The Cleveland Cavaliers are excited to offer your classrooms the opportunity to participate in our education programs for the 2012-13 school year. Below is a short description for each program and a link that will take you to a website to register. Please note: certain programs are only eligible for certain grade levels.Registration for the Cavaliers/FirstMerit Scholarship and Cavaliers Green Week Award do NOT have on-line registrations. For these programs, you must download the application form from the community page on the Cavs website and mail or fax it to our offices. If you have any questions regarding the programs or the sign-up process please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to another exciting school year!
READ TO ACHIEVE
Presented by Time Warner Cable and
In association with Castaway Bay
Read to Achieve is designed to help children develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children. This year, the Cavaliers Read to Achieve program has some exciting changes, including an extended program and the opportunity for students to participate in monthly activities! The program is open to students in GRADES K-8 in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina, Portage, Geauga and Lake Counties. Participating teachers that register their classrooms will receive an email each month of the Cavaliers regular season (November – April) with an exciting literacy activity for their students. One classroom will be randomly selected each month to receive tickets to a Cavaliers home game or to participate in a literacy activity with a Cavaliers player! At the conclusion of the program (April 15, 2013), teachers will complete an on-line form indicating how many students in their class participated in all of the monthly activities. All students that participate in the monthly lessons will receive a Cavaliers prize. In addition, each teacher will receive a Read to Achieve poster for their classroom as well as one poster for each student in their class to take home.
Please click on the following link to sign-up for Read to Achieve! CLICK HERE
FIT AS A PRO
Presented by Medical Mutual and Giant Eagle
Fit As A Pro is designed to encourage children to participate in daily exercise and maintain a well-balanced diet. The program is open to all students in GRADES K-8 in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina, Portage, Geauga and Lake counties. Each teacher will receive a poster depicting a seven-day calendar which lists a variety of activities and nutritious foods to choose from each day. The poster should be displayed in the classroom and is meant to serve as a teaching tool. In addition, teachers that register their classrooms will receive a link to download and print out this year’s fitness and nutrition tracking card for each student in the class. Students will use their card to track their daily activity (jumping jacks) and healthy food choices from January 14 to February 15, 2013. During the tracking time frame, students must pair one activity and one nutritional food item from each day of the week for 30 days, aiming for a well-balanced lifestyle. At the conclusion of the six-week program, teachers will complete an on-line form indicating how many students from their class completed the challenge. Each student who completes the program will receive a Cavaliers’ prize. In addition, each classroom that registers to participate will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Cavaliers appearance for the whole class. Additional fitness tips and information will be available on-line for students to access after the start of the program.
Please click on the following link to fill out this year’s Fit As A Pro completion form! CLICK HERE
Presented by Cuyahoga Community College
All-Star Kids recognizes students in GRADES 6-8 in Northeast Ohio who are setting a positive example for their peers. The Cavaliers will select one student each month of the season as the All-Star Kids winner. Cavaliers mascots Moondog and Sir C.C. and Cavaliers “Hype Man” Ahmaad will make a surprise visit to each winning student’s school to present him/her with a super-sized ticket to a Cavaliers game and a pizza party for the whole class. In addition to receiving four (4) tickets to a game, the student will also receive four (4) complimentary passes to the Court Club and will be recognized on-court prior to the game. Eligible students must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor or teacher.
Please click on the following link to nominate your a student for All-Star Kids! CLICK HERE
HEAD OF THE CLASS
Head of the Class recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in lives of their students both inside and outside the classroom. The Cavaliers will select one teacher each month of the season as the Head of the Class winner. Cavaliers mascots Moondog and Sir C.C. and Cavaliers “Hype Man” Ahmaad will make a surprise visit to each winning teacher’s school to present him/her with a $500.00 donation to use towards their classroom and a super-sized ticket to a Cavaliers home game. In addition to receiving two (2) tickets to a game, the teacher will also receive two (2) complimentary passes to the Court Club and be recognized on-court prior to the game. Eligible teachers must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor or peer.
Please click on the following link to nominate a teacher for Head of the Class! CLICK HERE
STRAIGHT "A" ALL-STARS
Presented by Westfield Insurance
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Westfield Insurance are proud to reward students for high scholastic achievement through the Straight “A” All-Stars program. The program is open to all students in GRADES K-8 in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina, Portage, Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties. After each grading period, the Cleveland Cavaliers will randomly select 300 entrants who have achieved straight A’s to receive two (2) tickets to a Cavaliers home game and a Straight “A” All-Star t-shirt. All entrants who participate in this year’s program will receive an official Straight “A” All-Stars certificate and book cover! Entries must be submitted by Friday, November 16, 2012 for the first grading period and Friday, February 1, 2013 for the second grading period. Game dates will be Friday, December 21, 2012 for the first grading period and Friday March 1, 2013 for the second grading period.
Please click on the following link to fill out the registration form. CLICK HERE
CAVALIERS/FIRSTMERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Presented by FirstMerit Bank
For the 22nd year, the Cavaliers and FirstMerit Bank will award 10 Northeast Ohio high school seniors with $2,000 college scholarships. Graduating seniors must submit a 500-word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation.
Download the 2012-13 Cavaliers/FirstMerit Scholarship Application
(Right click and "Save Target As ... " option)
View Scholarship Rules.
CAVALIERS GREEN WEEK AWARD
Presented by Republic Services
The Cleveland Cavaliers strive to be a leader in social responsibility and bring attention to the importance of protecting and nurturing the environment. The 2012-13 Cavaliers Green Week Award recognizes a school or individual who exhibits exceptional efforts to promote sustainability and to make our community a more environmentally friendly place. Interested schools or students must complete the registration form along with a brief description of the project or effort that is making the school or community more sustainable. Applicants are encouraged to include photos and/or a short video. Winners will be selected and honored at a Cavaliers home game during Green Week in April. NOTE: This program does not have an online registration process. Please CLICK HERE to download the application.
READING & LEARNING CENTERS
In an effort to provide children in the Northeast Ohio region with better access to books and technology, the Cavaliers’ create Reading & Learning Centers in community-based organizations and schools. This allows a qualified non-profit organization to improve the condition of its current facility as well as to improve the quality of its literacy and educational programming. Qualified organizations must have strong educational/literacy programs, dedicated educational staff and volunteers and provide services for children from 5-18 years. Organizations interested in applying for funding to improve the condition of their current facility must print and submit the attached application, a 501 (c) (3) letter and the most current budget. Since 2003, the Cavaliers have opened ten Reading & Learning Centers. If you have further questions, please email email@example.com.