• January Student of the Month

    Community,

    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.

    The month of January we will be looking for SERVICE (or volunteering). Martin Luther King Jr. was a well-known advocate for civil rights who changed the course of history in the United States. One way we commemorate his legacy is to observe a federal holiday named after him. Many people use that day as a day of service. We should observe and encourage that same message.

    This month we will try to recognize students who help their peers in the classroom, at lunch, or at special. Did they participate in community service? (Can they write a summary to you on what they did?) Are they helpful to teachers, lunchroom staff, or office staff? Do they help us organize, clean, or carry things? Have we observed some way they showed service to another?

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

    Thank you.

    Paul Sorrentino