Student Recognition

The Student Recognition Program is designed to recognize students for their exemplary academic efforts, community service, citizenship, athletics, volunteer service, etc. If students are nominated for a reason besides academics, they should have demonstrated at least average academic effort, good school attendance and good discipline.

To nominate a student, please complete the nomination form here. If you have problems submitting the form online, hard copies should be submitted to your principal and then forwarded to the Communications office.

Congratulations to the April 2018 Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the April Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on April 10, 2018. They are: (from left, top) Bellah Frazee, Pre-K from Silver City Elementary, Brooklyn Simpson from Parker Elementary, Michelle Aguilera-Enriquez from West Middle, and (from left, bottom) Genesis Garcia-Flores, Alicia Granados-Rodriguez and Zachary Garner from J.C. Harmon High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Bellah Frazee

“Bellah has shown so much growth this year. She is becoming Kindergarten ready and it shows every day in what she accomplishes. Bellah has been an amazing role model for all of her class. She helps out others when they are struggling and is always teaching others something on a daily basis.”
-Jessica Clippinger, Pre-K teacher

Brooklyn Simpson

“Brooklyn is such an amazing student to have in class. She is one of the hardest workers I have ever had in class. She never gives up, which is such a great quality to have. Brooklyn is well-known and loved by all staff members. She is an amazing student and overall person.”
-Amanda Dirks, teacher

Michelle Aguilera-Enriquez

“Michelle has a strong work ethic, stands up for others in any situation, is a leader during collaborative tasks and is naturally inquisitive. She is willing and able to help students of any background. Michelle stands out on our team in many ways and is very deserving of this honor.”
 -Michael Borders, teacher

Zachary Garner, Alicia Granados-Rodriguez and Genesis Garcia-Flores

“This past weekend these three amazing students gave a powerful spoken word presentation at the March for Our Lives Walk. They not only represented themselves, their families and their school extremely well, they also did an amazing job of showing off their voice and advocating for what they need. I could go on and on about how great these students are and include many other great things that they have done, but I am going to let their leadership that they showed at the march speak for itself.”
-Geoff Markos, principal

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

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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 March 2018 Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the March Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on March 20, 2018. They are: (from left) Cristian Gallegos from Noble Prentis Elementary, Brandon Souvanthong from Rosedale Middle, and Gaige Pruneda from J.C. Harmon High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

Cristian Gallegos

“Cristian is a joy to have as a student. He always comes to class ready to learn with a positive attitude. He works hard and shows incredible leadership skills in class. Cristian is definitely going places because of his consistent determination to do his very best.”
-Pamela Garrett

Brandon Souvanthong

“Brandon is a delight to have at Rosedale. He greets teachers in the hallway with a bright smile and a good morning/afternoon plus asks how their day is going. In class, he is eager to learn, shares answers readily and works well with his classmates.”
-Darla Belt

Gaige Pruneda

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Gaige Pruneda for the KCKPS Student of the Month. Given my role as principal, I do not have the pleasure of having Gaige in class. However, every time I observe him in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc. he always puts a smile on my face. It is impossible to be in a bad mood around him. He is an inspiration to our students and our staff here at J.C. Harmon High School.”
-Geoff Markos

Congratulations to the February 2018 Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the February Students of the Month honored by the Board of Education at their meeting on February 27, 2018. They are: (from left) James Aung from North Central Office Early Childhood Center, Chad Taylor from New Stanley Elementary, Viviana Macias-Leyva from Central Middle and Rhoderic Montgomery from Washington High. The following are excerpts from their nominations:

James Aung

“James is a caring, respectful and responsible student. He is a model for the rest of the children in his class… Since the beginning of the year, James has opened up to his classmates and teachers. We are so fortunate to have James in our classroom.” – Heather Trinkle-Miller, early childhood teacher

Chad Taylor

“Chad has been a positive role model for other students in our classroom. As a student who is always at school, Chad is a good friend and always willing to help out other schools… Chad is a student who perseveres; he never gives up – always trying hard to reach his goal.” – Theresa Barry and Jenny Nolan, teachers

Viviana Macias-Leyva

“Viviana Macias-Leyva is an excellent student. She is constantly trying her best with everything she does…. She is kind to everyone, helping translate if a student doesn’t understand, and lending supplies to students in need. Viviana is a natural choice for student of the month.” – Katherine Baldus, teacher

Rhoderic Montgomery

“Since arriving at Washington, Rhoderic has made a positive impact on the entire school community, but particularly the Freshman Academy. As a senior, his life and school experiences have been useful tools for him to share with our freshmen… He is a wonderful, positive person for our freshmen to have as a resource. We know that Rhoderic will be an asset to where ever he decides to go to college, and will have a lasting impact on our freshmen.” – Gabe Mervosh, administrator, Elizabeth Ault and Kristen Werp, teachers