Public Schools Program

Public Schools Essay Contest
The Grand Lodge Public Schools Committee encourages all Lodges to support their local Schools and participate in the Essay contest and Classroom Grant program. Many of our Lodges are involved in their local Schools through the Children at Risk program, Reading programs, financial and volunteer support of School programs, Oratorical contest and other important and worthwhile programs.

We commend you for your involvement with your local Schools and the support given to our Youth and Educators in your community. Please continue your support of the Education of our youth and the local Schools of your community.

The Grand Lodge School Essay contest and Classroom Grant program are an excellent opportunity to become involved with your local Schools and show our support and commitment to furthering education. Your involvement in these programs will be rewarding and give you an insight into the thoughts, ideas, and needs of the Students, Teachers, and Schools. Reading the Essays is fun, entertaining and inspiring and is time well spent.   

Henry Spomer
Chairman, GL Public Schools 

2018-19 SCHEDULE
Essay Contest starts August 1, 2018 and ends Nov 30, 2019 (122 days) (Grades 3 thru 8)
Dec 1 – Dec 31 Local Judging (Local Lodges can hold their awards as desired)
Jan. 1, 2019 -- ALL top 3 ENTRIES are due to Grand Lodge Public Schools Committee
Jan. 2, 2019 – Entries distributed to State Judging Teams so DON’T BE LATE
Feb. 1, 2019 – State Judging complete and Notices sent to Local Lodges on State Winners
Feb. 20, 2019 – Notify Lodges of State Winners (Lodges please remember the Checks must be processed through the Grand Lodge Treasurer so this can take some time.
Grant Guideline
Recap Form
Lodge Info
Teacher Guideline