The monthly student recognition awards are based upon character traits and grade-level themes. Teachers nominate their students, one per grade level, based on the criteria listed below. Students receive their certificate, a group photo, and the teacher recommendation form. Hallways are labeled with banners identifying the grade-level theme and these themes are continued throughout the grade-level classroom lessons, in addition to being reinforced during classroom presentations by the Guidance Counselor. Each month a student is also nominated for the Citizenship, Leadership, and Principal’s Award.
Caring Award (Kindergarten) - Being kind and compassionate. Showing you care and expressing gratitude. Forgiving others. Helping people in need.
Fairness Award (1st Grade) - Playing by the rules. Being open-minded and listening to others. Being able to take turns and share. Don’t take advantage of others. Don’t blame others carelessly. Treating people fairly.
Respect Award (2nd Grade) - Treating others with respect. Following the “Golden Rule.” Being tolerant and accepting of differences. Using good manners. Being considerate of the feelings of others. Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone. Dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.
Trustworthy Award (3rd Grade) - Being honest. Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal. Being reliable. Doing what you say you’re going to do. Having the courage to do the right thing. Build a good reputation. Standing by your family, friends, and country.
Responsibility Award (4th Grade) – Doing what you are supposed to do. Planning ahead. Always doing your best. Using self-control. Being self-disciplined. Thinking before you act. Being accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes. Setting a good example for others.
Citizen of the Month – Strives for Academic Excellence. Has respect for themselves and others. Has a willingness to improve the school and community. Protects the environment. Is dependable and honest.
Leadership Award – An exemplary student (follows school and classroom rules). Goes out of their way to help others. Leads by example. Is kind and caring to all students.
Principal’s Award – The Principal’s Award is given at the discretion of the Principal for any noteworthy area of recognition.