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There’s Still Time to Help Your School Win our Holiday Donation Drive!

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“For it is in giving, that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Have you made a donation to your school yet as part of our Holiday Donation Drive Campaign? To celebrate this festive time of year, all K12Rewards schools are competing against each other to see which school can raise the most money in online donations during the holiday season. We will match 10% of the total online donations raised by the winning school during the span of the contest!

Our Holiday Donation Drive ends on December 25th, so be sure to make your online donation today before time runs out! This year, give your school a little something extra for the holidays. Click here to make your donation.

If you’ve done something positive for your community this season, we want to reward you! Enter our Giving Social Drive by posting a picture on Instagram or our Facebook page of how you’ve given back this year, and tag your photo with #k12holiday. We will award a $100 gift card to the photo we feel best represents the spirit of giving, and a $75 gift card to the second place photo.  

Participate in our Holiday Campaign before time runs out, and celebrate the season in the best way possible…by giving back!

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Tired of Sitting at the Computer all Day?

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Then you’re going to love what we have in store for you! We have created a fundraising tool that fits perfectly with your busy lifestyle, and it’s almost ready to be unveiled! In the meantime, check out this sneak peek to see how our new feature makes supporting and connecting with your school easier than it’s ever been.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Our HSVN anti-bullying video contest is live from now until October 31st, and we want to hear from you! Here’s how to enter:

1) Create a video up to 5 minutes in length detailing your experience or someone you know’s experience with bullying.

2) Upload your video to your school High School Video Network channel. (To do this, you must be a K12Reward member. Click here to sign up.)

3) We will announce the contest winners at the end of month. 1st prize receives a $100 gift card, 2nd prize is a $75 gift card, and 3rd prize is a $50 gift card.

Submit your video today! By sharing your story, you can help raise awareness of bullying prevention and do your part to make a difference in student’s lives.

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Ease Back to School Jitters with These Essential Items

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If your child is starting a big year this year–perhaps beginning high school or going away to college for the first time–we know that no matter how much you prepare, first day jitters will always arise. To keep the nerves to a minimum, I’ll let you in on a little secret that has always worked for me: stay as organized as possible. With new teachers, friends, and class schedules, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused. And with the stress of making sure you have everything you need for that first day, purchasing helpful organization tools is often overlooked. But if you have these four simple tools for success, the days of forgetting your binder or bringing the wrong book to class will be ancient history.

1)      Agenda. Many people underestimate the importance of a hard copy appointment book, thinking they’ll be able to keep track of events in their head or in a blank notebook. But the calendar format of this weekly and monthly agenda is just what you need to visualize your busy new schedule, and it runs from July 2013-July 2014—perfect for the school year.

2)      Subject dividers. If you’re starting high school or college, dividers for your binder are cheap and absolutely essential. And you can use them however you want—to separate subjects, topics, ideas, etc. A perfect blend of organization and creativity!

3)      Staplers and staples. Don’t count on borrowing your friend’s or roommate’s, because they are probably thinking the same thing. No one wants to be the student who never has his report stapled together on due day, so be sure to invest in a quality stapler for ultimate academic success. 

4)      Message Board. Whether you put it in your locker or hang it in your dorm, message boards are a fun way to remember due dates, appointments, and events,  because you can personalize  them to suit your style. This fun board from Target is only $12.34, and you can use it for daily reminders, to hang photos, to leave notes for your friends—however you see fit!

With these simple organization tools, available from our merchants at great prices, you can spend more time on your studies and less time on stress!

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Help Your School by Fundraising for Specific Programs!

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Does your football team need new jerseys? Or would some new filming equipment really inspire the students in your media classes? Or maybe you’re hosting a special back to school social that needs more funding. If your school has a specific team, club, event, or activity that is in need of some extra help, starting a micro-project would be a great idea! Micro-projects allow students, parents, and school supporters to make direct online donations to specific school programs, and use the power of social media and word of mouth to get as many people as possible to support their cause. It’s a great way to expand your school’s social network, raise money for your cause, and get new people excited and interested in your school program.

In order to begin a micro-project, your school must be part of our K12Rewards program. To sign up or learn more about our program, visit our site here.

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It’s Time for your School to Grab the Spotlight

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With a new academic year quickly approaching, it’s a great time to get involved in all the activities your school has to offer. The High School Video Network promotes student involvement by giving schools their own unique channel to post videos of students in action. Every video posted shines a spotlight on a particular club, team, or event, and strengthens the bonds between schools, students, and the community. And the best part is that anyone in the school can get involved in the action—teachers, students, parents, and even alumni. All you need is a camera, phone, or any device that can record video. It’s a great way for students interested in film and media to get valuable hands-on experience, and help out their school while doing it! 

