Students of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS MAY 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
From the beginning of the school year to now, Baer has enjoyed helping others. He helps me count how many students are in the room. He lets me know if others need anything. Baer comes to class each morning with delightful stories of activities he and his family have done together. Baer also shares valuable information with the class during class discussions. One day he went home and made a card for everyone in the class. He has brought flowers to others on their birthdays and on other occasions “just because…”. His parents gave the class potting soil , flower pots, and sunflower seeds so that everyone could plant them and bring them home. Academically, Baer continues to excel. He has turned in great work on both the Seesaw app and in the real classroom. Baer’s friendliness and zest for life is contagious. Others have also emulated his acts of giving. Thank you, Baer for your zeal to spread God’s love to others. Your exuberant drive to share your joy with others helps our class to be a fun and exciting place. Keep sharing kindness, Baer!
The student of the month in kindergarten is Xavier Foster! Xavier is a perfect candidate for this month because he exhibits Zeal, an intense love for God, on a daily basis in the classroom. We observe this especially during religion class, where he says his prayers, pays close attention, and asks thoughtful questions. He also likes to choose to write about God when it is time to come up with a sentence or two independently throughout the school day. Xavier likes to share stories about his own church and church family; furthermore, he tells us that he likes to share what he has learned about God in class with his family at home. We are so proud of Xavier’s accomplishments this year not only pertaining to the quality of Zeal, but in other areas of the school day as well. He is a wonderful friend to others and kind to all he meets. Congratulations Xavier, and we hope that you continue showing zeal on a daily basis as you have in our classroom!
Myla is such a great example of the virtue Zeal. She has a love for God like no other. She often wants to do the snack and lunch prayer. Myla has a love of people. She cares about her friends and her family deeply. During Religion, she prays daily for her family and friends. Myla is a sweet young lady who comes in every morning with a smile on her face. She comes in ready to tackle each day. She always has something positive to say and is always willing to help. She is a wonderful example of the virtue Zeal and her love of God and all he created.
Throughout the school year, many challenges have been overcome by each of the students. 2nd grade would like to recognize Jalen Ford as the most improved student this year! He has grown tremendously since his start of the year showing stronger self control, respectfulness, maturity, and kindness! Jalen works the hardest to improve as he has had the furthest length to grow this year. Jalen’s academic growth is inspiring when looking at his reading ability in class and his willingness to read aloud. We are proud of Jalen and hope to hear about his continued growth and accomplishments next year in third grade.
Micah is an exceptional student. He is very strong academically, and he is also very talented. Micah sings, plays the piano, and acts. He sang in the Black History Program, and for Breakfast with the Saints. He has also sung with the Mass Choir, and in the Stations of the Cross presentation. Micah performs with CharacterWorks Theatre Company, an after school Christian program that honors Christ and builds character Micah performed in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Peter Pan with CharacterWorks. Micah’s favorite subjects are Math and Religion. Micah shows zeal by demonstrating his love for God and wanting to learn more about God. Micah actively participates in the Religion class by praying, discussing the lessons, sharing scriptures, and asking questions. Micah reads the bible with his family daily before leaving for school. Micah gets along well with his classmates and teachers. He has zeal, an intense love for God.
Cameron has demonstrated zeal throughout this academic year on many occasions. His passion for school, sports and friendship is something I have grown to appreciate this year. Camerons diligent focus in all that does show that he is devoted to the mission and values of All Saints. While remaining competitive he is also aware of his peers and is sincere to them in competitive situations. This is something that is not easy to accomplish at this age and within a class that is very outspoken and energetic. He remains true to who he is as a person but also remembering he is a child of God. Camerons zestful personality is contagious throughout the class and his peers. He works hard to understand where others are coming from through empathy and he is dedicated to putting his best foot forward in his academics. Cameron strikes a good balance of competitive drive and humbleness which makes him the perfect choice for this month’s award.
Zeal – being driven by an intense love for God “If the virtues could be given images from modern culture, then zeal would be the superhero/action figure. When we hear the word “intense,” we think of people or things that are strong and forceful. The weather can be intense: think of wind and storms, especially lightning! When athletes are focused on winning, they can also be intense, straining their bodies with rigorous practice to make sure they achieve their goal. When we have this kind of energy for God, we are zealous. The writer of Psalm 69 said of God, “Zeal for Your house consumes me.” Let us all be zealous for God and His truth so that we can share His love with others. Michael has zeal not only for his academics and athletics, but for his faith as well. Whether it is a question he has, or something he disagrees with, Michael uses his zeal to find a faithful answer. He is a young role model/athlete for practicing our faith in a modern culture. Thank you Michael.
Daniel Alejandro Olmedo-Velasco
Daniel Alejandro Olmedo-Velasco is the Middle School Student of the Month. He is being recognized for his outstanding academic work and his consistent display of “zeal” – H enthusiastic, diligent devotion to his Faith in God. Daniel came to ASCS from the country of Quito, Ecuador. He has only been at ASCS for one year and it is his first school in the United States. When asked, “What can you tell us about your year at All Saints?”, Daniel responded that he was so happy about the way he was welcomed by the students and teachers, and about how the teachers took time to listen to him because of his English. Also, he watched how the teachers worked with all the students in helping them.He enjoys eating spaghetti which is his favorite food. In his spare time, he enjoys talking with friends, making video calls, helping his parents to do chores, drawing on his phone, watching movies with his family, and reading. His favorite subject is History. As Daniel’s homeroom teacher, Mrs. Murph has enjoyed watching him learn English, talking to his friends, and playing kickball at recess. Over this school year “Danny” (as his mother calls him) has been a model student at All Saints. He demonstrates respectful, responsible behavior as well as leadership skills and high moral values centered in his Christian belief. Congratulations, Daniel, our Middle School Student of the Month!!!
April 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Maysa quietly listens to the lessons presented in class and shows a willingness to be ready for transitional times. She especially enjoys math and readily answers addition and subtraction questions. If anyone says or does anything inappropriate, Maysa comes to me and whispers to let me know so as not to disturb the class. If Maysa is asked to stop talking or to be still, she acknowledges what she has been told to do and stops. Maysa appears to understand fairness and consideration of others. She lets me know if any of her classmates did not receive something that I passed to the class or if a friend needs assistance. Thank you, Maysa for caring about others as Jesus would without seeking a reward for doing so. Thank you for living the example of justice in our classroom community.
The student of the month in kindergarten is Amanda Gamble! Amanda is a perfect candidate for this month because she displays the quality of justice on a daily basis. Amanda is fair with all of her friends and is intent on everyone playing together nicely and happily. She includes others on the playground and likes to ensure that all are included in outside activities. Amanda comes in to the classroom in the mornings with a smile on her face, ready to face the day with an awesome attitude. She is often eager to learn more about a topic and regularly participates in class discussions. Furthermore, she often dives in to subjects with very thought provoking questions for a kindergartner! For example, recently, the class was questioning whether God was a “living thing” during a living versus nonliving lesson. Amanda took it a step further and asked “Well, if God is alive, then he was made from another living thing…so who made God?”. We are so proud of Amanda’s accomplishments this year and she has been a joy to have in our classroom, not only to the teachers but to her peers. Congratulations Amanda, and we can’t wait to see what else you accomplish before the end of this school year!
The first grade student of the month is Kelsy Harris. Kelsy is always fair and wants his friends to be treated fairly all the time. Kelsy comes in each morning with a smile on his face and ready to go. Kelsy is active and always willing to help. Kelsy is always so positive and tries to do his best work. Kelsy is so funny and all of his classmates enjoy having him in class. He is always his sister’s protector. He is a great friend and a wonderful student. Great Job Kelsy we are so proud of you.
Kiara is a very fair student who really takes justice to heart! She is very outspoken when it comes to justice, making sure everyone receives the mercies they deserve. Kiara is always keeping classmates fair as they learn and play. She is one second grader who is constantly working hard to maintain balance in the classroom. Kiara has been intensively improving, striving for success and personal growth as she works on mastering skills, demonstrating virtues, and developing confidence! Justice is a virtue that specially fits Kiara and we are proud of her!
The third grade student of the month is Hudson Irby. Hudson has a very pleasant personality. His classmates enjoy being around him. They say that he makes them laugh. Hudson is kind to everyone. He displays good manners and respect toward everyone. He donated treats to the class so that no one would be without a snack at snack time. He also donated a ball to the class so they could enjoy playing kickball. Hudson truly cares about his family and speaks highly of them often. Hudson loves to share his experiences with his class. He’ll say “may I tell you about something I did”, or “may I tell you about something funny that happened”? He asks if others are doing okay. Hudson is a model of a caring person.
This month’s award of Justice goes to Joseph White. What defines Justice are students who stand up for others for just causes, students who name injustices when they see them and students who speak boldly in the name of justice. Joseph has demonstrated justice more than once during this school year. His competitiveness and drive to win and be recognized is unmatched. It can also create opportunities for injustice amongst peers. He has handled situations with grace and is quick to acknowledge his actions. It has been an amazing opportunity to witness his growth both emotionally and intellectually. Joseph shares his passion for his classmates through his energy and enthusiasm. He has also learned to funnel that energy into being a leader in class, demonstrating this through his academic achievements and his competitive drive in all that he does, while remaining a good classmate through encouragement. Through this he has learned what it means to be humble and putting others’ feelings ahead of his own when it comes to justice. I have always seen him stand up for himself and for others even when it seemed like everything was going against him. He does and continues to do the right things and embodies what it means to be a Christian.
The Student of the Month for April is Geovanna Arce. The Cardinal Virtue of Justice is not civil justice, but a matter of the heart, a matter of the will. It is a willingness to give what is due. Geovanna in the “unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” (1Peter 3:3-4) demonstrates this month’s virtue as a fair and just friend, classmate, student, and daughter. Geovanna understands that we all are made in the image and likeness of God and shows her respect towards God and others in their role in her life. Thank you Geovanna.
Our middle school student of the month for April is, Rea Dorsey! This year marks Rea’s 10th year at All Saints. During those years she has been on our Dance Team, in the Drama Club, played girls basketball for 2 years and has been a Choir member since the 3rd grade! Rea also has practiced gymnastics since Kindergarten and will take up Lacrosse in High School. In and about All Saints it is not hard to find Rea. She seems to always be at the right place at the right time stepping up with her actions and words. Her assistance to many has been ever-present. She loves working with our J.K. students, and is the first to volunteer to assist faculty and a classmate. It has even been said if she continues in this fashion “We might have to put her on the payroll”! When asked what she feels she has learned the most during her time at All Saints, Rea states” discipline”. For sure she has learned to be merciful in giving of her time in the service of others. Way to go Rea!
March 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Alan at the beginning of the year was not sure how he felt about going to school. Interacting and cooperating with those around him was challenging. After the first month, however, Alan began to transform. Not only did Alan try harder to obey rules, but he defied his peers to break them! He on no uncertain terms let others know that it was time to be quiet in the classroom. Alan continues to show improvement in his work. He even has shown talent in art. Whenever anyone feels hurt or sad, Alan comes to them to make sure that his classmates are all right. He tries to be of comfort to each friend. Thank you, Alan for being brave enough to show that peace in the classroom is important to you. Thank you for sharing the love of Jesus by showing mercy.
The Student of the Month in the kindergarten class for March is Kaelyn Bailey. Kaelyn is a kind friend to all of her peers, compassionate toward others, and an eager participant in class. Furthermore, she shows compassion and empathy outside of the classroom as well, as she helps to take care of her grandfather on a daily basis at home. We have also been told she shows a lot of empathy toward animals who have been harmed or mistreated! She follows all of the rules and sets a great example for other friends. We have never heard Kaelyn say an unkind word and she exhibits a positive attitude on a daily basis. She is a great listener and has a love for learning, in all subjects, that is unique for her age. For all of these reasons, Kaelyn is our student of the month. Way to go, Kaelyn! We are so proud of everything you have accomplished this year!
Kenedi Harris is the March Student of the Month. She demonstrates Mercy by showing such kindness to all of her classmates and teachers. Kenedi always goes above and beyond to help a friend in need. Kenedi loves to help her teacher all around the classroom. Kenedi has such a wonderful and grateful heart. Great job Kenedi! Thank you for always showing what it means to be a good friend.
Zaria has the virtue of Mercy and she shares it whenever mercy is needed. Zaria forgives others easily, quickly, and happily. She is often giving help to others and works hard to show compassion to others. Zaria also is a leader in diligently working hard and showing responsibility. Thank you Zaria for showing so many virtues and for showing mercy to others!
Kendall Norton is the third grade Student of the month for March. Kendall shows mercy by demonstrating her care for others. Kendall is quick to help her classmates when they need assistance. Kendall likes to help the teacher by passing out papers. Kendall helps out at home by completing her chores, and taking care of the family pets. Kendall loves learning and learning new things. She enjoys crafts, and playing her flute and the recorder. Her favorite subject is Math. Kendall always has her head in a book because she loves reading.
Ceci Flores is our student of the month for mercy. Ceci demonstrates this virtue in her empathy and respect towards others. She is quick to forgive and has a gentle heart. In a class where being outspoken is known she always keeps to herself and respects her classmates even during times of frustration and disruption in class. Ceci demonstrates many virtues but mercy is one of her greatest virtues.
The Student of the Month in the fifth grade class this March is Nathan Mejias. Matthew 5:7 Happy are those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Nathan joined All Saints as a new student this year. Since the beginning of the school year, Nathan strives to make our classroom a place of comfort, learning, and kindness. This means that if you can learn mercy, you will get mercy and then you’ll be happy. Whether it’s playing a game, classroom discussion, or participating in Mass, you are an everyday example in the classroom of kindness, forgiveness, and mercy. Thank you Nathan!
Jaelyn Thurman is the Middle School Student-of-the-Month for March. Although Jaelyn has been virtual this year, her work has been stellar. Her assignments are turned in on time and carefully executed. She has overcome obstacles presented by learning from home seamlessly and is always engaged while in class online. Jaelyn exemplifies mercy as she has only positive words to share during class. She is always respectful and pleasant. Jaelyn shows care and concern for her classmates by checking in with them and by making sure, even though she can’t interact with them directly, that everyone is well. In years past she enjoyed being on the Legos Robotics Team and played basketball on the girls varsity team. She enjoys shopping with her mother and friends. Jaelyn is a leader and is well liked by faculty and classmates. Congratulations Jaelyn.
February 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Every morning Nathaniel comes sincerely happy to see everyone. He is friendly and loves others. He has sometimes been caught talking because he loves interacting with his friends. He truthfully admits that he did break the rules and graciously accepts his consequences without complaining. In his own stride, he does what is required of him. Nathaniel shows humility as he recites scripture that talks about the “fruits of the Spirit”, naming virtues needed for obedience to the rules. His memorization skills are phenomenal!
The Student of the Month in the kindergarten class for February is Joe Kelleher. Joe is an extremely kind and thoughtful friend to his peers. He exhibits honesty and integrity consistently, each day, with both his teachers and his classmates, through his words and in his actions. Joe loves to help solve problems, whether it is during class-time or out on the playground with friends. He is inquisitive, often curious to know even more about a specific topic or idea discussed in class. He often likes to mull over a topic before diving further in and asking deeper questions. Joe regularly gives his best effort and quietly attends to all tasks given, taking his time to do his best work. We are so proud of you, Joe! Keep up the amazing effort. We can’t wait to see what else you accomplish this school year!
The First Grade Student of the Month is Zahir Waller. He exudes honesty in everything he does. He is a student with great integrity and always tries his hardest. He genuinely wants to learn and wants to do his best. He seeks out confirmation that he is on the right track. Zahir is a good friend and wants to be friends with everyone and everyone wants to be friends with him. Great Job Zahir we are so proud of you!
Mason is honest in all circumstances. He demonstrates his honesty when he admits to needing help. His honesty can be relied on even when less peaceful choices are made. Mason is always willing to be truthful when answering questions. Mason’s honesty when completing assignments allows his teachers to guide and help him to learn more. Mason’s honesty is deeply rooted in his personality and it shines through him! Thank you, Mason, your honesty is greatly appreciated and admired!
Cary “CJ” Outlaw
CJ was chosen to be the student of the month for February because of his gentle spirit. CJ is a very friendly child. He is very soft spoken. CJ always looks out for his classmates. CJ is honest because he asks for help when he needs it. With a gentle manner, he tells the students if they are doing something wrong. CJ shows a real interest in his Religious studies and eager to learn more about his faith. CJ displays honesty by accepting responsibility for his actions.
The student of the month for 4th grade is Zy’Aire Hill. He has demonstrated over the month his work ethic and responsibility in the classroom has improved tremendously since coming to All Saints. He has been very forthright in his actions towards his fellow students and teachers and demonstrates a level of respect towards all.
I would like to honor Eva Moyer for student of the month for Honesty. In scripture, a memory verse from Zechariah states:
“Zechariah 8:16-17 “ ‘These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,’ declares the Lord.”
Eva is one of our virtual students. She consistently stays true to herself, and is honest. She handles matters among her hybrid classroom peers independently and in a positive way. She looks out for her peers and does her very best to help others in need. Eva makes choices daily that showcases her integrity. She follows directions, stays on task, puts forth tremendous effort into every piece of work that she does, and sets an example for others without being asked.
Thank you Eva for your example of the virtues of honesty and integrity
Ana Sanchez is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and her consistent displays of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Ana participates and enjoys adding to discussions on Virginia History. Her favorite subject is Math. She enjoys shopping with her mother for the latest fashions. Her favorite food is homemade chicken noodle soup made by her mom. Ana is a well-rounded student who loves interacting with her classmates. Ana is a very quiet student and she is well liked by her teachers and peers. Ana is a very strong role model to all. She demonstrates respectful leadership skills, high moral values that are centered in her Christian beliefs. Congratulations Ana!
January 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Monica knows how to be at the right place at the right time. In the morning she puts her possessions away and prepares herself to follow the rest of the morning procedures. Every day, I choose someone to be my line leader or my prayer leader – I choose students who have been quiet during listening time or transition time, or who have stayed in their seat. Monica is often one of my candidates for those positions. Monica always keeps her mask on. She is quiet at nap time and takes her nap. The only time I see Monica talking loudly is during recess when she is playing with her friends. Thank you, Monica for respecting the school rules and for modelling safety for our class and our school!
Monica sabe estar en el lugar correcto en el momento correcto. Por la mañana guarda sus pertenencias y se prepara para seguir el resto de los procedimientos de la mañana. Todos los días, elijo a alguien para que sea mi líder de línea o mi líder de oración; elijo a los estudiantes que han estado callados durante el tiempo de escucha o de transición, o que se han quedado en su asiento. Monica es a menudo una de mis candidatas para esos puestos. Monica siempre lleva puesta la máscara. Está callada a la hora de la siesta y toma la siesta. La única vez que veo a Monica hablando en voz alta es durante el recreo cuando está jugando con sus amigos. ¡Gracias Mónica por respetar las reglas de la escuela y por modelar la seguridad para nuestra clase y nuestra escuela!
The Student of the Month in the kindergarten class for January is Aaron. Arellano-Hernandez. Aaron consistently exhibits concern and care for others’ well–being, and is thoughtful in his everyday words and actions. He is kind, respectful, and thoughtful toward his peers as well as his teachers. Aaron follows all of the classroom rules, including the Golden Rule of treating others as he would like to be treated. He consistently gives his best effort and quietly attends to all tasks given. Fantastic work, Aaron! We are so proud of everything you have accomplished this year.
El estudiante del mes en la clase de jardín de infantes de enero es Aaron. Arellano-Hernandez. Aaron muestra constantemente preocupación y cuidado por el bienestar de los demás, y es reflexivo en sus palabras y acciones cotidianas. Es amable, respetuoso y considerado con sus compañeros y con sus maestros. Aaron sigue todas las reglas del aula, incluida la regla de oro de tratar a los demás como le gustaría que lo trataran a él. Constantemente hace su mejor esfuerzo y atiende en silencio a todas las tareas asignadas. ¡Fantástico trabajo, Aaron! Estamos muy orgullosos de todo lo que ha logrado este año.
Our first grade student of the month for safety in January is Olive Seward. Olive is certainly a model for what a safe and respectful student looks like. She is always very mindful of what is going on around her, especially during recess. She always checks our slides to make sure they are dry before any of her friends use them. She assists with putting out the cones and shutting the gates when we are on the blacktop. In the classroom, Olive also likes to assist in any way possible. Her helpful and kind ways are noticed by her classmates and she makes a friend of everyone she meets. Thank you, Olive, for always making sure your friends are safe inside and outside the building!
