This past week, Los Alamos Middle School was packed full of proud parents and families who shared breakfast with their students at “Student of the Semester,” an event honoring outstanding 7th and 8th students.
Student of the Semester is a way for teachers and staff to recognize students who not only excel academically, but also show honorable integrity and character.
Students are nominated by their grade level teams. The team leaders looked for students who stand out because of their academic performance, citizenship, and overall behavior in the classroom. The chosen students were invited to the Student of the Semester ceremony where they shook hands with school staff members and were congratulated on their nomination. This year, a perfect attendance award was also given out by the administration.
As coordinator for the Student of the Semester, Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher Jill Gross received positive feedback from families and guest involved with the event. They greatly appreciated the opportunity to attend and participate in the experience. “It was really great to see all the families come out and honor the students,” Gross said. “There’s so much more than academics in this town.”
The event is definitely a team effort, with lots of help from teachers, staff, volunteers and parents.