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Students of monthThe Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education honored 11 students as Students of the Month at the meeting on April 9: back row, from left, Jasionna Hall, Argentine Middle School, and Alex Lor, Schlagle High School, front row, Desmon Williams, Hazel Grove Elementary School. (Photo from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools)
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Students of monthAlso honored were Prepare House students, sitting, from left, Andrea Segura and Alex May; middle row, from left, Olga Cabellero, Nathanael Morerod and Katelyn Tatum; and back row, from left, Mark Schmidt and Philip Holcomb. Not present was Christina Avalos. (Photo from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools)
Students of month
Students of month
Several students were honored in April as Students of the Month by the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education.
“There are not enough words to describe what an outstanding student and person Desmon Williams is. Desmon loves learning and his enthusiasm for what we are doing is apparent by the smile on his face. Not only does Desmon excel in the classroom, but he makes sure that those around him are doing their best, as well. I often call him ‘professor’ because he will come up with things during class discussions that are literally the next things to teach in my teacher manual or the things that I am getting ready to explain. As a person, Desmon has a heart of gold. He is the most compassionate kindergartner I have ever had the privilege of working with. Desmon Williams is a young man who has an exciting life ahead of him and I am honored that I got to be a small part of it as his kindergarten teacher. ” Sincerely, Emily Fleming, teacher at Hazel Grove Elementary.
“Jasionna is an example for student and classroom responsibility. Beyond her diligence to her academics, she also goes above to make herself available to help every adult and fellow student she meets. Jasionna is always looking for ways to contribute to the positive class day. She exemplifies what it means to be a selfless, responsible student. Whether it is organizing notebooks, whiteboards, or technology, Jasionna is always looking for ways to contribute to the positive class day. While some students persist in their desire to rewards for similar service, Jasionna again sets herself apart from others by never demanding record or compensation.” Sincerely, Parker Guidry.
“It is with great pride and joy that we, the teachers, staff and administrators of F.L. Schlagle High School, nominate Alex Lor for the high school student of the month. Alex is an excellent student. He demonstrates leadership by example, in the way that he attends to his studies and other commitments. Alex has a positive attitude and has tremendous dedication. This year especially Alex is displaying those talents in abundance and breaking new ground for the district and the engineering department. This class is essentially an independent study involving the start to finish process of solving a problem and creating a new product. Alex is working alone, not by choice but because there was no one else ready and willing to take on this challenge this year. We believe the reason Alex is successful is not only because of his intelligence, but also because of his positive attitude. He represents the values of F.L. Schlagle High School and the whole district as well.” Sincerely, Michaella Neal, counselor, Rashandra Rhodes, Andrew Turner, Edward Franco, and Aimee Franco, teachers.
“I am nominating the group of students from Prepare House, because it is impossible for me to single any one of them out. Many folks are familiar with the students because of the sale of their crafts, plants or goodies, but if that is the only way in which you know these kids, you don’t know these students. If you visit the students at Prepare House, you will find the students working hard on a project or getting ready to go do some kind of work. We can always depend on these students and their teacher Mrs. Holmes to do a good job and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. They are more than willing to help and they always complete the task that is desired. It’s their sunny disposition that makes these students stand out. There’s never been a time when I haven’t left these students feeling better than when I came. These students work as a team, but each one has a unique role and individual talents that when combined make the wonderful group we know as Prepare House.”
- Story from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
- Posted by Mary Rupert