Second grade’s student of the month is Zoe Bartels. Zoe exemplifies an outstanding student and takes safety into consideration in many ways. In regard to physical safety, she takes time to make sure her chair is pushed in, keeps objects out of walking paths, and helps anyone when they fall. Zoe also keeps the second grade room a safe environment by welcoming everyone and including everyone when it is time to play. Zoe always has her mask on and keeps her social distance to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Way to go, Zoe!
The third grade student of the month is C’erra Hilliard. January’s highlighted trait is safety, and C’erra demonstrates safety each day. She sets an example for safe behavior by constantly wearing her face mask and reminding others to keep their mask on. She makes sure she is following the rules and social distancing during this time. She safely walks from one destination to another in the hallway and in the classroom. C’erra has a quiet yet pleasant personality. She respects her classmates and adults by being attentive and following directions. C’erra is talented in many areas and enjoys dancing with Pine Camp. She likes school and learning. Her favorite subject is Science. C’erra is helpful and encouraging to other students. Wonderful job, C’erra!
The Student of the Month this January is Maximo Luis. Maximo has demonstrated safety in various ways by always listening and being respectful to others. He demonstrates this everyday in and out of the classroom. His joy and smile stand out to his teachers and classmates. During these times it is important to remember that we are all in this together. To add on to this, safety can also be viewed as mental and emotional health. Smiling can add years onto one’s life in addition to improving the morale of others. Maximo’s smile can light up a room and everyday is a constant reminder that God is working in all of us to bring out joy and peace in our lives. Maximo is a rock for us in the classroom – a constant, the foundation on which we should love and care for one another even amidst uncertainty. God’s love shines through Maximo and we are very thankful! Congratulations, Maximo!
The Student of the Month in the fifth grade class this January is Omari Banks. Every morning we profess our mission statement which includes the words a safe environment. We are all called to be Christ-like to practice the virtues prudence and fortitude. “Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.” Omari walks in the doors of All Saints every day, faced with the challenges in these unprecedented times and chooses to pursue the good and helps make our classroom a place that we can learn and love from one another. Thank you, Omari, for demonstrating part of our mission statement that All Saints is a safe environment.
This January, the student of the month in middle school is Schuyler Westbrook. Schuyler’s teachers have seen tremendous growth in this young man. The quality of his work is excellent. He is ‘johnny-on-the-spot’ when it comes to the virtual classroom. He often will be one of the only virtual students actively engaging during class. His can-do attitude and curious spirit is an absolute pleasure to have in Zoom and makes all the difference to the classroom atmosphere. He can be counted on to make class interesting as far as weighing in on various topics, is on time with all assignments, and they are done in a meticulous fashion. He finds creative ways to complete his community service hours even while learning from home. He has truly excelled in all areas, specifically Religion class. He is respectful and funny. Schuyler is having a stellar year! Excellent Job, Schuyler!
DECEMBER 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
During the very beginning of the school year, Corrie was not sure about how she felt about school and she missed being home with Mommy. Later, however, Corrie began to make friends. She now is laughing and bubbly. She loves to be with her classmates. She thoughtfully helps and cheers up classmates when they are sad. Once a student dropped his lunch and she comforted him with kind words. She applauded for him when the office announced that his mother sent him another lunch. When he had his second lunch, she started the whole class cheering for him! Corrie is a model student who shows what doing one’s best looks like. Corrie takes pride in her work. She writes and colors neatly. When given math seatwork directions, she follows them precisely. She sounds out her rhyming words and she is ready to read. Corrie shows friendliness, kindness, and consideration towards others. Thank you for being our friend, Corrie. Thank you for sharing God’s love and inspiring us all to be friends!
The Student of the Month in the kindergarten class for December is Faaiza Idris. Faaiza is enthusiastic, positive, and always exemplifies the significant core value of respect. She is respectful not only to all of her teachers, but to her classmates as well. Faaiza is thoughtful in completing her work, and she is great at critical thinking. She often asks higher-order thinking questions to dive deeper into certain subject matter. Faaiza uses great manners and says “please” and “thank you” each time she is helped or receives new work to complete. She is always eager to see what comes next during the day, and to share what she knows in class discussions. Faaiza comes to school with a smile on her face, and says good morning each day as she unpacks and greets her teachers and the other students. Great job, Faaiza! We are so proud of you and cannot wait to see what else you accomplish during your kindergarten year.
First grade’s Student of the Month in December is Axel Allison. When asked to select a student who displayed respect openly, Axel Allison immediately came to mind. From the moment that he enters the classroom until he leaves, Axel is attentive to what is being presented and the activities set in front of him. He is a model of consideration to those he is around – raising his hand earnestly and quietly to speak, asking questions when he needs assistance, offering to help, and treating each person in the room with the utmost kindness. Axel radiates enthusiasm when he is called on in the classroom and never misses a beat. His growth in self-control by way of interaction and communication has been noticed by his teachers and is certainly worth celebrating. Congratulations, Axel! We are so proud of you!
The December Student of the Month in second grade is Sitou Dalmeida. Respectfulness is one of Sitou’s brightest traits and it shines all the time! Sitou is always showing respect. One of the ways Sitou shows respect includes respecting herself and her own learning path as she tries her best to learn everything she can. She respects her classmates by being kind, helpful, and caring in everything she does. Sitou respects her space by keeping the classroom neat and tidy. Sitou is also very respectful to all the teachers here at school. She takes time to be respectful as she prays and is respectful to Christ at all times. Thank you, Sitou, for being so respectful!
The third grade student of the month for December is Paulina Murillo. Paulina truly demonstrates the characteristic of respect. Paulina has a kind personality. She is kind and helpful to her teacher and classmates. She is always in a joyful mood. Paulina is the oldest of four siblings, all girls. She loves helping with her siblings and making sure they are doing okay. She loves to read and play with her new puppy. Paulina respects the Lord and actively participates in Religion class with her questions and responses. Paulina will receive her first communion November 2020. Paulina loves to learn. She is a great student! Congratulations, Paulina!
In fourth grade, the December Student of the Month is Aleithia Hutson. Leia embodies the core trait of Respect daily by demonstrating respect to her peers and teachers with every action. In the classroom, she is very focused and is always doing what is asked the first time. She also demonstrates respect during lessons and review time by raising her hand, being patient, and allowing classmates to answer questions, even those that may seem rudimentary. Leia is a very respectful and considerate person all around. She consistently shows her peers grace and friendly goodwill. Leia has a generous spirit and enjoys school. It is a pleasure to have her in the fourth grade class!
The Student of the Month in the fifth grade class this December is Camille Briones-Plascencia. Camille shows respect towards her parents, classmates, her religion, and those in authority through her words and actions in the classroom. She knows that each person has a unique role in God’s plan. Therefore, each person is to be shown respect. Having respect toward another person means that we show them honor and esteem because they are a child of God who deserves consideration and regard. Camille consistently demonstrates respect by showing courtesy and tact toward every person she encounters. Thank you Camille!
In middle school this month, the outstanding Student of the Month is Sayda Velazquez. Sayda stands out as a kind and helpful person. She is well liked by her peers and teachers because of her respectful, responsible, and dependable demeanor. Sayda is Christ-like at all times. She is also very considerate of her classmates, she is helpful to teachers, and is a calm presence in the classroom. Sayda is also a hard working student. She leads the hallway line in the 6th grade. Sayda quietly and respectfully demonstrates a very strong work ethic each day. She asks questions to make sure she is meeting personal and teacher expectations, and strives to do well in all tasks assigned. Her homework, classwork, projects, and special reports are always on time and completed thoughtfully. Specifically in math class, she shows all of her work when solving problems, which makes it easy to find any issues quickly and correct them. All of Sayda’s teachers agree that she is a very respectful young lady and is a true joy to have in class. Thank you, Sayda, for your excellent example and hard work!
NOVEMBER 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Isabel – affectionately known as “Izzy” sets the stage for a happy, fun-filled morning and day. She often is the first child to arrive. She comes to the classroom at 7:31 on the dot. After making sure to say good-bye to her brother, Sam, she is immediately ready to begin. Her exuberance is contagious. She reminds the teachers and the class of what special resource classes we are to have each day of the week. I call her “Our Calendar Girl.” Izzy is kind to her classmates and she looks out for them. If anyone did not receive a paper or if anyone needs help, she lets the teacher know. She kindly explains concepts to classmates who at the time could use help understanding what we are learning. Izzy makes the teachers and students feel happy about being here at All Saints. Her warmth enhances what All Saints is about – being one big family. Thank you, Izzy for the “Christ-like” care and compassion you have for others.You inspire us to share God’s love.
The Student of the Month in the Kindergarten class for November is Maxwell Carr. Maxwell is an exceptional example of what it means to exemplify Christ-centered behavior. The first word that comes to mind when thinking of Maxwell is “kind”. Maxwell is kind to all he meets and sets a great example for others in the classroom in regard to treating others with respect. He is a great listener and enthusiastically enjoys participating in class discussions. He raises his hand when he wants to speak, and always uses great manners; he says “please” and “thank you” consistently. Maxwell always comes to school happy and with a smile on his face, and has the same demeanor when it is time to go home, as he enthusiastically bids his classmates goodbye. Way to go, Maxwell! We are so proud of you and the example you set for others. We are so happy to have you as a part of our kindergarten class this year!
Sydney O’Neil is the Student of the Month for First Grade. Sydney is an incredibly polite and kindhearted member of our class community. Sydney speaks softly yet always demonstrates respectfulness in her responses and is usually one of the first students to say “thank you” when she receives help or materials. She treats teachers and students with consideration and gentle patience, setting a fine example as a peacemaker, as she looks out for others, whether in the classroom or on the playground. Sydney can be counted on to do whatever is asked of her with a willing spirit. She sets an outstanding example for classmates by listening attentively, following instructions the first time, participating actively, keeping her desk and materials organized, and working with care and diligence to meet high standards in all that she does. Most of all, Sydney O’Neil puts into daily practice the golden rule, treating others courteously and kindly, as she would wish to be treated. We appreciate the consistently kind and Christ-Centered attitude that Sydney brings daily to First Grade. Great job, Sydney!
In second grade this November, the Student of the Month is Moises Torres-Serrano. Moises is a very Christ centered student! He is always looking to help others and show everyone respect and love. Moises’s calm and patient personality help him see others in need and he quickly offers to help anyway he can. Moises really takes prayer as a time of reverence and respect for God. He is always focused and listening during morning announcements, mass, grace before snack and lunch, during religion class, and during the closing prayer at the end of the day. Moises shows that he loves God and follows God’s lead to help and love others as He does. Wonderful job, Moises!
November’s Student of the Month in third grade is Daniel Lopez. Daniel is a shining model of Christ Centered Behavior. He has a warm personality, is caring, and gets along well with everyone. Daniel is sensitive and wants to do well in all his attempts. He cares about how others are treated and values his friendships. Daniel enjoys school and likes to help others. He is respectful to everyone he meets. Daniel enjoys praying during Religion class. He attends Mass on Sundays, attended classes, and took his first communion in September 2020. Congratulations, Daniel!
The November Student of the Month in fourth grade is Madeleine Goins. Madeleine was recently promoted to the class Chief of Education for her continued academic efforts and excelling in all that she does! Her grades are high and she leads the way in class discussions and activities. She exemplifies the roots of Christ Centered Behavior through her dedication to her studies, classroom participation, and her fair and kind treatment of her peers. Madeleine carries Christ with her daily, and it shows through her peaceful demeanor. She is very respectful, courteous, and cares about everyone. Thank you, Madeleine, and great work!
The Student of the Month in fifth grade this month is Valentin Luis. Valentin exemplifies everything a Knight should be! He works hard, helps those around him of all age groups, and has a positive attitude even when things are hard. Valentin isn’t afraid to try new things. He is always pushing himself to do the best he can and asks great questions that further his learning in all subject areas. Through Philippians 2:5, we are called to “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Jesus Christ.” Valentin cares for his Catholic faith and strives to be a Christ like example for others. Thank you Valentin!
The Middle School Student of the Month in November is Ethan Mejias. Ethan is an outstanding student and model for Christ Centered Behavior. He is a responsible and knowledgeable young man who is willing to help others. His schoolwork is an example for his peers. He has a strong work ethic and is a good critical thinker. When his teachers think of Ethan, the first words that come to mind are successful, dependable, kind, and spiritual. Ethan is very creative, enjoys reading series of books, and he enjoys playing kickball. He is conscientious, respectful, and a team player, which makes it easy for him to be well liked by his peers and teachers. Ethan is a welcome addition to All Saints. Thank you for your outstanding example, Ethan!
OCTOBER 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
The Junior Kindergarten Student of the Month for October is Mara Albertson. Mara is gentle and kind. She was a little shy at first, but now she is enjoying making new friends. In the beginning, she stayed quiet during class discussions. Now, she is participating in them. Whenever the teacher gives directions for seatwork, Mara quietly and consistently follows the directions in the manner in which they were given. She also knows how to stop talking the first time she is told to do so during transition times. Congratulations to Mara for your cooperation in class. Thank you for showing safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-like behavior. You are our model student for this month. Continue showing responsibility by modelling correct behavior for our class, Mara.
The Student of the Month in the kindergarten class is Juliana Olmedo. Juliana is an incredibly responsible student, and she is respectful to both her peers and her teachers. She is an excellent listener, and takes pride in her work every single day. In addition, she takes care of her “tools” in her desk (crayons, pencils, etc.) quite nicely without needing help or redirection from her teachers. Juliana is a new student to All Saints this year, and has an outstanding work ethic. She follows directions the first time they are given, and gives her very best effort in each subject and classroom craft or activity. Juliana is meticulous with her work and always takes her time to do it correctly the first time. Every day, Juliana is also sure to wave goodbye to each and every friend who walks out at dismissal time. Juliana is the epitome of a responsible and kind child, and we could not be more proud of her adjustment to kindergarten, as well as her adjustment to All Saints. Way to go, Juliana!
Elodie Sherman is the first grade Student of the Month. Even though it is Elodie’s first year at All Saints, she has gone above and beyond to make new friends, extend her kindness to other new students, and quickly learn the rules and responsibilities that are part of being an All Saints Knight. She is a diligent and dedicated worker, showcasing her eagerness to learn new things and apply all that she knows. She is full of life and loves challenges! Elodie is a joyful student with such a positive outlook, and she makes every day at school a truly happy one!
In second grade, the Student of the Month in October is KaiLi Lord-Woo. KaiLi is a wonderful student who is always showing the All Saints way! Her attitude and actions model responsibility on a daily basis. She is diligent and studious in all her learning. KaiLi can be counted on to be fair and friendly while playing. She is always ready to lend a helping hand to fellow students and every teacher! With such grace and positivity, she excels in self discipline and demonstrating responsibility. KaiLi is a peacemaker and quickly rises to overcome challenges and make great choices. Congratulations, KaiLi!
The Student of the Month in October is Lindsay Norton. Lindsay always demonstrates the traits of a responsible third grade student. Lindsay takes her school work very seriously, she is focused, and she completes her assignments in a timely manner. When she finishes her assignments, she is ready for the next one or asks if she can work on something else. If Lindsay doesn’t understand something, she eagerly asks for help. In addition to completing the classroom assignments on the Solar System this month, Lindsay created a poster at home and brought it in to share with her classmates. Lindsay gets along well with her classmates. Her classmates say that she is friendly and cheerful. She is well rounded, as she enjoys playing kickball with the sixth graders and loves making crafts. She loves animals and wants to be a Veterinarian when she grows up. Her favorite subject is Science. Congratulations on your hard work, Lindsay!
The Student of the Month in the fourth grade is Roman Dorsey. The highlighted trait for October is Responsibility, and Roman is a prime example of a responsible student. Roman can always be counted on to be prepared and ready to go. Every morning, he enters the classroom with a positive attitude and inspires others to follow suit. Roman always follows directions given by teachers, which helps him achieve on a high level on practically every task he takes on. He is also a natural leader. In fact, Roman has been promoted to Chief of Education in the fourth grade classroom! As Chief of Education in 4th grade Roman is responsible for reemphasizing the responsibilities each student has when they come into Homeroom each morning. He is also responsible for coming up with creative ways to hold competitions. As an example, he created a 16 team bracket for a weekly math challenge which proved to be very successful. The entire class loved the idea and wants to continue with this process over the school year. Great work, Roman!
This month in fifth grade, the Student of the Month is Brandon Linton. Responsibility is the highlighted trait this month. Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Brandon has exemplified these smart and responsible choices since the very beginning of online learning in his fifth grade year at ASCS. Mrs. Detrick and his entire class appreciate Brandon’s commitment to the virtue of responsibility to kick off our school year. Way to go, Brandon!
The Middle School Student of the Month in October is Gabrielle Williams. Gabby acts as a role model daily for every student at All Saints. She has a big heart️, is loving, and enjoys being helpful to her peers and teachers. She is well liked by all and displays a positive outlook in the face of any challenge. Gabby is respectful, very pleasant, and willing to work with classmates and teachers to get any job done. She is an outstanding student that works very hard to achieve academically in her classes. Gabby’s teachers and peers note that she is a gem to teach and work with. She enjoys working with technology and very willing to assist with working with younger students. Gabby is well rounded. She enjoys playing basketball and shopping with her big sister and mother. She is very creative in the arts, and is specifically gifted at being on stage, drawing, and designing . She is responsible, spiritual and giving. Congratulations, and thank you for your fantastic work, Gabby!
MAY 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Charli has really done a 180 degree turn this year! In the beginning, Charli was not so sure how she felt about school requirements. Later, however, Charli decided that she would make the right choices. During Circle Time, Charli in the past did not want to stay seated. Now, Charli models the right way to sit criss-crossed applesauce. During Mass, Charli used to want to interact with friends instead of pay attention. Now Charli, however, has put reverence first and she defies any of her friends to misbehave during Mass. She shows “Kujichagulia “ which is a “Kwanzaa” principle meaning standing up for what one knows is right for the community – Self-Determination. Charli loves to have fun and socialize. She has a good sense of humor. Her smile is heart-warming and contagious. Charli’s favorite color is purple and she used to insist on using purple only when coloring. Now, although she likes purple, she is willing to color with a variety of colors. She has also learned to write her name nicely and neatly. As the year has progressed, Charli has learned to be more aware of her friends’ needs. She desires to help and comfort them. During prayer, she is the first to remind me to pray for a child who is absent. Thank you, Charli for making the right choices and sitting still and doing work. Thank you for modeling reverence during Mass. Charli, you motivate us to love each other. You inspire us to love God and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Our Student of the Month for the Kindergarten class is Ellery Pittman. Not only has Ellery put in a lot of work while learning remotely, she is an amazing student in person as well. Ellery loves showing off her hard work during Zoom meetings while learning at home. In particular, her butterfly life cycle project was extraordinary! In school, Ellery was often the first to console a friend who was maybe having a rough day. One distinct memory is when one friend was sad on the playground, Ellery said “Cheer up! It will be ok. I will play with you!”. Ellery is a sweet soul who only wants the best for her peers and looks out for them often. She will even remind them to push in their chairs, to sit properly on the rug during story time, or to wash their hands! Ellery is very observant, always motivated to learn, and constantly questioning the world around her. She has a leader’s personality and we cannot wait to see what else she accomplishes as she moves forward to first grade. Congratulations on being the student of the month Ellery- we are so proud of you and cannot wait to keep watching you grow!
Zaria Brown is the first grade student of the month. While in the classroom, Zaria consistently demonstrated kindness, love, and respect for herself, classmates, and teachers. During this time of online learning, Zaria has risen to the challenge and continues to find new ways to learn and share her knowledge. Zaria has a beaming smile and an abundance of positivity and joy that can still be felt during this adventure of online learning. She has an eagerness to learn and her hard work shows. Zaria is a remarkable first grade student, and we are so happy she is part of the All Saints family! Keep up the good work Zaria!
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”-Maya Angelou. Many students and their parents have taken on Distance Learning with diligence and effort. This month’s second grade stand out is Samuel Crawley! Samuel has shown courage in trying new things and he has indeed made a stellar effort using everything offered to continue our learning. He has attended Zoom classes regularly and has embraced all the activities posted on Google Classroom. Samuel continues to read on Epic and keeps active on eSpark reading and math! He and his family have made such a wonderful effort to keep learning ongoing. Mrs. MacLaughlin is proud of Samuel for his positive attitude, participation in our Zoom classes, efforts on other activities presented and his tremendous academic growth in second grade. Samuel Crawley made some serious strides and it is clear that if he keeps up this effort and participation in his education he is going to be able to experience many positive rewards. Congratulations, Samuel. You are strong and smart and we are very proud of you!
