KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month for November 2015

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The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored four students as Students of the Month at their meeting on November 24, 2015.  Students are pictured (front row, Jonathan Contreras Alvarez, Pre K, from KCK Early Childhood Center School and (back row, boys from left) Joel Sanchez from Rosedale Middle School, and Darion Stafford  from Washington High School.  (Elementary student, Robert Lemus-Salinas was unable to attend and will be honored at the December meeting).


That the Kansas City Board of Education recognize Jonathan Contreras Alvarez from the KCK Early Childhood Center, Robert Lemus-Salinas from New Stanley Elementary, Joel Sanchez from Rosedale Middle School and Darion Stafford from Washington High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools.

Jonathan Contreras Alvarez, Pre-K
KCK Early Childhood Center
Nominated by: Terresa McKinney, Pre-K Teacher

“Jonathan is an excellent student.  He is compassionate, caring and polite to all adults and his peers.  Jonathan comes to school every day with a smile and a great attitude.  He is willing to help without being asked.  Jonathan pushes in chairs when his friends forget to take care of their chairs.  He is willingly to clean up for the teachers.  Even though Jonathan is learning a second language, he tries everything asked of him.  Jonathan is an asset to our classroom.” 

Terresa McKinney, Pre-K Teacher

Joel Sanchez, 6th grade
Rosedale Middle School
Nominated by: Denise Dixon and Debra Laws, Teachers

“Joel is an exceptional student at Rosedale Middle School.  He is a student of excellence with straight “A’s”.  He is dedicated to always doing his absolute best!  He has excellent attendance and is always punctual and ready to work before the bell rings.  He completes all assignments and homework on time and with the high quality teachers expect.  He is always kind and respectful to his peers and teachers.  In all areas, Joel demonstrates a positive attitude.  Joel also participates in extracurricular activities, and is a manager of the Rosedale football team.   Thank you for honoring him as a student of the month.” 

Denise Dixon, Teacher and Debra Laws, Teacher

Darion Stafford, 12th grade
Washington High School
Nominated by:  Lt. Colonel. Patrick McCormack, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

“Cadet Colonel Darion Stafford is an incredible young man, and total package superstar!  Darion is the Deputy Wing Commander for our JROTC program, the second highest ranking cadet in the program.  This summer Darion was selected over cadets from 4 different high schools to command the regional Summer Leadership Course.  Darion is more than an outstanding cadet; he is involved in many activities at our school and volunteers in our community.  He has a 3.6 GPA, is the Captain of the Football team, among many other sports for our school. He is the Vice President of the Senior Board, and he plans to attend Oklahoma State University next year.”

Lt. Col. Patrick McCormack, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor