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KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for September

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September Students of the Month.

Melinna Salas, 3rd grade

Noble Prentis Elementary School
Nominated by: David E. Berry, Teacher
"When working with Melinna, it is immediately clear that she is exceptional. Each and every day, she quietly finishes every bit of work she is given; without complaint, and always with her best effort. Melinna is a kind, thoughtful, quiet achiever. It is remarkable that she can understand a task, skill strategy or objective after being shown once. One of her great strengths is she is a team player. Outside of school, Melinna is an avid soccer player. She is showing great promise as an athlete. Melinna Salas is definitely should be considered as a student of the month".
-- Sincerely, David E. Berry, Teacher

Liliana Rodriguez Calderon, 8th grade

Argentine Middle School
Nominated by: Kathy Rosenberg , & David Bean, Teachers
"Liliana works well with other students. She is always willing to help students that are having problems in math. She always turns in her homework and she does well on her tests. Lily consistently keeps up with her grades in all of her classes. She is a joy to have in class and I highly recommend her".

-- Sincerely, Kathy Rosenberg and David Bean, Teachers

Joanna Perez, 12th grade

J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by: Steve Howard, Teacher
"Joanna Perez is a special young lady. I am continually surprised at the amount of time she gives of herself. As accomplished as her career has been, she always finds time for others. When needed, she will help tutor classmates and younger students, often using her bilingual skills. Joanna would be described as a 'people person' with high energy. She is a dedicated, hard working student willing to take on challenges. Joanna is a focused, caring young lady that has set high aspiration for her future".
-- Sincerely, Steve Howard, Teacher

-- October 7, 2013 News Release

KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for May

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May 2015 KCK Public Schools, Students of the Month - Back row (from left) Alejandro Mendoza, 11th grade, Wyandotte High School, Abrianna Mitchell, 8th grade, West Middle School, Adrian Damian, 11th grade, Wyandotte High School, Front row (from left) Victor Ortiz, pre-K, Morse Elementary School, & Victoria Duran, Kindergarten, Bethel Elementary School.

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Victor Ortiz Lara from Morse Early Childhood Center, Victoria Duran from Bethel Elementary, Abrianna Mitchell from West Middle School and Alejandro Mendoza & Adrian Damian from Wyandotte High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

Victor Ortiz Lara, Pre-K
Morse Early Childhood Center
Nominated by: Amanda Sherer & Firdaus Daud, Teacher & Associate Teacher

“Victor is a positive role model for his peers both academically and socially.  He follows classroom rules and instructions.  Victor strives to achieve his goals and inspires his classmates to do the same.  We are very proud to nominate Victor as student of the month.” 

Sincerely,
Amanda Sherer, Pre-K Teacher & Firdaus Daud, Associate Teacher

Victoria Duran, Kindergarten
Bethel Elementary School
Nominated by: Jennifer Storey

“Victoria is a terrific kindergarten student!  She comes to school prepared and eager to learn every day.  Her peers view her as a role model because of the positive behavior she constantly displays in class.  I am very proud of her and the academic growth she has shown thus far in kindergarten.  I am happy to nominate her as elementary student of the month.” 

Sincerely,
Jennifer Storey, Kindergarten Teacher

Abrianna Mitchell, 8th grade
West Middle School
Nominated by: Rachael Anderson, Teacher

“Abrianna Mitchell is a dedicated and conscientious student. She is always prepared and goes above and beyond. She is seen as a leader by both her peers and her teacher for the outstanding work and time she devotes to the school. She will persevere through work even when it is difficult.  She serves as a shining example to others of what is capable when you try!” 

Sincerely,  
Rachael Anderson, Teacher

Alejandro Mendoza, 11th grade & Adrian Damian, 11th
Wyandotte High School
Nominated by: Sarah Frohmberg, Teacher

“Both Alejandro & Adrian have impressed me and all of their teachers----with their commitment to excellence.  Alejandro & Adrian are friends and encourage each other to be the best; in class, in sports, and in the community.  They are committed to being leaders.  Both Alejandro & Adrian’s commitment to their academics is clear, not only by their grades, but also by their conduct.  They are responsible and turn their work in on time and often stay after school to work on assignments before they are due.  They both bring positive energy to whatever they decide to accomplish.  They are both extremely intelligent and it is clear they are serious about their education and have definite plans to attend college and give back to their community.  I am excited for their futures!!” 