Linda is the third grade student of the month, she is a positive role model for all. Linda models leadership in her behavior and demonstrates an eagerness to help others. She sets an excellent example with her words and actions. Before distance learning, Linda would always arrive each morning with a big smile on her face and an upbeat attitude ready to take on the day. During distance learning Linda works very hard at home to complete her assignments in a timely manner. She has always strived to share God’s love with everyone that she meets and continues to make a positive impact on the All Saints community! Keep up the great work, Linda!
The 4th grade student of the month for May is Omari Banks. Omari has shown immense progress throughout his school year. He is eager to succeed on all of his assignments. Omari follows directions the first time they are given, and he models a clear example for the other fourth grade students. This student reflects courage through his dedication to his learning even when it becomes challenging. Omari strives to succeed and wants to grow. Through our transition to the virtual classroom setting, he has continued to model these attributes. Omari actively participates in all class ZOOM meetings. He turns in his assignments on time and shows great effort on each of them. His projects have shown outstanding work and dedication as well. This student is enthusiastic about his learning even in our unique classroom settings. He is truly deserving of recognition as our May student of the month. Way to go, Omari!
This month’s highlighted virtue is Courage. “Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage. [PS 23:4] Fortitude is one of the four cardinal virtues. It is commonly called courage; however, it is different from what we often think of. The cardinal virtue of fortitude involves practicing what is good and just when it is difficult or even dangerous. A person of fortitude practices patience when meeting obstacles. They do what is right, even when others criticize them. Students who do not cheat when the opportunity presents itself, who are capable of saying no to their friends who pressure them and students who stand up for others and do not participate in teasing or bullying are students who are displaying the virtue of fortitude. The very deserving Student of the Month in fifth grade for May is Henlea Sharpe. Henlea, especially during this time of remote learning and COVID -19, has shown fortitude and courage in her studies, work presence online and off, and with family and community. Thank you, Henlea, for showing courage and fortitude this year.
The Middle School Student of the Month in May is Nathalie Estrada. Nathalie is an exceptionally positive and pleasant presence in her seventh grade class. She is well rounded and has a great attitude. Nathalie is also a star student, maintaining high grades consistently. She has been a leader in the Zoom lessons this spring by attending every meeting and providing answers and examples as the group works on assignments together. Her teachers note that Nathalie’s work is reliably thorough and on time, even when faced with this new way of learning and submitting assignments. Nathalie’s work is the best they have seen all year! Nathalie excels artistically as well, and uses her gifts to create beautiful projects in History, Religion, and Art classes. Nathalie is a very compassionate person. As a member of the Speak Up Club, she rarely allows herself to become involved in negative situations, and instead lends a caring ear and encourages those around her who may be having a tough day. Nathalie is interested in trying to improve herself and strives to follow Christ’s example in all she does. We are proud of you, Nathalie!
APRIL 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Zuri meticulously colors and adds beautiful, creative designs to her coloring
pages. She carefully completes her writing and math assignments. One day, after completing her work, a friend wrote her a note that said, “I love you.” On her own paper, Zuri wrote, “I love you too.”. Along with being sweet, Zuri obviously has great reading and writing skills!
Zuri cannot wait for me to teach reading. She can fluently read the Bob Books and other beginners’ readers. Zuri saw me fall and get hurt on that March afternoon. Her mother let me know that Zuri did not even want to go to her tap dance lessons. My heart was touched. I said to myself, “Yes, Zuri has empathy and compassion – the kind that I want all of my
students to have!” At the beginning of the year, Zuri seemed shy and she barely talked to others. Now, Zuri is bubbly and has started having conversations with her friends. What a joy it is to watch you grow, Zuri! Keep working hard and being responsible. Keep inspiring us to care about others like Jesus does!
The Student of the Month for the kindergarten classroom is Lynnox Johnson. Lynnox has taken this adjustment to “digital learning” in stride. She has set up her own calendar math at home and consistently shares work that is complete and diligently worked through. Lynnox does all of this with a big smile on her face! She does her calendar math daily and participates and listens well in our Zoom meetings. Lynnox is also a kind friend to her peers and takes responsibility for her work and actions whether in the classroom or at home. She is well on her way to success in first grade, and we could not be more proud of her! Keep up the great work Lynnox, you are a shining star!
Iynia Williams is our first grade student of the month. Iynia is a wonderful helper and friend to all. For the past few weeks, she has shown tremendous dedication to digital learning. I am impressed with all of the ways she tries to demonstrate her skills and show what she has been working on at home. Iynia demonstrates positivity, sharing her smile with all and showcasing her eagerness to learn. While this is only Iynia’s first year here at All Saints, you wouldn’t be able to tell! She has done a remarkable job at making friends, sharing her talents, and demonstrating her ability to make safe, respectful, and responsible choices. Way to go Iynia! Keep up the good work.
The second grade Student of the Month is Diana Velasquez. Diana embodies the traits of kindness and fairness. She is sweet, thoughtful and helpful to her peers. She shares her gifts and talents with her classmates generously as she is quite talented in creating origami, paper book marks, and a second grade favorite, fortune tellers! Diana includes others and is compassionate to others. If someone else is upset, Diana is concerned for them and attending to them, whether it is a physical pain or an emotional pain, she shows love. She carries herself in the All Saints Way everyday by treating others well, with empathy and in a very Christ-like way. Diana is easygoing and works hard, putting forth her best effort at work and play. Congratulations, Diana!
Dylan has a heart of gold. Not only does Dylan work hard to create good relationships with his peers, but he also puts forth the hard work in order to understand a concept. He perseveres in all of his subjects and doesn’t give up when things get tough. Dylan is a true team player and works to help out his peers when they need help. He is a child of great integrity and his teachers can always count on him to do the right thing even when no one is looking. He is respectful to both classmates and teachers alike. Dylan is a dependable friend and student and is deserving of student of the month. Great work, Dylan!
Abril Garcia is the April Student of the Month for numerous reasons. Before we began our virtual learning journey, Abril came to school each day with a bright, smiling face. She asked questions when she needed further support and didn’t hesitate to help others along the way. You could always count on Abril to build others up. She respected her classmates and teachers and reflected an exemplary attitude consistently. Abril not only deserved this award for her actions in our regular classroom setting, she is highly deserving throughout our virtual experience. Abril works hard to keep up with her assignments and aims to attend all ZOOM meetings with our class. During the meetings, she actively participates by nodding along and raising her hand to answer or ask questions. She doesn’t hesitate to email her teacher for further guidance showing her dedication to her learning. She typically turns in her assignments before they are even due. Abril has been a positive and hardworking member of our new class setting. She is, undoubtedly, an asset to the 4th grade team! Way to go, Abril!
“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honour. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 21:21,31:26. Abiel helps the All Saints Catholic School community by generously giving to others around him whether it be in the classroom at school, as an altar server at Mass, at his home, or now with our online virtual community. Abiel shows compassion in a loving manner with his ASCS classmates. He recognizes values and honors as an important role of the family and society. Abiel is quick to help classmates on the playground, in the classroom, or online. He often will make thoughtful contributions to classroom discussions as we gain our faith knowledge and promote sacredness of life. It is a pleasure to recommend Abiel Estrada for Student of the Month for the virtue of Kindness. Nice work, Abiel!
The Middle School Student of the Month in April is Jaelyn Thurman. Jaelyn is a lively 7th grade student who always has a smile on her face. Jaelyn has grown so much this year in her studies and in her relationships. Her teachers have watched her become more patient, more considerate, and more serious about her schoolwork as this year has progressed. She gives her best effort in her assignments, and as a result her performance has improved exponentially. Jaelyn makes good choices, asks good questions, and arrives to class with a mind that is open to learning. She is also handling distance learning like a pro! She is the first to do all assignments, and has been an inquisitive and engaged participant in her classes this year, both in the school building and during video lessons. Jaelyn’s friends know they can count on her, and she always finds a way to make her classmates smile. Jaelyn is truly a gem! Fabulous work, Jaelyn!
MARCH 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Joseph consistently does solid, good work each day. He makes valuable contributions to class discussions. He figures out the main ideas and moral lessons of stories read aloud. Joseph shows Christ-like sensitivity to the feelings of others. One may find him comforting an upset classmate. He greets his teachers with a smile and/or a hug. Joseph’s curiosity about the world is commendable. He enjoys experimenting. For example, out of curiosity, he took a garden pinwheel and held it over the heater vent and watched it spin. Artistic and innovative ideas are expressed in Joseph’s drawings and through his clay and block creations. He makes Lego structures that move. He sings and carries a tune well. He, along with some of the other students help to keep us on the “right pitch.” Joseph is our “Class Mechanic.” He put the Hot Wheels toy set together for us. Once when a child’s book bag was stuck to a chair, he figured out how to take it off. What a joy it is to have a student who enjoys learning through exploration and discovery, but at the same time understands the need to come back to the mundane tasks! Stay nifty and nice! Continue your quest for knowledge, Joseph.
The kindergarten student of the month for March is Myla Bennett. Myla shows great responsibility and makes smart choices in the classroom on a daily basis. She follows directions the first time they are given, and she is always ready to catch a bubble to show she is ready for the hallway. Myla is often the first friend to have her supplies cleaned up when asked. She is also always one of the first students ready to move to the next subject or activity. Myla gets along well with her peers, and always wears a happy smile on her face. She has a wonderful attitude toward school and learning, and enjoys participating in class discussions. She comes to school ready to learn and listen every single day. Congratulations, Myla; we are so proud of all that you have accomplished. Keep up the good work!
Laighla Haskins is an outstanding first grader. She goes the extra mile to make sure she is putting forth her best in all she does. Laighla is a dedicated student, making choices that set her apart from others in a meaningful and positive way. She is responsible and very trustworthy, always telling the truth even when others might shy away from taking ownership of their mistakes. Laighla leads by example, helping others to make good choices by consistently acting in a responsible and respectful manner. Laighla is creative and often an “out of the box” thinker, making smart decisions that help solve problems and that benefit herself as well as others. She is very well liked by her peers, and her jubilant personality keeps her classmates, as well as her teachers, smiling and happy. Laighla is a blessing and joy in our first grade class!
Alejandro Lopez is the second grade student of the month! Alejandro is very responsible at school. He helps in our class with little things that mean a lot. Mrs. MacLaughlin knows that if she asks Alejandro to complete any helpful task, he will get it done and he always does so joyfully! He is reliable in doing his own classwork, ensuring the teacher is aware if anything is amiss in a kind and loving way. There are many jobs in the second grade class that rotate often, but Alejandro is the one that shines in every position. Alejandro is counted on by his classmates to make good decisions. With the exception of all the kickballs on the roof of the building due to his powerful kick, Alejandro is a role model for making good decisions at All Saints. A responsible person is honest, respectful, fair, accountable and courageous. I think these terms are shown in a second grade way each day by Alejandro Lopez!
The third grade class choice for Student of the Month is Joshua Wrice. Joshua is new to our school this year and is a wonderful addition to Mrs. Walker’s class. Joshua is a student who always works hard to do his best and is always focused and well prepared. Joshua demonstrates responsibility by taking his schoolwork seriously and working hard to meet personal and academic goals. He is very responsible when using both classroom supplies and always takes care to put them back in the proper place when he is finished. Joshua consistently demonstrates a positive ‘can do’ attitude in the classroom and is a model for responsible choices in work and play. Joshua is quick to apologize or offer a helping hand to his teacher and classmates. He frequently encourages other students to do the right thing and reminds them to be respectful to others. Joshua is an excellent new addition to the All Saints community!
The 4th grade student of the month for March is Donovan Wyatt. Donovan is very deserving of this award for his continued effort and growth in class. He has worked so hard this year and made boundless improvements. Donovan models responsibility through his eager-to-succeed mindset on all of his tasks and assignments. He often wants to know where he is doing well and where he can improve. Donovan is often one of the first students to help another when they don’t understand something. This student also reflects positive decision-making skills. He strives to follow directions the first time they are given, and this models a clear example for the other fourth grade students. Donovan carefully gives each task his dedication, thought, and best effort. He also shows his talents and responsibility by being a dedicated member of the Jam Band! Donovan comes in ready to learn each day and is a true asset to the fourth grade team. Keep up the great work, Donovan!
Ana Sanchez-Perez is the outstanding Student of the Month in fifth grade! Ana is very deserving of the title this month, especially because the highlighted trait is Responsibility. Ana comes to class each day fully prepared to learn. She brings with her a positive attitude, patience and perseverance. Ana’s biggest strength is her ability to focus on the task in front of her, despite distractions. She works hard and digs deep when tasks are difficult, and this helps everyone in the class understand more clearly. Ana is kind and friendly. Ana truly demonstrates the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Great work, Ana!
The Middle School Student of the Month in March is 8th grader Jerel Dent. Jerel has been an All Saints Knight since Junior Kindergarten! In his time here, Jerel has shown major growth. He is respectful and is someone that the younger students look up to. He is very helpful to all people throughout our school, and is humble as well. Jerel is low key by nature, but makes his presence known by simply showing up and getting the job done. Jerel is a high achieving student, and maintains high grades in all classes including his high school level courses. His favorite subject is History, in which he enjoys reading about ancient civilizations. He participates in class and enjoys adding to discussions on challenging topics such as debates on politics, world affairs, and equal rights about which he has strong opinions. In addition to academics, Jerel is instrumental backstage during stage performances, and then always volunteers to stay and lend a hand during the setup and takedown of tables and chairs. Jerel’s passion is playing basketball, and he hopes to play in the NBA after he finishes college. He is an asset to All Saints! Thank you for your great work, Jerel!
February 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
When school started, Robyn was afraid to say anything in front of others. Robyn now is beginning to overcome shyness and has even taken the initiative to lead the class in singing “Kum Ba Yah” during Grace at snack! For the Martin Luther King program, she and three other JK students sang “Jesus Loves Me” on the stage. Robyn progressively has been placing effort in more areas. When I ask the students to give me their attention, she is one of my first students to “Freeze” and look at me. Her handwriting has greatly improved and is one of the best in the class. Robyn shows great strength and athletic ability as well. She is able to climb the metal pole to the top! Robyn, keep showing responsibility by trying your hardest! I am interestedly awaiting to see what other new talents you have to share with us.
The kindergarten Student of the Month for February is Sydney O’Neil. Sydney is a kind friend who always follows the Golden Rule of treating others the way she would want to be treated. She includes other friends on the playground and often reminds others about what they should be focusing on at the moment during class time. She sets a wonderful example for other children regarding behavior and following instructions, not only during kindergarten instruction but in other classes such as P.E., music, and library. Sydney accepts others as they are and works well in groups with every other child in the classroom. Sydney can tie her shoes and has been helping others to learn the same skill. Sydney is a quiet leader in our classroom and we could not be more proud of her hard work, behavior, and kindness toward others. Sydney is a shining star and we look forward to watching her grow even more throughout the school year. Congratulations, Sydney, and keep up the good work!
Moises Torres-Serrano is a kind and loving first grade student. He is dedicated to being the best version of himself every day. He is always supportive and accepting of his classmates, trying to help his friends out when they are having a tough time or not getting along. Moises encourages others to work things out and shares his smile with everyone around him. He consistently demonstrates respectful behavior towards his teachers and peers. Way to go Moises, you are a shining light in first grade!
Aniyre Burns is the second grade Student of the Month! Aniyre is a petite person with a gigantic heart. She is loving and kind to all of her classmates. She is warm and caring to her kindergarten Book Buddy and sixth grade Mass Buddy. A quote that defines Aniyre is: “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy. Aniyre accepts and loves her classmates every day. She maintains healthy friendships with classmates that have similarities and differences from her in their culture, faith, and family life. As a second grader this kindness and maturity in acceptance is a great gift of love to our school. This seems to come easily and naturally to Aniyre and it is something we could all learn from to help our whole greater community and world be a more peaceful place. Aniyre is a peacemaker!
Geraldine always comes to class with a positive attitude and gives 100% in all that she does. Her energy is infectious and positively impacts those around her to try their best. Geraldine is diligent in the classroom and works hard to complete her assignments on time. She puts forth her best effort and stays focused. During lessons, she listens attentively and is never disruptive. Gery shows a true enthusiasm for learning. She consistently shows kindness to others while demonstrating an upbeat attitude for her teachers and peers. Gery can be relied on to make good choices and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. She is a fantastic part of the All Saints community!
The February Student of the Month for 4th grade is Claire Hackett! Claire is a hardworking student with a positive attitude. She comes in each morning with a bright, smiling face. When Claire doesn’t understand something, she doesn’t hesitate to ask for help. Then, when others are struggling, she helps them without hesitation as well. She is a supportive friend who works to build others up when they are down. You can always count on Claire to show respect to her teachers and classmates. She models an encouraging attitude and respectable manners. Claire is a safe, responsible student that continuously shows kindness and compassion towards others. This model student works hard on each task and her high grades show her immense dedication. She takes her time and focuses on all things she sets out to do. Claire is also an active listener and active participant in class discussions modeling her mindfulness. Keep up the great work! Congratulations, Claire!
February’s fifth grade Student of the Month is Roy Hise. Roy exemplifies the Virtue of the Month, which is Acceptance. Roy always has an open mind to new ideas, and is truly cooperative and kind in all situations. Roy is a bright, shining student who takes joy in sharing his wide breadth of knowledge with his friends and classmates. Anyone who has met him for even a few minutes is left smiling and likely has learned something new. Roy is eager to participate, and always gives a well thought out and insightful response. Roy is not afraid of being a leader, and is well respected by his peers and appreciated by his teachers. Congratulations, Roy!
The Middle School Student of the Month in February is William Riley. William has always consistently demonstrated Christ-centered character, respect, and responsibility. His teachers have noticed that he has truly turned a corner in his eighth grade year! William’s self-discipline and maturity have flourished throughout his middle school career. On a daily basis, William can be found working hard and achieving success more and more independently. He comes to class prepared with completed homework and willingly offers to discuss the day’s lesson and current events. He is very respectful and is often quiet, yet friendly and funny when appropriate. It is a pleasure to see such growth! Way to go Will!
January 2020 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Maxxwell Carr tries most earnestly to follow rules and do what he knows to be right. Even sometimes when friends do not make their best choices, he is determined to do his best. He shows diligent “Kujichagulia”, the Kwanzaa principle that means to do and stand up for one’s self. Maxxwell’s attitude is Christ-like. He is courteous and kind to his teachers and classmates. His intentions are sincere. He enthusiastically rejoices in his accomplishments and he is also glad to see his friends shine. Maxxwell, shows maturity by understanding when to follow and when to lead. Maxxwell is a good follower because he learns and follows the rules taught to him by his teachers. Maxxwell is a good leader because he is one of the first in the class to sit still and be ready for the next set of instructions. Great job, Maxxwell! Stay strong and keep standing up for all that is right!
The kindergarten Student of the Month for January is Kenia Donis-Lopez. Kenia consistently exemplifies Christ-centered, responsible, and respectful behavior. She is a very honest and kind student and friend, always choosing to do the right thing and following directions when asked. Kenia is always willing to lend a helping hand to others, including her teachers. She is a great listener and often goes above and beyond in completing her work, which she always does nicely and neatly, consistently giving her best effort. Kenia displays this behavior not only during our class time, but in her other classes such as library, art, and music. We are so proud of the progress Kenia has already made this year, and cannot wait to see what else she accomplishes! Great work, Kenia!
Lillian Hackett is our first grade Student of the Month. Lillian is remarkably honest and trustworthy, and always tells the truth even when faced with tough decisions. She is kind to others by including them in group work and outside play. Lillian is a hard worker, giving her best in all she does. She strives to go the extra mile, frequently asking if she can add more sentences to her writing or more details to her pictures. She is excited to try new things and doesn’t shy away from challenges. Lillian has certainly earned her place as an outstanding Student of the Month. Way to go Lillian!
Kendall Norton is the Second Grade January Student of the Month. Kendall exemplifies Honesty and Trustworthiness. Kendall is a reliable student. We can always count on her to be on task, helpful to her friends and to be forthright about everything in our classroom conversations, and in any situation in and out of the classroom. In the words of David Faust, “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” She has a great way of noticing things. She can analyze what is going on around her and always tells the truth. All of the teachers can trust that she is going to do what she says she is going to do. Steven Covey says, “ If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy.” Kendall is a perfect example of this. Thank you, Kendall!
