Announcing the 2014 Master Teacher Awards

Nominate a Special Teacher for The Dispatch/Argus 2014 Master Teacher Awards!

Each year The Dispatch/Argus recognizes the efforts of excellent teachers and education professionals who make a difference in the lives of their students. This year's Master Teacher Awards, will take place at i wireless Center, Moline on Friday, May 2, 2014.

The following categories are eligible:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Librarians
  • PE Instructors
  • School Counselors
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Music Specialists
  • Special Education
  • Computer Instructors

Nominees must have a minimum of seven years education experience and currently serve in public or private schools in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, or Whiteside Counties. Previous winners are not eligible.

Retired teachers, education professionals, and previous winners are not eligible.
Thanks for helping recognize teaching excellence!

Deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, December 27, 2013. Information Required:

  1. Nomination form below.
  2. A succinct letter of nomination (not more than two pages). Be sure to include specific information explaining why he/she is a Master Teacher.

Nomination Form

Name of Teacher:
School District:
School Address:
Teacher's Home Address:
Subject/Grade Level:
Name of Person
Submitting Nomination:
I am a:
Parent Student Staff Member Community Member
Principal/Administrator Other:

Attachment Letter:

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Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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