KCK Board of Education Honors Students of the Month - November 2016

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education recognize Ivan Hernandez-Jimenez from Morse Early Childhood Center, Kylie Hamilton from New Stanley Elementary, Alejandro Martinez from Argentine Middle School and Rosa Hernandez from J.C. Harmon High School as Students of the Month as recommended by Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of Schools. 


Ivan Hernandez-Jimenez, Pre-K
Morse Early Childhood Center
Nominated by: Jennifer Bruns, Jami Dodig, Alicia Salazar-Neupane, Yogi Guess & Manisha Tatum, Early Childhood Staff at Morse 

“Ivan is an exceptional role model for his peers.  He is a blessing to have in our classroom again this year.  Ivan is able to invite his peers to follow directions and classroom routines.  For example, when the teacher turns on the “clean up” song, Ivan cleans up his area, and then goes around the room helps his peers to clean and letting them know that the song means it’s time to clean up their toys. He is very kind, caring and loving towards all students in the classroom.  Ivan shows persistence in all tasks that he pursues. If he can’t figure out a task, he will try over and over again or ask a teacher for assistant.  Ivan’s classroom teachers are very excited to have him back again this year in our classroom!!”  Sincerely, Staff at Morse Early Childhood Center

Kylie Hamilton, 5th grade
New Stanley Elementary School
Nominated by: Jamie Brann, Teacher

“The fifth grade team at New Stanley Elementary would like to nominate Kylie Hamilton for Student of the Month.  Kylie is a shy fifth grader who could easily slide under the radar.  However, in our time with Kylie (July through October) she has grown significantly, both academically and socially.  She is consistent in turning in weekly reading logs, morning work and all assignments.  Kylie never misses school and is very reliable and depended on by her peers.  Kylie is an incredibly hard working young lady and we are very proud to nominate her for student of the month.”  Sincerely, Jamie Brann, Teacher and the entire fifth grade team

Alejandro Martinez, 8th grade
Argentine Middle School
Nominated by: Micah Louis, Teacher

“Alejandro (Alex) has been a pleasure to have in class this year.  I have known him for two years and his pursuit of excellence is unparalleled.  Whether it’s football conditioning or Math, Alex wants to be the best.  He also possesses a very humble and empathetic attitude, and always looks to help other students in the class.  His positive outlook on school and life will take him far, and he makes me look forward to when I have his class!”  Sincerely, Micah Louis, 8th Grade Teacher

Rosa Hernandez, 11th grade
J.C. Harmon High School
Nominated by:  Geoff Markos, Principal of J.C. Harmon

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Rosa Hernandez, for the District’s Student of the month.  Given my role as the principal, I do not have the pleasure of having Rosa in class.  However, every time I observe her in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, sports arena, etc…she always has a smile and seems to be doing something to help Harmon and the students within.  What makes Rosa so special is her ability to be a leader both socially and academically.  She takes pride in seeing others succeed.  We started LINK Crew this school year which is a leadership program that uses Juniors and Seniors to mentor and welcome our incoming Freshman class.  Rosa is not only an active member in LINK Crew, she applied and was awarded a commissioner position.  Rosa is the driving force for inspiring new ideas to promote the LINK crew and the freshman that they support. She is an inspiration to me, our students, and our staff at J.C. Harmon.”  Sincerely, Geoff Markos, Principal of J.C. Harmon High School.