November 2019 Kids of Character

November 2019 Kids of Character
Posted on 11/11/2019
November 2019 Kids of CharacterEach month we honor eight students, one from each school, for their academic integrity, responsibility, and positive attitude. Students honored at the November 4 Board of Education meeting were:

• Henry Boyette, Xenia Preschool*
• Jonas Baldwin, Arrowood Elementary
• Areia Bilbrey, Cox Elementary
• Kaine Lewis, McKinley Elementary 
• Malachi Cantrell, Shawnee Elementary
• Rylie Graham, Tecumseh Elementary 
• Lorelai Ladd, Warner Middle School*
• Gracie Norris, Xenia High School

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Henry Boyette 
A Super Friend at Xenia Preschool. This is Henry's second year at Xenia Preschool and he has become a leader in our classroom this year. He has begun to share his ideas and thoughts with his peers.  He is always willing to help his younger classmates who are having difficulty whether it be hanging up their book bags or completing a puzzle. He enjoys modeling how to complete classroom activities for his peers. If you enter our classroom, you will spot Henry with a big smile on his face. No matter the task you give Henry, you know he will try his best! 

Jonas Baldwin
Arrowood is proud to recognize Jonas Baldwin as our  Kid of Character for the month of November.  He is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Faulkner's class.  She writes: "Jonas is an excellent example of a Kid of Character.  He is kind and respectful to those around him.  He can always be counted on to follow directions and be a PAX leader. "  Jonas can be counted on by both students and adults.  He works hard on all of his work and is a good friend.  We are so thankful to have him here at Arrowood.  Thank you , Jonas!

Areia Bilbrey
Cox's Shining star student of character is Areia Bilbrey. Areia was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Vogelsong. She writes, "Areia shows she cares in so many ways in our classroom. She is the first to help clean up the room when others forget. She never complains and is usually doing it before I even realize someone has left a mess. She is very caring toward another student that is having great difficulty adjust to school. She makes sure he is in line when we leave the room and has also helped to keep him with the rest of the class when he wanders off. Areia came to Open House with a huge smile on her face and has acted like she enjoys being here everyday! Congratulations Areia!"

Kaine Lewis
The third grade teachers at McKinley would like to recognize Kaine Lewis as a Kid of Character. Kaine loves to run and play at recess, and to laugh and joke with his friends, but also knows how to buckle down and work hard when it is time to learn. He is kind to everyone around him and is always willing to help out a classmate. He is the student we consistently see setting an example for his friends by doing what needs to be done. He always does his best work, never slacks off, and makes our classrooms better just by being there. We are proud to have him at McKinley. From Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Groeschen, and Mr. Carey.

Malachi Cantrell
A caring person is defined as one who displays kindness and concern for others. When asked to choose a student from Room 215 who displays this character trait, one name stood out above all others, Malachi Cantrell. 

Malachi has a very natural and effortless way of caring for those around him. As his teacher, I have witnessed this firsthand. Last week, I received a note from my substitute that she was impressed with Malachi and his character. She reported that he showed tenderness, compassion, and friendship to a fellow student who was having a really bad day. This is the same caring attitude that I see on a daily basis. Malachi has a true gift of caring and Room 215 is blessed that he is sharing it with us this year! Congratulations Malachi for being recognized as this month’s student of character. 

Mrs. Sanders 

Rachel Graham 
Rachel was Tecumseh Elementary's Problem-Solving Superhero!! The entire class could not remember the word of the month so Rachel listened very carefully to the announcements until she heard it and reminded the class. In an even bigger situation Rachel worked together with her mom and another teacher to come up with a solution to make sure she had all of her work when she was absent. She felt great about the solution and can always be seen being a determined and successful Fifth Grader. Problem-solving is one of her best skills and Tecumseh is lucky to have her!!

Lorelai Ladd
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.

Gracie Norris
Gracie Norris from Xenia High School has been selected as the XHS November Kid of Character.  Mrs. Finkes nominated Gracie and said, “Gracie is well known for her work on BUXTV, but that is not why I am nominating her.  She is most importantly an ambassador of kindness--she always will reach out to help and support others. She is a talented, hardworking, trusted student with a high level of integrity.”

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