It was a Flower Hill first for new Principal Lucia Laguarda, who presented Star Student Awards to more than 20 sensational youngsters spread across grades K-4.
The outstanding students were honored for their classroom work and efforts all around the building and outdoors on the playground, too. Their collaboration with teachers and fellow students really stood out throughout the month of November, so it seemed only fitting that they should be recognized in some special way.
Ms. Laguarda just took over as Flower Hill’s eighth permanent principal so the opportunity to present awards to students she is just really getting to know was a moment of pure enjoyment for the longtime educator.
November’s Star Student Award recipients included:
Kindergarten: Owen Hoffman, Ruby Richter, Monea Sexton, Brittany Romero, John Ramirez Tavarez
First grade: Kayla Joseph, Zoe Zeller, David Miranda Gomez, Matthew Krull, Lindsay Gamez
Second grade: Violet Palacios, Nicholas Bartasi, Alessandra Leotta, Jayleen Rosales, Campbell Arthur
Third grade: Ava McDonald, Marisela Reyes, Luke Lomler, Kayla Malone
Fourth grade: Emily Joy Husted, Christian Reyes, Pineda, Grace Gordon, Max Butler
Flower Hill School has established a well-deserved reputation in the community for emphasizing academic excellence and social growth. Opened in September 1954, the school today houses students ranging from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Flower Hill is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential and to supporting the development of social skills that will help each child successfully navigate through the school setting during their formative years. To this end, Flower Hill’s goal is to consistently provide a learning environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each student.
Flower Hill’s staff of professionals offers a child-centered educational program in a supportive and nurturing environment. It is hoped that by providing teaching that inspires, informs and challenges, teachers and support staff can instill a love for learning that will continue throughout each child’s school years and beyond.
In addition to the comprehensive regular day classroom program, each child receives instruction in art, music, physical education, library skills and technology from specialists in each of these areas. Flower Hill also has a school nurse, psychologist, social worker, reading and math specialists and other professional staff members who provide critical support to students.
A strong partnership between students, parents and teachers is very important to daily life at Flower Hill. Ms. Laguarda and all teachers and staff members are confident that by working together to build a positive collaboration between home and school, Flower Hill will continue to provide quality educational experiences for all of its students.