Students of the Month: Back Row l-r: Yahir Salas, Killian Harper, Irvin Soto. Middle Row l-r: Cindy Soto, Denise Silveyra, Jayden Bloomfield, Jordan Beltran. Front Row l-r: Yuliana Pedroza, Ruby Orantes.

Although Christmas holidays fill the last days of December, the first half of the month at Beaver Dam Elementary School is filled with fun ways to honor the eaglets that fly to the nest each day.  Classes and students were honored by receiving the Golden Bucket Award, being chosen as Student of the Month, and one lucky student was given the opportunity to open the Mystery Door.


Mrs. Truman and class with Golden Bucket award.

Attendance is usually high at the school since students know there is always something to look forward to when they arrive.  Beaver Dam is never a dull place to go to school, and each new day brings surprises.

One class has led the others in pursuit of the Golden Bucket award for the class with the highest attendance.  Winning for the third time this year was Mrs. Truman’s sixth grade class.  Congratulations to the many students who wouldn’t miss a day and have contributed to the repeated winning of the coveted award!

An “attitude of gratitude” is something that could benefit anyone.

Gratitude was the theme for this month’s selection of Students of the Month.  Each teacher selected the student from class who always remembers to be grateful and give thanks for the many opportunities which come their way.  Being honored for their grateful spirits are:  Melody Call and Yuliana Pedroza (kindergarten), Denise Silveyra and Ruby Orantes (first grade), Cindy Soto (second grade), Jayden Bloomfield (third grade), Jordan Beltran and Yahir Salas (fourth Grade), Irvin Soto (fifth grade), and Killian Harper (sixth grade).


Tryan Potratz with the Envelope.

The allure of the Mystery Door usually beckons students to select it over the envelope.  It’s a well-known fact that the envelope contains some amount of money.  The question is:  how much?  The Mystery Door never fails to yield something surprising.  In order to be in the drawing, a person needs to have perfect attendance for the month.  It was not a surprise when a student from Mrs. Truman’s class was selected, mirroring their Golden Bucket award.  Tryan “Bob” Potratz was selected to make this decision and, to the surprise of most of his fellow eaglets, he chose the envelope.  He was not disappointed as a crisp $10 bill was found inside.

When asked why he selected the envelope, he replied “I knew there would be money inside, and I wanted to buy a Christmas present for my dad.”

What a thoughtful young man who really personifies the Christmas spirit!

Congratulations go out to all of the hard-working eaglets who were selected for these awards.  They all contribute to make Beaver Dam Elementary School the “hidden gem in the desert”.