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