The mission of the Chagrin Falls Middle School Students of the Month is to acknowledge and reward students for exemplary performance. The students depict Tiger Techniques: Think, Integrity, Grit, Effort and Responsibility. Each month, the seventh and eighth-grade teams collaborate and choose a male and female “Tiger of the Month” and the students receive personalized tiger water bottles from the PTO. May’s Students of the Month were Katie Jones, Caleb Zelch, Maddie Gabriel and Brad Russell.
Seventh-grader Katie Jones is always a hardworking student who comes to class prepared and participates in every lesson. Katie has a great talent for explaining her thinking to other people. She quickly notices patterns that she can use to help her solve interesting new problems. Katie is creative and kind, which is a great combination for any class. She is a breath of fresh air to any classroom as people are comforted by her gracious ways and inspired by her innovative ideas.
Seventh-grader Caleb Zelch is always prepared for class and works well with anyone. He comes in with a smile every day. The clarifying questions Caleb asks are amazing; he is a great teammate. He is always willing to go the extra mile. His passions shine through in his work, specifically his flat scientist project. Caleb brings a positive attitude and is a bright light in our day. Caleb is excited to participate in the lessons and always contributes to work whether with his group or the class. It is really fun to work with Caleb in Chinese class. He takes time to make sure he learns everything correctly with good quality.
Eighth-grader Maddie Gabriel brings a positive attitude to class every day. She works well independently giving an honest try before asking for help. She is a pleasant young lady with impeccable manners. Maddie is always concerned about doing her best on each assignment. She takes her time, asks questions, and shows passion in her writings and presentations. She reaches out to teachers proactively to problem solve. Maddie is well-liked by her classmates because of her kindness and her organization, which is helpful to others.
Eighth-grader Brad Russell was a great leader for the eighth-grade basketball team. He is a true sportsman who loves the game, respects his opponents and is a real team player. Brad truly cares about his grades. He is willing to take leadership roles in group work and is kind to others. Brad is always willing to participate and volunteer to help others. He is very observant, which helps him notice interesting patterns and quickly solve problems.