November 18th marked the end of another 6-week grading period, and an invitation from the school counselor to attend the awards ceremony that day, because Sara was going to get a very special award.
She made A-Honor Roll, the Cool Cat Club (95 or above in all subjects) and was nominated for the Respect character award. Only about 5 students got this award, and of these five, Sara was chosen as the Star Student. Only one Student from each school in the district (two from each of the highschools) are awarded Star Student! Sara got a certificate, a T-shirt, and she got an invitation to the City Council Meeting on December 13th, where she will be awarded again. Her picture will be in the local newspaper, too (and I hope I can find out when, so I can buy a copy or three).
I couldn’t be more proud of my little Star Student!
Accepting her certificate for the Respect Character Award
Cool Cat Club lanyard. She already has a pin from last year, that she can add.
She had no idea that she was chosen as the Star Student, or that she would be getting a T-shirt.
She also had no idea that I was there! She walked right past me when her class walked into the cafeteria prior to the start of the awards ceremony, and never saw me… until much later.
Star Student Award
It reads: Presented to Sara For showing superior character and being a role model for your classmates. Your community thinks you’re special.
It reads: This certificate is awarded to Sara. Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule. Be tolerant of differences. Use good manners, not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.
Sara is not the only one who was awarded. Melissa got an invitation to the Highschool Awards Ceremony, where she was given an award for last school year (A-Honor Roll all year), a navy blue cord to wear at graduation.
With the exception of one single, lonely B, she’s been an A student since Kindergarten, and I’m sure she will get a cord every year.
SO PROUD of both my girls! ♥
I would like to thank Ted for recently nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. What an honor!
If I accept (which I do), the rules are that I have to share 7 things about myself, and then nominate 15 fellow bloggers for this award. Both difficult tasks. I’m sure my regular readers already know pretty much everything about me, and now I have to come up with 7 more things? I thought about skipping this step and just taking questions from my readers, but then decided to just think about it until I could come up with seven useless fun facts (or boring facts) about me. Or old facts, if you already know 😉
1. I’m only 11 months and 5 days older than my sister.
2. I love medical TV shows, but I can’t watch the “gory” stuff and hold my hand up to cover most of the screen until the scene is over.
3. I set the cruise control on my car every time I drive somewhere. Of course it’s set at what the speed limit is.
4. I had to repeat 7th grade and 9th grade. (I guess I should clarify that I failed 9th grade, but transferred to a different kind of school and went on to 10th grade).
5. I really want a tattoo, but I’m too chicken to get one.
6. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 26.
7. I enjoy assembling furniture.
Now to nominate 15 bloggers. I follow so many blogs that it was difficult to keep it down to 15 (20 would have been easier!)
So here they are – in alphabetical order! – because: a) You’ve been here from the start, b) I value your friendship, c) You inspire me, d) You make me smile/laugh, e) I love your blog, f) some of the above, or g) all of the above 🙂
I realize that some of you have already received this award, and any of you may decline it, but if you accept, please see the rules above.
Making this list made me realize that my blogroll needs to be updated!
On Tuesday I received an e-mail from Sara’s teacher, letting me know that Sara will receive an award at Wednesday’s award ceremony, in case I could make it. Of course I could! I even snagged a seat in the first row of chairs that were set up for the parents. I didn’t tell Sara I was coming, and she didn’t even see me when her class first walked into the cafeteria.
Her award was for Super Scholar of the Year. It’s a character award, and the teacher’s choice. Only one student in each class receives one.
She got a certificate and a medal.
I was a little disappointed when her name wasn’t called for A-B Honor Roll, but then there it was for A Honor Roll! She received a pin (A Honor Roll for the last 6 week grading period) and a ribbon (A Honor Roll for the entire second semester)!
When she walked back to her seat with her ribbon and pin, is when she finally saw me… she probably saw the camera before she saw me! 😉
Then came the biggest surprise of all, when I heard her name called a third time! This time is was for Cool Cat Club, which means that she got a 95 or better all year!! Out of all the 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders only TWO students received this award (a T-shirt), and Sara was one of them!
Her teacher later told me that she only knew about the Super Scholar award, not the other ones. Sara didn’t know about ANY of the awards.
What a great day this was! Melissa has always been a straight A student, but Sara has to struggle a little more, and gets discouraged easier, but she gives it her all, and she does so well! I couldn’t be more proud of her! ♥
Yesterday was the last day of school, and when I woke Sara up in the morning, she said “I can’t wait for 3rd grade!”
Last week we received an invitation to the Awards for Excellence at Melissa’s school. The awards were given out yesterday evening, and Melissa received one for A-Honor Roll for the entire 2010/2011 school year. We are so proud of her!
(But what I really want to know is, what happened to my little girl??? She’s looking so grown up these days!)
Yesterday evening was the Junior Highschool Academic Awards Ceremony, and Melissa received three awards!
The second picture is a copy of the PowerPoint slide, that I had to request. Their timing at the awards was a bit off, and Melissa’s name only stayed up for a second or two, before they switched to the next person. Not long enough for me to take a picture.
We’re very proud of her! Her name was also mentioned on the local newspaper’s website (and possibly in the newspaper itself, too) because she made A-honor roll those last six weeks. And there was an article about Eco-Defenders Club in a local magazine, along with a picture of Melissa, her teacher, and several other club members.
(A little about Eco-Defender’s Club: Eco-Defenders science club finished their fundraisers for the year, and are proud to announce that they successfully saved 17 acres of the rainforest in Madagascar. We will continue to raise awareness this year and spread the word about saving the Earth.)
A little bonus post today, because I’m so proud of Sara.
This Friday, she was awarded the Respect Award at school. This is a very special award, and only 5 children out of all the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes got this award. Sara was the first one called by the principal. The principal shook her hand, and told her proud she was of her.