Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville recently presented awards to May’s top students and introduced June’s Featured Artists.
The longtime district educator presented certificates to 21 Washington Ways Award recipients for their outstanding performance in classrooms and all around the building, including playground areas.
May’s honorees include Abigail Uvena, Jackson Perkins, Cecilia Lee, Jimena Jimenez, Paige Falk, Luis Albizurez, Michael Grover, Vanessa Iraheta Enamorado, Leila O’Toole, Natalie Canales, Charles Nottingham, Arianna Rubio, Johnny Romero Bonilla, Marciano Aloe, Keysy Diaz Campos, CJ Repecki, Connor DiBenedetto, Warren Daniel, Erika Reyes, Luka Zivkoic and Kimberly Martinez-Granados.
The entire classes of teachers Suzanne Catrini and Vivian Joseph were also honored.
Here’s how the monthly Washington Ways program works:
White tickets are awarded weekly for good behaviors and actions in the classroom. White ticket winners are honored with special recognition in their classroom at the end of each week and their names are announced every Monday morning.
Red tickets are presented to individuals for especially good behavior outside of classrooms, including in hallways, buses, the playground and cafeteria, etc. At the end of the month, the student in each class with the greatest number of red tickets is recognized with a special certificate. Mrs. Neville announces the names of the honorees over Washington’s PA system.
Students are quite aware of the Washington Ways program and the reason it exists. They are happy to be recognized with a colorful ticket. They quickly give the ticket to their classroom teacher so a notation can be made and it can be credited to them. They love telling their parents about their recognition, too.
Entire classes can earn blue tickets for positive group behavior outside of the classroom. Blue tickets are also awarded to the two classes within the building with the most tickets overall.
Featured Artists of the Month
June’s Featured Artists are an impressive group of youngsters. Their artwork is currently displayed in the school’s main hallway near the cafeteria. The students have been working with art teachers Maria Mazzola and Karen Morea.
Washington’s Featured Artists include Paige Falk, David Lee, Mayson Oren, Hector Perez Nunez, Timeyah Hardge, Jose Reyes Grandados, Milton Portillo, William Villatoro Moya, Andrew Lopez, Nataly Posada Lopez, Nica DiPietro, Timothy Hwang, Sofia Vias, Julianna Ackerman, Jeziel Negron, Julia Aldas, Juan Quintanilla, Jr. and Abby Schueller.
“It was delightful to recognize our Washington Ways Award winners and our lasted Featured Artists,” Mrs. Neville said. “It’s been a wonderful year at our school and we are so proud of every student.”