March 2020 Kids of Character

March 2020 Kids of Character
Posted on 03/10/2020
Each month Xenia Community Schools honors eight students, one from each school, for their academic integrity, responsibility, and positive attitude.

Students honored at the March 9, 2020 Board of Education meeting were: 

▪ Aria Kinsel-Wood, Xenia Preschool
▪ Nicholas Roades, Arrowood Elementary
▪ Caden Jacobson, Cox Elementary
▪ Elleana Severt, McKinley Elementary 
▪ Trent Jamason, Jr., Shawnee Elementary
▪ Ailana Peyton, Tecumseh Elementary 
▪ Stephen Kleman, Warner Middle School 
▪ Cameron McFarland, Xenia High School 

Aria Kinsel-Wood, Xenia Preschool
Aria is a very sweet girl who always tries her best at school. She comes to school every day with a smile on her face. Aria is very enthusiastic about learning.  She participates and shares her ideas at school.  Aria follows classroom and school rules and encourages her classmates to do the same. She shows them how to hold a bubble in her mouth when walking in the hallway. She is a great friend to ALL students in the class. She takes care of other students in the classroom when they are upset and laughs with them when they are happy!  I enjoy having Aria in my class.
~Mrs. Benton

Nicholas Roades, Arrowood Elementary
Nicholas is a 5th grader and his homeroom teacher, Ms. Lewis writes: "Nick is a great person! He is funny, creative, respectful, responsible, and a hard worker. He is super smart in math and a talented artist. He comes to school every day with a smile on his face and a positive attitude towards his work, his classmates, and his teachers." Also, Nicholas serves as a student volunteer on the Arrowood Elementary Greeter Team.  On this team, he opens doors for others and greets them with a "hi" or "good morning" on their way into the school. Arrowood thanks you for your service to our Arrowood family.  
We are so glad we have had Nicholas at Arrowood, and we are going to miss him next year. Congratulations on this recognition and it is well deserved.

Caden Jacobson, Cox Elementary
Caden is Cox Elementary's Shining Star student of Character. He was nominated by his teacher Ms. Thomas. She writes, "Caden shows up every day ready to learn with a positive attitude. He is always one of the first students to help another student in need or volunteer to help his teachers with any task. Caden often takes it upon himself to stack chairs at the end of the day or plugin student computers. When given any feedback on an assignment, Caden is eager to go back and fix any mistakes or improve his work. He always works his hardest, even when tasks become tough, and shines like a student of character should. Congratulations Caden!"

Elleana Severt, McKinley Elementary 

McKinley's 5th-grade kid of character for the month of March is Elle Severt. Elle is a dedicated student who consistently puts forth her best effort. She perseveres when tasks are challenging and has a can-do attitude. Elle is an avid reader who enjoys reading novels and has the ability to dig deep to reveal the true meaning of the text. She provides valuable insights from the books and texts read that lead her classmates to greater understanding. Elle is a role model for the students of McKinley. She is kind, thoughtful, and always willing to assist others when help is needed. Elle has a positive attitude and her smile brightens our rooms on a daily basis. We are so proud of Elle and her accomplishments so far this school year.

Nominated by Denise Garrett and Tara Palmer. 

Trent Jamason, Jr., Shawnee Elementary
Trent Jamason Jr. was selected as the student of character for the month of February. He is being recognized for self-awareness. In class, Trent is very thoughtful and considerate of his words and actions. When Trent doesn't understand something or he has a problem, he does very well expressing himself or asking questions. Trent is a joy to have in the classroom because of his positive attitude and outlook on things. Also, Trent is a very caring student that respects his peers and teachers. I enjoy working with Trent. He is a great leader and example for Shawnee Elementary! We are proud of you Trent! Keep up the outstanding work and behavior! 
Mr. Hannon 

Ailana Peyton, Tecumseh Elementary 
Ailana is a model student and a fantastic leader. Ailana demonstrates these skills by being respectful to her teachers and peers and she models good listening skills in class and in group work time. She is also a Student Ambassador and demonstrates her kindness to our students and the community through her involvement in this organization. She is an outstanding student and is always willing to lend a hand, do a job that needs finishing and volunteer for anything. Everyone in the building knows they can depend on Ailana and that she is trustworthy, considerate  and kind. We are so glad she is part of our school and will miss her next year!!

Stephen Kleman, Warner Middle School 
Stephen is an exceptional young man in many ways. As an 8th grader at Warner, he is taking some of our most rigorous course offerings and maintains mid to high level “A” averages.  He is a kind, hard-working, mature student who makes a positive impact on those around him. He comes through the door with a wonderful attitude and is ready to learn each and every day. He is polite and respectful to teachers and peers. He is the type of student who finishes his work and will ask if he can help with anything. Stephen plays alto sax in the band and has been learning the instrument since 6th grade. He is excellent according to Ms. Savard.  Outside the classroom, Stephen plays baseball for Warner and is just starting his season. Stephen is an excellent student with a high degree of aptitude, but beyond that, he is always striving to get better.

Cameron McFarland, Xenia High School 
Cameron is an outstanding student/athlete, whose personal integrity and character are above reproach.  Cameron has played baseball and basketball during his career at XHS and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Chemistry Club.  His teachers speak highly of his willingness to help others, his respectful treatment of both staff and fellow students, and his desire to be successful. Cameron has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, where he plans to study engineering.  

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