There’s always a buzz of electricity in the air at Washington Primary School. Principal Michelle Richards likes it that way. The third year building leader wants students who are enthusiastic and excited and she has 350 of them spread across grades kindergarten through third grade.
The Washington Ways initiative focuses on recognizing and rewarding positive behavior while encouraging students to be safe, respectful and responsible.
Dr. Richards recently announced the names of September’s Washington Ways Award winners. They are an outstanding group of youngsters, who are all working hard in their classes and displaying exemplary behavior all over the building and at home while on remote learning.
The recent honorees include Kailey Guzman, Julia Getter, Erick Mendez Tax, Ever Borg, Nicholas Zielinski, Emma Harkinish, Anderson Royce, Hillary Lopez Lima, Jonathan Mejia, Avery Brown, Madeline Kyle, Christina Yoda, Abigail Van Horn, Behan England, Aeden Cadet, Makaylyn Bourjolly, Roger Hernandez-Gamez and Alianis Ciuro.
The entire class of first grade dual language teacher Miriam Engle was also recognized for its exceptional all-around performance.
Washington students love academic challenges. The subject doesn’t really matter. They are up for tackling any topic and work hard to master it.
“We are delighted with these children and with all of our students who have helped the new school year get off to such a wonderful start under very challenging circumstances,” Dr. Richards said.