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KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for April 2016

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The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored four students as Students of the Month at their meeting on April 26, 2016.  They are (middle, back) Grace Wright, from the F.L. Schlagle High School; (front row, from left) Carolina Lozano-Perez, from Quindaro Elementary; Jaimelynn Renova Parra, Morse Early Childhood Center; and Por Choua Lor, Central Middle School.  

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Jaimelynn Renova Parra from Morse Early Childhood Center, Carolina Lozano-Perez from Quindaro Elementary, Alejandra Por Choua Lor from Central Middle School and Grace Wright from F.L. Schlagle High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

EXPLANATION:

 Jaimelynn Renova Parra, Pre-K
Morse Early Childhood Center
Nominated by: Jami Dodig, Early Childhood Educator, Jennifer Bruns, Early Childhood Special Educator, Alicia Salazar-Neupane, Paraeducator, Yogi Guess, Paraeducator, Manisha Tatum, Speech & Language Pathologist, Erika Salazar, ESL Translator & Carlie Thomas, Student Teacher, all from Morse Early Childhood Center

“Jaimelynn is one of those students that just brightens your day!  She enters the school building each day with a smile on her face and a willingness to learn.  She gets along with all her peers in the classroom and has made many friends this year. If she doesn’t understand something, she will ask questions.  One of the most endearing qualities about Jaimelynn is her capacity to help out her fellow classmate and her care and concern for her peers.  She invites peers over to play with her at the dramatic play and engages them in dramatic play roles.  She also has a very unique quality about her for our students with disabilities.  She provides encouragement to her peers when they get a piece in the puzzle correctly.   Jaimelynn displays a love of learning and we appreciate you honoring her for student of the month”. 

Sincerely,
Jami Dodig, Jennifer Bruns, Alicia Salazar-Neupane, Yogi Guess, Manisha Tatum, Erika Salazar and Carlie Thomas, all from Morse ECC

Carolina Lozano-Perez, 5th grade
Quindaro Elementary School
Nominated by: Nicole Heier, Teacher

“Carolina is an exemplary student and role model for others.  Academically, she is at the top of her class, consistently receiving all ‘A’s’!  Her school takes part in a Character Plus program focused on student success through character development.  Each month the students are focused on a different character trait, such as courage, respect, integrity and compassion.   She has a number of leadership roles in our school.   She is a member of the school’s Young Leaders of Tomorrow group, a service-learning group, a service-learning and character-building program.  Their project this year was in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  This has contributed to her compassion and giving spirit. Most recently, she cut off more than 15 inches of her to donate to Locks of Lock.  Carolina is a true leader, mentor and good Samaritan!”

Sincerely,
Nicole Heier, Teacher

Por Choua Lor, 8th grade
Central Middle School
Nominated by: Kristy Poplau, Teacher Leader

“I had the privilege of teaching Por Choua Lor in summer school this past year.  Wow!  What a joy! He attended summer school so he could learn more and speak more English.  He gave 150% to everything we did.  I am very impressed by his dedication to learning.  He should be given every opportunity within our grasp, as he will strive to achieve his goals.  Por Choua is an extremely likeable, high character student with true moral values.  He is hard working, dependable, and truly cares about others. He patiently helps his peers when they need assistance without judgment and often with enthusiasm!  He lives with the Golden Rule. I wish more adults could acquire traits such as Por Choua’s.   He is a fine young man and I expect great things from him”.

Kristy Poplau,
Teacher Leader

Grace Wright, 10th grade
F.L. Schlagle High School
Nominated by: Sara Cosse, Family Advocacy Teacher

“Grace Wright is a great representation of a wonderful student here at F.L. Schlagle High School.  Grace is a 10th grader who helps other students with her positivity within the classroom.  She is an active student in our school and is involved as a marching band flag dancer and with the KU Talent Search in our school.  Grace has a strong future ahead of her marching band flag dance.  Grace has a strong future ahead of her and works hard in all of her classes with mostly A’s and few B’s.  She is a leader among others and she is responsible, respectable, and radiant!” 

Sincerely,
Sara Cosse, Family Advocacy Teacher