KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for December


The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored four students as Students of the Month at their meeting on December 9th, 2014: Congratulations to (front, center) Milton Escobar from New Stanley Elementary School; (back row, from left) Jocelyn Belmont Rosas from Rosedale Middle School; Amber Lee Smith from J.C. Harmon High School; and Dominic Huskey from New Stanley Elementary School.

Milton Escobar, Kindergarten
New Stanley Elementary School
Nominated by: Jennifer Nolan, Theresa Barry, Heather Quaas and Nicole Simmons, Co-Teachers

“Milton is a student in our kindergarten class.  He is a leader and is a pleasure to have in our class. His motivation to do well academically and behaviorally is amazing! He is a wonderful friend to his peers and is also a great role-model for others. He has empathy towards others and always follows our class rules.  He is a shining beacon of light in the kindergarten class!”

Jennifer Nolan, Theresa Barry, Heather Quaas and Nicole Simmons

Dominic Huskey, 2nd grade
New Stanley Elementary School
Nominated by: New Stanley 1A Team

“Dominic thrives in multiple learning settings through New Stanley. The 1A team at New Stanley would like to recognize Dominic’s outstanding performance and determination throughout school by nominating him for student of the month.  Dominic is very focused, on task, strives to be a leader and always wants to do his best.  He is always willing to try a new technique, or try something outside of his expertise.  Dominic is a fantastic asset to our school!”  

Teachers Gloria Hastings, music, Marna Kerr, art, Jennifer Spears, P.E. and Janet Postlewait, library

Joselyn Belmont Rosas, 7th grade
Rosedale Middle School
Nominated by: Jacob Pike and 7th-GradeTeachers

“Jocelyn is great at helping others by translating and being a positive role model. She works very hard on all of the assignments and is constantly named by teachers as a model student. We are very proud of her skills and her focus.  We are happy to nominate her as student of the month for December.” 

Jacob Pike and 7th-Grade Teachers at Rosedale Middle School

Amber Lee Smith, 12th grade
J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by:  Steve Howard, Teacher & Coach

“Amber currently ranks 11th in her graduating class.  She is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society and is the President of both the JC Harmon Orchestra and the Creative Writing Club. . . . She has excelled in both academics and extra-curricular activities while at Harmon.  She is involved in other ways with the community, helping with outreach programs, Harvesters and other volunteer programs.  She will be successful in her future.  I am proud to call her a student of the month.”

Steve Howard, Teacher & Coach