September 2014: Loyalty

Character Education winners for September 2014, Loyalty.


Students of the month: Kindergartners Madison Harder and Isabel Ware.

Madison Harder is a great example of many of our character words, however I feel she is a good fit for Loyalty for the loyalty she shows tone of our classmates.
Madison has taken it upon herself to help a special student in my classroom with transitions and especially at recess. I notice her daily guiding and prompting this student to make the right choices, or stay in the approved area of the playground. This is a great help to me, but it has also been encouraging to others, as several other students are now following her lead in helping other classmates at recess and other times throughout the school day.

Isabel Ware has demonstrated Loyalty on a daily basis since the beginning of the school year. I have another student who has a lot of difficulty with daily routines. Isabel happens to ride the bus with the other student and helps this student daily by: seeing to it that the student finds their way to our kindergarten classroom from the bus, helping the student by reminding them of class rules and expectations, helping the other student with independent work, center work and even helps the other student when they don’t know what to do using our computer programs.
Isabel never has to be told to assist this student, she just knows that the student need help and has been loyal to that student since the beginning of the year to make sure the student has the help that is needed.

Adult of the month: Third grade teacher Lisa Walker.

Lisa Walker has been a Pulaski Co. teacher since 1986. She started working as a teacher for Southern in 1993, after teaching at Nancy elementary for 7 years.
Lisa is one these teachers that you remember forever both because of her dedication to her position and because of the type of person she is. She takes her position very seriously and goes the extra mile for her students. She is like the “mother hen”, she builds them up and encourages them but also is strict when need be and has great expectations of her students. She doesn’t like to hear the words: I can’t!  She expects her students to try and when they need it, to ask for help in order to be successful in their academics.
Lisa is also loyal and faithful to her family; her husband and children, friends and to Southern Elementary School; students and staff.
Lisa has made a difference over the years in the lives of many of her students and I am glad that she is part of our school.

Grade Representatives:

                     First grade Rep:                Second grade Rep:
                      Jewel Lewis                   Hunter Beaumont

       Third grade Rep:            Fourth grade Rep:            Fifth grade Rep:
       Zabrey Bortz                Julian Crawford          Jonathan Chitwood

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