West Essex Middle School has announced its students of the month.
Every month, West Essex Middle School selects two students from each grade to be recognized and honored as the students of the month. For December, the school selected as its students of the month seventh-graders Kailey Blount and Mac Farrell, and eighth-graders Brielle Krause and Michael Arata.
To be selected for the award, 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 are included in selecting students.
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.
Kailey Blount, of Essex Fells
Kailey is very diligent in all her classes. She is respectful and conscientious in all her classes and is true role model. She is pleasure to have in class. Kailey, a resident of Fairfield, enjoys playing the tenor sax in the school jazz band. She also plays softball, and enjoys karate and a summer recreational swim team.
Farrell, of Essex Fells
Mac is a hard worker and is eager to please. Mac is motivated and meets the expectations of all his teachers. He is a polite and respectful young man and is a pleasure to have in class. Mac, a resident of Essex Fells, plays soccer for middle school, travel and club teams. He also enjoys chess.
Brielle Krause, North Caldwell
Brielle has performed extremely well in the first months of the school year. She is enthusiastic about learning, and she is an intelligent young woman who cares deeply about her subjects and about her peers. She is a joy to have in class. Brielle, a resident of North Caldwell, plays on the school soccer team and also plays basketball for school and travel teams.
Michael Arata, Fairfield
Michael is new to the district and he has adapted extremely well to his new surroundings here at WEMS. He is inquisitive, hard-working, and has earned the respect of teachers and students alike. Michael, a resident of Fairfield, is an avid sailor.