Head of School Blog

Recognizing Students for Embracing Our Mission

Jill Singleton | Volume: 4 Issue: 32 | May 27, 2015
This is a special time of year marked by many exciting year-end activities and traditions. One of my favorites is our Mission Celebration, which happens on the morning of the last day of school. Teachers are invited to nominate students for a variety of different awards and a committee of faculty and staff pores over the compelling information gathered to discern which student is the most deserving in each category.

Here’s a sneak peek of the awards that will be granted on Friday, June 12, at 11:45am – the final activity before students break for the summer.
  • Environmental Awareness Award: For actions that demonstrate a sense of responsibility for this planet and gratitude for its beauty.
  • Mitakuye Oyasin Award: For actions that demonstrate a nurtured sense of one’s own spirituality and an understanding that we are all related.
  • Respect & Values Award: For actions that demonstrate his sense of values, self esteem and respect for all individuals.
  • Academic Achievement Award: For actions that demonstrate a sincere love of learning.
  • The Butterfly Award: For actions that demonstrate an amazing metamorphosis and a desire to spread one’s wings.
  • Bound and Determined Award: For actions that demonstrate a determination to do one’s best and to never give up.
  • Working Artist Award: For actions that demonstrate artistic vision and creativity, accompanied by the hard work needed to create beautiful works of art.
  • Musical Excellence Award: For actions that demonstrate a love for and dedication to music.
  • Happy Feet Dance Award: For actions that demonstrate a commitment to the art of dance.
  • Drama Award: For actions that demonstrate integrity in performances both on and off stage.
  • Commitment to Fitness Award: For demonstrating the initiative to improve upon one’s fitness level on a daily basis.
  • Sandwich Squad Award: For actions that demonstrate a deep understanding of service through regular volunteerism in Sandwich Squad.
  • Mission Accomplished Award: For actions that demonstrate the integration and embodiment of all aspects of the school’s mission statement.
  • Latin Award: For outstanding achievement on the National Latin Exam.
  • Math Olympiads: For participation and achievement within the National Math Olympiad Program.
  • President’s Physical Fitness Award: For achievements in the promotion of personal well being and lifelong health.
In addition to the above awards, we will also be recognizing students for their participation in Student Government and the Service Club. We hope to see everyone on the last day of school as we celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of our wonderful students.

Questions? Comments? Ideas? We’d love to hear them! Email me: jsingleton@allsaintshoboken.com
 
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