Crystal Hop Awards

Crystal Hop Award with A in Valley replaced with a hop cone

After 20 years of celebrating our Crystal Apple winners, we are excited to announce a new tradition this year. Moving forward, we will be honoring excellence in our East Valley schools with Crystal Hop Awards.


Crystal Hop winners will be recognized for the positive impact they have had on the lives and futures of East Valley students.



  • Reward excellence in East Valley Schools
  • Encourage creative, quality instruction
  • Encourage the development of a positive learning environment
  • Encourage excellent employees to remain in the district
  • Contribute to the improvement of education for East Valley students
  • Foster community connectedness with East Valley Schools


Who is eligible?

Each year we will acknowledge three winners, one from each category: certificated staff, classified staff and volunteers.


What do the winners receive?

Certificated and Classified Crystal Hop winners will receive: 

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Framed certificate
  • Crystal Hop trophy
  • Crystal Hop jacket
  • The winner will have his/her name added to the hop plaque for their respective category. This plaque will be displayed at the winner's school. All finalists will receive a framed certificate.

Volunteer Crystal Hop winners will receive:

  • Prize basket, showcasing local East Valley favorites
  • Framed certificate 


**All prizes have been graciously donated by community businesses and individuals.**


When will winners be announced?

Classified and Volunteer Crystal Hop winners will be announced during Classified Staff Appreciation Week (March 2-6, 2020)


Certificated Crystal Hop winners will be announced during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2020)

2020 Nominations are due February 14, 2020. 
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