Principal Michelle Richards with November's Washington Ways Awards recipients.

Principal Presents Washington Ways Awards

Principal Michelle Richards with November's Washington Ways Awards recipients.

December 5, 2018

It’s more than three months into the school year and Washington Primary School students aren’t missing a beat. The youngsters are going about their business with typical enthusiasm.

Earlier this week, Principal Michelle Richards announced the latest round of Washington Ways Award winners. The names of the honorees rang out over the building’s public address system.

Principal Michelle Richards
Principal Michelle Richards

The youngsters headed down to the main lobby where given an attractive certificate. The group then for a commemorative photo with their principal.

November’s Washington Ways Award recipients include Nicolas DeFelice Joshua McDonald, Joe Castillo Guevara, Aiden Rivera, Amora Ingram, Annie Mendoza, Lester Hernandez-Benitez, Aaden Cadet, Monserrat Garcia Zavala, Alessandra Bennett, Amelia Brown, Riley Nakelski, Jimena Jimenez, Karl Lindor, Hennie England, Griffin Zarcone and Valerie Alfaro.

The entire classes of teachers Victoria Creighton, Emily Franco Meyers and Peri Alfaro were recognized as November’s Blue Ticket Award honorees.

“It was delightful to honor these bright, energetic youngsters and these sensational classes,” Dr. Richards said. “The 2018/19 school year is going well at Washington.”

Here’s how the 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 notable 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.

Entire classes can earn blue tickets for positive group behavior out-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

In collaboration with art teacher Maria Mazzola, Washington features one artist from each classroom every month. Now in its third year, the program has generated plenty of excitement among students.

Washington’s latest group of featured artists include: Kindergarten: Diego Bonilla, Glendi Miranda Raymundo, Matthew Alfaro, Cing Gel Nuam; First grade: Kaylee Bermudez Gomez, Gabriella Mejia Alfaro, Leslie Cisneros Morales, Marthe Plaisimond; Second grade: Ethan Hobbi, Luke Rubery, David Lee, Angelica Cunningham; Third grade: Christopher Davila, Katelyn Kim, Gianni Alvarez Canales.

Colorful artwork created by the talented students is now on display in the school’s front hallway.