Congratulations to the January 2018 Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the January Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on January 23, 2018. They are: (from left) RayShawn Williams from the North Central Office Early Childhood Center, Najmo Mohamed from New Stanley Elementary, Michael Daniels from West Middle and Denyce Chatmon from F.L. Schlagle High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

RayShawn Williams

“RayShawn has made an awesome change in attitude towards school since the beginning of the year. He comes to school on time with a smile and he’s very excited to learn. . .. I am very proud of his hard work and dedication in our classroom,” said Caitlin Cassity, Head Start teacher, KSSB.

Najmo Mohamed

“Najmo has been a positive role model for other students in our classroom. As a student who is always at school, Najmo is a good friend and always willing to help out other students. Najmo is one of the students that we rely on to be a positive peer tutor for other students,” said Theresa Barry and Jenny Nolan, teachers, New Stanley Elementary.

Michael Daniels

“Michael is a very responsible, motivated and confident student. He comes to school every day prepared and ready to learn. Michael is also a model student who sets a positive example for his peers. His work ethic and focus on doing the right thing is an inspiration to his classmates,” said Ashley Campbell, teacher, West Middle.

Denyce Chatmon

“Denyce is an A student and currently holds a 3.91 GPA. … In addition to keeping her grades at an exceptional level, Denyce also holds a job outside of school and works close to full time hours each week. I believe Denyce is headed in a direction which will see her be successful, prominent and an asset to the community,” said Officer Kala Corethers, KCKPS Police Department.

Congratulations to the December 2017 Students of the Month


Congratulations to the December Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on December 12, 2017. They are: (from left) Evan Sanders from Welborn Elementary and Viviana Lanuza from Wyandotte High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Evan Sanders:

“Evan is special. He is really one of a kind. Evan is always polite and helpful and willing to take on leadership roles in the school. We are so proud of him and very thankful for his support at Welborn Elementary.”

Viviana Lanuza:

“Viviana is a quiet force for change in my classroom. She is an amazing student and more importantly an amazing person! She excels in every class and has a beautiful spirit.”

Congratulations to the October 2017 Students of the Month


Congratulations to the October Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on October 24, 2017. They are: (from left) Eduardo Granados from Wyandotte High, Perkins Rietema from New Stanley Elementary and Lauren Romero-Sanchez from White Church Elementary. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Eduardo Granados

“Eduardo is a student in my Applied Business Development class at Wyandotte High School. The focus of this class is an internship with Nutritional Services with a focus on the Breakfast in the Classroom program. He saw a problem and worked with Nutritional Services, Transportation, etc. to not only solve the problem but also connect more students to our school’s community. He is a truly remarkable and kind young man.”

Perkins Rietema

“Perkins is an amazing and outstanding student in our kindergarten classroom. He walked in on the first day with a smile and was ready to go. He has been a role-model student since that very first moment. He is excited about learning and helping others to learn in the classroom. We love having him in our classroom.”

Lauren Romero-Sanchez

“Lauren is an exceptional young lady who has impressed me since day one of the school year. She has a very strong work ethic and does nothing but her best work every single day. Lauren has a love for books that is so refreshing. She is truly one of our best and brightest stars.”

Congratulations to the November 2017 Students of the Month


Congratulations to the November Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on November 28, 2017. They are: (from left) Tiara Hopkins from 500 Reach Virtual Learning Center, Mariah Holst from Hazel Grove Elementary and Jared Ceron from F.L. Schlagle High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Mariah Holst, 3rd grade, Hazel Grove Elementary:

“Mariah Holst is one of our students and we are very fortunate to have her in our classroom. She consistently goes above and beyond to complete her assignments and is willing to work with any student in our class.”

Jared Ceron, 11th grade, F.L. Schlagle High:

“There are so many things I could say about Jared Ceron. He joined my class this semester and I already have seen him shine as a leader in the classroom. Jared exhibits all of the characteristics that make not only a successful Schlagle Stallion, but he also exudes a huge dose of good humor. Jared is a great representative of all of the spectacular students we have in this district.”

Tiara Hopkins, 12th grade, 500 Reach Virtual Learning Center:

“Tiara Hopkins is an awesome, eighteen-year-old student. Tiara is driven and very self-motivated. She was living and attending high school in Missouri when she became aware that she was behind in credits for graduation. She decided that she needed a change, so she moved in with her mother who lives in the KCKPS district. Tiara was among the first students to enroll in 500 Reach and is ontrack to graduate with her diploma in February 2018.”

Congratulations to the September 2017 Students of the Month


Congratulations to the September Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on September 26, 2017. They are: (from left) Spencer Crosby from F.L. Schlagle High, Rosie Lopez from Eisenhower Middle, Melody Hawj from West Middle and Hector Plantillas, Jr. from Bethel Elementary.

Spencer Crosby, F.L. Schlagle High

“Spencer Crosby transferred to our school last year and has shown to be one of the most resilient students I have worked with. I have been so impressed with his ability to work collaboratively with both his peers and with adult mentors. I think Spencer will be a huge asset for the remainder of his time at Schlagle and we are excited to see the leader he will become.” – Teachers Stephanie Alderman-Oler and Sarah Evans

Rosie Lopez, Eisenhower Middle

“Rosie Lopez is one of the most considerate, genuinely helpful students I have had the opportunity to teach over the last several years. She goes out of her way to help other students, while pushing herself academically. She is involved in many school activities including orchestra, journalism and soccer. I can’t wait to see what she does in future.”  – Teacher Beth Edmonds

Melody Hawj, West Middle

“Melody is prepared to study every day and ready to learn. She works hard as a learner not only to follow, but to exceed classroom expectations. She is organized an independent. Melody puts a great deal of thought into each assignment, test and project. She is an asset in each of our classrooms, and we are glad to have her.” – Teachers Kathryn Carter-Brown, Bobbie Beverlin, Jill Burgdorfer, Sean Byron, Todd Duntz, Melisa Halstead, Lauren Hernandez, Richard Reeves, Dylan Smith, Sharon Smith, David Swartz, Cale Urban, Presley Wilson and Charles Bailes.

Hector Plantillas, Jr., Bethel Elementary

“When Hector came to our classroom, he fit in so well. In the beginning, he struggled a little, but always had a positive attitude and wanted to learn. Anytime you see Hector, he is smiling. Because of his positivity, Hector has made many friends in school. I am happy you came to Bethel Elementary and to my classroom.” – Teacher Ellen Yadric