Southdown Primary School’s recent “splash” assembly was a fun time for students and their teachers. The session honored a group of cooperative and hardworking youngsters spread across every grade level. An exceptional faculty member was also recognized.
The assembly was multi-pronged in purpose and included a discussion segment facilitated by teacher Pamela Schwarting that highlighted the school’s expectations for sportsmanship during next week’s field day.
Why a so-called “splash” assembly? Well, that’s an easy question to answer. Southdown is the home of the dolphins, the school’s mascot. Students are awarded “splashes” for displaying positive behavior in the classroom and out and about the building, including being kind to others, demonstrating proper behavior in hallways and even boosting the spirits of someone feeling a little down.
One Southdown student is selected from each class in the building for formal recognition at the monthly “splash” assembly. The school considers these youngsters to be its stars of the month.
Southdown’s April stars included Gianna Skrobela, Genesis Granados, Aurelia Intonato, Ariana Hill, Max Schmitz, Christopher Granito, Elizabeth Anderson, Julianna Miranda, Rocco Caruso, Alexandra Boeckmann, Josue Villatoro-Bonilla, Dayana Alvarez, Graham Gooch, Sage Cicciari, Alexandra Balm, Louise Skrobela, Amber Miles, Diego Licona and Gavin Deegan.
The school’s May stars featured Abigail Jessie, Brianna Flores, Briana Velis, Nioami Anderson, Paul Grasso, Aya Jackson, Steven Benitez, Elizabeth Fernandez-Sanchez, James Moy, Erin Langton, Jason Perdomo, Yanelin Gomez, Leighton Evans, Christian Luca, Anderson Saravia, Angel Salvador, Andrew Case, Rosalinda Lemus and Jeveeny Campos.
Speech teacher Shelley Stockner was also honored for the fine work she does each day. Mrs. Stockner is smart, dedicated, and passionate about helping students reach their potential,” Southdown Principal Scott Oshrin said.