Every Jefferson Primary School student hopes to get “spotted” and take another step toward earning a monthly award.
When a Jefferson student displays commendable behavior, teachers and staff members “spot” the youngster. An all-grades assembly is held each month to recognize the students who have been “spotted” the most.
The Jefferson School mascot is a jaguar, an animal known for its spotted appearance. Every Jefferson student is trying to get “spotted” and get recognized for exemplary effort and performance.
Students who get spotted the most are named Jefferson’s Citizens of the Month. It’s a designation that all the youngsters want to claim. It’s a way of acknowledging a job well done.
The honorees for November include Samantha Caramico, Isabella Cruz, Christopher Chavez-Rivas, John Conner III, Denis Dominguez, Bella Duke, Greyson Henderson, Gabriel MacManus, Makayla Marothiere, Justyn Ortiz, Matthew Perdomo Cruz, Cristian Quintanilla Saravia, Taylor Ranft, Kevin Rivas, Angelly Rivas Jerez, Charlie Stanforth, Duntrell Strickland and Karla Umana Santos.
The students are all talented in their own right and are even more formidable as a group. They are indicative of the type of students who call Jefferson their primary school home; hardworking, goal oriented, fun-loving and willing to take on any challenge – even a tough one.
Principal Valerie Capitulo-Saide gathered the students together and posed for a commemorative photo with them while they were displaying their award certificates. Their smiles told the story better than any written summary could.