Sister Ann Character Trait Awards
My favorite teacher, Sister Ann, taught 7th grade. She had a monthly character award she gave out, and I won the award for Optimism. I didn't really know what Optimism meant back then, but I've truly worked hard to show that quality my whole life. I decided to recognize my Overbees with this same award, in her honor. Every 3 weeks I will choose a character trait and a student who I feel is a great example of that trait.
Kindness- Grace Grube
Grace is one of the kindest students I've taught. She is welcoming to new students, and can always be counted on to work well with anyone in groups. I'm excited to give this first award to Grace!
Perseverance- Anna Briscoe
On top of earning the school's award of Spotlight on Students, Anna was also in my mind for perseverance! That is part of the reason I nominated her for the other award. She never gives up, and has tried so hard in all areas. She has really improved her work, and it's been through giving it her all, and never settling for less than the best. Congratulations Anna for getting the character award for Perseverance!
Responsibility- Nicolette Fritz
Nicolette is the type of student who takes extra notes without being asked, anticipates the classes needs before we realize it, and sets a great example with being organized and on top of things. These skills will take her far in life!
Integrity- Brandon Nolan
Brandon tells the truth, even when it is hard to do. He upholds good judgement in class when it comes to difficult situations, and he is someone that the class can count on to do the right thing. Great job, Brandon!
Good Judgement- Andrew Quillen
Andrew is the type of student who thinks about what he does before he does it. This is a wonderful trait to have, especially when you're faced with difficult decisions and situations. I'm proud of Andrew for displaying good judgement, and for being a role model for our class in this way! Way to go, Andrew!
Christmas Spirit- Karys Kunce
The class voted on this trait to be what we looked for in December, since it was only 2 weeks. Karys is kind to everyone, cheerful and optimistic, and truly shows the essence of the Christmas season to everyone she encounters. She is helpful, and wants to make sure that everyone is included and feels alright. Anytime Karys is paired with someone new, she embraces that partner and makes them feel like they are a great partner. These are the reasons I chose Karys for this award.
Respect- Kasey Holbrook
Respecting yourself and others is our first HES expectation. Kasey has shown respect right from the start this year. She always uses good manners when speaking to her classmates and teachers, without needing reminders. She speaks kindly about her classmates, and is a friend to everyone. This is why I feel Kasey represents such a wonderful example of respect in our classroom.
Effort- Laney Newnam
For this award, I let the students nominate through our blog, which trait they wanted me to look for. Also, they were able to give suggestions of who should earn this award. Laney had the most different votes from students, and I agree that she is very deserving of this award! Effort is something the entire class has been working on in regards to our school-wide goal, and Laney is someone who always gives extreme or catastrophic effort on every assignment she completes. Congratulations Laney for being nominated by your peers!
Conscientious- Sofia Georgallis
Sofia was an easy choice for being conscientious. In class, Sofia is always found taking notes on topics, whether I've asked the students to or not. She asks clarifying questions to make sure she understands what she's learning, and will work through problems as an example in front of the class to be able to understand it. She is organized, likes to color code her notes, and is careful about her materials and assignments. I know when Sofia turns something in, she's done it to the best of her ability. Congratulations Sofia!
Optimism-- Savannah Fuhlbruck
This award is the last one I will be giving this year, and it is the award I was given by Sister Ann. I decided to make this my last award given this year. Savy always looks for the positive in situations. She encourages her classmates, and always has a helpful attitude. Those qualities make her a positive person, who sees the glass half full, instead of half empty. Congratulations Savannah for earning my last Sister Ann award! :)