DPS Honors! Recognition

  • Our DPS Honors                                             

    DPS Honors! is a recognition program designed to empower every member of Team DPS to recognize and celebrate each other for strengthening our culture and moving us toward our vision, Every Child Succeeds. See a glossary of our tools and resources below, and reach out to Our_DPSValues@dpsk12.org if you have any questions. 

    Recognition tools

    Values in Action (Shared Core Values Pins)
    Who’s Eligible: All DPS Educators
    What: Educators are recognized with a Shared Core Value pin when seen living a specific value.
    How: Be on the lookout for demonstrations of employees living any of the Shared Core Values – then give them a pin to display on the blue Every Child Succeeds lanyard.

     Shared Core Value Pins

    Shared Core Value Notecards & Thank You Cards
    Who’s Eligible: All DPS Educators
    What: Values cards to be used as a recognition tool by managers and peers.
    How: Tell a teammate “thank you” for living one of our Shared Core Values. Use the corresponding values card as added recognition. Or use a standard Honors Thank You card – a handwritten note goes a long way in showing your appreciation.

     Shared Core Value Cards

    Wall of Fame (recognition board)
    Who’s Eligible: All DPS Educators and Teams
    What: The Wall of Fame is an Honors-specific recognition board to help highlight and spotlight school-and team-specific recognition.
    How: Post recognitions and celebrations on this board to help build a culture of recognition within your team. The board is a blank canvas and should be utilized to capture all the recognition happening locally – post pictures, celebrations, thank-you notes and more!

     Shared Core Value Recognition Board

    Anniversary Pin Program
    Who’s Eligible: All DPS Educators
    What: Celebrating the anniversary date of DPS educators and recognizing them for their dedication to our kids. Given out in increments of 5 years (e.g. 5, 10, 15, etc.).
    How: Educators will receive anniversary pins in the spring for milestone years of service to DPS.

           Anniversary Pin

    Living Our DPS Nomination
    Who’s Eligible: All DPS Educators
    What: Educators who are living and demonstrating one or more of the Shared Core Values will be featured in our weekly all-employee communication.
    How: Submit a write-up about an employee who you feel is exemplifying any of the Shared Core Values.

      Living Our DPS Employee Feature


  • Does your team or school need more DPS Honors! pins, notecards, certificates, thank you cards or other recognition collateral? Fill out an order form.