As September came to a close, the eaglets at Beaver Dam Elementary School gathered together to celebrate achievements of the month. It was time to draw for the Mystery Door and recognize the outstanding students from each class.
Attendance is important for school or work. The child who comes to school each day is learning an important skill which will help them be responsible and go to work each day as an adult. Everyone has that occasional morning when it would be nice to sleep in or that minor ache which might motivate one to stay home. The students whose names are put into the drawing for the Mystery Door at BDES are the ones that overcome these temptations and assume the responsibility for coming to school each day! As a reward, one lucky student’s name is drawn and that eaglet gets to choose between an envelope or what is hiding behind the Mystery Door.
Jose Montes was the lucky student this month, and his classmates gasped as the door revealed boxes and boxes of one of their favorite treats: cereal! Every child enjoys munching a bowl of their favorite cereal, and Jose and his family will be enjoying this treat for some time. The basket that he won was taller than he is! This was a happy kindergarten boy whose excellent attendance earned him this special prize.
Being honored for the virtue of “Courage” the students of the month for September were announced after Mrs. Reyes and her class presented a skit on what courage means. The students wrote their own definitions which included such ideas as: We can walk down the hallways even when no one is watching, and it would be fun to run. We can volunteer answers in class even if we’re not sure if we’re right. The final message, given by Mrs. Reyes, was a meaningful quote from Walt Disney: all our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to
Being honored for courage this month were: Nataly Madrigal, kindergarten; Jazmyn Welch and Yessenia Miramontes, first grade: Kaylee Shelley, second grade; Jerin Smith and Luis Jimenez, third grade; Juan Soto, fouth grade; Aliyaah Ponce, fifth grade; Denise Ruiz and Bobby Chacon, sixth grade. Alexander Eagle joins the entire Beaver Dam E.S. community in giving these fine students the coveted two-feather salute!