“Wolf! Wolf!” cried the small boy, only to laugh at the villagers who came to help him protect his sheep.  After playing this “joke” on his friends, the boy suffered the consequences of a real wolf attack on the flock.  His cries of “Wolf!” were ignored because he had not taken his responsibility to guard the sheep seriously.


Students of the Month l-r Back Row: Dally Bundy, Jimena Gutierrez, Jacie Leavitt, Olivia Cobian and Raul Ornelas. Middle Row: Whitley Reber, Xavier Perez and Easu Martin. Front Row: Brinley Reber and Jha’Kailyn Sandoval.

Responsibility was the virtue recognized in selecting the Students of the Month to be honored for January at Beaver Dam Elementary School.  Mrs. Delna Gates’ sixth grade class gave a dramatic presentation of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” at the School Square Patriotic Ceremony on Thursday, February 5.  It was an excellent demonstration of what happens when a person is not responsible.  In contrast, the students honored this month personify what it means to be responsible.  They were: Brinley Reber and Esau Martin (kindergarten), Whitley Reber and Xavier Perez (first grade), Jha’Kailyn Sandoval (second grade), Dally Bundy (third grade), Jimena Gutierrez and Jacie Leavitt (fourth grade), Olivia Cobian (fifth grade), and Raul Ornelas (sixth grade).

Two other motivational events were recently announced at the School Square activities.  One was the recognition of the class with the highest attendance for the month of January.  Again the winning group of students was Mrs. Delna Gates’ sixth graders.  Their prize was a bucket full of delicious chocolate candies.  This class has proven nearly impossible to beat with their amazing attendance record each month!

MLN-BDES1feb12-15On Wednesday, February 4, the students stood in rapt silence as one name was selected from those who had perfect attendance in January.  Mrs. Gates’ class was honored again as their own Raven Rollins’ name was drawn, and she had to decide to choose the envelope or the Mystery Door.  Without hesitation, Raven selected the door.  Much to her delight she was presented with a large Valentine teddy bear and big box of Valentine candy!  What a perfect present for a bright February morning!

It gives Alexander Eagle, and the entire Beaver Dam Eagle staff, great joy to present these hard-working students with various awards.  It is the diligence of the students and their dedication to hard work which makes the school spirit abound at Beaver Dam!