Awards program is conducted at East Penn Elementary School
Michael A. Heery/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Senator David Argall Good Citizenship Award is presented to two students from each fourth grade class in the school district who have demonstrated qualities of good citizenship through display of character, leadership, scholarship, and acceptance of responsibility. The recipients of this award are selected by their teachers. Pictured, from left, are Guidance Counselor Deb McKain; award recipients Cole Schleicher and Alaina Strohl; and Principal Suzanne Howland.
With the end of the 2012-2013 school year, East Penn Elementary School recently held its annual Awards Program.
Assisted by faculty and staff, Principal Suzanne Howland presented the awards.
Senator David Argall Good Citizenship Award is presented to two students from each fourth grade class. The recipients of this award are selected by their teachers.
The students who received this recognition are Cole Schleicher and Alaina Strohl.
President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence is awarded to fourth grade students who have received a score in the advanced levels on both reading and math on their third grade Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests. The recipients each received a certificate signed by President Barack Obama and a lapel pin.
Award recipients are Kyle Burbage; Nathan Carr; Gabrielle Cadden-James; Zachary Fisher; Izabell Garcia; Sean Kennedy; Austin Kern; Brandon Kocher; Nicole Marion; Danielle Moyer; Kenneth Schleicher; and Natasha Schleicher.
President's Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement were presented to Angelina Buchert; Steven Fritzinger; Emma Hall; Olivia Schuster; Cole Schleicher; Alaina Strohl; Chloe Strohl; and Kyle Troxell.
Envirothon Awards were presented to Science Maniacs (16th Place) - Alyssa Frey; Ryan Graver; Nicholas Hrusovsky; Hailey Miller; and Collin Wentz.
Taylor Engle earned the distinction of being named "Artist of the Year" for East Penn Elementary School.
Spelling Bee awards were presented to Kyle Burbage; Zachary Fisher; Austin Kern; Sean Kennedy; and Branden Kocher.
Fourth grade students recognized for French Enrichment are Kyle Burbage; Gabrielle Cadden-James; Nathan Carr; Zachary Fisher; Izabell Garcia; and Danielle Moyer.
Recognized as kindergarten tutors are Aaliyah Fisher; Alyssa Frey; Kira Hartman; Hailey Miller; and Collin Wentz.
Fourth grade students were selected for the following class awards:
Best Attitude - Ryan Muller
Best Oral Reader - Danielle Moyer
Best Personality - Cole Schleicher and Alaina Strohl
Best Problem-Solver - Kyle Troxell
Best Sense of Humor - Kyle Burbage
Best Scientist or Most Scientific - Nathan Carr
Best Speller - Austin Kern
Best Storyteller - Kenneth Schleicher
Friendliest - Angelina Buchert and John Strohl
Funniest - Sean Kennedy and Meadow Raudabaugh
Hardest Worker - Izabell Garcia
Most Artistic - Taylor Engle and Scott Lambert
Most Athletic - Branden Kocher and Chloe Strohl
Most Cooperative - Nicole Marion and Jazeyen Simmons
Most Creative - Jamyson Cotterman
Most Helpful - Natasha Schleicher
Most Improved - Allen Sterner
Most Likely to Succeed - Gabrielle Cadden-James and Zachary Fisher
Most Organized - Kartieara Simmons
Most Polite - Emma Hall
Most Respectful - Trinitee Wesner
Most Responsible - Olivia Schuster
Most Well-Behaved - Anna Silvers
Most Well-Mannered - Steven Fritzinger
Straight "A" certificates are presented to those students who completed the school year with an "A" average in every subject.
The students who received this recognition are Zachary Fisher and Izabell Garcia.
The following students achieved perfect attendance for the 2012-2013 school year:
Kindergarten - Madison Hoppel, Andrew Hrusovsky, and Savannah Reiss
Grade 1 - James Andreas, Maddyx Moser-Bergdahl, and Jacey Tully
Grade 3 - Aaliyah Fisher and Shelby Heater
Grade 4 - Emma Hall and Austin Kern
Students recognized for their active involvement in the Chime Ensemble are Angelina Buchert; Kyle Burbage; Gabrielle Cadden-James; Nathan Carr; Jamyson Cotterman; Taylor Engle; Steven Fritzinger; Izabell Garcia; Emma Hall; Sean Kennedy; Austin Kern; Branden Kocher; Nicole Marion; Danielle Moyer; Ryan Muller; Cole Schleicher; Kenneth Schleicher; Natasha Schleicher; Olivia Schuster; Anna Silvers; Jazeyen Simmons; Kartieara Simmons; Allen Sterner; Alaina Strohl; Chloe Strohl; and Trinitee Wesner.
A Renaissance Learning Program, STAR assessments measure student achievement in reading and math. Certificates are presented to students who have earned the highest benchmark score for the year in STAR early literacy, STAR reading, and STAR math. All three assessments are given three times a year - in September, January, and May - to track students' performance and growth throughout reading and math content areas.
The students who were recognized with the STAR Renaissance Certificate for Reading are:
Kindergarten - Early Literacy - Andrew Hrusovsky
Grade 1 - Michael Bowman
Grade 2 - Rachael Carr
Grade 3 - Nicholas Hrusovsky
Grade 4 - Gabrielle Cadden-James
STAR Renaissance Certificates for Math were presented to:
Grade 1 - Aaron Hayes
Grade 2 - Logan Gerhart
Grade 3 - Tret Solt
Grade 4 - Izabell Garcia
As the fourth grade students prepare to "move up" from the elementary school to Lehighton Area Middle School next year, Howland remarked about the Class of 2021, "Our fourth graders have matured from kindergarten through grade four. They have learned from life's experiences, created beautiful pieces of art, performed in concerts, but most importantly learned to be responsible and respectful people."