGISTRATION AND A SEAT AT THE EVENT IN OCTOBER
- All seats will be available for a reasonable fee, estimated to be $30 each.
- The NHPIE Celebration of Volunteers is scheduled for the morning of Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH.
- Please remember the application fee WILL NOT provide any complimentary seat to the October celebration event.  

QUESTIONS
- If there are any questions regarding this application, please contact the board by email at nhpie.board@gmail.com

PRINT A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS
- Please print a copy of your application before clicking the submit button, as some find it difficult to print this document after clicking the submit button.


Required responses are noted with a red asterisk.

Email address *
School Information
Name of your school? *
Please name your school as listed on your school letterhead
Your answer
Mailing address of your school? *
Please be sure to include street and number OR the Post Office Box
Your answer
Mailing Town and zip code of your school? *
Please be sure to include the town and zip code
Your answer
Web site for your school? *
What is the web site of your school (or district)? Please provide the web link. If there is no web site, please enter NO
Your answer
Phone number of your school? *
Please include the phone number to reach the main office at your school. The preferred format is '603-555-5555'.
Your answer
Town(s) of your school? *
What is the name of the town(s) that send students to your school.
Your answer
Student population? *
How many students were enrolled at your school during the 2017-2018 school year?
Your answer
Grade Level Entry *
What is the entry grade level for your school?
Grade Level Highest *
What is the highest grade level at your school?
Principal and Superintendent
Principal's name? *
Please provide the name of the principal during the 2017-2018 school year. If there was more than one principal during the 2017-2018 school year, please provide the name of the current principal.
Your answer
Principal's e-mail address? *
Please provide the email address of the principal during the 2017-2018 school year. If there was more than one principal during the 2017-2018 school year, please provide the email address of the current principal.
Your answer
Is your principal returning next year? *
At the end of the summer, we will be contacting the principal you listed above. If you anticipate a change, please let us know so we can contact the new principal this fall..
SAU Name *
Please provide the name of your SAU (not the number).
Your answer
SAU Number *
Please provide the SAU number.
Your answer
Superintendent? *
Please provide the name of the superintendent during the 2017-2018 school year. If there was more than one Superintendent during the school year, please provide the name of the current Superintendent.
Your answer
Superintendent Email? *
Please provide the email address of the superintendent during the 2017-2018 school year. If there was more than one Superintendent during the school year, please provide the email address of the current Superintendent.
Your answer
Person filing this application
Primary contact name? *
Please provide one name as the primary contact person filing this application. Even though there may be multiple people involved with filing this application, we require one person to be primary contact.
Your answer
E-mail address of the primary contact person? *
Please provide the email address of the primary contact person filing this application. Even though there may be multiple people involved with filing this application, we need one person's email to be primary contact.
Your answer
Role of the primary contact person? *
What is the role of the primary contact person at your school?
Required
Volunteer Program
Estimated Volunteer Hours *
Please estimate the number of volunteer hours for your school during the 2017-2018 school year. There is no defined number of hours to qualify for the blue ribbon award. NHPIE will use your data to help define the level of support in our schools as a whole.
Your answer
Estimated Number of volunteers *
Please estimate the number of volunteers for your school during the during the 2017-2018 school year. There is no defined number of volunteers to qualify for the blue ribbon award. NHPIE will use your data to help define the level of support in our schools as a whole.
Your answer
Major Accomplishment *
Please share a major accomplishment of your 2017-2018 school volunteer program. Please provide a brief description in one or two sentences.
Your answer
Gold Circle
Will your school be submitting an application for the 2018 NHPIE Gold Circle Award? *
Application Fee
The fee is $15 if this application is submitted before July 15.
The fee is $30 if this application is submitted after July 15.

Please note the system automatically dates this application when you click SUBMIT.

Application Fee *
Please verify the expected application fee for this application.
Closing Statements

The application process will be considered complete after NHPIE receives this application, principal's testimonial and the application fee.

If you want a print copy of your application, please print a copy before clicking the submit button.

If you have questions about completing the Blue Ribbon application, please contact the board at nhpie.board@gmail.com

It is understood that this entry will be reviewed by the Principal and the Volunteer Coordinator prior to its submission, and that it represents a true and accurate description of your school's volunteer program. By applying for the Blue Ribbon Award, it is understood that New Hampshire Partners in Education may ask the school to provide additional information in support of this application. Please maintain your logs and other supporting materials for at least six months beyond the submission of this application.

It is understood that this entry gives New Hampshire Partners in Education permission to use any of the information in this application for our training, recognition and publicity purpose.

OTHER NHPIE AWARDS
All New Hampshire schools are encouraged to submit additional applications to recognize individuals and partners that provide support for schools.

GOLD CIRCLE
Outstanding business or community organizations that provide extraordinary support. This is typically within the most recent school year. All partners will be recognized as part of the Celebration Event in October. The application process is a quick and simple with minimal fees.

NH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Outstanding individuals that provide extraordinary support. This can be within the most recent school year or many years. Each year, NHPIE selects a few nominees for special recognition. The application process is a quick and simple with no fees to file.

Please go to the NHPIE web site to complete the applications for the other awards, including Gold Circle partner and the Volunteer of the Year. The web site is http://nhpie.net/

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