Some of Washington Primary School’s leading students were recognized during an all-grades assembly in the gymnasium this past Monday morning.
Principal Marsha Neville announced the names of October’s Washington Ways Award recipients before summoning them one by one to the area in front of the stage and presenting them with a colorful certificate. As each name was announced, the crowd of about 450 students, teachers and support staff members cheered.
October’s honorees include Jacqueline Winter, Karl Lindor, Patricia Abruzzo, George Pagano, Charles Winter, Izabelle Colato, Evolet Herrera-Moreira, Kateryne Zelaya-Yanes, Nica DiPietro, Styven Arias, Dakota Respass, Kaylin Olivo, Dana Avila, John Ince, Ronan Sosnowski, Bruce Lopez, Connor DiBenedetto, Warren Daniel, Joseph Tavarez-Hernandez, Emily Jimenez and Estyven Arreaga Merida.
The entire classes of teachers Mary Grever and Melissa Studdert were also recognized during the assembly program.
“We believe strongly in recognizing the commendable effort and behavior of the youngsters studying in our building,” Mrs. Neville said. “It was fun to honor these fine boys and girls. They were so proud to be recognized and their parents should be equally proud of them.”
Here’s how the Washington Ways program works:
White tickets are awarded weekly for good behaviors and actions in the classroom. White ticket winners are honored with special recognition in their classroom at the end of each week and their names are announced every Monday morning.
Red tickets are presented to individuals for notable good behavior outside of classrooms, including in hallways, buses, the playground and cafeteria, etc. At the end of the month, the student in each class with the greatest number of red tickets is recognized with a special certificate.
Entire classes can earn blue tickets for positive group behavior out-of-the-classroom. Blue tickets are also awarded to the two classes within the building with the most tickets overall.