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BCMS May Character Lunch

Filed in Student Spotlight by on May 22, 2019

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On Friday, May 17, more than three dozen middle school students were surprised to learn they were being treated to a special pizza lunch and a “Pit Party” after being selected by teachers for demonstrating one of the following character traits: Perspective, Forgiveness and Social Intelligence. The best part of the celebration? They each got to bring along a friend.

While the students at BCMS represent many positive characteristics, throughout the year, as part of the school’s Character Education Program, students are honored for specific observed character traits outlined in the BCMS Pillars of Character. Each team nominates students who have demonstrated one of the highlighted character traits on a consistent basis.

Special thanks to Rotary Club of Delmar for their support of our Character Program at BCMS. Congratulations to our students!

HUDSON HOUSE


Grade 6

  • Eva Bolke – Eva is very laid back and can roll with the punches, but she is also not afraid to step up and help others when needed. She is a fantastic role model.
  • Margaret McKenna – Maggie always has a smile for everyone. She just seems to know when someone needs a hand or a positive word. She is a positive role model in all classes.
  • Veer Williams – Veer is very level-headed and easygoing. He is not easily upset by life’s little setbacks and is willing to forgive and forget. He is quick to stop what he is doing in order to help others.

Grade 7

  • Maeve Conway – Maeve is sought out by her peers for advice. Many often check in with her and want her feedback, which is always good and helpful.
  • Maxwell Gold – While Maxwell possesses many admirable qualities, he shows exceptional forgiveness and patience when dealing with his peers. His mature outlook and openness to include and work with everyone is truly appreciated.
  • Arthur Huang – Arthur is an excellent addition to any class discussion. He has a way of seeing the bigger picture and how the context of a situation, a problem, or an idea can have a larger impact on the whole.
  • Richa Shenoy – Richa always gives her peers good feedback. It is evident that Richa has a real desire to understand more about the world and life through her reading choices.
  • Norina Zhang – Norina demonstrates many strengths, but one of her most impressive strengths is her social intelligence. She not only works well and is pleasant to everyone, but also shows real understanding and empathy for the people around her.

Grade 8

  • Isabella Hoogkamp – Izzy is always accepting of everyone.
  • Cody Martin – Cody has a great perspective on school and social interactions.
  • Prova Rahman – Prova is a friend to everyone and appreciates their abilities and differences.
  • Jackson St. Cyr – Jackson is a friend to all, and he adapts to all situations.

MOHAWK HOUSE


Grade 6

  • Grace Kapczynski – Grace realizes that everyone makes mistakes and has a wonderful attitude. She does not hold grudges and easily forgives others.
  • Emmet Kauffman – Emmet learns from his mistakes and is able to see the big picture. He listens to others and is able to offer good advice.
  • Kevin Zheng – Kevin gets along with his peers and is aware of the thoughts and feeling of others.

Grade 7

  • Cade Allen – Cade works very well with his classmates. He is both respected by and respectful of his fellow students. Cade is a very kind and humble young man who puts great thought and effort into his work. He is very responsible and thoughtful.
  • Elizabeth Austin – Elie is a pleasure to have in class. She always does her best, and she often hands in high quality work! She gets long with different groups of students and understands others.
  • Lauren Greaux – Lauren is a very congenial person who works well with other students. She is a pleasure to have in class. She is good at reading people and is helpful to others when they are struggling.
  • Oona Ko Knight – Oona is a very nice person and gets along well with everyone. She is good at reading other people and can see the big picture. She cares about issues that affect others and not just herself.
  • Autumn Ray -Autumn has been a wonderful addition to our BCMS community! She is always friendly and gets along very well with the other students. She participates in class a great deal and works well with whomever she is partnered with. Autumn reads other people well and makes positive choices. She understands the big picture.
  • Will Vadney – Will is always happy and has a positive attitude. He is friendly towards everyone and gets along well with different groups of students. Will is polite and respectful to his teachers as well.
  • Zachary Yarwood – Zach is a very happy-go-lucky young man who puts consistent effort into his work. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He is great at helping others who seem to be having difficulty.

Grade 8

  • Ava Furgele – Ava is able to show forgiveness, which is an admirable character trait that many of her peers appreciate.
  • Madeline Mitchell – Madeline has a unique perspective that her peers and her teachers recognize and admire!
  • Chiara Poust – Chiara always stands up for what she feels is right but has the wonderful strength of forgiveness too.
  • Shreya Raghu – Shreya always brings a fresh, positive perspective to any situation. She is a great student!
  • Jared Scharf – Jared shows the strength of social intelligence, which is the capacity to know oneself and others. He is a great part of Mohawk 8!
  • Margaret Walters – Maggie’s point of view is often unique and compelling. We appreciate her perspective and attitude.

PATROON HOUSE


Grade 6

  • Lily Barra – Lily is accepting of others and their faults. She always sees the good in others, and she does not hold grudges. Lily shows respect and kindness to her peers.
  • Sarah Gaetano – Adults have noticed Sarah works well with others within each of her classes. When working with others, she uses her social intelligence, bringing humor to any situation. Sarah is a cooperative and collaborative team player.
  • Grace Long – Grace’s perspective makes her a role model for her peers. She demonstrates maturity and intellect beyond her age.

Grade 7

  • Ryan Acosta – Ryan is a hard-working and thoughtful student and has shown a great deal of maturity throughout the year.
  • Zoey McCarthy – Zoey gets along very well with all of her peers, always makes great contributions in class, and is a kind and respectful student.
  • Ava Mendez – Ava has had some difficulties this year, but has always put forth a good effort in all of her classes, gotten along with her classmates, and has been respectful to her teachers.

Grade 8

  • Charlotte Clarke – Charlotte has a positive outlook and can appreciate the little things in life.
  • Kara Leonard – Kara gets along with all individuals and gives her best self to working with others with unique needs.
  • Vesna Pasetto – Vesna has a very big heart and is always kind and forgiving to those around her.
  • Liam Raleigh – Liam works well with others and has a consistently positive attitude. He is very receptive to other individuals’ thoughts and opinions.
  • Lily Reagan – Lily sees the good and values the contributions of all students.