Student of the Month Assembly for Period 4
By : Jenny C. and Hong Tran D., Staff Writers
Magruder’s outdoor stage was packed with students, and proud parents, at the Period Four Student of the Month Assembly, on February 27th, 2015. The assembly started with Esther C. leading the Mustang Cheer. It seems like the 8th graders were the best this time at the cheer. Jr HRA leaders started announcing the names of 6th graders and Ms. Nunez handed out certificates.
Starting off with the 6th graders :
2 : Mrs. Le ~ Joseph D. for excellent class participation & work habits.
3 : Mrs. Le ~ Andrew Y. for outstanding academic achievement & citizenship in Math.
5 : Mrs. Takano and Yung ~ Savannah L. for always being a hard worker and putting forth amazing effort
6 : Mr. Vermette ~ Jiro (Wayne) C. for best sportsmanship in Physical Education
8 : Mr. Vermette ~ “Haskell” Thomas M. for best sportsmanship in Physical Education
9 : Mr. Vermette ~ Joanna M. for best effort in Physical Education
11 : Mr. Vermette ~ Makaela W. for best sportsmanship in Physical Education
12 : Mrs. Jaeger ~ Julio C. for excellent participation in Language Arts
13 : Mrs. Jaeger ~ James E. for excellence in writing in Language Arts
14 : Mrs. Jaeger ~ Joslyn H. for excellent achievement in Language Arts
16 : Ms. Thompson ~ Viviana G. for being a great scientist
17 : Ms. Thompson ~ Dynelli H. for dedication in participation and citizenship in Science
18 : Ms. Thompson ~ Kimberly Q.for dedication to participating in Science
19 : Mrs. Ramos ~ Fernando S. for excellent attitude about school work
20 : Mrs. Ramos ~ Kayla W. for excellent attitude about school work
Afterwards, one of the Jr HRA members, James S., talking about this months character trait.
“ From you Jr. HRA and Renaissance – with great grades come great possibilities. This month we are focusing on the character trait of Fairness.
Fairness is the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from the bias or unjustice; evenhandedness. Play by the rules – Take turns and share – Be open-minded; listen to others – Don’t take advantage of others – Don’t blame others – Treat all people fairly.
After the character trait, Ms. Ramos talked about the ELD program and how one student, Dylan, managed to succeed and tested out of the program. She then talked to the 8th graders about the bilingual certificate at the end of high school. For 8th graders to earn this, they must be able to speak, write, and read a language besides English.
Here are the 7th graders :
1 : Mrs. Peterson ~ William B. for excellence in Social Studies
3 : Mrs. Peterson ~ Jenny T. for excellence in writing and research in Social Studies
4 : Mrs. Peterson ~ Abigail V. for excellence in Social Studies
5 : Ms. Kawahara ~ David C. for being a hard-working Mathematician
7 : Mrs. Davies ~ Dylan C. for outstanding achievement and participation in Science
8 : Mrs. Davies ~ Carly P. for outstanding achievement and participation in Science
9 : Ms. Loftin ~ Monica K. for always giving 100% in Physical Education
10 : Ms. Loftin ~ Xerxes R. for being a great runner in Physical Education
12 : Ms. Loftin ~ Nyla S. for being an amazing runner in Physical Education
13 : Mrs. Aulenta ~ Riley L. for excellent achievement and citizenship in Language Arts
15 : Mrs. Aulenta ~ Miguel L. for excellent effort and citizenship in Language Arts
Finally, the 8th graders :
2 : Mrs. Ji ~ Christian L. for academic excellence in Science
3 : Mrs. Ji ~ Rachel L. for academic excellence in Science
4 : Mrs. Johnson ~ Mia C. for incredible growth in commitment and mastery in Math class
5 : Mrs. Johnson ~ Thatcher L. for being the most dedicated and improved Math student
7 : Mrs. Johnson ~ Michelle V. for being the most outstanding Mathematician.
8 : Mrs. Schwafaty ~ Melissa D. for outstanding effort and participation
9 : Mrs. Schwafaty ~ Jessica N. for academic excellence and outstanding participation
10 : Mrs. Schwafaty ~ Jessica W. for academic excellence and outstanding participation
11 : Ms. Worthge ~ Kobey D. for excellence in effort and achievement
12 : Ms. Loftin ~ Danny E. for always giving 100% in Physical Education
13 : Mrs. Kim ~ Alex G. for excellent perseverance and determination to be a successful leader
14 : Mrs. Kim ~ Justin S. for excellent effort and citizenship
15 : Mrs. Fraga ~ Ramzy I. for excellence in achievement, effort, and participation
16 : Mrs. Fraga ~ Rita “Phuong Uyen” N. for excellence in achievement, effort, and participation
17 : Mrs. Fraga ~ Tuyen T. for excellence in achievement and effort
18 : Mrs. Fraga ~ Armando V. for excellence in achievement and participation
19 : Mr. Burgner ~ Claire K. for excellent historical analysis
20 : Mr. Burgner ~ Marla M.-C. for excellence in Social Studies
21 : Ms. Thompson ~ Marla M.-C. for excellence in Science
22 : Ms. Thompson ~ Anton p. for dedication and worth ethic in Science
23 : Ms. Thompson ~ Virginia “Gina” R. for continued growth and curiosity as a scientist.
After the students, we moved on to the teachers. A teacher is chosen, by students, from each grade level to receive the award which is a bouquet of flowers and a certificate, for making their class especially interesting and enjoyable. It is called the Staffelty of the Month.
First was for 6th graders, Mrs. Smith was chosen for making Social Studies and Science fun and easy. Next, Mrs. Aulenta was chosen for 7th grade for her ability to understand her students and find special ways to teach her students. Finally Mr. Burgner was the 8th grade Staffelty of the Month for his achievement on making the lessons entertaining and interesting for his students. Magruder proudly recognizes our teacher for all of their hard work.
So this was February’s S.O.M.A. Magruder will continue to recognize students for their hard work.