NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
January 31, 2011 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Showing School Spirit
Quail Summit Assembly Honors Courageous Kids
DIAMOND BAR, CA—Quail Summit Elementary School students cheered as their peers were recognized as Student of the Month. Over 500 students gathered in the multipurpose room on January 31, for the Spirit Assembly for kindergarten through fifth grades.
Each month, students from each class are selected for the recognition. Teachers nominate honorees for grades K-3; 4th and 5th graders nominate each other.
This month’s winners were chosen for exhibiting the characteristic of courage, in conjunction with the district-wide “No-Name Calling” campaign, said Principal Dr. Alysia Hobbs.
“We’re focusing on a policy of no-name calling, which we believe leads to bullying. Choosing to make good choices at all times takes courage. We are proud to show off our students that stand up for their friends and classmates when it isn’t always easy,” she said.
In Quail Summit tradition, the teachers lined up on the stage steps to congratulate each Student of the Month with a wall of “high fives” As the names were announced by grade level, winners raced to up to the stage to celebrate among the school’s teachers.
Students in the audience showed their support and spirit by clapping to the song, “We Will Rock You”.
And by the smiles on their faces, the Students of the Month probably agreed that this moment in their young lives really “rocked!”
January Students of the Month received congratulations with a wall of “high fives” from Quail Summit teachers during a Spirit Assembly held on January 31.
Elijah Henriguez is honored with “high fives” from Quail Summit teachers for being selected a Student of the Month.
Teacher Mrs. Kathy McLean congratulates Pryanka Ghotra.
Erica Shin enjoys her special moment after being named a Student of the Month.
Student of the Month Audrey Pitallano takes her victory run through a wall of teacher “high fives”.