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BCMS February Character Lunch

Filed in BCMS, Student Spotlight by on February 20, 2019

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On Friday, February 15, thirty-nine 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: Leadership, Love of Learning and Love. The best part of the celebration? They each got to bring along a friend.

While the students at BCMS represent many positive characteristics, 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 Rotary Club of Delmar for their support of our Character Program at BCMS. Congratulations to our students!

Hudson House


Grade 6

  • Abigail Koennecke – Abby is very kind and sincerely wants to help others. She is always willing to lend a hand to those who need it.
  • Zara Pattison – Zara stands out as a student who truly wants to understand the content and goes beyond the class lesson to learn more.
  • Brody Staff – Brody is a natural leader. He sets the tone for group activities and leads by example.
  • Mahmud Zamamiri – Mahmud always asks thoughtful questions that further class discussions and inspire his peers to think more deeply.

Grade 7

  • Alan Bu – Alan demonstrates a desire to truly understand a subject, and he seeks out more information to share. He also shows an open mind when being introduced with new material.
  • Brendan Creaser – When Brendan talks or shares his ideas, his classmates listen. He is well-respected, and he helps his classmates to work together, encouraging them to do their best.
  • Tyler Goldberg – Tyler shows a desire to know and understand more than what is presented in class. He also shares his knowledge regularly in classes. This helps his peers to come to a better understanding.
  • Claire Kiyonaga – Claire demonstrates so many positive attributes associated with love. She is kind, patient and compassionate.
  • Gabrielle Raydo – Gaby is a problem solver and advocates for her beliefs. When she shares her thoughts in class, her peers listen closely and show great respect.

Grade 8

  • David Bloom – David is a dedicated student who always works hard. He enjoys learning new skills and concepts and has excelled at incorporating new technology into his school day.
  • Gemma Lucarelli – Gemma frequently seeks out additional explanations to learn material that is above and beyond the requirement. Her love of learning is obvious to all.
  • Erin Mash – Erin loves learning new material and gaining a deeper understanding. She works very hard to learn above and beyond the requirement.
  • Madison McGuiness – Madison is always trying to reach her full potential and wants to learn every detail. She loves learning for the sake of learning.

Mohawk House


Grade 6

  • Estela Ceci – Estela is inquisitive and open to new ideas. She enjoys gaining knowledge and sharing information with others.
  • Neve Donohoe – Neve is always kind to others. She chooses to approach life with kindness and compassion towards all.
  • Anna Peles – Anna is diplomatic in her approach to group work, encouraging cooperation, and helping others to do their best.

Grade 7

  • Katherine Ferreira – Katie participates in class all of the time, asks insightful questions, and is an advocate for herself. She asks for help when needed, always tries to do her best, and is a positive role model for other students. Her peers look up to her.
  • Payton Gordinier – Payton is a wonderful ally for students who are facing challenges in class. She stands up for them and supports them on a regular basis. She is a very good student who leads by example.
  • Sophie Hamilton – Sophie is very sweet, quiet and calm. She is very inclusive and nice to other students. She values her relationships with friends and other students.
  • Edward Martin – Eddie participates in class a great deal, always asks questions, and is genuinely curious about the content that he is learning about. He has a passion for making connections, learning new bodies of knowledge, and applying what he has learned to new situations.
  • Teagan Shea – Teagan is great at including people in her group that have no one to work with. She values her relationships with other students and her friends.
  • Joud Tabaza – Joud participates in class frequently, asks for help when needed, and is always trying to challenge herself and work to her potential. An example of this is her intent to get into accelerated math next year.

Grade 8

  • Jack Newell – Jack loves to learn and is more interested in knowledge than grades. A great kid!
  • Desiree Rowland– Desiree is so good at so many things. She is smart, kind, hardworking and a role model for her peers. When you put those strengths together, you have a natural leader; something that is difficult to teach and amazing to watch! She is going places!
  • Tyler Sagendorph – Tyler asks questions, comes up with original ideas, and loves to learn. He is a pleasure to teach!
  • Pamela White – Pam is the very definition of hard worker. She loves to learn new things. She is a brilliant and humble young lady and is an absolute pleasure to teach!
  • William Wu – William is a bright young man that takes learning very seriously. He is constantly working to obtain knowledge and is a great kid!

 

Patroon House


Grade 6

  • Hope Brown – Hope is always surrounded by a circle of friends. She is delightful and friendly to adults and peers alike.
  • Nolan Devejian – Nolan takes a leadership role during group work in classes. He will be the first to take a risk and try something new.
  • Claire Reilly – As a hard worker, Claire puts 100% into everything she does. She asks insightful questions, furthering the learning of herself and her classmates.

Grade 7

  • Greta Hertz – Greta has really been helpful to a friend who has been on crutches. She has been carrying her friend’s books to multiple classes every day for the past several weeks.
  • Dane Jones – Dane has shown himself to be a good role model this year by doing well in all of his classes, getting along well with his peers, and being respectful to his teachers.
  • Allison Mastracco – Allison no only performs well in all of her classes, but also seems to genuinely enjoy learning about all these different subjects as well.

Grade 8

  • Mirella Albrecht – Mirella is very compassionate and cares for all her peers. She shows this in connections with classroom curriculum as well.
  • Thomas Chung – Thomas asks great questions in class and makes great connections.
  • Sophia Rounds – Sophia provides leadership in her classes. We appreciate her hard work and willingness to participate.
  • Angelina VanRoyen – Angie is a quiet leader and can always be counted on to model great behavior.
  • Maia Weinstein – Maia shows deep understanding of the curriculum. She makes great connections and offers great perspective in class.
  • Elizabeth Zollman – Liz shows a genuine interest in the wellbeing of others and shows compassion.