The goal of the program is to encourage good behavior in the students. Students are nominated by teachers and staff for things like hard academic work, anti-bullying behavior, good citizenship, and modeling good values.
The students selected are then asked to fill out an interest survey. They put the survey and their picture up on a bulletin board to celebrate them being good roles models for the other students.
Many have commented on how neat to see how many students are looking at this bulletin board and reading about their peers. At the end of the month the students honored are invited to a meal of Subway sandwiches, veggies, chips and flavored water. Subway and Chesterman have donated the sandwiches and water for the students. This makes the students feel good that businesses in the community feel they are important enough to donate a reward for their good work.
The teachers use the following information to choose a Student of the Week:
*Self Discipline is of the utmost importance. If it is not present then few of the other qualities will be found. Self Discipline means that they think about their words and actions and then make choices that are right for themselves and for others. Those with self discipline accept that things do not always go their way.
*Respect for others and for property will be present in good students. They will treat others the way they want to be treated. Destroying or taking someone's property and harming it would not be something they would do.
*Perseverance can be found in good students. They will work hard and not give up when it gets tough. They stick to something until it is finished.
*Citizenship is found in good students. They obey the rules and work to make the community, (school) a better place.
*Compassion in present in good students. They are kind toward others and help them instead of knock them down verbally and physically. Integrity is found in good students. They make choices that help them be the best they can be. They do what they think is right and work at doing their best.
*Responsibility is always present in good students. They are dependable and make good choices. They take care of things that belong to them and show more responsibility when they take care of themselves and what they do.
*Trustworthiness is a must. These students can be counted on to do the right thing even if an adult is not present. They return borrowed items and do what they say they'll do.
*Fairness is another trait present in good students. They will take turns, share and listen to what other say. They take only their share and play by the rules.
Honesty is found in good students. They are truthful and sincere. They will do their own work and return borrowed items. They are the ones that will make sure that their score is correct even if it means that they get more wrong.
Cherokee can be proud of both these great students and the businesses for their support!
Students who have been chosen so far:
5th graders -
Ashlynn Samsel, Josie Hodgdon, Johnathon Stevens, Cael Driggs, Megan Brown, Kassidy Pingel, Lily Anderson, Mason Goebel, J.D. Fielder, Sydney Zindel, Booklyn Wasbaum, Trey Claycamp, Alexa Timmerman, James Pingrey, and Bailey Engelke.
6th graders -
Emily Schlenger, Addison Jensen, Sydney Woltman, Anna Cox, Ben Hart, Alayne Graybill, McKayla Benson, Merrick Harrison, Skylar Gerdes, Hannah Sayler, Brianna Sleezer, Emily Weshphal, Tyler Richardson, and Paityn Hagberg.
7th graders -
Dax Johannsen, Madison Hodgdon, Clare Conley, Josie Kindwall, Annie Bunkers, Mason Timmerman, Max DeVos, Elle Voss, Alli Fiedler, Dylan Kohn, Whisper Tarbill, Fran Conley, Kyla Campe, and Noah Kremer.
8th graders -
Josh Nichols, Emily Brewer, Brady Lundquist, Bailey Gaydo, Tracie Tuttle, Kacie Weiland, Brenton Barglof, Drake Bechtel, Kayleigh Dixon, Natalie Brewer, Brett Barrit, Jared Spence, Kaely Hummel, Chelsea Cave, and Austin Hamilton.