Golden Apple Foundation volunteers will be delivering more than 5,000 apples donated by Schnucks and thank you cards to classroom teachers in all public and non-public ISBE recognized schools in Winnebago and Boone counties on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. This annual event kicks off the nomination selection period for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards and is a great way for community members to express gratitude and appreciation for area educators.

This year, Golden Apple Foundation will award teachers of 6th - 12th grades. Nominations for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Paper forms will be available in 6th-12th grade schools beginning Sept. 16 and can be submitted to Golden Apple Foundation’s office at 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108. Nominations may also be submitted online here: be eligible, the nominee must be certified and teach a group of students in a classroom on a regular basis.

(Formularios de nominación en español pueden ser obtenidas en nuestra oficina localizada en 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108; en las oficinas de La Voz Latina; o en las escuelas bilingües.) Nominations in languages other than English and Spanish will also be accepted.

Volunteers can register online at or by phone at 815-226-4180.