Robyn Pitchford has been nominated as our student of the month because of the kindness and respect that she shows to everyone that she encounters each and every day. In the classroom, Mrs. Walker can always count on Robyn to be a role model to other students and approach each situation with Christ-like behavior. Robyn shows respect by always listening while others are speaking and approaching every situation with a selfless consideration for others. On the playground, Robyn can be counted on to include everyone and always plays fair. Her integrity is admirable; she is a friend and can be trusted by all. She routinely demonstrates dedication and persistence when learning new topics, and her work is always neat and tidy. Robyn is an excellent student and friend that is a joy to have at All Saints!
The fourth grade student of the month is Kiyah McBride. Kiyah is a vibrant student with a kind heart. She reflects joy and determination each day. Kiyah is quick to notice the needs of others and, without hesitation, she seeks ways to offer them support. When a student is struggling in class or lonely at recess, Kiyah is quick to step in modeling her compassion and mindfulness. She is respectful to both her peers and teachers. Kiyah can be found in class taking detailed notes and asking thought-provoking questions. She reflects positive and respectful language towards others. She also reflects her best work on every assignment she tackles. Kiyah models a positive attitude each day and is a true asset to the fourth grade team. Great work, Kiyah!
Jaslene Alverez has been chosen as the January Student of the Month in fifth grade. Jaslene is truly a friend to be counted on, and is a kind student with many talents. She exemplifies honesty and trustworthiness in her nature. Proverbs 2:8 affirms this character trait that Jaslene displays daily: “For He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.” Jaslene is a model on a daily basis for telling the truth with love. Congratulations, Jaslene, for setting yourself apart as an honest peacemaker in the fifth grade classroom!
Shyla Benn is the Student of the Month for middle school. Shyla’s teachers note that she is a joy to have in class. She is respectful, has a peaceful demeanor, and can be counted on to be organized. Shyla is attentive during class time and is sure to stay on task to get the most from each lesson. As this school year has progressed, Shyla has worked hard to establish a pace for herself where she is able to complete her academics successfully in the time allowed. Shyla makes strides to assert herself socially with classmates and teachers, and is well liked by all. Keep up the good work Shyla!
DECEMBER 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
From the beginning of the year to now, Amir has shown proper conduct. He is ready to hear the teacher’s directions. He quietly listens to the lessons and he raises his hand while patiently waiting his turn to answer questions. He savors knowledge and he remembers precisely what the teacher says. He even adds other dimensions to lessons by his well thought out contributions to class discussions. He works hard memorizing rhymes and scripture verses. He continuously improves his coloring and handwriting. Along his educational journey, he finds time to make friends and have fun. He is often seen with a smile on his face. Continue enjoying making intellectual discoveries, Amir! We would like to follow you on your quests! Keep inspiring us!
Zahir Walkes is the student of the month in kindergarten. Zahir has shown tremendous growth since he began at All Saints in August. He is meticulous in completing his work, whether it involves coloring, cutting, sorting, or sounding words out. He enjoys playing outside with his friends, and almost always has a smile upon his face. Every morning, he greets his teachers with a “Good morning!”, and often, a big hug to go along with it. Zahir always has a wonderful attitude and exemplifies Christ centered behavior on a consistent basis. Congratulations, Zahir. We are so proud of you, and keep up the great work!
Christopher Carter is an outstanding first grade student who demonstrates safe and respectful behavior daily. He is an enthusiastic learner and is not afraid to take risks in his daily work, always putting forth his best effort. He enjoys going the extra mile, like adding extra detail to his writing or illustrating complete pictures. He is an active listener and loves to engage others in meaningful discussions. Christopher loves helping his friends at school, especially when he gets to be the technology expert and help classmates login to the ipads or navigate on the chromebooks. Christopher is kind to his classmates and enjoys sharing his smile with everyone. Congratulations Christopher for being a super student!
Daniel López es un niño tan considerado y considerado con sus compañeros de clase, compañeros de escuela, maestros y administración. Es el primero en estar al lado de alguien si se lastima en el recreo. Es sensible a los sentimientos de los demás. Se da cuenta de las cosas y muestra aprecio a menudo. A veces verbalmente, pero a menudo con una nota dulce. Daniel perdona a los demás y ama a sus amigos. Es más duro consigo mismo que nadie y muestra tanta fuerza de carácter al hacer lo correcto y ser consciente. Daniel también es un estudiante trabajador y da a cada actividad su mejor esfuerzo. Estamos honrando a los estudiantes conscientes este mes. Daniel demuestra y define en gran medida la atención plena en cómo se comporta como Caballero de Todos los Santos.
Roman displays all of the qualities that one looks for in a leader. Roman shows integrity, honesty, empathy, and positivity in everything that he does. He has a genuine concern for others, and frequently offers a helping hand. Before leaving the classroom each day he even offers to help clean up the room or help prepare for the next day. His thoughtfulness and constant concern and awareness for others is admirable. Roman gives every challenge his all, and strives to make the best out of any situation. He is a student and friend that can be trusted with any task, and you can always count on Roman to put forth his best effort and to be honest and accountable. He is a deserving student of the month who brings light into the classroom each day. Great job, Roman!
Congratulations to Eva Moyer! Eva is a shining star in Mrs. Smith’s fourth grade class. Eva comes in each day with a bright, smiling face and models a good attitude and good manners from the first moment she arrives. One of Eva’s strengths is mindfulness. She takes her time, focuses on each thing she sets out to do, and is an active listener in class, modeling her mindfulness for her friends. Eva helps her classmates without hesitation, and her peers can depend on her to build them up when they are down. Eva shows respect to her teachers and classmates each and every day! Eva’s high grades show her immense dedication to her work, and her many friends around the school prove her consistent kindness and compassion towards others. Eva is an asset to the 4th grade team!
In fifth grade, Aaron Acosta has earned the title of Student of the Month for December. Aaron is a considerate, curious, and inquisitive presence in Mrs. Detrick’s classroom, and inspires others to ask questions. He puts thought into every decision he makes and reevaluates his choices to be sure he is doing the right thing. Aaron shows reverence for prayer, both during Mass and when praying in class with his peers. Aaron respects the dignity of his classmates and keeps his comments positive and uplifting. Thank you, Aaron, for upholding the All Saints pillars of respect, responsibility, safety, and Christ-centeredness. Great work!
Saul Martinez is the Student of the Month for the entire middle school. As a student at All Saints since his third grade year, Saul has always been a positive addition to every class and small group he has been part of. Saul has shown tremendous growth during his time here at All Saints. Each of Saul’s teachers are grateful daily that he is part of their classrooms. They note that Saul is an all around wonderful young man. He is well mannered, kind hearted, and conscientious. He is a very good example for his peers of what it means to be Christ-like in everyday life. Saul is reflective and hard working, and also projects a personable and friendly demeanor. He is very helpful to teachers and classmates and is well liked by all. He brings a strong dedication to the All Saints Speak Up Club and Track team. Younger students look up to Saul and seek to emulate his Christ-like attitude. Thank you for your great work, Saul!
NOVEMBER 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Kaelyn Bailey has consistently shown respect and self-control from the beginning of school to today by sitting “criss cross applesauce” and by patiently waiting her turn to join in class discussions. She shows maturity for her age by keeping her priorities straight. Listening and learning are more important to her than self-recognition. She values her education.
Kaelyn exemplifies the meaning of the word “leadership” without bossing anyone. She is kind and respectful towards her teachers and her classmates. Kaelyn, you are a “Princess of Politeness” and your success is a given. Thank you, Kaelyn, for being safe, respectful, responsible, and Christ-like. You are an example for us all to follow.
We are proud to announce that the Kindergarten Student of the Month is Emma Murillo. Emma consistently exemplifies Christ-centered, responsible, and respectful behavior. She is a wonderful friend to others, always including all of her friends (kindergarten and otherwise) in activities on the playground. Emma is considerate of others and uses very good manners, whether it is a simple “thank you” when receiving her work, or allowing others to go in front of her in line for the slide on the playground. She is not only respectful to her classroom teachers; she shows the same respect to other teachers and adults throughout the school day. Emma is very good at following multi-step instructions, and completes her work neatly. She often offers thoughtful ideas in class discussions during circle time. For all of these reasons, and many more we could list, Emma is our student of the month. Keep up the great work, Emma; we cannot wait to see just how much you grow this year!
Sitou Dalmeida is the first grade Student of the Month. She is a daily model of respect. Sitou always demonstrates respect for herself, her school belongings, and for others. She puts respect into action by including all friends in games and activities. She thinks about her classmates and is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. She is truly a friend to everyone! Sitou always respects her teachers by listening attentively to directions and waiting her turn. Thank you, Sitou, for being a wonderful model of kindness and respect in the first grade classroom!
Lindsay Norton is the second grade Student of the Month. Lindsay demonstrates “Respect and Self Control” every day. She is so attentive to all of her teachers and kind to everyone she encounters. Lindsay is also very patient and shows self control when her classmates may be getting a little off task. She can be relied on to be doing the right thing even if she is the only one in her small group staying on track! Her respect for others and for herself is apparent. Lindsay has an amazing work ethic and excitement to learn and do her best each day. She is a true role model for showing the All Saints Way!
My’shaun is the third grade Student of the Month! Respect is a language commonly spoken by My’Shaun. He always uses his manners and responds with “Yes, ma’am” and “No, ma’am” to his teacher. My’Shaun always remembers to thank his peers and teachers for their help, and is kind to others when they ask for assistance from him. He shows thoughtfulness in his interactions with friends by being quick to check on his peers when they are sad or hurt. My’Shaun can be counted on to encourage others and lift their spirits. He is always a good sport by congratulating his classmates when they win or are rewarded throughout the day. Great work, My’Shaun!
November’s Student of the Month in fourth grade is Brandon Linton. Brandon is eager to succeed on all assignments and gives each task his best effort. He doesn’t hesitate to help other students when they don’t understand something right away, and is always respectful in his language and actions. He follows directions the first time they are given and models a clear, positive example for his peers. Each morning, Brandon comes in ready to learn! He builds up his classmates with his enthusiasm and bright smile. He reflects respect in all aspects and is a true asset to the fourth grade team. Congratulations, Brandon!
Gloria Dalmeida has been chosen as the Student of the Month for the fifth grade class. Gloria stands out as a model for kindness in every task and interaction she takes part in. Caring about others comes naturally to Gloria, as she is a friend to every person she meets. She listens to the guidance of her teachers and takes responsibility for her choices, which sets a positive example for her classmates. In addition to her Christlike attitude, Gloria also has a strong work ethic. Each assignment from Gloria is thoughtful and complete, showing the care and effort that she has put forth. Keep up the awesome work, Gloria!
Joshua Thomas is the middle school Student of the Month. Joshua has always been an outstanding student, and he has continued to work hard and demonstrate All Saints values into his eighth grade year. He is a positive presence in the classroom and is very kind to his classmates. For example, Joshua is always willing to lend a hand; he doesn’t have to be asked. He is known by his peers for being compassionate, helpful, and guided by his spirituality. Joshua has pride in his school and is a wonderful representative for All Saints. Josh’s teachers note that he is a very hard worker. He is always prepared for class and has studied the material. They notice him taking notes, asking questions, and volunteering to answer questions. He is also supportive of his classmates and assists them once he understands the concepts. He helps in so many ways in the classroom and with the younger students in the afterschool program. Josh is dependable and always has a smile on his face. Thank you, Joshua!
OCTOBER 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
During class discussions, Faaiza cannot wait to contribute. She is learning, however, to patiently raise her hand and wait to be called upon. She treats her classmates with kindness. Faaiza’s patience and gentleness are a model for everyone to follow. She works on her seatwork diligently, making sure her coloring is neat. She is one of the first to follow protocol for transition time. Although Faaiza has many reasons to be proud, it seems that her love for others is most important to her. Her meekness and humbleness are precious examples of how we should be. Keep up the good work, Faaiza and continue to care about others. Thank you for being safe, respectful, responsible, and Christ-like. Your loving attitude is what makes the world a better place.
The Student of the Month for kindergarten is Austin Anderson. Austin consistently exemplifies Christ-centered, responsible, and respectful behavior. She is a kind friend and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others, including her teachers. Austin is a great listener and often goes above and beyond in completing her work. She always gives her best effort, whether it’s during art class, conversations on the rug, completing her seatwork, or even “catching a bubble” to be quiet in the hallway. We are so proud of the progress Austin has already made this year, and cannot wait to see what else she accomplishes! Great work, Austin!
Patrick Ellis is the Student of the Month for first grade. His teachers always notice his remarkable patience and grace in the classroom. Mrs. Davison can count on him to be hardworking at all times and to turn in work that is thoughtful and meticulous. Patrick always has his quiet finger up (the first grade signal), which demonstrates that he is ready to listen to directions and move on to a new task. His classmates enjoy his kindness, and All Saints teachers and adults appreciate his politeness. Patrick tries his very best in everything he does. Congratulations, Patrick!
The second grade student of the month is Paulina Murrillo. Paulina is a wonderful example of showing the All Saints Way. She models hard work and effort in all of her activities. She shows the kindness of Christ to her classmates by sharing, caring, helping and taking turns. Paulina is patient and an active participant in all class discussions. You can count on Paulina to be doing the right thing throughout the building and in all of her classes. She is respectful, responsible, Christ centered and a joy to our All Saints Family!
Maximo Luis is the Student of the Month for third grade. Maximo displays the All Saints virtue of being Christ-centered by always making a point to help his classmates. When others are hurt or upset, Maximo can be counted on to check on a friend with a kind listening ear. In the classroom, Mrs. Walker notices that Maximo follows directions very well, and is a model for his peers by encouraging them to stay on task. Maximo is a very deserving Student of the Month for October. Nice work, Maximo!
The Student of the Month in fourth grade is awarded to Camille Briones-Plascencia. Camille makes a habit of demonstrating a positive and respectful demeanor toward her peers and teachers. She also finds joy in helping other students when they don’t understand something. It is common to see Camille following directions the first time they are given, which serves as a wonderful example for her friends. When working independently, Camille reflects her best work on every assignment she tackles! She is determined and responsible, even in the face of a challenge. Way to go, Camille!
Mercedes Torres-Serrano is recognized as the Student of the Month for the fifth grade class. Mercedes consistently upholds a respectful demeanor, is responsible with her work and in her friendships, is always safe, and is Christ-centered in all that she does. Her peers can look to Mercedes as a guide for how to embody the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. She daily displays love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control! Mrs. Detrick loves having Mercedes as part of the fifth grade group, and especially appreciates that she puts other people first. Way to go, Mercedes!
Asa has been at All Saints since his Junior Kindergarten year and is the October Student of the Month for all of middle school! Asa’s teachers have nothing but positive things to say about Asa. All of the middle school teachers agree that Asa is a caring, dependable student that gives detailed attention to his assignments. Asa’s faith is displayed daily, as he is aware of those around him and seeks people who are in need of his help. Teachers regularly observe Asa assisting younger students and being a patient mass buddy every Thursday. Asa is truly Christ-centered, and shows that virtue though volunteerism around All Saints, talking about God with his friends, and making a point to be a model of peace in classroom conflicts. Asa is a friend to everyone he meets, likely because of his positive and easygoing nature. Congratulations Asa Finley for being the Middle School selection as Student of the Month!
April 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K- Lynnox Johnson
Lynnox enthusiastically participates in class discussions. She savors answering challenging bonus questions. She immensely loves reading and she has read to our class many times. Lynnox’s love of reading is contagious. Interest in reading in the classroom has grown, thanks to her. Lynnox enjoys singing. She did a beautiful job of singing a solo part for our class song at the “Talent Show.” Lynnox enjoys laughing with her friends. She has a pleasant manner with both teachers and her peers. Lynnox is fun to talk to because of her hunger to learn and to know about the world around her. Keep reading and learning, Lynnox. Your quest for knowledge is an inspiration to us all! Keep singing as well! Your musical ability will continue to bring you and others joy!
K- Aidan Hardin
Aidan Hardin is recognized as the Student of the Month in kindergarten for the month of April. Aidan joined us at All Saints in the fall and has fit right in with his kindergarten peers. He is an extremely hard worker and tries his best no matter what subject we are working on. Aidan has shown great improvement in his reading and writing abilities over the course of the school year. He actively participates in class discussions, is a great listener, and is kind and respectful to his peers and teachers. We are so proud of Aidan’s accomplishments and have thoroughly enjoyed having him in our kindergarten class this year! Congratulations, Aidan!
1st – Joziah Jefferson
Joziah Jefferson is a quiet, sweet-natured first grader. She is calm and level-headed, never letting things escalate and remaining respectful in disagreements. She loves to help and has a natural gift for seeing when someone is down. She does a wonderful job uplifting those around her with an encouraging smile and positive thoughts. She tries hard to follow directions and put forth her best work during classwork and other group activities. She has many academic strengths, and seeing her face light up when she figures out a problem is motivating. Joziah is honest and trustworthy. We are blessed that she joined All Saints and is part of our first grade family this year.
2nd – Linda Meade
Linda Meade is the second grade Student of the Month. Linda can be counted on every day to demonstrate the character and values we all look for in an All Saints Knight. This little one epitomizes Respect, Responsibility, and Christ-Centered behaviors. She is always trying her best at every task whether it is independent or group work and in every subject. She doesn’t get down when she is challenged but keeps trying. She also responds positively to redirection. Linda makes every effort to be a good friend to everyone and is a peacemaker amongst her peers. Linda has been an absolute pleasure to teach this year.
3rd – Soraiya Brinkley
The third grade Student of the Month is Soraiya Brinkley. Soraiya is academically strong. She consistently earns first honors for each grading period. She demonstrates responsible behaviors. She completes all assignments. Soraiya gets along well with others. Soraiya likes to help in the class by distributing papers to her classmates, sharpening pencils, and collecting notebooks. Soraiya is focused and likes to help others. Her classmates describe her as friendly, kind, funny, responsible, and helpful. Her favorite subject is Science. Soraiya is busy outside of school. She participates in a reading club at a local library, takes dance lessons, and is an active member on a cheerleading team. Soraiya is respectful, responsible and demonstrates safety in her actions.
4th – Noelle Gunter
The fourth grade Student of the Month is Noelle Gunter. Noelle is new to All Saints this year. Noelle has fit right in with the class and is a social butterfly. She works hard and is always eager to participate in class. Noelle pushes herself to do better in all areas of school life. She is a member of the choir and enjoys singing. Outside of school Noelle competes in gymnastics. Noelle demonstrates being Christ-centered and respect in the way she interacts with other students. She is quick to help a friend in need. She takes responsibility for her things and any consequences that may come her way. Noelle, we are glad you are here at All Saints. Keep shining your light.
5th- Corbin Matthews
Corbin Matthews is our fifth grade Student of the Month for April. He has been at All Saints since pre-K. Corbin is quite a versatile student with many interests, dedication to his academics, while being a valuable and consistent volunteer in his church community. During his time here at All Saints, Corbin has been involved in the tennis, drama, art, chess and photography clubs. Corbin has been a member of the All Saints Choir since 3rd grade. He also was in the cooking club, which he says he likes best and spaghetti is his favorite thing to cook. Corbin also has a passion for fashion and would like to one day design a unisex clothing line for kids. When it comes to All Saints, Corbin says what he likes most is the support teachers give in the learning process. Keep up the good work Corbin!
6th – Kaylee Flores
Kaylee Flores is our 6th grade Student of the Month. Kaylee always enters the classroom with a big smile on her face and during class she demonstrates her outstanding behavior by sitting quietly while doing her classwork. When not in school she likes to travel, especially to Texas where she has family. Some outdoor activities she enjoys include swimming, playing with her dog, and riding her cool 4-wheeler. At All Saints she was a member of the run club and her favorite subjects are History and Science. Congratulations Kalyee and keep up the good work!
7th – Rodney Archer
Rodney Archer is one of the most energetic, joyful, and positive students that All Saints has to offer. When faced with challenges, Rodney is not afraid to confront them. He’s always willing to ask questions for the benefit of his classmates. During group work, Rodney leads to guide his group members to a successful activity. He is respectful of his peers and his teachers, and is always ready to share a smile and a laugh. Rodney’s greatest passion outside of the classroom is basketball, which he has been playing all of his life. While Rodney is a naturally talented athlete, he is an even better leader on the court. His energy is contagious, motivating his teammates to work hard. As he wraps up his seventh grade year, Rodney is excited for the challenges and opportunities he will experience as an eighth grader. Congratulations Rodney and thank you for showing us what it means to be safe, responsible, and respectful!
