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BCMS February Character Lunch

Filed in Archive, Student Spotlight by on March 9, 2020

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On Friday, February 28, nearly 60 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 positive character traits. The best part of the celebration? They each got to bring along a friend.

Three times a 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 Kiwanis for their support of our Character Program at BCMS. Congratulations to our students!

Hudson House

Grade 6

  • Tess Bartholomew – Tess is respected by her classmates and is able to bring out their best work while in a group setting.
  • Matthew Donovan – Matthew works hard and is able to make good choices that keep him on the right path to success.
  • Ellie Kaulfuss – Ellie has the biggest heart! She is kind and generous and just a genuinely great person.
  • Gabriela Klein – Gabriela is a hard worker who always strives to do her best and learn something new along the way.
  • Aiden Ortega – Aiden is polite and caring. He is easy to get along with and brings out the best in his teammates.
  • Taylor Steil – Taylor makes good choices. She thinks things through and isn’t afraid to do what is right, even when others are not making the same choice.

Grade 7

  • Eva Bolke – Eva demonstrates her ability to think things through and shows her vision in the way she pushes herself to complete her assignments and projects.
  • Kathleen Connolly – Kathleen is a team player. She works well with her peers and is always willing to step up and help a friend in need.
  • Erica Dong – Erica demonstrates a desire to know more and share more. Her breadth of knowledge and her ability to converse on a multitude of topics is impressive.
  • Patrick McDonough – Patrick shows a real maturity with his work ethic and ability to stay above the fray when his peers’ silliness may go too far.
  • Aaditya Ojha – Aadi demonstrates maturity with his ability to think things through and anticipate possible outcomes.
  • Zara Pattison – Zara demonstrates a true enjoyment of learning and sharing her knowledge. She asks questions for clarification and a desire to know and understand more.
  • Ellie Pokabla – Ellie is a team player. She works well with all of her peers, encouraging them to do their best.  She makes sure everyone has an equal voice and responsibility.
  • Kaitlyn Robbins – Kaitlyn is confident and tackles problems head on. She consistently pushes herself and her peers to do better through positive comments and sharing her ideas.

Grade 8

  • Serge Edouard – Serge exercises good judgment with his daily activities and is consistent in following up with missing or incomplete work.
  • Ryan Fenlon – Ryan is curious about the world and other cultures. He is intentional about seeking opportunities to explore other topics and backgrounds.
  • Claire Hutton – Claire has the ability to lead by example in all of her classes, as she works diligently on assignments and inspires others to put forward their best efforts.
  • James Janeski – James consistently shares his love of learning with others through his detailed responses on assignments/assessments. He encourages others to think more deeply about ideas during cooperative learning activities.
  • Maeve McCarthy – Maeve demonstrates a high level of interest in all of her classes and goes beyond what is expected to understand concepts.
  • Sean Meek – Sean is a silent leader who acts as a positive role model to others through his actions.
  • Norina Zhang – Norina is thoughtful about her actions and intentional about achieving all of her goals.

Mohawk House

Grade 6

  • Claire Aliggayu – Claire is a self-disciplined person. She is able to work hard, do her best, and be a good friend!
  • Jeremy Cintron Ortiz – Jeremy is a leader at problem solving. He is able to get others to work together and inspires their thinking.
  • Chryceis Hollars – Chryceis uses good judgment. She evaluates and thinks things through before making a decision.
  • Katie Huang – Katie always tries her best and enjoys learning new things. She is open to new ideas, and she is sure to be a life-long learner!
  • Quinn Knaub – Quinn is able to work well with any student. She is a supportive member of the group, always encouraging others to do their best.
  • Kelvin Li – Kelvin is able to evaluate a situation before making a decision. He is reasonable and treats others fairly.
  • Arden Talmage – Arden always greets others with a smile. She is warm and compassionate and is a good friend to all.

Grade 7

  • Sophia Ayers – Sophie is always trying her best and asking thought-provoking questions.
  • Griffin Field – Griffin is a team player. When a teammate was absent from our recent Valentine’s Day activity, he made sure that the other student had a gift.
  • Shayna Huli – Shayna is a model of self-control. When others are making poor choices, Shayna can restrain herself and make the right decisions.
  • Levi Loe-Alinger – Levi is such a curious student who looks for new and creative ways to complete her assignments.
  • Dallas Mutziger – Dallas is a leader among his peers. He often will encourage others to make good choices in and out of class.
  • Connor O’Malley – Connor is thoughtful and patient when making decisions. He shows tremendous maturity at all times.
  • Ella Spore – Ella shows her love for her friends, family, and teachers in many ways. Whether it is her bright smile or helping hand, we always appreciate Ella in class.

Grade 8

  • Ansen Chamberlain – Ansen is prudent and cautious with his deeds and actions, but when he makes up his mind, he makes well-informed decisions that show tremendous maturity.
  • Joshua Derrick – Josh is a team player who would rather share the victory than take the credit for himself. He has impressed his teachers with his “there is no I in team” mentality.
  • Casey Holstein – Casey shows tremendous leadership skills at BCMS and is a terrific student.
  • Brian Hornick – Brian is such a kind and loving young man to his friends and his teachers. He is a wonderful person!
  • Colin NeJame – Colin has a tremendous sense of self-control, which is such a vital skill for school and life. He is a terrific young man.
  • Carly Scheid – Carly has a deep love of learning and works hard to be a top student.

Patroon House

Grade 6

  • Amelia Beiter – Amelia is a wonderful friend. She always looks out for others, ensuring everyone is treated fairly and with kindness.
  • Madeline Danz – Maddie shows her love of learning each day. She always puts forth her best effort into all she does.  She is always motivated to do her best.
  • Emilie Dubin – Emilie always thinks before she acts both in the classroom and out in the school community. She puts care and effort into everything she does.
  • Lillian Kahn – Lilly is a confident and articulate student. She makes good choices both in and out of the classroom.  She is a wonderful role model for her peers.
  • Liam West – Liam understands the importance of working hard and being a good student. He always keeps himself and those around him on track ensuring everyone does their best.
  • Jackson Whitford – Jackson always works well with his peers in all of his classes throughout the day. He is kind and patient.  Jackson ensures that each group member is able to participate and is able to be heard.

Grade 7

  • Michael Corbett – Mike has been putting in a great effort in his classes lately. He is especially helpful when working with his peers in small group settings.
  • Allison Hill – Allison always shows enthusiasm in her classes and asks great questions, which shows she wants to learn more.
  • Tabatha Klink – Tabatha is a very disciplined student. She has a great work ethic, is always well behaved, and is a pleasure to have in all of her classes.
  • Jeremiah Mangini – Jeremiah is always making good decisions. He works hard, completes his assignments on time, and always shows respect to his peers and teachers.
  • James Robbins – JD often takes a leading role in helping his fellow students understand the materials presented in class.

Grade 8

  • Emma Blanchard – Emma makes good choices and advocates for her peers in difficult situations.
  • Emily Gokey – Emily supports her peers when needed and has excellent decision making skills.
  • Eleanor Kopplin – Ellie works very hard in class and after school. She never gives up and is determined to master the material before moving on.
  • Isha Narang – Isha completes quality work and clarifies for understanding. She is engaged and focused for all lessons.
  • Jacob Olewnick – Jacob loves life! He always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude.  He does not get discouraged easily and is uplifting to those around him.
  • David Santalis – David is a cooperative 8th grader who is positive and encouraging to his peers.
  • Scott Sleurs – Scott is a positive role model to his peers. He does not give in to peer pressure and always strives to do what is right.
  • Ella Venter – Ella stays extremely focused and uses class time wisely.