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2017-2018 William Allen White On-Line Ballot : Link



William Allen White Award 2017-2018 Voting Instructions for TPS Media Specialists:


This is a reminder to schedule the date(s) to hold the voting for this award at your school.

Here are some important instructions about voting as it is done at Topeka Schools:

> The Media Services Office collects all the TPS Voting Tally Sheets. We record your votes for a local winner and then enter the votes at the William Allen White Online Voting site. Please DO NOT vote online yourself.

> Please see the attachments below for copy-ready forms for ballots. Ballots need to be printed on a copier/printer so that the checkboxes will show. A student may vote for a book on either list or both if they have read at least 2 books from each list.

> Also attached is the Excel tally sheet which will automatically add up your votes. Tally sheets may be submitted in digital or print form: Your choice. Please note that the tally sheets require the number of votes for each title, at EACH grade level. This is required information when submitting Online.

> Please send the tally sheet for your school by the April 9 deadline. Please be sure that the tally sheet has your school name at the top and contains number totals for each grade level. (If you need a couple of days past April 9 to complete voting or if your school is not able to vote this year, please let me know.)

As you schedule your voting days, please watch out and avoid dates that testing is scheduled at your school(s), parent-teacher conferences on Feb. 21- 22, and remember that Spring Break is March 16-23. If you have any questions please let us know.

2018 Schedule of WAW Events
February-April, Students Vote at Schools
April 9, School Vote Tally Sheet Deadline at Media Services Office
April 15, Deadline for District to have Tally Votes Transmitted to Emporia
April 20, May Start Announcements of the New 2018-2019 Master Lists to Students
Late April or May, Award Winners for 2017-18 posted online at http://www.emporia.edu/libsv/wawbookaward/

Oct. 6 2018 (Traditionally, 1st Sat. in October) Award Ceremony and Celebration for 2017-2018

Share your instructional ideas here!


There are some good ideas and current information at the official William Allen White Awards website

Online Resources

This site has a great photo gallery, bio, timeline and other interesting information about William Allen White.
http://www.journalism.ku.edu/school/waw/


Books
From Emporia: the story of William Allen White by Beverly Olsen Buller
Read the review, and then go out and buy this book!

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William Allen White Children's Book Award 2017-18 bookmarks for TPS Schools


William Allen White Children's Book Award Order List 2017-18 for TPS Schools


William Allen White Children's Book Award PowerPoint 2016-17 for TPS Schools






William Allen White (spine label template)
Adjust the label in this document to fit your school needs.

Print the labels on bright colored paper so it will be noticed on the shelf.