June 10, 2019
38 named June Boyce Pride winners
Thirty-eight Boyce Middle School students were recently honored with June Boyce Pride Awards, a monthly celebration of kindness, sponsored by the Boyce PTO. June 2019 Boyce Pride awardees include:
Grade 6: Brady Bernard; Tommy Goellner; Riley Moorhead; Alana Morse; Lila Neal; Keri Radonovich; Meredith Elizabeth Rhodes; Collin Rump; Aidan Shaw; Yohong Shi; Logan Stafford; and Griffin Tomsheck
Grade 5: Sofia Alfredson-Themudo; Evainia Ali; Ayan Armin; Anoushka Barve; Dylan Childs; Hayden Culp; Isabella Donnelly; Lacey Fisher ; Fabian Morales Gamez; Taylor Gibbs; Sara Gillespie; Riley Haggins; Madison Horne; Aiden Joyce; Maryellen Kobeski; Olivia Lin; Madeline Moran; Fionn Moriarty; Maddox Orendi; Jillian Paoly; Braidyn Recker ; Sadie Tomczyk; Nicholas Volpatt; Ava Worner; Derek Worstell; and Victoria Zesch
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. 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 Dan O’Rourke, Boyce principal, and/or Christine Mussomeli, assistant principal.
“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 Boyce Pride Award Mondays.”
Boyce 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.
“For the past several years, our school community has really emphasized kindness and caring,” Dan O’Rourke, principal said. “This year we’re taking a step further as we embrace the school’s theme of ‘Educating the Mind, Inspiring the Heart,’ which focuses on students’ social-emotional learning.”
Messaging throughout the school encourages staff and students to BE Respectful, Responsible, Prepared, Productive and Safe.