Sincerely,
Sarah Frohmberg, Teacher

KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for October

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October Students of the Month.

J'aniuyah Harris, 5th grade

New Stanley Elementary School
Nominated by: Christy Waugh, Teacher
"We want to nominate J'aniuyah Harris for Student of the Month. She has shown fortitude throughout her lessons here at New Stanley in P.E., Music, Art, Library and Science. Her presence stands out as one who is in charge of her learning ... We feel that she is very deserving of such an honor because of her unwavering attitude towards her learning."
-- Sincerely, Christy Waugh, Teacher

Anthonio Rollins, 8th grade

Eisenhower Middle School
Nominated by: Poonam Sharma & Quinn White, Teachers
"Anthonio is an excellent student. He comes to school every day ready to learn ... He is a hard worker and likes to give his best ... We feel very fortunate to have Anthonio Rollins at Eisenhower Middle School. He will be an excellent choice for Student of the Month."
-- Sincerely, Poonam Sharma and Quinn White, Teachers

Gabriel "Gabe" Garcia, 12th grade

J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by: Cheryl McDonald, Beth McMillen, Kameisha White
"Gabriel Garcia, Gabe, is currently a senior at J.C. Harmon ... One of Gabe's IEP goals is to work. For the 2nd school year year in a row Gabe is working at the 8th Street YMCA. Gabe was recently honored thru the greater Kansas City YMCA as a "Super Hero" whose super power is "Spreading Joy!" ... Gabe Garcia would be an excellent choice for Student of the Month."
-- Sincerely, Cheryl McDonald, Beth McMillen, Kameisha White

-- November 4, 2013 News Release

 

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

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The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored three students as Students of the Month at their meeting on May 10, 2016.  Students are pictured (back row, Cynthia Botello, 12th grader, F.L. Schlagle High School, Anthony Goodwin, 8th grader, West Middle School, front row, Anthony Jenkins, 5th grader New Chelsea Elementary.) 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Anthony Jenkins, 5th grade from New Chelsea Elementary, Anthony Goodwin, 8th grade from West Middle School and Cynthia Botello, 12th grade from F.L. Schlage for Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

EXPLANATION:

Anthony Jenkins, 5th grade
New Chelsea Elementary School
Nominated by: Shannon McBroom, teacher

“Anthony Jenkins, 5th grader from New Chelsea Elementary is a child who has had some problems but this year has made some big changes.  Anthony became involved in the music program where he played the role of Mick Jagger.  He loved it so much, but I told him he had to do his work or he could not continue to be in the program.  As a result Anthony has not been in recovery since he began working in the musical!!  He tells me ‘music is my thing’!  He has been doing his work and turning in assignments.  He also just recently did a really heroic thing.  Our school bench was stolen from our playground at school.  We were very sad because we liked to watch moms sit on the bench and visit after they dropped their kids off.  Anthony loves to ride his bike after school and seemed to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood.  He found the bench in an old vacant house.  He then returned to school and informed Mrs. Searcy (Our recovery teacher) and told him to get Officer Blunt.  He and Officer Blunt went to the vacant house and retrieved the bench and came proudly walking up the sidewalk of our school carrying it.  I know Anthony has not made straight A’s but he has made many improvements and has such a wonderful heart.”

Sincerely,
Shannon McBroom, teacher, New Chelsea Elementary

Anthony Goodwin, 7th grade
West Middle School
Nominated by: Caitlin McCollum, Teacher, and the 7th grade team

“Anthony Goodwin, 7th grader has been selected as our student of the month at West Middle School.  All of his teachers describe him as a diligent student who always works hard to get his work turned in on time and to the best of his ability.  Anthony gives an outstanding effort and consistently asks questions of his peers and teachers when he needs support.  Further, Anthony’s maturity and respectful attitude are demonstrated by his cheerful attitude both in and out of the classroom.  Anthony acts as a positive leader and role model for his peers by avoiding conflict and promoting learning through positive peer interactions.  Anthony is deserving of being recognized as student of the month because he is an excellent model for his peers and a pleasure to have in class every day!” 

