Millard Hawk Primary School students were recently recognized at a character education celebration for demonstrating the character trait of helpfulness during the month of April.
At Millard Hawk, students are selected as ambassadors to help demonstrate the character trait of the month to their class and to the younger students of the school.
April’s “helpfulness” ambassadors were Layken Waldau, William Stott, Carson Smith, Peyton Newton and Zachariah Hockenbury.
Principal Lorraine Malecki said the following about April’s ambassadors: Layken Waldau is hardworking and helps to check on the classroom guinea pig, William Stott loves to help his classmates, Carson Smith is quick to offer a pencil or help a classmate in need, Peyton Newton is willing to help with any classroom tasks and works hard to be positive and Zachariah Hockenbury takes the initiative to go out of his way to offer a helping hand.
In addition to the ambassadors, a student from each class is chosen to be recognized at the character education celebration for best demonstrating character during that month.
April’s helpful students included:
Second grade, Brayden Delamater, Cameron Clayton, Gabriel Tweedy, Lilliana Susco and Stephen Mabie;
First grade, Hayden Painter-Gugliotto, Madison Massett, Rachel Scharf, Andrew Dixon and Ava Johnson; Kindergarten, Dannika Frigon, Stephen Millett, Charles VanSlyke, Kristiana Jeroloman and Giana Fortino; UPK, Kellen Rupracht and Logan Cooper; Special Area Teacher, Devon Granger.
As the students came on stage to receive their awards, the ambassadors shook each of their hands to congratulate them.
Self-control is the character trait for the month of May. Mrs Payne’s and Mrs. Stalsonberg’s first grade classes presented a slideshow of what self-control looks like.
Every student participated in the presentation, two students at a time read each slide to the audience. One slide read, “Self-control is doing what we need to do, not what we want to do.”
The students learned three steps to practice anger management and self-control: take a deep breath, count to three and think of something happy.