At our end of the year awards assembly (and Baby Picture Show–see below), Cyrus H. and Leilani R. received Student-of the-Month Awards. Cyrus earned his by being engaged in classroom learning. Whenever we were studying anything having to do with animals or nature, Cyrus has his hand up. He also volunteered to read aloud during our Island of the Blue Dolphins novel study. Leilani earned her award by working hard in class and consistently having a positive “can-do” attitude, even as the year was concluding and everyone was tired of all the work. Great job Cyrus and Leilani.
Jaylee H., Kadence N., and Laloni M. were all named Presidential Scholars. That’s the elementary equivalent to “Top 5%,” meaning that these three were the highest achieving fifth graders at CPE. Keep that up, kids, and there will be bigger rewards in the future!
Pablo G., Ashton H., Van C., and Brayden P. all earned fitness medals for being in the top 35 fourth and fifth graders in our fitness program. Pablo and Ashton each ran more than 400 laps around the CPE campus, which is nearly 200 miles. Pretty impressive!
It’s been said that half the battle is just showing up, so we also want to acknowledge Eddy for having perfect attendance, and Pablo, Izzy, and Jeremiah for having excellent attendance, missing just a couple of days or being tardy.
Jenica, Kadence, Jaylee, Laloni, and Jaxon were all nominated to attend SOU Academy, which is a college-oriented experience in which the students actually live on the college campus and attend classes for a week. Charlotte was our DARE essay winner (while Jaylee and Kadence were also finalists). The top honor at CPE is the Rotary Student-of-the-Year Award. The award is given to the student best exemplifying academic excellence, good citizenship, strong attendance and participation, and positive relationships. Lily Barsalou from Mr. Hadley’s class won the award, but Laloni and Kadence were among eight students nominated. Great job!
Finally, the class as a whole shared the Floor Hockey Sportsmanship trophy with Mr. Hadley’s class for demonstrating positive attitudes during the tourney.
Whether your name appears here or not, there are more achievements to accomplish in middle school. All of my students are capable of earning Perfect Attendance, Academic Honors, and my personal favorite, the Solid as a Rock Award. Go for it, kids!