Sincerely,
Caitlin McCollum and the 7th grade team

Cynthia Botello, 12th grade
F. L. Schlagle High School
Nominated by: Raneka Truelove, Teacher

“Cynthia Botello, senior is a rock star!!  I truly admire her hard-work and perseverance! She is an exceptional student because she refuses to give up.  If there is something put in front of her that may initially overwhelm her, she asks the questions she needs to ask, buckles down and works her heart out until she has arrived as conqueror.  I appreciate and admire her heart to move in excellence!  She will graduate this year and I am very proud of her. Cynthia rocks it!” 

Sincerely, 
Raneka Truelove, English Language Arts Teacher  

KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for April

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The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored five students as Students of the Month at their meeting on April 28, 2015.  Students are pictured (front row, girls from left) Kira Robbins, from Bethel Elementary School and Natalia Rodriguez from Morse Early Childhood Center, and (back row, boys from left) Kaeden Robbins from Bethel Elementary School, Drevontae Tiller from J.C. Harmon High School and Carter Glimpse from Arrowhead Middle School. 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Natalia Rodriguez from Morse Early Childhood Center, Kira Robbins & Kaeden Robbins from Bethel Elementary, Carter Glimpse from Arrowhead Middle School and Drevontae Tiller from J.C. Harmon High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

Natalia Rodriguez, Pre-K
Morse Early Childhood Center
Nominated by: Amber Hartsook & Kimberley Gabel, Pre-K Teachers

“Natalia is an outstanding student.  She is very nurturing and intuitive.  She is able to determine when a peer needs extra help and takes it upon herself to help them.  She is also able to read emotions of others and regulate her own emotions as well.   She also has an eagerness to learn.  We are happy to have her in class and proud to nominate Natalia as student of the month.” 

Sincerely,
Amber Hartsook & Kimberley Gabel, Pre-K Teachers

Kira Robbins, 4th grade & Kaeden Robbins, 5th grade
Bethel Elementary School
Nominated by: Carol Pitchlyn, Ed.D., Molly Kerr, 4th grade Teacher & Sara Olson, 5th grade Teacher

“Kira is a fourth grade student in Ms. Molly Kerr’s class.  She has a 5th grade brother attending Bethel with her.  Each of their teachers are in agreement that this sister-brother duo is truly deserving of this recognition.  Both of these bright students excel in many areas and shine as great student models for their peers.  Both are very high academic achievers, and take great pride in their school.  I find them each in their own classes helping classmates in problem solving and never reluctant to being team players in group ventures.  Both are very high academic achievers, and their courtesy and respectfulness they show towards staff and fellow students is equally as high.  It is for these reasons and many more that we proudly nominate Kira and Kaeden Robbins for students of the month.” 

Sincerely,
Carol Pitchlyn, Ed.D., Molly Kerr, 4th grade Teacher, & Sara Olson, 5th grade Teacher 

Carter Glimpse, 8th grade
Arrowhead Middle School
Nominated by: Deborah Hall, Teacher

“Carter came to us from another district this year and is one of the most amazing students I have ever worked with.  His attendance is excellent and his work ethic is outstanding.  Carter’s focus is on academics and he does not participate in any sports.  He is one of the most popular students in the 8th grade with his peers as well as with his teachers and other adults.  He has scored very high on all tests and his participation in the Math Relays help bring our 8th grade team to the 2nd place division.  I am so excited to see where Carter goes in his future and I have been so honored to have him in my AG1 class this year!” 

Sincerely, 
Deborah Hall, Teacher

Drevontae Tiller, 10th grade
J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by:  Kim Angell, Teacher

“Drevontae started out with a rough first semester, but has brought all his grades up and he has been doing so well and really putting forth the effort in class.  He has no longer gotten in any trouble and is doing well. He cares about his grades, his GPA and participates in class discussions.  I am so proud of him and am happy to nominate him as student of the month.  Drevontae deserves recognition.” 

Sincerely,
Kim Angell, Teacher