Dec. 7, 2017
Boyce students recognized for kindness
Thirty-one Boyce Middle School students were honored with PRIDE Awards on Monday, Dec. 4, in the school’s library. PRIDE Awards are a monthly celebration of kindness, sponsored by the Boyce PTO.
November PRIDE Awardees include the following:
- Grade 5: Cheyenne Belli, Daniel Bosley, Andrew Cianflone, Elizabeth Delo, Noah Gidas, George Gombar, Sophia Gorman, Rylee Kalocay, Esther Knight, Keira Kowalski, Aaryan Kumer, Drake Mitchell, Kaitlyn Ritson, Kelan Roth, Adin Teres, Skylar Wenk, Sophia Whitman and Michael Williamson
- Grade 6: Matthew Bordenstein, Julia Cedar, Lexi Gardner, Chloe Kerestesi, Noah Levine, Luke McDonough, Caroline Murphy, Anushka Patil, Gabe Saunders, Anuj Shah, Maxim-Levi Shevchenko, Ryan Swanson and Eliza Thomas
Boyce Middle School staff members have the opportunity to nominate one or more students who have gone above and beyond in the areas of academics, attitude and/or peer relationships.
“For the past several years, the Boyce school community has really focused on kindness and caring,” Dan O’Rourke, principal said. “Together, our parents and teachers have identified the need to emphasize this social awareness and our Boyce PRIDE Awards create the opportunity to recognize students for their positive actions.”
Nominating teachers or staff members prepare a brief narrative summarizing why the student should be recognized. This narrative is printed onto a certificate and presented to the student awardee by Mr. O’Rourke and Christine Mussomeli, assistant principal.
PRIDE Awardees are called to the library the first Monday of every month where they are recognized for their hard work. In addition to receiving a certificate and keychain, each student has his/her picture taken with Mr. O'Rourke or Ms. Mussomeli. The photos are displayed in the guidance classroom.
“The desire for students to display a caring attitude can only be reinforced if we recognize acts of kindness on a continual basis,” Ms. Mussomeli said. “There is no better way to start a week than our PRIDE Award Mondays.”