Thursday, May 24, 2012

KCK Board of Education honors students of the month

News Release

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education honored 4 students as Students of the Month at their meeting on May 22, 2012:  (back row, from left) Alex Alvarado, F.L. Schlagle High School; Vanessa Sanchez, Central Middle School; (front row, from left) Natalia Young, J.F. Kennedy Elementary School; and Paw Wah, Quindaro Preschool.

“The little girl  Paw Wah from Quindaro preschool has changed us…..not just as teachers, but as people. She came to us with many obstacles in her life in every area.  The obstacles make things very challenging for her, but she is determined and has made so many accomplishments already.  We know no matter what she faces, she will overcome and succeed!”  Sincerely, Karin Rettinger & Bernadette Bray, Preschool Teachers & Michele Garrett, PreK Teacher Leader

“Natalia Young is an outstanding student and citizen.  She is encouraging and kind to her peers.  As a team decision, we felt like Natalia was the student that could best represent our school this school year.  She is an explemplary scholar here at John F. Kennedy Elementary School!! ” Sincerely, Dawnyel McCollum, Teacher, Cherl Owens, Nurse & Canise Salinas, Principal

“Vanessa Sanchez is one of the hardest working students we have ever taught at Central Middle.  Vanessa is also a very sweet and compassionate girl.  She never has a problem working with someone in a group .  She is an asset to any class and she always has a smile on her face!”   Sincerely, Karen Rodgers, Robin Kraus, Mark McVay, Jerome Bobbitt, Cindy Siefkas, Barbara Nave, Kathy Drumwright, & Wanda Paige, Teachers

“Alex Alvarado, senior from F. L. Schlagle is a remarkable story of transformation.  He was born in Denver, Colorado but due to negative influences in his life, relocated to Kansas in 1999.  He had a very rough childhood and lived in foster care.  He came to F. L. Schlagle in March of 2011 and that is when more of the transformation took place.  I will share with you tonight how proud I am of Alex Alvarado and how he excels and people admire him.  Poetry and God keep him balanced”.  Sincerely, Dave Oland, Teacher