Courtesy of the Accelerated Achievement Academy:
Eight exceptional AAA students were named November Students of the Month. Students were selected by their teachers for exemplifying Capturing Kids Hearts Values of kindness, service and promoting classroom Social Contracts. AAA student winners were also recognized for their consistent academic effort and achievement for the month. This was a particularly hard task as one teacher noted because there are so many fantastic students in their class!
This year’s Students of the Month recognition program would not be possible without AAA’s special partnership with The Academy Parent Club (APC). The APC is committed to recognizing AAA Students of the Month because it “…wanted to provide a small recognition to students who are leading by example and adjusting to the challenges that our community is facing this school year.”
Thank you to APC member Cecilia Kosmicki for providing individual certificates and convincing a local eatery to donate pizzas. Mrs. Kosmicki, Mrs. Madrid and school staff will deliver a certificate and pizza to student winners next week.
The Academy Parent Club (APC) is a registered 501 C non-profit organization that exists to volunteer at school and fundraise for enriching AAA field-trips. The APC fundraises $25,000 a year so each grade level has an extraordinary field trip and at least one college visit each year. AAA Principal Scott Wilbur said, “The APC is an indispensable partner and AAA could not deliver so many exceptional out of the classroom student learning experiences without them!”
AAA November Students of the Month
Ms. Hand 4th Grade
Jazlyn “Chantal” Saucedo is a pleasure to have in class. She is hard working and never afraid to ask for help. Chantal is especially respectful to her peers, active in online learning and always has a smile on her face.
Mr. Hernandez 4th Grade
Olivia Munoz is an outstanding student, a great role model and committed to her learning. When her family took a road trip to Idaho to attend a wedding, Olivia did not miss a minute of class. Armed with a hot spot and headphones, Olivia not only attended class, but engaged in class discussion and good things like she was at home. Olivia also has a “darker side.” For Halloween she dressed up as “the grim reaper”, and her scary make-up and costume earned her the best scary costume by her classmates. Olivia is gifted with Gator poise, presence and excellence!
Ms. Forrest 5th Grade
For the month of October, Ian Amaya is our student of the month. Ian is amazing! He follows the social contract always and exhibits model behavior in class. Ian is always following along, helping his classmates and exceeding what is expected of him. He is definitely our STAR student!
Mrs. McNett 5th Grade
This is such a hard decision to make every month because there are so many great students in our class. For November Cesar (C.J.) Santiago is our student of the month. C.J. comes to class each day with a smile and good things to share. He is incredibly conscientious and hardworking, and we never get less than his very best. We appreciate how willing he is to help others and keep everyone on their toes. C.J. is really an ideal student and a pleasure to work with each day.
Mr. Ibarra 6th Grade
Jessica Rocha rocks! She has taken the concept of responsibility to the “next level” not only by being exceptionally organized and faithful to performing all tasks promptly, but also by exceeding expectations with the high quality of her work.
Ms. Helgevold 6th Grade
Our student of the month is Heidi Barrera! Heidi is a true scholar. She always asks questions, participates and is very eager to learn everyday! Heidi takes the time to understand what she learns and looks beyond just getting the right answer. Heidi’s ability to persevere through any obstacle makes no learning accomplishment impossible! She is also very positive and kind to everyone.
Ms. Bartelt 7th Grade
Michelle Escamilla is a kind and generous student who is always willing to lend her classmates a helping hand. She is very respectful and honest and helps uphold our social contract. She is really great at helping her classmates stay on track if they get off topic. She puts forth great effort in all of her work. Michelle always has good things to share in the morning and is a strong leader in the class.
Mrs. Turpin 8th Grade October Student of the Month
Miles Gamble is an exemplary student both in personal character and classroom work habits. He clarifies directions by asking relevant questions, stays for help after class when he needs support, puts forth full effort in his assignments, pays full attention during class time, and is always ready to provide a response during class. He completes his work carefully and shows deep thought when explaining a math process. His ELA writing is clear and vibrant, full of details and imagery. Miles is a kind young man who exhibits the qualities of our social contract in his character.
To learn more about this exceptional HSD school, please see the AAA website at aaa.hesd.org.