8th- Aleixs Battle
Alexis is our 8th grade Student of the Month for her consistently safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. In the classroom, you can find her sitting very quiet doing her classwork, which is always completed on time as well as her homework and class projects. Alexis is very helpful in group discussions and is a strong leader. She is always willing to help; she assisted the teacher by teaching a dance step for the Talent Show and working with students throughout the school to learn a dance to perform. Alexis enjoys music because she came from a musical family. Her father is ” DJ Lonnie B’’ of Radio Station 92.1. Her oldest sister Aleah is also a DJ. She enjoys shopping and quiet time listening to music. Alexis is well liked by her peers and teachers and the younger students. She enjoys History and Religion. Alexis demonstrates respectful leadership skills and high morals centered in Christian beliefs. Congratulations Alexis!
March 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K – Kenia Donis-Lopez
Kenia takes pride in her work. She not only works neatly, but she adds her own creative touch. In spite of shyness, Kenia now participates in class discussions. Her academic performance continues to progress and improve. Kenia cheerfully does as she is told. She politely waits her turn both during work and play time. Her gentle and sweet manner is to be treasured. Thank you, Kenia for stepping out of your comfort zone to show us your potential and positive personality. Keep being an overcomer, Kenia!
Kindergarten – Olivia Williams
Olivia Williams is recognized as the student of the month in kindergarten for the month of March. Olivia has consistently shown respectful, responsible and Christ-centered behavior throughout the entire school year. She gets along with her peers and is always willing to lend a helping hand to her teachers. Olivia loves to participate in class discussions, especially during calendar time in the morning. We are so proud of Olivia’s hard work this year and cant wait to see what she accomplishes in first grade next year. Congratulations, Olivia!
1ST Grade – Anaiah Broadnax
Anaiah Broadnax is the first grade Student of the Month. Anaiah does an exceptional job at working to her greatest potential every day. She loves school and is consistently trying to learn new things. She works hard in all that she does, paying attention to small details and taking notice of important things going on in the classroom. Anaiah is very considerate. She demonstrates care and kindness for others, and she loves to help out. She is quick to grab a book to read to a classmate or help explain directions to a friend needing help. Anaiah is responsible and loves to speak out proudly when reciting our pledge or prayers. She is a shining star!
2nd Grade Braeden Lewis
Braeden Lewis is the student of the month for Second Grade! Braeden has matured so much over this school year. He has a heart of gold and is always concerned about others. He is creative, fun loving and loves to tell stories. His illustrations show that he has a artistic strength. Maybe we will all recognize him as an author/illustrator of graphic novels one day like the ones he so enjoys reading and recreating the illustrations of in class! He can always be relied on to share a connection he has made with a book we have read or personal story about what is going on his life. Braeden is kind and demonstrates Christ-centered behaviors by making good choices often. Braeden has a big heart and a big smile! He is an Amazing Knight!
3rd Grade – Eva Moyer
The student of the month is Eva Moyer. Eva is a friendly person. She gets along well with her classmates. She is helpful in the classroom. Eva participates on the All Saints Choir. Eva is academically strong and completes her assignments in a timely manner. Eva is very active outside of school. Eva is a participant on the Richmond Racers and Anirav swim teams. She is also a member of the Flying Sharks and Dolphins Rock Band. Eva demonstrates respect, responsibility, and safety while attending All Saints.
4th Grade – Finn Hull
My student of the month is Finn Hull. Finn has been a student at All Saints since first grade. He is a very active participant in the school, participating in Lego Robotics and The Madagascar Play. Finn is able to do these things and still maintain high grades. He pushes to figure things out and loves a challenge. Finn loves to read and often becomes totally engrossed in a book. Finn embodies the way of the Knight by being respectful to all adults and students, responsible for his actions and consequences, and Christ-centered by setting a good example for others to follow. Finn is a good friend to all in the classroom, willing to help out whenever needed. Congratulations Finn!
5th Grade – Naliyah Durham
Naliyah Durham is the 5th grade ‘’ Student of the Month ‘’. She is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and her consistent displays of responsible behavior. In the classroom she will sit very quiet thinking about the question and when she feels she has the answer she raises her hand to answer. Naliyah is naturally very shy ,but All Saints Catholic School has helped her to not be afraid to express herself. She says that ,’’ The teachers are very supportive and has helped me to gain confidence and that makes her feel that she can be a success. ‘’ Her favorite subjects are History and Religion and that she enjoys the different class projects in both subjects. She enjoys running track at recess, swimming .going to Starbucks, shopping at ‘’Justice ,Claires’ and hanging out with friends ‘She loves playing with her pet, Discovery who is a Yorkie. She admires her mom , who attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She plans to be a Veterinarian after graduating from (VCU) . She loves animals and want them to always be healthy. Naliyah says that she is very happy at ASCS . She demonstrates respectful, responsible, behavior as well as leadership skills and high quiet moral values centered in her Christian beliefs. Congratulations Naliyah!
6th Grade – Morgan Jaquez
Morgan Jaquez is our student class Vice-President and our 6th grade, March, “Student of the Month”. She is recognized for her excellent academic work, strong contributions to the All Saints community, and positively, joyful personality. Morgan is a consistently, high performing student, maintaining one of the highest averages in her classes. Outside of the classroom, Morgan is an active member of the school choir, and was part of the LEGO Robotics and Basketball teams. We are proud of Morgan and all that she is accomplishing at All Saints!
7th Grade – Shanetonio Martin
Polite, conscientious, hardworking, friend to all are just a few ways we can describe Shanetonio Martin. Academically Shanetonio always gives 110%. He is not just concerned about getting his work completed on time, but he also makes sure he firmly understands what he is learning. We can always depend on him to be on task, follow directions, and be eager to learn. Shanetonio is hard-working not only in the classroom but also in any sport he is playing. His integrity makes him a great leader and someone students of all ages can look up to. In addition to going above and beyond during the school day, Shanetonio shines in his extracurricular activities, such as basketball, football, track, and student government. We are proud to have him as a seventh grade student at All Saints Catholic School and even more proud to have him as our April student of the month. Congratulations!
8th Grade – Christopher Velazquez
Since joining the All Saints community for his sixth grade year, Christopher has been an active and engaged student in and out of the classroom. His favorite subjects are Science and Civics, and he enjoys helping and encouraging his friends when they face challenges. Christopher demonstrates his positive attitude and compassion with everyone he meets, refusing to leave people out of activities or conversations, and stating that he wants to “make people feel better or laugh when they are sad.” If he could change one thing about the world, Chris would make sure that everyone has an opportunity to “be someone in life” and to pursue their dreams. Outside of school, you can find Christopher playing video games and enjoying his favorite meal of pizza. As he prepares to attend high school this fall, Chris is excited for the challenges and opportunities that await him. We are all eagerly looking forward to the great things he will accomplish on this next step in his journey and beyond. Congratulations, Christopher!
February 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K – Hazy Lynch
Hazy shows her enjoyment of learning by enthusiastically answering questions in class. She has listened to broken seventh chords sung to her and she did the motions associated with these chords. When hearing those chords played on the piano, she was able to match the movements to the chords and with prompting, correctly name them. Hazy has learned more than twenty nursery rhymes in a matter of one or two days. For Dr. Seuss’ birthday, she read Green Eggs and Ham to the class. Hazy is friendly and kind towards both her teachers and her classmates. She loves to laugh and socialize. Hazy, at this rate, your zest for learning will take you over and beyond benchmark after benchmark! Keep making exemplary achievements, Hazy!
Kindergarten – Lillian Hackett
Lillian is a kind friend and always willing to help others when they need a hand. She is highly motivated to do her best on her work and has made great strides in reading this year. In writing, she goes the extra mile; for example, if asked to write a complete sentence, she might write two or three! She also loves to create her own addition and subtraction counting stories during math time. Lillian is fiercely competitive, but happy for others when they do well. This competitiveness even shines through in Run Club, where she does her best every single practice. Lillian is respectful of adults and her peers and exhibits good manners. We are so proud of the progress Lillian has made this year and have truly enjoyed having her in our kindergarten class this year!
1ST Grade – Diana Velasquez-Alfaro
Diana Velasquez-Alfaro is the first grade Student of the Month. She is a kind and considerate young lady, who loves school and is always ready to lend a helping hand. She has a loving and generous heart. Diana is sympathetic to others, always ready to comfort a friend in need with a great big hug. Her work ethic has improved, and she is taking more pride in her work. Even when something is hard, Diana asks for help and tries again. She is eager to learn, especially when it comes to reading and math. Keep up the good work Diana!
2nd Grade – Nia Gunter
Nia Gunter is our Student of the Month. This little Knight shines bright all day and puts forth her best effort in every activity and assignment. Nia shows respectful behaviors to her teachers and classmates. As a new student to ASCS this year, Nia made friends quickly and everyone welcomed her and wanted to be her friend! Nia demonstrates outstanding effort in completing assignments, often going beyond the expectation. She can be counted on for her diligence and creativity in her writing. We love hearing her stories! Nia is a reliable and dependable student and friend. She consistently shows Christ-centered behaviors with her kind nature and appropriate choices! We are so proud of Nia and glad she joined the ASCS family this year.
3rd Grade – Claire Hackett
The third grade student of the month is Claire Hackett. Claire takes her academics seriously. She puts forth every effort to be successful in class. She completes her assignments and strives for excellence. Claire loves to read. When she completes class assignments, she always reaches for a book to read. She is a nature lover. She rescues insects when playing outside. Claire is a kind and friendly child. She likes to do art projects. She plays softball, and participates in the Run Club at All Saints. Her classmates describe her as being funny, helpful and committed with a bright personality. Claire is a model student and displays the characteristics of being respectful, responsible, and safe.
4th Grade – Anai Ibanez-Macias
Anai has been a student at All Saints since she was in pre-K. Anai loves to learn and be with her friends. She is a leader in the classroom on Christ-like behavior and academic focus. Anai is always respectful of the adults she encounters and her fellow students. When someone in the classroom needs assistance, Anai is usually one of the first to jump in and help. She takes responsibility for her actions and always works hard. Anai is the perfect candidate for student of the month.
5th Grade – Amaya Tease
Amaya Tease is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and her consistent display of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Amaya eagerly raises her hand for a chance to participate in discussions on challenging topics such as debates on politics, world affairs and equal rights on which she has very strong opinions. Amaya puts forth her best effort on every assignment and submits complete work on time. Her favorite subject is Virginia history. Amaya is a well-rounded student who enjoys singing in the school choir, playing basketball, shopping with her mom, visiting Arizona during the summer and listening to her mother’s sermons in church on Sundays. Over the past six years, Amaya has been a model student; she is well liked by her peers and teachers. She demonstrates respectful, responsible behavior as well as positive leadership skills and high moral values centered in her Christian beliefs. Congratulations Amaya!
6th Grade – Jadira Jones
Jadira Jones is our 6th grade, February Student of the Month. She is recognized for her excellent academic work, strong contributions to the All Saints community, and positive joyful personality. Jadira is attentive in her classes, contributes to classroom discussions, and asks detailed questions for clarity when necessary. Outside of the classroom she is a member of the choir and was a member of the girls basketball team. Keep up the good work, Jadira; we are proud of what you are accomplishing at All Saints!
7th Grade – Taylor Williams
Seventh grade student of the month is Taylor Williams. Fun, positive, intelligent, supportive. This is how I would describe Taylor. She handles every issue, every confrontation, every problem with the same positive demeanor and is never afraid of adding a little humor to a situation. She is on-task at all times and is clearly engaged during classroom discussions. Taylor is a member of the Flaming Marshmallows LEGO team and basketball team at All Saints. Taylor loves to dance and plays lacrosse outside of school. Taylor is a joy to teach! Congrats Taylor!
8th Grade – Tiffany Lee
Tiffany Lee is being recognized for her consistent work and outstanding behavior. In the classroom, you can find Tiffany sitting very quiet doing her classwork. She participates and enjoys answering History questions about current events. She enjoys the Arts, praise dancing for her church. She recently danced at the school’s Black History program. When others are in need of help, Tiffany is always there trying to assist students and teachers. She serves as a peer tutor in the after school program with the pre-K through 3rd grade, never criticizing students, but offering to help. After a long day of school, she enjoys quietly sitting watching TV. Tiffany is well liked by students and teachers, and is a very strong role model to all. She demonstrates respectful leadership skills and high morals centered in Christian beliefs. Congratulations Tiffany!
JANUARY 2019 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K -Austin Anderson
Austin shows pride in her work by writing and coloring neatly without yielding to any distractions. She sometimes adds a pretty, creative flair to her assignments. She savors the learning process. She contributes many wonderful ideas to our STEM discourses. Austin is friendly and kind towards her teachers and classmates. She always has interesting stories to share about fun times she has had with her family. By continuing to share your joy, you will help others to be positive and joyful. Good job and thank you, Austin!
Kindergarten – Sitou Dalmedia
Sitou is recognized as our student of the month for January! Sitou is a very diligent student and pays close attention during all lessons and when given directions. She is very sweet and kind to all of her peers, often offering them a helpful hand. Sitou consistently exhibits exemplary behavior and is a great role model for others. You can always catch Sitou doing the right thing, whether it is completing her work neatly and correctly, helping a friend, or including others on the playground in a game. We are so proud of Sitou’s accomplishments this year, and so happy to have her as part of our kindergarten class. Congratulations, Sitou!
1ST Grade – Alejandro Lopez
Alejandro Lopez is a very dedicated, organized, and thoughtful young man. He is kind-hearted, frequently making cards and other pictures for friends to cheer them up. Alejandro is self-motivated and determined to learn more. It is apparent to all that he loves math, as he is lightning fast with his math facts and is also great at problem solving. This year, Alejandro has become a devoted reader, sharing his new love for books with all of his classmates, and he is quick to pull up a chair and read a book to a friend. Alejandro shines in all that he does, and we are proud that he is the first grade Student of the Month!
2nd Grade – Maximo Luis
Maximo is an everyday classroom “Knight”. He is respectful of his classmates and teachers. He works hard and participates in every activity with dedication. He shows responsibility for completing his classwork, is an amazing team member during group work. Maximo demonstrates Christ-centered behaviors by following the expectations in all settings at school. He exudes kindness. He shows the “All Saints Way” consistently. Maximo has a quiet independence, appears self-assured and is always willing to lend a helping hand to a classmate.
3rd Grade – Donovan Wyatt
The Third Grade Student of the Month is Donovan Wyatt. Donovan puts forth and effort to be successful academically and behaviorally. In class, he is always on task and completes his assignments in a timely manner. Donovan is a friendly child, and he is always willing to help his classmates. He likes being a classroom helper by sharpening pencils, distributing materials, distributing sanitizer and keeping the classroom neat and tidy. He shows respect to his teacher and classmates. Donovan is a happy person and it shows in the smile on his face. Donovan is kind-hearted and likes to share with his classmates. He always brings them holiday pencils. Donovan plays his ukulele in the All Saints Catholic School Jam Band. He takes Taekwondo lessons, and played soccer for All Saints. Donovan attends St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Donovan demonstrates respect, responsibility, safety and is Christ-centered.
4th Grade – Henlea Sharpe
Fourth grade student of the month is Henlea Sharpe. Henlea is new to All Saints and has found her place. She comes to class everyday prepared and ready to learn. Henlea brings a spark of positive energy to the classroom that can turn anyone’s bad day into a great day. She is always eager to help a classmate or adult in the building. Henlea is a shining example of what it means to be an All Saints Knight.
5th Grade – Camryn Williams
Camryn Williams is a delightful 5th grader who has been at All Saints since second grade. Camryn is a conscientious student who can be depended on to give her best at getting assignments completed and turned in on time. In the classroom, she is helpful to her classmates and teachers as she goes about doing what is expected. During her time here at All Saints, Camryn has been on our basketball team and is an active member of our choir. Camryn is excited to be participating in our Spring Play! Keep Up the Good Work Camryn!
6th Grade – Avery Brannon
Avery’s sixth grade year has been filled with lots of learning and plenty of fun! He has worked incredibly hard in all of his classes, earning honors at the recent Second Quarter Awards Ceremony. He is an active participant in classroom discussions, and constantly demonstrates his respect for others by listening. Avery’s passion for learning has been particularly on display during Literature class, as his interest in reading Harry Potter with his classmates encouraged him to set a personal goal to finish the entire series by the end of the school year! Outside of the classroom, Avery is very involved in the All Saints community, singing in the Choir, participating in Run Club, and currently leading the Junior Varsity boys basketball team. You can find him on the court sinking three pointers and playing lockdown defense. Congratulations Avery, and keep up the amazing work!
7th Grade – Erren Ellis
Erren Ellis is 7th Grade Student of the Month. Erren is an outstanding student athlete at All Saints Catholic School. He leads by example and can be trusted by his peers, teammates, coaches, and teachers. He is bright and always has a smile on his face. Erren exhibits a positive outlook in the classroom and on the court. Erren has a great attitude and never complains on what he can’t do. Erren is going to have a bright future! Any student with an attitude of “I can” and the willingness to work hard will overcome any obstacles. Erren is that person!
8th Grade – Bella Thomas-Gerber
Bella Thomas-Gerber is our 6th Grade Student of the Month for her consistently safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. Her quiet smile lights up the room and helps to bring positive energy to the classroom. She is a hard working student that will give her best in her favorite History and Science classes. Bella enjoys she hanging out with her sister Mazie, friends and family. She loves swimming and being in the pool on a hot day. Her favorite food is mac and cheese and old fashion cooking. In addition to being a hard working student, she is also a great classmate, working in groups, and helping her peers when needed. Congratulations to Bella our ASCS 8th Grade Student of the Month!
DECEMBER 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K – Sydney O’Neil
Sydney demurely watches the teacher and her classmates while listening to and thinking about the lessons being taught. Sydney takes pride in correctly answering questions in class. Her answers are well thought-out and she proves that she has heard her teacher. Sydney models success gained by listening. She can process what she has heard so well that she advances higher academically than where she was before the lessons were taught. Sydney enjoys socializing with her friends. She is patient and kind towards others. Great job Sydney! Keep gaining knowledge and friends!
Kindergarten – Patrick Ellis
Patrick Ellis is recognized as the student of the month for December! Patrick is a wonderful friend to his peers and he is a great listener in class. He enjoys participating in class discussions and always gets started on his work right away. Patrick makes sure to complete his work neatly and in a timely manner. He is always one of the first students to “catch a bubble” when he knows it is time to go in the hallway. Patrick is a friend to all and always includes others when playing outside or participating in an activity in class. Patrick demonstrates respect and good manners toward everyone he encounters. We are so proud of Patrick’s accomplishments and thoroughly enjoy having him in kindergarten this year!
1ST Grade – Paulina Murillo
Paulina Murillo demonstrates kindness and concern for others daily. She is respectful and well mannered, always lending a helping hand. Paulina is being recognized for her strong work ethic, as she puts forth diligent effort in her classwork and tries hard to help others when she sees they are struggling. She is also being recognized for her dedication and passion for school. She is a patient and friendly classmate, and tries to be a positive role model to her classmates. She comforts others when they are sad, demonstrates kindness to all, and loves to help when she can.
2nd Grade – Robyn Pitchford
Robyn Pitchford is the second grade student of the month. She can always be found putting forth her best effort in all of her school work even when it is challenging. Robyn is always being kind to her classmates and playing fairly. When Robyn gets a compliment or is having a particularly fun time playing, she gets the cutest glint in her eye and has a smile that lights up the room or playground! She participates in all class activities, is always calm and we all can acknowledge her consistency in showing respectful, responsible, safe and Christ Centered behaviors in and out of the classroom! Robyn is friendly to everyone and has a quiet leadership quality about her. She is one amazing Knight!
3rd Grade – Valentin Luis
The student of the month for December is Valentin Luis. Valentin has a quiet personality. He is friendly and gets along well with everyone. Valentin enjoys singing, and Art. Valentin is creative and always has a smile on his face. Valentin puts forth an effort to be successful in class. His classmates find him funny, and nice. Valentin demonstrates respect toward the faculty and students at All Saints. He takes responsibility for his actions, and he demonstrates safety as he travels throughout the classes and building. Valentin has a younger brother and an older sister attending All Saints. He is a joy to have in class.
4th Grade – Aaron Acosta
The fourth grade student of the month is Aaron Acosta. Aaron comes to school every day excited and ready to learn. He is always respectful to his fellow students and the adults he encounters throughout the day. He works very hard in the classroom and is not afraid to ask questions if he needs to. Aaron is a shining example of what a Christ-like leader looks like.
