Feb. 18, 2020
25 named January Boyce Pride winners
Twenty-five Boyce Middle School students were recently honored with January Boyce Pride Awards, a monthly celebration of kindness, sponsored by the Boyce PTO. January 2020 Boyce Pride awardees include:
Grade 6: Anya Chen, Dante Coury, Sydney Ellis, Isaac Gracie, Caleb Harvey, Zahra Khan, Kayla McCarthy, Marissa Noschese, Ashim Rai, Hayden Saporito and John Sawyer
Grade 5: Nate Bode, Ben Coleman, Leanna Cowles, Peyton Green, Sienna Johnson, Sophia Kotarski, Bradon LeBeau, Makaela Mellinger, Erika Metzger, Maddie Miller, Vera Radke, Callie Roberts, Vivian Silski and Anna Zegarelli
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.