• Student of the Month


    We are revamping Student of the Month. One of the first changes we are implementing is considering why or how students will get Student of the Month. Each month for the remainder of this year, we are going to look for a different character trait that is especially strong in our students.

    We hope this will help foster some of the behaviors we would like to see. Announcing what the theme is for the month, using it in your classrooms as recognition, or even accruing points to somehow receive the award are all ideas for consideration. I would also love to see us all catch students, community members, and staff in the act of exhibiting the behaviors.


    March Student of the month theme: Intellectual Curiosity
    One of the most important ways we learn is through curiosity. Walt Disney once said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."  
    It is our curiosity which pushes the boundaries of our understanding.  We increase our intellect through good questioning. We should model asking open ended questions to our students through the use of "why" or "how."  This month, please recognize the students who are asking those great questions that can even make us wonder as adults.  Celebrate our learners who research, wonder, and ask great questions!


    I look forward to recognizing all the positive attributes our children display at Magnolia Public School.

    Thank you.

    Paul Sorrentino



    February - Empathy/Kindness (showing kindness to classmates, staff, community)

    March - Intellectual Curiosity (Asking questions in class, seeking knowledge)

    April - Creativity (creative approach to problem solving, using different ways to present mastery)

    May - Responsibility (completing HW, remembering tasks, organized)

    June -  Resillience (having discpline to finish strong in grades, behaviors)