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Recognition | VariQuest Super Schools | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Academic Subject: Career & Technical Education

Students Aspire to New Heights through Bear Awards

By: Heidi Glasow
May 6th, 2016

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Featured Topics: Character Education | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510

Is PBIS Still Relevant?

By: Margo Ensz
April 14th, 2015

“One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.” (source)

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

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VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Classroom Celebrations/Holidays | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

Show Your School Spirit This Homecoming!

By: Margo Ensz
September 18th, 2014

There's nothing liike the anticipation of Homecoming Week! How does your school celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week? Do students dress for a different theme every day? Are there class competitions in addition to athletic competitions? One way to get everyone in the spirit is to transform the hallways! School staff and student groups can help make homecoming enjoyable for everyone this year by facilitating school-wide visuals. 

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VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510 | Featured Topics: Professional Development

VariQuest Highlighted on TechFaster Preview of ISTE

By: Margo Ensz
July 8th, 2014

We were thrilled to be an Editor's Choice for TechFaster's preview of this year's ISTE conference. Ashley Allen, a staff writer for TechFaster, spoke to our Director of Marketing and New Product Development, Nina Swienton mid June. Check it out! You can see the original article here.

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Academic Subject: English Language Arts | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Academic Subject: Interdisciplinary | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

End-of-Year Activity for Grades 9-12: Spread the Word!

By: Margo Ensz
May 8th, 2014

Inspire students to share their love of literature by creating a bumper sticker with their favorite literary quote using the VariQuest Awards Maker. 

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Featured Topics: Character Education | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | Featured Topics: Professional Development

Cultivating a Culture of Celebrated Academic Success

By: Margo Ensz
May 6th, 2014

Sherman Oaks School, a TK-6 Two-Way Spanish Dual Immersion School located in San Jose, California, uses the Awards Maker to recognize incredible student success, and has cultivated a culture that celebrates and covets these awards, therefore encouraging student’s drive to succeed.

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VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

End of Year Recognition Made Easy and Affordable with your VariQuest Awards Maker!

By: Margo Ensz
April 11th, 2014

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Featured Topics: Character Education | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

Building Character Through Student Recognition

By: Lindsey Graff
April 7th, 2014

With so many schools focusing on character education and/or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), we wanted to highlight how one of our Super Schools, Frank W. Reilly Elementary in Chicago, is using their Awards Maker to support their citizen/character initiatives.

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Academic Subject: Career & Technical Education | Academic Subject: Special Education | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510

Case Study: Minnesota Vocational Program Students Learn Real-World Job Skills, Build Confidence With VariQuest Visual Learning Tools

By: Lindsey Graff
November 18th, 2013

Osseo Area Schools District 279 Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

Case Study: Illinois Elementary School Engages Students With Vibrant Learning Environment Created With VariQuest Visual Learning Tools

By: Lindsey Graff
November 18th, 2013

Butterfield Elementary School Libertyville, Illinois

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