Assembly celebrates September Students of the Month
The first “Cannoneer Culture” Students of the Month for the 2023-24 school year were announced during an assembly on Oct. 6. The “Cannoneer Culture” initiative, introduced last year, recognizes grades 6-8 students whose efforts help improve the overall school climate at Watervliet Junior High School.
Each month, teachers and staff nominate a total of 12 students, one per grade level, who embody the following four Cannoneer Culture traits, which align with Board of Education goals.
- Being Present: I will be on time and prepared for school every day that I am able.
- Being Positive: I will respect myself and all other members of the Watervliet community.
- Being Productive: I will never settle for anything less than my best.
- Being Proud: I will make Watervliet a better place through my words and my actions.
Each “Student of the Month” is presented an award certificate and receives a huge round of applause from their peers and the entire Junior High staff. The students will also get a “Cannoneer Culture/Student of the Month” bracelet to wear, and be treated to a special lunch with Assistant Principal Michael Foust, courtesy of The Black Bear.
“We could not be more proud of these students,” said Mr. Foust. “The home-school partnership is essential to creating a positive school culture, and we appreciate everything our families do at home to support students.”
Congratulations to our September Students of the Month: