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BCMS October Character Lunch honors 38 students

Filed in BCMS, Student Spotlight by on October 16, 2018

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On Friday, October 12, thirty-eight 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: Creativity, Hope, Appreciation of Beauty. 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 the Rotary Club of Delmar for their support of our Character Program at BCMS. Congratulations to our students! 

Hudson House

Grade 6

  • Skylar Maurer – Skylar is a really positive student who is always spreading that attitude with others.
  • Sean Matrose – Sean volunteers as an ambassador for his class to help run the coin drive to help kids in Uganda.
  • Ellen McCaffrey – Ellen just oozes creativity. She is comfortable with who she is and spreads her sunshine wherever she goes.
  • Margot Danziger – Margot has a great sense of humor and a very spontaneous wit. 
  • Isabella Gambelunghe – Bella’s positive disposition is contagious. She always looks for the good in the world.

Grade 7

  • Ryleigh Hotaling – Ryleigh is creative in the way she presents and conducts herself. She uses this creativeness in her own appearance and in her extracurricular activities outside of school.
  • Naomi Tinsmon – Naomi is hopeful because she has a positive attitude and is optimistic. She is a good problem solver and can look at the future with a hopeful and positive perspective.
  • Grant Rinckey – Grant shows appreciation of nature and real excitement to experience it through camping.
  • Jackson Willi – When asked to make visuals, Jackson demonstrates creativity and vision. He makes posters that are fun  to read and reflective of the meaning.
  • Rachel Hammond – Rachel shows great optimism in her interactions with her peers and adults. She is always quick to smile and point out the best in a situation. Her sunny disposition is appreciated by all.
  • Lucas Gould – Lucas has an optimistic outlook that he shares with all. He uses his hopeful attitude to encourage others to do their best.

Grade 8

  • Jocelyn Soto – Jocelyn is a curious, creative, and talented artist.
  • Chloe Webb – Transitioning to a new school is difficult. Chloe has acclimated to her new school well and exhibits a positive outlook. She is a wonderful class participant.
  • Henry Vriesema – Henry is always positive and appreciative. His willingness to help others is evident.

Mohawk House

Grade 6

  • Isabella Lucantonio – Isabella approaches tasks creatively and uses that creativity to express her thoughts and ideas in colorful ways.
  • Connor O’Malley – Connor always has a positive attitude. Even when tasks are difficult, he works hard and is hopeful.
  • Nadia Langlois – Nadia approaches her day with a great attitude, recognizing the beauty in both her environment and her peers.

Grade 7

  • Ansen Chamberlain – Ansen is always kind, polite, hopeful, and a pleasure to be around.
  • Norah Johnson – Norah is consistently kind, hopeful, and happy. She brightens any room she walks into.
  • Sofia Corts – Sofia goes above and beyond to create quality work and is a great artist.
  • Darlina Uveges – Darlina is very artistic and has shown her gift of creativity through several projects this year.

Grade 8

  • Tyler Sagendorph – Tyler displays amazing creativity at BCMS and is a wonderful part of Mohawk 8. 
  • Ellen Winne – Ellen is a very strong and hopeful young lady. She is an asset to Mohawk 8.
  • Elliot Wilcox – Elliot has a tremendous appreciation of beauty and is an asset to BCMS.

Patroon House

Grade 6

  • Isabella Sindon – Isabella strives to always do her best, even if it means staying after school for extra help.
  • Alorah Babicz – Alorah presented origami with compliments and thank yous to a teacher as a gift. She is appreciative of her teachers and peers.
  • Ila Jerabek – Ila’s signature fashion style is just one example of her creativity. She often seeks the advice of a teacher when she has an idea of how to approach a task in a different way, especially in her writing.

Grade 7

  • Katherine Arthur – Katherine has a great imagination and has displayed a great deal of originality.
  • Cole Martin – Cole is a thoughtful student who always has a positive outlook.
  • Paige Bruce – Paige is an observant student who seems to see the good in people and things around her.

Grade 8

  • Natalie Moshier – Natalie exhibits hope as she is optimistic and can see the positive in challenging situations. She is willing to try something new and trusts in positive outcomes. Natalie is a firm believer that when you wish for things to happen to you, they will. Anytime she feels that someone is struggling or not doing well, she loves to give them words of inspiration in order to give them hope that things will get better. One of her favorite things to say is, “look on the bright side.” Natalie’s ability to embrace hope in her life is a true example to everyone that when you believe, good things can happen.
  • Rachel Cuccolo – Rachel shows appreciation of beauty inside and outside of school. She enjoys hiking outdoors and has an appreciation for art and creativity.
  • Joseph Bolduc – Joe shows appreciation of beauty as he loves to be outdoors and appreciates the process of how things are built and crafted.
  • Greta Graf – Greta is willing to step outside of the box in class to enhance the atmosphere in lessons and classroom activities.
  • Jack Hepfer – Jack is willing to see the positive side of things and is willing to try new things to make progress.
  • Mikayla Teta – Mikayla is always creating or designing something that could brighten someone’s day. She is always willing to help decorate during times of celebration. Her biggest area of strength is coming up with ways to make the classroom feel welcoming.
  • Anderson Ridgway – Andy’s area of creativity was bon through his YouTube channel that he created a few years ago. Having this outlet helps him embrace his love of trains and any other areas of interest. Last year, Andy did a fabulous job of creating a silent, black and white film piece as a class project.