December 2019 Kids of Character

December 2019 Kids of Character
Posted on 12/11/2019

Each month we honor eight students, one from each school, for their academic integrity, responsibility, and positive attitude. Students honored at the December 9 Board of Education meeting were:

  • Oliver Neel, Xenia Preschool
  • Riley Evoniuk, Arrowood Elementary
  • Kyla Hill, Cox Elementary
  • Colton Fleming, McKinley Elementary
  • Emma Matthews, Shawnee Elementary
  • Violet Williams, Tecumseh Elementary
  • Lorelai Ladd, Warner Middle School (November's Kid of Character)
  • Sidney Guyton, Warner Middle School
  • William Miller, Xenia High School

Oliver Neel, Xenia Preschool
This is Oliver’s third year at Xenia Preschool. Over the past three years, Oliver has grown so much. This year Oliver has demonstrated being a Super Friend in our classroom. He is  a friend, he is helpful and kind. He shows empathy to his peers when they are hurt or need help. Oliver includes all of his classmates when he is playing in the classroom. 

Riley Evoniuk, Arrowood Elementary
Arrowood is proud to recognize Riley Evoniuk as our December Kid of Character.  Riley is a second grader in Mrs. Stroble's class this year.  Mrs. Stroble writes: Riley is a respectful student to both her classmates and adults.  She listens carefully to others and can be counted on to make great choices.  Riley is prepared to learn, and she works hard! 
We are so thankful to have Riley as a student at our school.  Thank you, Riley!

Kyla Hill, Cox Elementary
Cox's Shining Star Student of Character is Kyla Hill. She was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Holmes. She writes, "Kyla is a shining star at Cox because she is on time and works hard every day. She gets along with her peers, is always willing to help, and has a great attitude in class. Kyla follows the rules in class, at specials, and at recess. Kyla is a wonderful PAX leader! Congratulations Kyla!"
Colton Fleming, McKinley Elementary 
The 2nd grade team at McKinley has nominated Colton Fleming as our "Kid of Character."  Colton is one of the sweetest boys we have ever met.  He's a very quiet student, but can always be counted on to set a good example for other students.  He did a great job in his class' reader's theater, reading his lines and acting out his part.  He is responsible and always willing to help in any way he can.  Colton is a bright student and catches on quickly, especially in math!  He is kind to his classmates and always shows respect to others.  Colton is well-liked by his classmates, and he is able to work well with a partner or in a group.  He's always prepared for class and puts forth his best effort on classwork and homework assignments.  One of our favorite characteristics about Colton is that he aims to please.  He always follows rules and directions that have been given, and most importantly--he displays a positive attitude!  We are so proud of Colton and the way he represents Xenia Community Schools!

Emma Matthews, Shawnee Elementary
You will probably recognize Emma, she is on the Shawnee video announcements a lot giving pop tops for Ronald McDonald House Charity. Emma is always thinking of others. She is generous with her time and her things. She asks constantly how she can help and what I need for the classroom; she even asked me to make a "wish list" so she could help with classroom supplies. Emma is also generous with kind and encouraging words and hugs. I appreciate Emma's generosity and I'm proud to announce that she is Room 207's Student of Character for being Generous. 
Mrs. Wheeler 

Violet Williams, Tecumseh Elementary 
Violet always comes to school with a smile on her face and ready to learn. She is consistently kind in her words and actions to her teachers and classmates. She is always willing to help a friend and lend a hand. She is a joy to have in class and is an excellent example of a PAX leader! Violet is absolutely delightful to be around and works hard every day. She's an all-around outstanding kid and Tecumseh is very lucky to have her!!  

Lorelai Ladd, Warner Middle School (November's Kid of Character - 6th grader)
Lorelai Ladd has not been at Warner long, but she has already made a huge impact in all of her classes. Lorelai is extremely intelligent, kind, and one of the hardest working students you'll meet.
One teacher, Mrs. Lux, wrote:  “Lorelai is one of the nicest students I have had the pleasure of teaching. She is extremely committed to her academic achievement and has maintained all A's so far this school year, despite the often difficult transition from elementary to middle school. She is a hard worker and is supportive of other students as well. She is seen as a leader within the classroom, and is always happy to help other students who are struggling.” 
Lorelai has already demonstrated tremendous effort and growth and brings great energy to class daily. She has that combination of a positive attitude and the belief that she can always improve, which is so essential to the learning process.

Not only does she excel within the classroom, but also in the swimming pool. She juggles school and a full-time sport flawlessly and also helps out in the nursery at her church. Overall, Lorelai is an exemplary role model to others.

Sidney Guyton, Warner Middle School 
Sidney is in the 8th grade at Warner Middle School, has been selected as the December Kid of Character.  Sidney was selected to be a WEB leader this year and is already taking Honors Algebra I for high school credit!  Sidney always has her work done and done well.  She is always happy and positive in class despite some groans and complaints from her classmates.  She is quick to offer her help to other students, even if she doesn't know them very well.  She will step in, without being asked, to assist other students in need when the teacher is busily working with someone else.   She is the kid that notices when others don’t have a group to work with, and she includes those students in meaningful ways.  Often, when that happens, other group members don’t always include the new person, but Sidney will encourage their inclusion and participation. Sidney is the type of person who does what is right, even when no one is looking.  Her quiet awesomeness is such an asset to the Warner student body, and she is a tremendous representative.

William Miller, Xenia High School 
Is the XHS December Student of Character. Many people know him as the voice of the morning announcements. Mrs. Burgess nominated Will and said, "I enjoy having Will in my English class.  He brings so much energy to any reading he does.  I can always count on Will to participate in any class activity. Will shares great insight during class discussions. In addition to being a great student in class, he is an active participant in extracurricular activities.  Will participates in Vocal Ensemble, swimming, and theatre. He maintains excellent grades and does not let his busy schedule interfere with his academic responsibilities.  Will is an excellent representative of Xenia High School, and I'm thankful to have him in my class." 

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