5th Grade – Jaiden Boddie
Jaiden is our 5th grade student of month for her consistently safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. Her smile lights up whenever you ask her about her gymnastics competition. When it comes to gymnastics, she shows positive energy about everyone. She has won her meets in Myrtle Beach, S,C, Maryland, and several other states. She comes to class always prepared and ready to learn. She is a great student, and is not afraid to express herself when needed during class discussions. Her favorite subject is History. She puts extra effort into her classwork when assignment get difficult. Her past time is shopping, especially buying jeans. In addition to being a great student, she is a great friend to her classmates, working well in groups and helping her peers when needed. Congratulations Jaiden!
6h Grade – Kendrick Matheny
Kendrick comes to class every morning with a big smile on his face and always reminds me that he is not late, because attendance and being on time is important to him. He is always upbeat with a positive attitude, even when things get tough. His good since of humor, respect for others, and politeness set an example of Christ-like behavior. He works hard, both in class and on homework, and is always willing to take a risk and answer questions in class, even if he is not sure whether he is correct. He excels in Math class and states that he has to do well, because “Math” is in his last name. Kendrick is also a student representative for the 6th grade. Congratulations, Kendrick, on being the 6th grade Student of the Month for December!
7th Grade –Jasmine Benson
This month’s student of the month is Jasmine Benson. Jasmine is a very hard-working student athlete and is always willing to participate in class. She does a great job of staying on task and completing her classwork and homework in a timely manner. Jasmine works well with others in class and on the court, and is always willing to assist those around her if they need it. She is very polite, and always goes over and beyond her duties. For all these reasons and more, Jasmine is more than worthy of being December’s 7th grade student of the month. Congratulations Jasmine!
8th Grade – Marc Turner
Marc is being recognized for his perseverance and hard work in and out of the classroom. Marc is a regular contributor in classroom discussions, willing to raise his hand to ask and answer questions for the benefit of all students. He helps to set the tone for his classmates, demonstrating respect for his teachers and peers and responsibility in completing assignments. Outside of the classroom, Marc shares his strong leadership skills with his teammates on the boys’ varsity basketball team. A talented all-around player, Marc encourages his teammates to work hard in practice, and is one of the first players to offer words of support and guidance during a game. Marc is excited for the coming months, as he will decide where he will be attending high school in the fall. He eagerly awaits the challenges and opportunities that he will be experiencing next year and beyond. Congratulations, Marc!
NOVEMBER 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
re-K – Leo DaSent
Leo is learning to stay focused and calm no matter how quiet or how loud activities in the classroom may be. He silently observes and follows directions. He serves as a role model to his classmates. Leo’s eyes are focused on the teacher. He carefully does his seatwork. Pride in his work is evident on paper. As we have STEM discourses, Leo listens to what is being said and contributes excellent ideas. He patiently avoids interrupting while others speak. Stay cool and focused on all that is right, Leo. Your ability to stay composed at all times is an attribute many of us would like to emulate.
Kindergarten – Laighla Haskins
Laighla is recognized as the student of the month for November for kindergarten. She consistently displays Christ-centered and responsible behavior. Laighla has become a true leader in our classroom and sets a great example for others, both academically and socially. She has made tremendous progress since beginning kindergarten and is motivated to always put forth her best effort. Laighla is a good friend to her peers and follows multi-step directions well. We are so happy to have Laighla in our class this year and cannot wait to see what else she can accomplish in the upcoming months!
1ST Grade – Lindsay Norton
Lindsay Norton is our first grade student of the month for consistently demonstrating safe, respectful, and responsible behavior. Whether we are working in reading groups or math centers, she is a true leader and knows how to explain directions to others and help them with each task. She tries hard in all that she does, adding extra detail to her writing and is always eager to pick up a new book. Lindsay is kindhearted and shows empathy, always caring about others and how they feel. She has a positive attitude every day and loves coming to school to learn!
2nd Grade – Joseph White
Meet Joseph White! Joseph is a competitive, reliable and kind kiddo. He has set some personal goals and he has made a huge effort to show respectful, responsible, safe and Christ-centered behaviors at school each day in second grade. You can catch Joseph leading his pre-K brother Jacob into the building or to his class, helping a friend log in to the Chromebooks for Xtra Math or Accelerated Reader (AR), or helping a friend who needs a hand. He has been reading in class voraciously and taking AR tests because he is on a mission! He can be found with a smile and a happy spirit every day. He really cares about doing the right thing and wants everyone else to be amazing All Saints Knights too!
3rd Grade – Kiyah McBride
This is Kiyah’s third year of attending All Saints. Kiyah is a hard worker and puts forth her best effort to be successful. Kiyah is a quiet, very caring child. She is well mannered. She is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Kiyah’s classmates state that Kiyah is kind, helpful, funny, makes you feel better, and treats everyone fairly. They say she has good sportsmanship because she is a team player and always congratulates the winning team. Kiyah participated on the All Saints Cross Country team, and plays soccer for the All Saints Knights. Kiyah loves to sing. She is a member of the choir at her church and at All Saints. Her classmates commented that she gives them bear hugs, which they like. Kiyah displays the characteristics of being respectful, responsible, safe, and Christ-centered.
4th Grade – Gloria Dalmeida
Gloria comes to school everyday ready to learn and excel. She works hard to do her best and to be a positive role model to everyone she encounters. Whenever someone in the classroom is in need of help, Gloria is quick to step up and help. Gloria is very respectful of her teachers and peers. I can always count on Gloria to be doing the right thing and to be a shining example. Keep up the great work Gloria!
5th Grade – Kristen Neal
Kristen Neal is our 5th grade, November, “Student of the Month”. This is her first year at ASCS and she is already demonstrating what it means to be safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered. She is recognized for her excellent academic work, great attitude, and joyful personality. Kristen is a consistently high performing student, maintaining one of the highest averages in her classes. In math class, she is quiet and attentive. She is always prepared to answer questions when called upon, and truly lights up when a difficult problem is assigned. We are proud of Kristen and all that she is accomplishing at All Saints!
6th Grade – Derek Sanchez
Our sixth grade student of the month is Derek Sanchez! Derek has been at All Saints since first grade. Derek is a very amicable and easygoing student who can be counted on to get assignments in on time while giving a strong effort to his academics. He is courteous, respectful and helpful to those around him and teachers as well. Derek is a great example of being Christ-centered, safe respectful and responsible! Keep up the good work!
7th Grade – Aidan Candler
Aidan’s 7th grade year is off to a wonderful start! Aidan is an extremely hard worker. He is very inquisitive and asks lots of great questions. He will go the extra mile to research topics to learn new things. Aidan is always very polite to his classmates and teachers. He is such a kind, caring person and always offers to help others who are struggling. His strong work ethic shows on a daily basis. If something needs to be done, he will do it and not expect any recognition for it. Aidan enjoys science and history and loves to be challenged in these subjects. I love watching him when I am presenting a new skill; his eyes scrunch together as he is processing the new skill, then his face lights up when he’s figured it out. What a joy to teach! I am so proud of him for the progress he has made and I can hardly wait to see what he is going to do with his life. He is going to change the world! I feel truly blessed to be his teacher. Great job, Aidan!
8th Grade – Brielle Telfair
Brielle Telfair is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and her consistent displays of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Brielle participates and enjoys adding to discussions on challenging topics such as debates on politics, world affairs and equal rights, about which she has strong opinions. She enjoys the arts. Her favorite subjects are Science and History, but her hobby is reading interesting books. Brielle is a well-rounded student who enjoys interacting with her classmates. A very quiet student, Brielle is well liked by her teachers and peers, and is a very strong role model to all. She demonstrates respectful leadership skills and high moral values centered in her Christian beliefs. Congratulations Brielle!
OCTOBER 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K – Chase Britt
Chase takes pride in his work. Frequently, he does even more than what is required of him. When asked to write his first name, he will write both his first and his last name. When asked to copy letters, he will neatly and promptly finish copying his letters and will eagerly copy words. He shows kindness towards his friends by helping them and comforting them if they are sad. He enjoys acting silly with them when it is time to play. He politely asks the teacher if he can play with certain toys before he plays with them. He waits patiently for instructions. Success is imminent because of Chase’s positive attitude and drive to do his best. He inspires others to follow his example. Keep up the good work, Chase! Keep being safe, respectful, responsible, and Christ-like!
Kindergarten – Shane Sutton
Shane is being recognized as the kindergarten student of the month for continuously and consistently displaying outstanding effort, keeping good relationships with peers, and always listening to the teacher! Shane was also our first student to reach 100 Class Dojo points, and was rewarded with going to the school store this month. Shane is a great listener and a wonderful role model for others for kind and Christ-centered behavior. He always tries his best and is eager to share his hard work with his teachers. He especially likes to write and illustrate his work. Shane is very inquisitive and loves to ask higher order thinking questions, often during his recess time! He is an excellent role model for other students in all areas. Congratulations Shane, and keep up the outstanding work!
1ST Grade – Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez is a friendly, outgoing and cheerful young man whose bright smile lights up the first grade room. He takes pride in his daily work, diligently putting forth the utmost effort in all that he does. Daniel is very humble and has a very kind heart and puts others before himself. He is very organized and responsible. He is also detail-oriented and has a keen eye for finding things in the classroom. He is speedy with math facts and is always eager to learn more. We are very happy and lucky to have Daniel as part of our family here at All Saints Catholic School!
2nd Grade – Abbey McBride
Abbey McBride is the second grade student of the month. Abbey shows the All Saints Way everyday! She can be found putting her best effort in every task. When we “Strive for Five” in our writing journals, Abbey does more than the minimum. When we work independently and quietly, she is a role model for her classmates. When we work in groups on special games or activities, Abbey works without complaint with whomever is in her group. She shows great teamwork in these situations. Abbey is kind, creative and fun. Abbey shows that she is a loyal friend and looks out for her friends in many ways showing Christ-centered spirit. She is respectful to all of her teachers. She shows responsibility by attempting every task we present. She demonstrates safety in following rules and procedures in and out of the classroom. Abbey McBride is an “Amazing Knight”!
3rd Grade – Camille Briones Plascencia
The third grade student of the month for October is Camille Briones Plascencia. Camille is a hard worker. She puts forth her best effort to be successful. Camille is always happy and friendly. Her classmates describe Camille as being kind, quiet, helpful, loyal, and positive and always trying her best. Camille is proud of herself when she is doing her work. She likes learning and drawing. Her favorite subject is Science. Camille wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
4th Grade – Nate Turman
The fourth grade student of the month for October is Nate Turman. Nate is a student who comes to school every day with a willingness to learn. He always tries his best, even when it is hard. Nate is a good friend to his classmates and is always willing to help them. He is a quiet example of how to behave in the classroom and hallways. Thanks Nate for being such a good example!
5th Grade – Lisee Hutson
Elizabeth (Lisee) Hutson is a friendly and energetic 5th grader who has been at All Saints for two years. Lisee works very hard at doing her best academically and at being an aware and thoughtful citizen in the community. She loves playing basketball and is a terrific addition to our choir this year, playing piano in our “jam band.” Though quiet and soft-spoken, Lisee gets the point across loud and clear of what it means to be Safe, Respectful and Responsible! Keep up the good work Lisee!
6th Grade – Lauren Ransome
Lauren delivers outstanding academic work and consistently displays responsible behavior. In the classroom, Lauren eagerly raises her hand to participate in discussions on challenging topics such as politics, world affairs and equal rights, for which she has very strong opinions about equal rights for women. She writes short stories about helping people who need help with everyday issues. Lauren is a well–rounded student who enjoys creative dancing, acting, and shopping with her grandmother and mother because she loves fashion. After a long day of school, she enjoys talking and reading. During her first year at ASCS, Lauren won the school spelling bee; she represented the school at the Diocese Bee and came in 4th place. Her favorite subject is History because she loves learning what, where, and when things happened in the past. Over the past year, Lauren has been a model student at All Saints, demonstrating respectful, responsible behavior as well as leadership skills and high moral values, centered in her Christian beliefs.
7th Grade – Joshua Thomas
Joshua is recognized for his perseverance and willingness to adapt in and out of the classroom. Throughout his time at All Saints, Josh has matured as a student and leader among his peers. He is a regular participant in classroom discussions, demonstrating respect for his peers and teachers. Josh is also willing to ask questions for the benefit of all students. Rather than being frustrated or upset about a mistake or confusing assignment, he maintains a positive attitude, viewing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. He cares greatly about his classmates and is always willing to lend a helping hand in class or at recess. As he prepares for the upcoming varsity basketball season, Josh is excited to showcase his developing skills, both as a player and supportive teammate on the court. He has learned how to lead by example, realizing that he does not need to be the loudest person in order to make an impact on others. We thank Josh for his hard work and dedication to the school community!
8th Grade – Carter Strite
Carter’s eighth grade year at All Saints is off to a phenomenal start! Her consistent hard work in and out of the classroom throughout her years at All Saints is impressive and has benefited the school community in many different ways. Carter is a regular participant in classroom discussions; she puts her best foot forward on all assignments, and has made the Honor Roll for the first quarter. She cares deeply about the wellbeing of her classmates and school, and has shown incredible maturity in taking the initiative to act as a servant leader. This past spring, Carter led a powerful presentation about gun violence, and this fall she decided to run for a Student Government officer. Elected by her peers as the SGA President, Carter provides daily reminders of what it means to be safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered. We look forward to the wonderful things Carter will continue to accomplish at All Saints and beyond!
SEPTEMBER 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Pre-K – Emma Murillo
Emma takes pride in her work. She likes to work neatly. Emma sits quietly “crisscross applesauce” in Circle Time. She remains quiet so that the teacher is able to finish the morning lesson. She enjoys the company of her classmates and plays happily with them. Keep working and learning, Emma! We love your positive and pleasant manner!
Kindergarten – Christopher Carter
Christopher is being recognized for consistently demonstrating safe, respectful, responsible, and Christ-centered behavior throughout the first month of kindergarten! Christopher’s behavior and work ethic are consistently good examples for others. He is motivated to complete his work to the best of his ability in a timely manner. He is also eager to earn Class Dojo points any time he can get them, be it in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom or during resource classes! We have thoroughly enjoyed having Christopher in our classroom and cannot wait to see what else the school year brings for him. Great job, Christopher, and keep up the good work!
1st Grade – Kendall Norton
Kendall Norton has done an outstanding job acclimating herself to a new first grade class and a new school! She has consistently demonstrated safe, respectful, and responsible choices. Kendall can frequently be seen raising her hand to speak, helping a friend clean up the contents of a spilled pencil box, or patiently waiting her turn to get a new book from the book box. Kendall has a very polite demeanor and is a kind and thoughtful classmate, actively listening to others when they share during our class discussions. She loves helping her teacher in the classroom. We are happy to have such an Amazing Knight in our first grade class!
2nd Grade – Dylan Ellis
Dylan Ellis has started off the school year as a dedicated and respectful student. Dylan works diligently on all academic tasks and is always kind to his classmates. Dylan shares and participates in classroom discussions and activities. He is cooperative while working with a partner, or in a small group. Dylan can be caught at recess showing great sportsmanship as the basketball games take place each day. He shows teamwork at recess and in the classroom. Dylan demonstrates the “All Saints Way” everyday by showing respectful, responsible, Christ-centered behaviors every day!
3rd Grade – Savannah Burrell
Savannah is new to All Saints this year. Savannah is being recognized for her continued ability to follow classroom and school rules. She works hard to be successful in academics as well as her behavior. Savannah makes good grades in all subjects. She constantly displays excellent behavior. She participates in class discussions. Savannah is a role model for her little brother.
4th Grade – Jaslene Alvarez
Jaslene is new to All Saints this year. Every day she comes to class with a smile on her face and ready to work. She shows respect for her fellow students and teachers. She gives her full attention during lessons and she is mannerly and kind to others. Jaslene always offers to help–whether it is to pick up a fellow student’s fallen pencil or to answer a question. She turns-in her assignments on time, completes her work and willingly participates in class. Congratulations Jaslene!
5th Grade – Ky’Shaun Towles
Ky’Shaun Towles is the 5thgrade ‘’Student of the Month’’. He is being recognized for his outstanding academic work and his consistent display of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Ky’Shaun is the first to raise his hand and respond to the question. He participates and enjoys class debates on topics that are challenging topics about world events .He enjoys participating in basketball and football. He has been the captain on several teams. He enjoys talking about his younger brother who is also a ASCS student in the 2nd grade and his baby sister. Ky’Shaun is a well-rounded student that is liked by his peers and teachers. His favorite subject is Math and enjoys eating pizza after one of his winning basketball games. He also has a sweet tooth, eating chocolate chip cookies with a glass of cold milk. He enjoys wearing the color blue, which is his favorite color. He says that one day he will play basketball for the ‘’Golden State Warriors.” He continues to demonstrate honesty, caring, respectful, responsible behavior, as well as leadership skills and high morals in his Christian beliefs. Congratulations Ky’Shaun Towles!
6th Grade – Margaret Diaz-Barriga
Margaret is being recognized for her hard work in the classroom and dedication to the All Saints school community. In just her first few weeks as an All Saints student, she has demonstrated what it truly means to be safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered. On each assignment, Margaret has put her best foot forward, giving consistently strong effort and demonstrating a willingness to ask questions for the benefit of her entire class. She is a voracious reader, moving on to her next book the second she puts one down, and earning plenty of AR points along the way! Additionally, Margaret uses her creativity and impressive writing skills to craft thought-provoking journal responses and essays in all of her classes. While making new friends and becoming involved in the school community, Margaret has shown respect and genuine compassion for all of her fellow students. Welcome to All Saints Margaret, and congratulations on your awesome start to the school year!
7th Grade – Tanique Williams
Tanique Williams is a great 7th grader who has been a part of our All Saints family for two years. Tanique is a hard-working young lady who takes pride in doing her best! She can be counted on to turn-in her work on time, and it is always neat. Since this school year began, Tanique has been seen helping others without being asked and assisting new classmates learn their way around All Saints. She is well liked by classmates and faculty and can be quite funny without trying! Keep up the great work Tanique!
8th Grade – Isabella Flores
Isabella is our 8th Grade Student of the Month for her consistently safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. Her smile lights up the room and helps to bring positive energy to the school. Isabella consistently comes to class prepared and ready to learn. She is a great student, and is not afraid to ask questions when needed. She puts extra effort into her classwork when the assignments get difficult. In addition to being a great student, she is also a great classmate, working well in groups and helping her peers as needed. We are very lucky to have Isabella as a member of our ASCS family!
May 2018 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
PK- Kingston Brannon
Kingston takes pride in his work. He likes to do his best and wants to be sure that he has finished his task. His papers look neat and beautiful.
Since Kingston does not like to miss the newest happenings, he makes learning for all around him seem like the newest fad or like first news. How fun this is for both teachers and students – everyone feels like they are in on the latest and are all a part of the group!
Kingston makes friends easily. He has a good sense of humor and appreciates others’ jokes. He works well in groups and builds great structures with his classmates.
K- Diana Velasquez- Alfaro
Diana is our student of the month for the month of May. Diana is very hard working and caring toward her peers and her teachers. Her favorite thing about this school year has been watching our “baby chicks” hatch. After the chicks started getting bigger, Diana took several chicks to her house and gave them a home. She is very passionate and loves caring for them! Diana works very hard on classroom assignments. What makes her special is that when things get difficult for her, she does not give up; she keeps on trying! For these reasons, we are proud to announce that Diana is our “Student of the Month” for May.
1st – Linda Meade
Linda Meade is an exceptional young lady. She has such a kind heart and uses wonderful manners. She is generous and giving, always ready to share her markers or crayons with a friend in need. She is responsible in the classroom, readily putting forth effort in all that she does. Even if tasks might seem a little daunting, Linda never gives up, but perseveres instead, while always giving things her best. Linda can frequently be seen playing with her friends on the playground, always trying to include everyone and make sure others are acting in a fair manner. She is a model classroom citizen when it comes to safe, respectful, and responsible behavior.
2nd Geovanna Arce
Geovanna has worked hard all year. She is a beautiful oral reader and a creative writer and artist! Geovanna has been a kind and caring friend. Whenever she is upset, her friends gather to comfort her and she shares that empathy with her friends when they are upset. She has been a ray of sunshine in second grade this year!
3rd Emily Hernandez Cortes
Emily Hernandez Cortes is the third grade student of the month. Emily’s positive attitude is positively infectious! Whether she is on the playground or in the classroom, she always gives her best effort. Emily embodies our core values, and works hard every single day. Great job Emily!
