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 November, 2011.
The 7th Grade Students of the Month are:
Madison is a diligent worker both in and out of class. Her assignments reflect the way she thoroughly and thoughtfully prepares for her classes. Madison is a delight to have in class as she is always pleasant and respectful to her peers. Madison enjoys dance, softball, and spending time with her dog, Hero.
Cole is a hardworking, conscientious student who always puts forth a full effort in completing his homework and other assignments. He regularly participates in class discussions and pays attention throughout the class period. When he is not working on his academics, Cole likes to play tennis and golf.
The 8th Grade Students of the Month are:
Cathryn is a kindhearted and genuine young lady. She is organized and takes her studies very seriously. She is dedicated to working hard and going above and beyond expectations. Cathryn is always friendly to her classmates and can be counted on to keep a positive energy in any classroom. She enjoys playing soccer for the school team!
Mike in an outgoing and enthusiastic young man. He is dedicated to his academics and always participates thoughtfully in class. Mike is a good friend and peer and is always looking out for his classmates. We can count on Mike to be engaged in his learning by being an active participant in the classroom. Mike also enjoys playing football.
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.