As the school year races toward its conclusion, Washington Primary School celebrated its most recent award recipients.
Principal Michelle Richards presented Washington Ways Awards to a large group of students who were cited for their exceptional efforts throughout March. The honorees were announced over the building’s public address system. One by one they walked down to the main lobby and were given a handsome certificate. The group then went outside and posed for a commemorative photo with the principal.
March’s Washington Ways Award honorees include Genesis Benites, Jacob Arelt, Angelina Fischer, Subin Ahn, John Nicholas, Abigail Van Horn, Stewart Henry, Harry Gross, Alma Velasquez Mancia, Alessandra Bennett, Mason Dasaro, Aylin Gomez, Paige Falk, Anthony Rivera, Hailey Stone, Michael Bonilla Gomez and Snaijder Obando
The entire classes of teachers Vivienne Joseph, Vanessa Ulloa, Kerry Winberry were recognized as March’s Blue Ticket Award honorees.
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.
Featured Artists of the Month
Dr. Richards presented April’s Featured Artist of the Month Awards to:
Kindergarten: Jonathan Mejia Calderon, Matthew Marsala, Aliana Moalawr, Leo McTaggart-Levonte
First grade: Constance Bublin, Anthony Aguilar Gomez, Makaylyn Bourjolly, Cecelia O’Toole
Second grade: Josue Aguilar Chavez, Jimena Jimenez, Yasmin Palacios, Andy Alvarez Zelaya
Third grade: Rylie Rubino, Kateryne Zelaya Yanes, Sabino Gomez Morales
Each member of the group received a certificate and a medallion hanging from a red, white and blue ribbon that they wore around the neck. Their artwork is now on display in the school’s main hallway near the cafeteria.