West Essex Middle School Announces Students of the Month

West Essex Regional Middle School names Students of the Month.

West Essex Middle School Principal David Montgomery and West Essex Middle School Assistant Principal Lisa Tamburri have announced the four Students of the Month for January, 2012.

The 7th Grade Students of the Month from team 7A are:

Brian Contaldi

Brian is an extremely diligent student who always puts forth his very best effort. He works exceptionally well with his peers, and he is willing to help someone else if they have a problem. Most of all, Brian is polite, respectful, and simply a fine young man. He also enjoys baseball, basketball and football. Brian lives in Fairfield.

Karin Maher

Karin is a wonderful student who maintains high academic standards. She is well respected by both her peers and her teachers. She continually strives to better herself in the classroom in order to reach her academic goals. She is a real pleasure to have in class. Karin lives in Roseland.

The 8th Grade Students of the Month from Team 8A are:

Kyle Wiatrak

Kyle is a very nice young man who is very motivated and hard working. He continually challenges himself to do better and is eager to help his peers. He is polite and respectful to those around him. He is a great student and a pleasure to have in class. He plays lacrosse and football. Kyle lives in North Caldwell.

Madison Yuran

Madison is a lovely young lady who is very cooperative and hard working student. She continually perseveres to complete and excel in her work. She is a diligent worker and is eager to help those around her. Madison is a pleasure to have in class. Madison plays field hockey, basketball and lacrosse and volunteers with Casa and Project Bright Future. Madison lives in North Caldwell.

Every month, West Essex Middle School will select four students to be recognized and honored as the Students of the Month. Two students from each grade will be selected and the selection for each month will come from one academic team at each grade level. Cross-teamed students will not be neglected and will also be included in the selection process. 

To be selected as a Student of the Month, the middle school staff has decided to base candidates and selections on a review of the “whole” student not just the student with the best grades. Character traits such as honesty, perseverance, responsibility, integrity and leadership as well as a student’s academic qualities will be included in selecting students to be honored.

Honored students will have their pictures displayed in the middle school display case outside of the main office and on the middle school website. Honorees are also recognized during the morning announcements and receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishment, a “Student of the Month” locker magnet and a $5 Student Store Gift Card.

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