4th Zyhara Cousins
Zyhara is being recognized for her hard work and improvement. Zyhara has been doing a great job of working hard and asking for help to get better in areas she is weak. She never gives up, even when the work is difficult. It always makes me smile when Zyhara celebrates after figuring out something that was once difficult for her. She is full of energy and always makes the people around her smile. Zyhara participates in cheerleading and loves to dance. She’s helpful to others and can be relied upon. She currently serves as one of the classroom Chromebook monitor, she does, and awesome job helping to make sure the chromebooks are ready for use each day. Zyhara demonstrates Christ centered character, respect and responsibility.
5th– Kifah Riddick
Kifah Riddick is our5th grade ‘”Student of the Month’’. She is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and consistent displays of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Kifah eagerly raises her hand for a chance to participate in class discussions. She enjoys debating and discussing current events and world affairs. Kifah puts forth effort on every assignment and submits completed work on time. Kifah is a native New Yorker. She loves her birth state because the Statue of Liberty stands there.
Kifah is a quiet, well-rounded student with lots of talents. She loves to read and write. Kifaf enjoys writing personal comedies. Her favorite subject is history. She articulates her point of view very well. Acting is another talent that Kifah enjoys. She recently demonstrated her acting talent at the Arts and STEM Showcase in May. Like many girls, Kifah loves to go shopping with her mother. After a long day of shopping, they enjoys eating pizza together.
Kifah is a model student at All Saints. She demonstrates safe, respectful, responsible and Christ-like behavior. Kifah is a natural leader with high moral values. Congratulations Kifah!
6th Erren Ellis
Congratulations, Erren, for being All Saints Catholic School Sixth Grade Student of the Month for May. Erren is not only a fast and furious basketball player, but he is also a hard-working, respectful student. Outside of school, Erren enjoys football, crafts, listening to music, and singing, as well as being an usher for his church. He loves math, because his Dad is a “numbers guy”, and he really looks up to him. Great job, Erren, and keep up the good work!
7th Isabella Flores
Isabella Flores is a lovely young lady in our 7th grade that has been at All Saints since 1st grade. During her time here she has been in both our choir and drama club. Currently Isabella is in the art club and a business lunch member. She can be counted on to be polite, respectful and helpful. Isabella works hard on her academics and takes pride in getting the job done to the best of her abilities. Classmates find her easy to talk to and she is well-liked by faculty and staff! Way to close out the year Isabella!
8th– McCarver Stokes
Ever since arriving at All Saints during his seventh grade year, McCarver has actively worked to become a servant leader for all members of the All Saints community. McCarver has participated in several extracurricular activities, including Varsity Soccer and Basketball. He also has participated in several community service projects, and has served his fellow students this past year as the Student Government President. McCarver looks out for all of his peers and younger students, and demonstrates genuine care for the wellbeing of the entire school community. In the classroom, McCarver constantly demonstrates his best effort and is a regular member of the Honor Roll. He is willing to both ask and answer questions, and offers help to classmates with challenging material. McCarver is a strong example of what it means to be safe, responsible, and respectful at All Saints Catholic School. We thank McCarver for all his dedication to All Saints and wish him the best of luck this fall as he begins high school at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology!
April 2018 Students of the Month
Amari enjoys having fun and socializing. He has a nice sense of humor and appreciates his friends’ jokes. He is beginning to understand the right time to be serious and the right time to joke.
Amari is taking advantage of the happiness and increase in energy associated with spring. He has turned over a new leaf and has gained new enthusiasm for lessons taught in class. Amari has made the most valuable contributions to our discussions. He also has been asking excellent questions right on spot with lessons taught.
Amari relishes using innovative ideas to make his work aesthetically pleasing. It is refreshing to see him take such pride in his work when at this time of the year; it is such a temptation to get too distracted by the beauty of the outdoors to concentrate on assignments. Good job, Amari! Thank you for the joy of learning and creativity! Stay on the path of success!
K- Annabelle Earl
Annabelle is recognized as our kindergarten student of the month for April. Annabelle is always kind to her peers and has really done a great job being a role model to others this year. She is kind-hearted to all and a great listener for her teachers. Annabelle also works hard on her academics and loves playing outside. She loves to share stories with her teachers and friends and is great at giving details when retelling stories we have done in class. For these reasons, among others, Annabelle is our student of the month!
Maximo Luis is a wonderful listener, who puts forth effort in everything that he does. He is a quiet leader, continuing to make good choices and persevering through challenges. His good manners are abundant, and he shares his smile with everyone around him. Maximo demonstrates safe and respectful behaviors while in the classroom and throughout the rest of the school. He is quick to help a friend and loves to read with a buddy, always including everyone and sharing his joy and happiness. He continues to grow and shine each and every day!
Laela Perry is the Second Grade Student of the Month. Over the past few months, Laela has made great strides to make good choices in her work habits and showing responsibility. She is getting her work completed in a timely manner and shows effort and understanding. Laela has shared Christ centered ideas on handling conflicts with peers and has been a peacemaker in our class. Laela is a talented, intelligent and caring Knight. I am so proud of her work effort and especially her determination to show respect, responsibility, safety and Christ centered behaviors each day at All Saints.
3rd Anai Ibanez
Anai Ibanez is the third grade student of the month. Anai is a thoughtful student who is always on task. She often takes the initiative to continue her learning outside of the classroom. Anai goes to her local library to check out books on many of the topics we have studied in social studies. She has brought in books on everything from Ancient Greece to Egypt. Great job Anai!
4th – Amaya Tease
Amaya is a wonderful and bright young lady. She is a hard worker and loves to help others. She often contributes to class discussions by sharing her diverse experiences with the class. Amaya loves to play sports and is very creative. One of her strengths is coming up with rhymes related to the topics we are studying. She has helped her peers to remember complex information by making it into a fun song. Amaya is kindhearted and exemplifies Christ-centered behavior on a daily basis.
5th – Samantha Diggs
Samantha A. Diggs is the 5th grade “Student of the Month”. She is being recognized for her outstanding academic work and her consistent displays of responsible behavior. In the classroom, Samantha eagerly raises her hand for a chance to participate and enjoys adding to discussions on challenging topics such as debates on politics, world affairs and equal rights; for which she has very strong opinions. Samantha puts forth her best effort on every assignment and submits complete work on time. Her personal short stories about Greek and Roman myths provide evidence are interesting and demonstrate of her creativity.
Samantha is a well-rounded student who enjoys creative dancing, acting, singing, gardening, painting and talking to people. After a long day of shopping, Samantha likes to enjoy a little pizza or maybe even some tacos. During the summer, you are likely find Samantha at Busch Gardens or Water Country in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Over the last seven years, Samantha or “Sam” as we call her has been a model student at All Saints. She demonstrates respectful, responsible behavior as well as leadership skills and high moral values centered in her Christian beliefs. Congratulations Sam!
6th Grade-Taylor Williams
Taylor Williams is a lovely sixth grade student who has attended All Saints since Pre-K. She is the last of four siblings attending All Saints. Taylor is an active member of our LEGO Robotics team, and school choir. She plays soccer, basketball and participates in the drama club. Taylor is dependable and works hard on her academics. She has very a caring personality and is quick to offer a smile. She is well -liked by classmates and the All Saints faculty!
7th –Mitchell Alonzo
Mitchell Alonzo is our 7th Grade Student of the Month for his outstanding work both inside and outside of the classroom. Mitchell is a strong student who earned first honors this past quarter. However, his strength as a student is more than just his stellar grades as Mitchell is always going above and beyond with the curious and thoughtful questions that he asks during class. Outside of class time, Mitchell is actively involved in the All Saints community. He is part of the crew for our upcoming Spring Drama. He even helps to run our school Comic Club with another one of his peers showing his leadership and initiative. We are proud of Mitchell and his accomplishments and cannot wait to see what he does next!
8th- Xavier Thompson
Due to his constant dedication to the All Saints school community, as well as his strong effort in the classroom, Xavier is being recognized as the 8th Grade Student of the Month. Xavier constantly contributes to the school community, aiding Mrs. Dickens with the audio production during choir performances and participating on the Varsity basketball and soccer teams. He is a leader among his peers, looking out for younger students and providing assistance to classmates when needed. Xavier worked incredibly hard during the third quarter, earning Second Honors. He is not afraid to ask questions or offer a response to a teacher’s question. At all places and at all times, Xavier shows what it means to be safe, responsible, and respectful. This fall, Xavier will be attending Varina High School, School of Communications and Media. Congratulations Xavier and best of luck next year and beyond!
March 2018 Students of the Month
Pre-K – Shane Sutton
Shane’s dry sense of humor and his relaxed manner helps to make the classroom a pleasant place to be. Shane, in his own time comes up with fabulous answers and ideas to contribute to class discussions. When Shane comes up with the answer the class has had a hard time figuring out, Shane does not boast. He enjoys intellectual challenges for the sake of gaining knowledge – not for competing with his classmates. Shane remains cool throughout the day. If anyone bothers him, he quietly tells them to stop. He does not try to strike back. Continue to keep calm as you learn Shane. In this mode, you inevitably will go far in your quest for wisdom!
K – Alejandro Lopez
Alejandro is recognized as the kindergarten student of the month for the month of March. Alejandro does a great job following directions and trying his best at his work. He is very strong in math and enjoys participating in class discussions during shared reading and calendar time. Alejandro is a good friend to his peers and strives to make good choices. For these reasons, Alejandro has been selected as the kindergarten student of the month!
1st Abbey McBride
Abbey McBride is a quiet, soft-spoken gem in the first grade. She is a hardworking student in all that she does, and puts forth effort in her classwork and group activities. In the classroom, she can often be seen helping a close friend in need. She has such a sweet nature and likes to share her happiness and love of learning, especially with all of the warm hugs and wide smiles she gives to Mrs. D and other teachers. When another student in the school was having a difficult time, Abbey went out of her way to make a get well card during her free time to send loving prayers and show how much she cared for a fellow schoolmate. Abbey has a positive attitude, and tries hard daily to do her best. She makes safe, respectful, and responsible choices and is a very attentive listener. She is such a joy to have in class!
2nd Donovan Wyatt
Donovan is the Second Grade Student of the Month. Donovan has shown responsibility all school year by completing and turning in all homework assignments on time this year. This has shown diligence, commitment and hard work! He is intelligent, kind and eager to participate in class, especially in guided reading and guided math groups where his interest, curiosity and ability to grasp concepts have piqued. Donovan has made great strides in showing respectful behaviors in our classroom. He is following directions, demonstrating active listening and exhibiting nice Christ-centered manners to his teachers and his peers. I am so proud of the growth Donovan has made this year.
3rd Nathaniel Turman
Nate Turman is the third grade student of the month. Whether he is practicing free throws, learning yo-yo tricks, or reading a book, Nate knows that practice and dedication are the keys to success. He is a methodical student who works carefully and always gives his best effort. Keep up the great work Nate!
4th Sean Wingold
Sean is being recognized for his creativity and kind-heartedness. Sean is bursting with great ideas and I love being a part of their manifestation. He is great with technology and finds interesting ways to use technology to enhance his work. He also is a good artist and loves to spend time drawing and writing stories. Sean is very hands-on and puts a lot of effort into making his projects wonderful. Sean is a good team player and gets along with everyone. He has a huge heart and is always ready to lend a hand, whether it is helping subs work the projector or carrying books for a friend or teacher, Sean is there to help. Sean is hard working, determined, and consistently demonstrates Christ-centered behavior.
5th James “Kendrick” Matheny
Kendrick has been an active member of the All Saints community since pre-school. This year, he was a member of the JV Boys’ Basketball team and the Comic Club. He is a very hard working student. His favorite subjects are history and math. He will let you know that math is a part of the spelling of his last name.
Kendrick enjoys doing magic tricks at “Camp Out” during the summer. Life has been exciting for him. His mother is from Bolivia and she was once “Miss Bolivia” in the Miss Universe pageant.
Kendrick plans to attend college and become an engineer like his father. He is also very proud of his big brother Paulo, who attends Atlee High School in Hanover County. Kendrick is a respectful and responsible student. He exemplifies Christ-like behavior when interacting with teachers and his peers. Congratulations Kendrick on being the 5th grade “Student of the Month”.
6th Joshua Thomas
Joshua is being recognized for his hard work in the classroom and dedication to the All Saints school community. In the classroom, Joshua is always willing to raise his hand to share his responses and ask questions about challenging material. He puts forth his best effort on each assignment, and recently submitted a very creative short story for English class. As a member of the junior varsity basketball team, Joshua showed up to practice every day, ready to work, improve his skills, and do whatever it takes to contribute to his team’s performance. His hustle and effort paid off throughout the course of the season as he helped his team earn a second consecutive playoff berth. Joshua is a young man of strong moral character in the classroom, on the court, and everywhere he goes. He is respectful at all times and lives out the All Saints values of being safe, responsible, and Christ-centered. Congratulations, Joshua!
7th Jocelyn Matthews
Jocelyn is a bright and intelligent seventh grader who has been at All Saints since Kindergarten. Jocelyn is hardworking in accomplishing her academics and can be depended on to get the job done. She participates in our LEGOS, environmental action, drama and running clubs! Jocelyn is excited to join the STEM club in the spring. She is quick to help with our lower grade students and is well liked by students and faculty! Congratulations Jocelyn! Keep being a great example for the lower grades.
8th Alexis Williams
We are proud to congratulate Alexis Williams as our 8th Grade Student of the Month for the month of March. A quiet thinker, Alexis is a strong student in each of her classes, even balancing some high school credit courses this year. She is an active member our Speak Up Club and lives out the values of kindness each and every day. Additionally, she was selected earlier this year as the 8th Grade Representative to the Student Government Association and is currently involved in Ms. Kelly’s jazz and hip-hop dance class after school. Most importantly, she is a wonderful mentor and role model to her peers in the lower grades, someone that younger students can truly look up to and strive to be like. We are proud of all that Alexis has accomplished at All Saints and cannot wait to see what she does next!
February 2018 Students of the Month
Pre-K- Laighla Haskins
Laighla ‘s gentle and polite manner is endearing because she considers others before herself. She patiently follows directions and waits her turn to be called upon. She does not complain if she does not get a turn to play with a certain toy the same day as some of her classmates. She is willing to wait until she has a turn another day. Without being prompted, Laighla steadily completes her work. She does not brag when she is especially talented in various areas. She does a great job of putting complicated puzzles together and putting them away. She enjoys life and is not hard to please. She smiles and glows while thoroughly showing appreciation for every special activity the teacher does with the class. Stay sweet and patient, Laighla. When I think of you, I think of this saying found in the Bible and heard from the mouths of the wise: “Good things come to them who wait.”
K- Daniel Lopez
Daniel is recognized as our student of the month for February. Daniel does an exceptionally good job on his work, and we often tell him we should use his work as samples instead of our own! He has meticulous handwriting and has made great strides in his reading ability. Daniel always does his best work, is respectful to adults, and is very loving toward his peers. He loves to participate in class activities and aims to do the right thing on a daily basis. For these reasons, Daniel is our student of the month. Great job, Daniel- keep up the great work!
1st– My’Shaun Liggans
My’Shaun Liggans is a dedicated and hardworking young man. My’Shaun continues to put forth effort in all of his work, showing tremendous pride and ownership. In the classroom, he frequently welcomes a classmate to share the computer during indoor recess, or helps a classmate locate a missing item. He has a positive attitude, and even when things might get a little tough, he does not give up and keeps on trying. My ‘Shaun makes responsible choices and treats others with respect and kindness. He is a good listener and takes turns sharing during class discussions. My’Shaun tries very hard to work to his highest potential every day at school.
2nd- Valentin Luis
Valentin is an everyday classroom “Knight”. He is quiet and respectful of his classmates and teachers. He works hard and participates often by raising his hand. He shows responsibility for completing and taking pride in his classwork. Valentin demonstrates Christ centered behaviors by following the Golden Rule in school. He helps others when they are hurt or need a lending hand. He has a smile and sweet demeanor that light up our classroom!
3rd –Finn Hull
Finn Hull is the third grade student of the month. Finn is an eager student who dives into every subject with enthusiasm and dedication. He is full of questions, and constantly has his hand in the air to answer. Finn is safe, responsible, and respectful both on the playground and in the classroom. Keep up the great work Finn!
4th Camryn Williams
Camryn is being recognized for her ability to make the best out of any situation. Camryn is a very hard-working and determined young lady. Camryn always gives her best and faces challenges with persistence and a can-do attitude. She is quiet-natured, but is a force to be reckoned with. She’s talented at writing songs and poems and she is a great performer. Camryn is also a very caring person and demonstrates her love for others in her interactions with her peers. She loves working with others to solve problems and she is always there to make you smile when you are having a bad day. Camryn consistently demonstrates Christ centered character, respect and responsibility.
5th- Duane Avery Brannon
Duane Avery Brannon better known as ”Avery” has been an outstanding student at ASCS for seven years. He enjoys spending time with his twin brothers Amari and Kingston who are in Pre K at ASCS. He has been very active in the school choir, drama club, chess club, business lunch club and the run club. He enjoys working at his church St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as a helper in the church programs. His favorite sports is basketball, in which he would like to play in the NBA one day. If he does not play in the NBA, then he plans to go to law school to major in Criminal law and Justice”. He enjoys family time together traveling and eating his favorite foods cheese pizza and garlic knots. His motto” Love your Family. I have enjoy teaching him Language Arts and History.
Congratulations to Kennise on being February’s 6th grade Student of the Month! Kennise works hard in all of her classes, and she is engaged and active in lessons and discussions. She makes good decisions about her behavior, setting an example of Christ-like behavior for her peers. In her actions, you can tell that she sincerely cares for other students as well as teachers. When someone is upset, Kennise is always there to comfort him or her with kindness and empathy. She gives love by writing inspirational messages on the whiteboard in her homeroom every day, and by singing beautifully in the choir. Keep up the great work, Kennise!
D’Avion Tucker is our seventh Grade Student of the Month because of the outstanding citizenship that he has shown both inside and outside of the classroom. New student to All Saints this year, D’Avion quickly adjusted to the expectations of being a safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered member of our community. D’Avion is always willing to look out for his friends in need, is polite and respectful to his teachers and his peers, and goes above and beyond when it comes to helping teachers with tasks around the classroom. The calm presence and simple joy he brings have been a wonderful addition to All Saints this year. We are blessed to have D’Avion here at ASCS!
8th -Harrison Lee
Harrison Lee is a student in the class of 2018! He has been at All Saints since 5th grade. He is a member of our All Saints Choir, Environmental Action Club and the varsity basketball team. Harrison has a winning personality and is well liked by students, faculty and staff. He is polite, respectful and reliable, always willing to lend a helping hand, especially with our younger students! Congratulations Harrison!
January 2018 Students of the Month
Pre-Kindergarten – Lillian Hackett
Lillian eagerly participates in class discussions. She listens to and appreciates what others have to say as well. If some are struggling to understand a concept, Lillian helps clarify the lesson for her classmates. She can be depended upon to run errands or help her classmates clean the room. Lillian makes the most of the tasks assigned to her. She acts responsibly by finishing her work. She even acts upon new ideas that go above and beyond the original expectations. Lillian’s ability to act responsibly will ensure her academic and social success. Keep up your diligence and enthusiasm, Lillian!
Kindergarten – Kennedy Morrissey
The student of the month for January in kindergarten is Kennedy Morrissey. Kennedy is a great example of a student who has worked hard consistently throughout the school year. She has also exemplified many of the core values we embrace at All Saints; she is kind to her peers and respectful of her teachers. Kennedy is diligent in completing her work and loves to ask questions that take our lessons a step further. She especially enjoys children’s engineering projects! I am so happy to have Kennedy as a part of our class and proud of her for her great work and persistence throughout the school year.
1st – Sahyun Bey
Sahyun Bey is a very well-mannered and kind young lady. Every morning she comes into the classroom with a smile on her face and an eager, ready-to-learn attitude. She has such a positive disposition, and even when things might get a little tough, she doesn’t give up and keeps on trying. Sahyun puts forth effort and works diligently in all aspects of her learning. She makes responsible choices and treats others with respect and consideration. She can frequently be seen sharing during group time, listening to other classmates’ ideas, and offering thoughtful and respectful responses. Sahyun tries very hard to work to her highest potential every day at school.
2nd– Eva Moyer
Eva Moyer is our second grade, “Student of the Month”! Eva actively participates in class discussions and willingly participates in activities. She is attentive and hardworking during math, reading and word study learning groups. Her enthusiasm for learning is evident by her contributions and progression. Eva shows love and concern for her classmates when they are hurt or upset exemplifying Christ centered behaviors in a caring way! Eva is working hard to make good choices in difficult situations and we applaud her efforts. Eva has a warm hug to give every day! I am so proud of her and happy to be her teacher!
