Of course with so many students doing great things academically, it makes it even more difficult for teachers to identify students who are doing exceptionally well. The following students stood out from the crowd, however, and for their effort, improvement and/or achievement they have been designated as Students of the Month.
Students of the Month for November 2014Andrew Banicki, Health/Physical Education
"Andrew is working hard at his fitness logs," says Physical Education teacher Ms. Pease. "He deserves Student of the Month because he went into this activity with uncertainty and has now realized the benefits." Ms. Pease notes that the work this 9th grader from Oconomowoc has done has given him a new outlook on exercise.
Kimberley Helm-Quest, Family Consumer Science
Kimberley is an 11th grader from Merrimac who is in her 3rd year at eAchieve. Family Consumer Science teacher, Ms. Schlitt, nominated Kimberley for Student of the Month because she demonstrates insight and aptitude in the area of child development. "Her assessments reflect commendable effort as she provides detail and advanced understanding in all learning targets," Ms. Schlitt says. It should be noted that Kimberley is on or ahead of pace and turning in advanced work in all 6 of her classes.
Elise Klein, 8th Grade
The middle school teaching team describes Elise as polite and hard working; a dedicated student who consistently reads the feedback from her teachers and uses it to achieve at a high academic level. Elise is in her 3rd year at eAchieve and currently resides in New Berlin.
Sage Leary, Social Studies
Sage is very attentive to detail in his work, and he takes the time needed to produce high quality assignments. According to Social Studies teacher Ms. Visner, "He shows thorough analysis and an advanced understanding of both the World History content and social studies skills." A 10th grader and aspiring musician from Holcombe, Sage is a regular participant in eSessions and does a great job of contributing to class discussions.
Isabella Puchalla, 6th Grade
Like many first year eAchieve students, Isabella struggled at times this semester while she figured out the nuances of going to school online. With help from her teachers, the 6th grader from Kiel has overcome those obstacles. Her teachers describe her as a good student who works hard and submits consistently good quality work.
Samuel Raj, Business Education/Information Technology
"Samuel is doing an excellent job in Digital Imaging this semester," says Ms. Jurisch. "His photo assignments and projects have included a variety of subjects and show great attention to detail in his work. He has used the feedback that he's received on the weekly quizzes and comments I've provided to continue to build his photography and graphic design skills." Samuel is an 11th grader from Green Bay, and is currently keeping up with his studies while visiting relatives and checking out potential colleges in Malaysia.
Mandalyn Schmidt, English
Mandalyn is a virtual school veteran, now in her 5th year at eAchieve. English teacher Ms. Panek reports that, "(Mandalyn) consistently produces advanced level work and participates regularly in eSessions." Experience has taught her that staying on pace is key to being successful, and this 11th grader from Gillett has managed to stay on pace in all of her classes all semester. Well done!
Emma Tauzell, 7th Grade
Emma has shown excellent effort during the past few weeks - particularly in Language Arts and Math. The 7th grade teachers all agree that she is a hard worker, in addition to being polite and respectful. Emma lives in Waukesha, but is spending several months with her aunt in Chile this year.
Jonathan Taylor, Science
A senior from Westfield, Jonathan has consistently been on pace with his assignments this semester. Science teacher Mr. Young notes that he is at the advanced level in all learning targets. "His responses are always well written with good supporting evidence and he makes insightful and probing comments in the discussion boards," Mr. Young adds. Jonathan has his sights set on studying Computer Science in college next year.
Justin Van Ee, Math
You probably won't be seeing Justin in the Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry eSessions any more this semester. That's because he has already completed the course! Math teacher Ms. Briceno paid Justin a great compliment saying, "His questions force me to think and make me a better teacher for it. All of his questions are thoughtful and show he is a critical thinker." Justin is a senior from Kenosha who is currently evaluating his college options for next year.