Congratulations to the following students on being recognized as Students of Character for 4th quarter. Even though we couldn't have a school-wide assembly to recognize them, we still made sure to deliver their medals and certificates!
Ava Rau - Ms. Hitpas
Not many people even realized that Ava shaved her head in March right before we dismissed in support of her friend with cancer. Ava is a super intelligent young lady She manages to balance all of her extra curricular
Activities along with keeping excellent grades. Ava is sweet to everyone in the classroom. She welcomes me every day with a hello and at the end of class, she always wishes me a good afternoon, have a good day Or have a good weekend.
I am going to miss finishing the year with Ava!
Caleb Kern - Mrs. Pontious
My student of character for the 4th quarter of the 2020 school year is Caleb Kern. You could list every positive adjective on a wall, blindly walk up and point to any one of them, and it would describe Caleb Kern. Perhaps my favorite though, is the word, “genuine.” Caleb is true to himself and everyone who has the pleasure of knowing him. He follows the Golden Rule of treating others how you wish to be treated, but not because he’s concerned with what he’ll get back in return...it’s because he genuinely has goodness in him. He doesn’t put on a show with his kindness...it is genuinely visible in everything he does, whether he’s helping a student who is struggling to hold all of his or her books, holding a door open, telling someone, “Great job!” or “Good try...” he genuinely cares about the well-being of others. I have been lucky enough to have Caleb in both the first and nearly the last hour each day, and no matter what he’s faced throughout any particular day, his positive spirit and persevering attitude remain intact. He radiates what it means to be a true, genuine person of great character, and I have been fortunate to call myself his teacher.
Shelby Bove - Ms. Garrett
When Shelby is given a task or assignment, it is always completed with the highest quality. Not only have I chosen Shelby because of the work she puts in academically, but Shelby also displays her positive character traits in her interactions with her peers. We work in groups often in Science class. No matter who Shelby is grouped with, I can count on her to take on the leadership role of the group to get the group's task completed, while remaining respectful to all her group members.
Carolyn Harszy - Mrs. Brandt
Carolyn is a very hard worker. She is not hesitant to ask questions when she doesn’t understand something (even during distance learning). She is friendly and always willing to help others in class.
Maddie Jones - Mrs. Phegley
Maddie Jones adds a little something extra to my 6th Hour class. She is always a great team member and ready to share her thoughts and opinions in small groups and whole class discussion. Maddie was even willing to present an extra presentation on her experience at WWI museum with her classmates. I will miss our after class conversations and her sweet smile.
Avery Scace - Mrs. Clinebell
Avery Scace quietly goes about her work at school, not seeking attention. But the sincerity of effort that she puts forth consistently produces exceptional quality results. She is thoughtful and kind, polite and respectful, and will raise other students up. Avery is an artist and is equally skilled "painting a picture" with her written words.
Brice Ahrens - Mrs. Bicklein
Brice Ahrens stood out to me as a student of character even before 4th quarter. He stepped up to lead his class getting everyone started by reading the daily learning goal, and getting the class engaged in the bellringer. He is open to new ideas, learning from and sharing with others, and this has continued to show his efforts in remote learning. By asking questions when needed, completing the work to the best of his ability, and even engaging others in class by commenting to others to keep our class spirit going even when we aren't all together. Brice you will go far! Keep learning and growing, and being gritty!
Macy Jones - Mr. Dahm
Macy stands out among her peers due to being mature beyond her years. Everyday I know Macy comes to class ready to learn and is actively engaged. She listens intently and works diligently. Macy advocates for herself when she needs help and takes advice well. She is willing to work with any of her classmates and respects everyone. Besides all of that I have never seen Macy have a negative or bad attitude in class. Her great attitude makes everyone around her better. I am thrilled I was able to have Macy in class this year.
Erin Halleran - Mrs. Shaheen-Hoke
Erin Halleran is one of the hardest workers in my band. She is never afraid to try new things and let’s me push her to a higher level of musicianship. Her work ethic combined with her unedited honesty makes her a pleasure to teach. I’m looking forward to where we will be next year.