3rd Henry Marshall
Henry Marshall is the third grade student of the month. Henry is new to All Saints this year, and although he was only recently introduced to our core values, he lives them every day. Henry is a stellar student who goes above and beyond to achieve his goals. He is constantly taking AR tests and finding new ways to challenge himself. He is responsible and kind both in the classroom and on the playground. Keep up the great work Henry!
4th– Makayla Terry
Makayla is being recognized for her academic achievement as well as her good behavior in class. Makayla works hard each day in class to learn whatever it is we are studying. She also loves to help others and does not hesitate to share her knowledge with others. She is very helpful in class to both her teacher and peers from offering to help cleanup supplies to helping her peers who struggle in math or science. Makayla fully participates in class each day, asking questions, giving thoughtful responses to questions, and participating in class discourse. She is a remarkable young woman who I am glad to have in my class. Makayla consistently demonstrates a Christ centered character, respect and responsibility.
5th – Morgan Jaquez
Morgan Jaquez is our 5th grade, January, “Student of the Month”. She is recognized for her excellent academic work, strong contributions to the All Saints community, and positively, joyful personality. Morgan is a consistently, high performing student, maintaining one of the highest averages in her classes. She won second place in the All Saints Spelling Bee and will serve as the ASCS alternate in the Diocese Spelling Bee competition. Congratulations Morgan!! Additionally, Morgan was a key member of the award winning Amazing Knights LEGO Robotics team this fall and is currently a strong contributor on our girls’ basketball team. We are proud of Morgan and all that she is accomplishing at All Saints!
6th – Maya Wingold
Maya comes to school with a smile on her face every day. She is always upbeat with a positive attitude, even when things get tough. Her kindness, respect for others, and politeness set an example of Christ-like behavior. She works hard, both in class and on homework, and she’s always willing to take a risk and answer questions in class, even if she’s not sure whether she’s correct. Maya has a beautiful singing voice which she uses to sing her heart out every week at Mass. Congratulations on being the 6th grade Student of the Month for January!
7th – Xochitl Luis
Xochitl is being recognized for her active participation and consistent dedication to the All Saints school community. Recently, she represented All Saints as a gift bearer at the Installation Mass for Bishop Barry Knestout. Xochitl has become a leader in the All Saints choir, sharing the gift of her beautiful voice during school Masses and other celebrations. She regularly participates in community service, demonstrating what it means to lead by example in the footsteps of Christ. In the classroom, Xochitl is always willing to volunteer to share responses, ask, and answer questions for the good of her entire class. She is respectful at all times and truly shows safe, responsible, and respectful behavior as a Knight of All Saints. Her kindness is a model of Christ’s love, and we are proud of all she has accomplished. Congratulations, Xochitl!
8th- Analy Amado-Limon
Analy has been an active member of the All Saints community since she joined our school in the first grade. This year, she is not only the SGA Secretary, but she is also in the Speak Up Club and the Choir. Analy is a very hard-working student – when she sets her mind to something, she perseveres until she achieves it. She is respectful and responsible, exemplifying the Christ-centered behaviors that we expect from All Saints students. Congratulations, Analy, on being the 8th grade Student of the Month for January!
December 2017 Students of the Month
Pre-K – Angel Carmona-Murillo
Angel is diligent in his quest for knowledge. He eagerly participates in class discussions and he follows instructions well. He works hard on his seatwork. He is ready when the teacher calls the class to order. He shows respect by saying “yes” or “si” to his teachers. Angel is a great friend to his peers. He plays nicely and helps them clean –up the toys. Angel knows when it is time to work and when it is time to play. He has demonstrated the will and the drive for success. Great job, Angel!
K- Anaiah Broadnax
Anaiah shows great enthusiasm for learning and is always eager to participate in class. She completes her work neatly and in a timely manner and always tries her best. She recently had a speaking part in our Christmas play and did a great job rehearsing and delivering her lines on stage! Anaiah is respectful to others at All Saints, and is very caring toward her peers. She exhibits kindness to others on a daily basis. Great job Anaiah and keep up the good work!
1st – Geraldine Velazquez-Lara
Geraldine Velazquez-Lara is a remarkable young lady. She is a responsible first grader, continuously demonstrating self-control and making good choices in the classroom. She has a gentle and kind demeanor, and demonstrates respect and care for all of her classmates. Gery is a leader both in and out of the classroom. She is frequently seen helping others during group time, and is able to remind others of directions or what to do next. Gery puts forth effort in all that she does, and she has a wonderfully giving nature and kind heart.
2nd Jaylen Jefferson
Jaylen Jefferson is quiet and courteous in class. He is kind to his friends. Jaylen is an attentive listener and a good friend. He is respectful and kind to all of his classmates! His Christ-centered behaviors are a testimony to the kindness and respect his classmates bestow upon him. He stays cool and calm in all situations. Jaylen volunteers to share in class. Although he took a time to warm-up to the idea of sharing this year, his thoughts are valued and we love hearing the things he chooses to share! He is a beloved child in our class.
3rd Ty’Janae Mosley Jackson
Ty’Janae Mosley Jackson is always on task and paying attention. Every day she exhibits our core values with her classmates, teachers, and other students. She maintains a positive attitude and is willing to help with any task. Her positive attitude is contagious. Keep up the great work, Ty’Janae!
4th Ni`layah Durham
Na’liyah is being recognized for her kindness and willingness to help others. Na’liyah is soft-spoken, but her actions speak loudly. She is new to All Saints this year and if you watch her interacting with her peers, you would think they have known each other for years. She notices when her friends are upset and tries to help them to feel better. Right now, she is serving as our classroom prayer leader and she is doing a great job with it. She works hard each day to be successful academically. She participates in discourse with her peers to push herself to continue getting better. Na’liyah consistently demonstrates Christ centered character, respect and responsibility.
5th Asa Finley
Asa Finley is being recognized as our 5th Grade Student of the Month for his consistent positive presence both inside and outside of the classroom. As a student, Asa is a curious learner always striving to do his best. He seeks to understand the material that he is learning. Outside of the classroom, Asa has served as a key member of both our flag football team and our JV basketball team already this year. However, his strong athletic abilities come second only to his willingness to work as a member of a team. His teamwork comes into play not only on the field or on the court but also in the classroom. We are blessed to have Asa on our All Saints team!
6th – William Riley
This is Will’s first year at All Saints. He is a great addition to the All Saints family and our 6th grade class. Will is a very hard working and artistically creative student. He participates in class activities, discussions and school clubs. Will loves photography and is an active member of the school’s Photography club. His kind and caring personality makes him very likeable among his peers. Teachers find him to be a very respectful, responsible and kind student with a very infectious smile! Congratulations Will! Keep up the good work.
7th Carrington Jones
Carrington is new to All Saints this year, and we are thrilled that he is here. Carrington is a hard-working, focused student who is never afraid to take risks in class. He is motivated to learn, always asking questions to deepen his knowledge. Carrington is very respectful to teachers and other students, and he always has a smile on his face. Congratulations, Carrington! Keep up the great work and positive attitude.
8th Anthony Rodriquez
Anthony is being recognized for responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. In describing himself, Anthony wrote, “I like to be at other peoples’ service and do things for the poor and needy. I try my very hardest in school to achieve my goals.” He is patient and kind and always helps others in need. Anthony sets an example for his peers by listening during instruction, completing work with attention to detail, following directions, and treating others with respect. He comes to All Saints every day prepared and ready to learn. Great job, Anthony, and congratulations on being December’s, eighth grade “Student of the Month”!
November 2017 Students of the Month
pre-K – Skyler Sutton
Skyler is ready to answer questions in class. She quietly raises her hand and keeps her eyes on the teacher when told to do so. She is one of the leaders in her readiness to participate. Skyler’s initiative to contribute to our lesson discussions helps to steer us all in the right direction. Thank you Skyler for listening and learning. Congratulations! You are on the path to success!
K – Paulina Murillo
Paulina is such a wonderful role model for her peers and has therefore, been selected as the Kindergarten “Student of the Month”. Paulina consistently accountable and displays responsible, honest, and Christ-centered behavior. She is kind to her peers, a great listener and always follows directions. She is an eager learner and loves sharing her knowledge with the other children; she enjoys learning her sight words the most and creating sentences with them! It has been such a pleasure having Paulina in my kindergarten class and I look forward to watching her grow even more as the year progresses.
1st Grade – Robyn Pitchford
Robyn Pitchford is a remarkably pleasant and kind first grade student. She attentively listens in class and takes responsibility for her own learning. Robyn puts forth tremendous effort in all that she does. She is always willing to try and attempt her tasks, while never giving up. She can be seen helping clean up the classroom, assisting classmates, and politely reminding others to make good choices. Robyn treats all of her neighbors with respect and promotes a positive school spirit every day.
2nd Grade – Camille Briones Plascencia
Camille Briones Plascencia is a role model student. She comes to school each day ready to learn with respectful behaviors to her classmates and teachers. If you see her in the hallway, she is quiet and meeting hallway expectations. If you catch her in the classroom she is listening attentively to whomever the speaker is and she is working on all of her assignments and at stations with focus and determination. She sets a fantastic example for her peers by being a good listener and following instructions. Camille shows her commitment to Christ in reverent prayer and in her kindness to her classmates and friends. She has a heart of gold!
3rd Grade – Teresa Sabas-Olea
Teresa Sabas-Olea is the third grade “Student of the Month”. In addition to being an exemplary student, she is also a supportive and caring friend to her classmates. Teresa is on task at all times during the day, and she does her best to live by our core values. Keep up the great work Teresa!
4th Grade – Elisabeth Hutson
Lisee is recognized for her artistic contributions to our 4th grade class. Lisee is very talented! She can take an idea and transform it into a work of art. Lisee often shows her artistic abilities through religion and science projects. She is always willing to help others come up with picture ideas and will even volunteer to do the illustration part of a group project. Lisee has a love for soccer and enjoys spending time with her classmates running around and playing outside on the playground. Lisee consistently demonstrates Christ centered character, respect and responsibility.
5th Grade – Gabrielle Williams
Gabby is our 5th Grade “Student of the Month”! She has quickly become an integral part of the All Saints family. Gabby is an incredibly hard-working student, both inside the classroom and outside of the classroom. She always completes her homework, sometimes even in advance, and she frequently spends time studying for each of her classes each night, displaying strong study habits. Additionally, Gabby regularly volunteers to help teachers by running an errand or passing out papers. Most of all, teachers and students appreciate Gabby’s sweet and kind presence at school. Thank you Gabby for being such a safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered student!
6th Grade – Saul Martinez
Saul is a very polite, respectful, and helpful sixth grader who always has a smile on his face. He never needs to be asked to hold the door for other students or teachers, even outdoors in freezing weather. Saul is also very respectful of school property, helping to keep the classroom clean by picking up trash that others have dropped. He gets along well with everyone, and exhibits Christ-centered behavior in all that he does.
7th Grade- Carter Strite
Every day, seventh grader Carter Strite models All Saints Catholic School’s expectations of safe, respectful, responsible and Christ-centered behaviors. She works hard in all of classes, completing all work on time and to the best of her ability. Carter is always kind and makes a partner when paired with others. She has high expectations of herself and her peers, and shows great judgement and decision-making. Congratulations Carter!
8th Grade- Sophia Candler
Sophia is recognized for her academic excellence and leadership in the classroom and in the All Saints community during the opening months of her eighth grade year. Sophia comes to class prepared everyday with assignments completed to the best of her ability and willingly provides responses to questions asked by her teachers. When others are in need of help, Sophia is also willing to take the time to explain challenging concepts or terms. She is not afraid to ask for help when work becomes difficult, as well. On her recent Lyrical Genius Project for Literature, she constructed a unique and original poem about finding a sense of purpose in her life. Sophia actively participates in the school community through activities such as choir and Speak-Up Club. She consistently demonstrates what it means to be a Knight, being safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered. Congratulations, Sophia!
October 2017 Students of the Month
Natalie Godinez – Pre-Kindergarten
Natalie is cheerful and friendly every day. She delights in having conversations with both her peers and her teachers. She is kind and thoughtful. One day a friend fell and hurt herself. The following day, Natalie came to school with a card that she very carefully worked on and handed it to her friend. Her loving manner is contagious. In fact, another child in the class decided to do this kind deed as well. Then, others in the class wished to do the same! Thank you, Natalie, for helping to show us how to care.
Neil Binford – Kindergarten
Neil is nominated for student of the month as he displays the qualities of respect, responsibility, safety, and Chris-centered behavior in school on a daily basis. Neil always tries his best no matter what subject is being taught, and he completes his work neatly and thoroughly. He is a kind friend to others and a wonderful listener. Neil loves to participate in class discussions and comes in engaged and eager to learn every day with a positive attitude. He always gives his best effort, whether in the classroom or in other classes such as P.E. It is a pleasure to have Neil in my classroom this year and I look forward to seeing him grow even more as a learner and friend as the year continues!
Dylan Ellis – First Grade
Dylan is a remarkable young man. While often soft spoken and quiet, he remains a strong and true leader in the first grade classroom. He can often be seen helping a classmate up off the blacktop after a rough fall or volunteering to help clean up the contents of someone’s spilled supply box. He even helps every day, without fail or even a reminder, to assist his teacher at recess by opening the outside gate to allow cars to pass through the parking lot. Dylan strives to do his best each and every day, using kind words when speaking to teachers and classmates, all while using good manners and sharing his warm smile. Great job Dylan!
Harry Brown – Second Grade
Harry is being recognized for respectful behavior, hard work, and a willingness to help others. He completes all of his class activities without reminder and sets a great example of on-task behaviors with his classmates. Harry is an attentive listener and active participant in class discussions. While Harry can sometimes be quiet, he has great thoughts to share and has really grown in his writing! Harry is a great example of being an ASCS Knight, as he consistently demonstrates compassion and Christ-centered behaviors whenever his peers and schoolmates at recess get hurt or have a problem. Harry is truly a role model student in our class.
Ana Sanchez – Third Grade
Ana consistently illustrates our core values through her positive attitude and hard work. She is always on task and following directions. Ana treats others with kindness and compassion every day. Her exemplary behavior makes her an ideal role model for her peers. Her hard work is really paying off so far in third grade! Keep up the hard work Ana!
Ky’Shaun Towles – Fourth Grade
Ky’Shaun is being recognized for his contribution to 4th grade math lessons. He comes to school each day ready to learn and he has a great love of numbers. He often shares his love of math with others and works with those who are struggling to help them better understand a concept. He is able to articulate his solving process and show, with work, the strategies he used to solve the problems. Ky’Shaun has a way of helping others to see the fun in math and sometimes competes with other strong math students to help keep their skills sharp. Ky’Shaun consistently demonstrates Christ-centered character, respect and responsibility.
Lauren Ransome – Fifth Grade
Lauren is a bright, respectful and lovely new student in our 5th grade class. She is pleasant, helpful and can be counted on to complete assignments. Though new to All Saints, Lauren can be depended on to be safe, respectful and responsible! Keep up the good work!
Chayce Evans – Sixth Grade
Chayce is new to All Saints this year and we are so glad she joined us! She s a kind and considerate person always willing to help anyone in need, whether it is a teacher or another student. She listens in class and always does her best work and is cooperative when working with others. She’s made a lot of new friends and has an interest in representing All Saints on the basketball team. Congratulations to Chayce!
Tiffany Lee – Seventh Grade
Tiffany is being recognized for respectful behavior, kindness, and a positive attitude. She takes responsibility for her own learning by working hard and completing assignments every day. She is always well-behaved at school, and she consistently treats her teachers and fellow students with kindness and respect. Tiffany is a great example of the Christ-centered character we are looking for from our students at All Saints Catholic School.
Raine Haddad – Eighth Grade
Raine is being recognized for the consistent ways that he positively contributes to the All Saints community. During class, Raine can be found actively engaging in class discussions, helping his peers and his teachers, and pushing himself to try new things and understand new ideas. Outside of class, Raine is a key member of our championship-bound All Saints soccer team. His hard work and sportsmanship on the soccer field are both wonderful contributions to his team. We are proud of Raine and all of the ways that he continues to make the All Saints family more safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered.
September 2017 Students of the Month
Patrick Ellis – Pre-Kindergarten
Patrick’s manners are impeccable. He looks at the teachers when they speak. He asks for permission if he needs to bring something to his seat. He quietly lets teachers know if he sees his classmates need help without disturbing the class. He is friendly and respectful not only to his teachers but to his peers. His smiles and hugs brighten the day. He plays when it is time to play and works when it is time to work. He consistently follows the rules, thus, laying the foundation for success in school and in life.
Stephanie Barrera – Kindergarten
Stephanie displays good manners and listening skills every single day, whether it’s in class, the cafeteria, or during resource classes. Stephanie completes her work to the best of her ability and is always a good friend to others. She is a great role model for other friends in her classroom. Stephanie only started learning English last year, but you wouldn’t know it as she is a great conversationalist! We are proud of Stephanie for all of her good work and look forward to working with her at All Saints.
Roman Dorsey – First Grade
Roman is very respectful to others, always using good manners and raising his hand to be called on during class discussions. He has demonstrated safe hallway procedures, and has even helped several hurt friends on the blacktop during recess. He speaks kindly to his classmates and teachers. Roman consistently demonstrates his ability to make safe, respectful, and responsible choices in and out of the classroom.
Kiyah McBride – Second Grade
Kiyah is being recognized for her citizenship in the classroom. She demonstrates all of the values we take pride in at All Saints. She models respect for her peers when she is following directions and on task. She exhibits responsibility when she shows that she is great listener in class. She always contributes to class discussions and has such an insightful, sensitive point of view of the stories we share together. Kiyah models safety in our classroom by following procedures that keep everyone unharmed. Kiyah is always sensitive to the feelings of others and testifies her faith singing joyfully during Mass and sharing her love of the Lord in class.
Haddie Marshall – Third Grade
Haddie is a new student to All Saints this year. Although she is just being introduced to our core values, she lives them every day. Haddie is often the first student ready for class and always has her hand in the air to answer. She is kind and respectful to her classmates and teachers. Whenever Haddie finds a free moment, she dives into a book! She is an excellent role model for her peers. Keep up the great work Haddie!
Corbin Matthews – Fourth Grade
Corbin is being recognized for his attentiveness to his classroom duties. Each day he comes to class prepared to help with whatever needs to be done in class whether that’s helping pass out hand sanitizer before lunch or helping pass out chrome books when one of the monitors is absent. Corbin never lets his job interfere with his class work and works hard each day to complete his assignments, participate in discussions and complete his homework. Often Corbin makes a plan ahead of time when there is a schedule change to make sure it doesn’t keep him from completing his job. Corbin consistently demonstrates Christ-centered character, respect and responsibility.
Jadira Jones – Fifth Grade
Jadira is a welcome addition to this year’s fifth grade class. She is a bright, respectful and well-behaved young lady. Academically, she is very hard-working and can be counted on to complete and turn in assignments on time. Jadira is cooperative and helpful in class and has no hesitation when it comes to putting others first. Jadira is a member of the All Saints Choir and a new acolyte as well. Welcome to All Saints Jadira. Continue to let your light shine!
Aidan Candler – Sixth Grade
Aidan is being recognized for respectful behavior, hard work, and a willingness to help others. He completes all his homework, and he comes prepared to class every day. He sets a good example for his peers by being a good listener and following instructions. During class, Aidan asks relevant questions to deepen his understanding of the material and to further the knowledge of his classmates. He is motivated and excited to learn, which is apparent in his active participation, his cheerful attitude, and his eagerness to partner with anyone in the class. Aidan consistently demonstrates Christ-centered character, respect and responsibility.
Brielle Telfair – Seventh Grade
Brielle is our 7th Grade Student of the Month for her consistently safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered behavior. Brielle consistently comes to class prepared and ready to learn. Not only is she a great student, but she is also a great classmate, working well in groups and helping her peers as needed. She also showed off her strong teamwork skills during our field trip to the Challenge Discovery ropes course as she cheered on her classmates throughout the entire course. Brielle’s talents extend beyond the classroom as she can often be found carrying around her ukulele. We are very lucky to have Brielle as part of our ASCS family!
Addison Grant – Eighth Grade
Addy is being recognized for her academic excellence and leadership in the classroom and throughout the All Saints community. She comes to class prepared everyday with her assignments and willingly provides responses and questions. When others are in need of help, Addy patiently explains challenging concepts or terms. She puts her best effort into every assignment and actively participates in the school community through activities such as choir, LEGO Robotics, and Speak-Up Club. Addy consistently demonstrates what it means to be a Knight, being safe, responsible, respectful, and Christ-centered.