Makenzie Green came into sixth grade discouraged and overwhelmed about math. However, over the last few months she has gone over and beyond what was expected of her to learn math. She comes into school early for tutoring, takes her time, completes every assignment, and asks questions when she doesn’t understand a concept. She is now excelling in math. Makenzie knows understanding math requires extra effort on her part. Many concepts take a great amount of time and hard work to complete, but she never gives up. She keeps working not only until she completes it but until she succeeds at understanding the concept completely. She is involved in Math Club. Makenzie is always willing to help anyone in class who needs help. She wants to see everyone be successful. Makenzie has been coming to Math Club to help her master concepts. She also participates during class time to create and teach concepts.
Xander Cook is new to our school this year. In the past, he has not made school a priority. Since he was starting in a new school, he decided to make school a priority. He has attended every day, except one, and works hard every day at school, and always completes his homework. He has overcome some family difficulties. Bluff Ridge Elementary administration would like to add that Xander is a model student of someone who decides to utilize a difficult family dynamic to change and improve his outcome in life. He is an extremely articulate young man, who has embraced his responsibilities as a student and is working diligently to catch up in his academic career. We are so impressed with his attitude and determination. He is doing very well in math and he has improved his mid-year DIBELS and SRI scores. Xander is a great classmate, a great worker, and a great example to other students.