Here are some of the exciting and diverse videos currently on the HSVN site.

This behind-the-scenes look at the Granada High Dance Team illustrates the positive influence these girls have over each other and over the school community. And their boundless energy will get anyone pumped for a new school year!

Click here to watch the talented Michelle Lee take the spotlight in this inspiring musical performance at Dublin High.

The powerful public service announcement about internet censorship illustrates the strong influence the Web has had over our lives in the new generation. 

The High School Video Network is easy, fun, and a great way to foster school spirit. So grab your device and start recording—it’s that simple! Click here to learn more about the HSVN and how your school can get involved.

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Help Save Our Schools!

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“An investment in knowledge, pays the best interest”– Benjamin Franklin

The Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation needs your help! As a BondRewards supporter, we know that you realize the importance of education in every child’s life. Due to a continued decline in federal and state funding, the Pembroke Pines Charter School reserves are rapidly depleting. In order to ensure that all children receive the education they deserve, the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation has created a fundraiser in which donations go directly towards the improvement of their schools. Please help save our schools with your contribution, and make a difference in a child’s life today!

To learn more or to make a donation, please click here.

 

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Are You Ready for Back to School?

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The warm, sunny month of July is rapidly coming to an end, and we all know what that means…back to school time will be here before we know it! Whether you’re a parent or child, we know that this can be one of the busiest times of the year. That’s why Office Depot is offering great prices on everything you need for academic success. Plus, when you shop with our merchants,  you’ll also earn money for your family and your school—a win-win for everyone!

No matter what your age, Office Depot has just what you’re looking for. If there’s a One Direction fan in your household, they’re guaranteed to impress classmates and friends with this limited edition One Direction custom spiral notebook for only $3.99! Office Depot also offers One Direction binders, pens, wristbands, and locker decals so the fans in your home will have everything they need to get excited about school. Plus, when you purchase any limited edition One Direction school item from Office Depot, a portion of the sale will go to Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education campaign.

Older students going away to college can find everything they need in the Office Depot furniture section, like this zebra-print metal-framed computer desk with a tempered-glass surface for style and durability. At just $89.99, this fun and modern desk is a perfect fit for dorm life, and strong enough to last all through college. Office Depot even has a section for teacher supplies, including technology, organization and desk supplies, and tools for early childhood education.

 No matter what your age, purchasing back to school supplies early can relieve those back to school jitters and make you excited about the upcoming year. And when you shop with us, you can earn rewards for your school all year-round, making going back that much sweeter!

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Have you Heard about the High School Video Network?

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Are you looking for a way to be involved in your school and community throughout the summer season? Do you miss the loud roar of the crowd when your school’s football team scores the winning touchdown, or the infectious burst of energy you get from watching your school’s dance team perform one of their catchy routines? Then you can’t miss the High School Video Network—your sure bet to stay connected to all that is happening in your school! If these long summer days have you feeling nostalgic for the sense of togetherness that high school brings, HSVN offers a wide variety of videos of sports, clubs, and extracurriculars that will pump up your school spirit for this upcoming year.

For sports fans, check out this riveting footage of the College Park girl’s varsity team taking on Clayton Valley. These girls are hard-working and talented, and this video is sure to get you excited for a whole new year of high school varsity sports come September! Our talented HSVN producers also journeyed to Dublin High to find out more about the DECA program, which prepares our future leaders in marketing, management, and hospitality for bright and exciting careers. Lastly, you can’t miss this loving and humorous tribute to quadratic formulas from the students at Granada High!

 So even though it’s summer, HSVN is your one-stop destination for all you need to get psyched for another exciting and inspiring academic year!

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Check Out the High School Video Network!

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The students at our member schools are awesome! They’re creative and talented – and they’re using the High School Video Network to demonstrate their skills! For example, College Park High School student Jacob Skolnick produced this instructional video about how to properly fill and hang a hummingbird feeder. The nature footage is beautiful and Jacob’s instructions are clear and easy to follow.

The JV and varsity cheer squads at Granada High are amazing! They’ve got moves! And this video of the girls performing at a rally showcases their impressive talent. Nothing   gets you fired up like a good rally – and these girls know how to bring it!

California High School students produced this video documenting the experiences of classmates who took part in “It Happens,” a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. The video is informative and features some really eye-opening footage of what it’s like to be behind the wheel while you’re intoxicated.

HSVN is free for K12Rewards member schools and provides a powerful and unique tool for demonstrating the talents of the student body and keeping the school community connected. If your school isn’t a member, talk to a school administrator about joining!

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