Jan. 14, 2020
39 named November Boyce Pride winners
Thirty-nine Boyce Middle School students were recently honored with December Boyce Pride Awards, a monthly celebration of kindness, sponsored by the Boyce PTO. December 2019 Boyce Pride awardees include:
Grade 6: Alara Aksehirli; LeAnn Anderson; Rahul Balaji; Delaney Burnette; Katie Casali; Timothy Cottrill; Grady Davis; Sara Gillespie; Colin Green; Sam Friedman; Caleb Harvey; Aiden Joyce; Abby Kusic; Mary Mascaro; Carson Rackley; Enzo Scarpaci; Anvita Talase; Varun Thangella; and Ava Worner
Grade 5: Kylie Babbit; Audrey Brown; Ben Bruno; Kaitlyn Burns; Grady Elias; Madison Gavin; Ishaan Gupta; Caden Hoffman; Canann Kerestesi; Adam Khila; Sophia Kotarski; Tyler Palucis; Alex Perenic; Melice Rubino; Sydney Schalk; Pearl Sahu; Vivian Sliski; Ava Snyder; Ethan Stein; and Charlotte Swanson
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 'We Rise by Lifting Others,' which focuses on being kind to others as well as social-emotional learning.”
Messaging throughout the school encourages staff and students to BE Respectful, Responsible, Prepared, Productive and Safe.