Throughout the year, teachers at Curtis Elementary School have chosen a Student of the Month from their classroom. The selected students are ones that represent the core values of the Chesterfield County Public Schools – Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Accountability and go above and beyond with helping their classmates, always bringing a smile to school and a positive attitude. Out of the students who had earned Student of the Month, teachers selected one from the group in their classroom as Student of the Year. Last Friday, a special reception was held for the students and their families and from that group, two students were announced to represent their school at a county reception sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary and the Chesterfield County Public Schools to be held Thursday, April 25 at the Koger Center.
Susan Pereira, principal at Curtis and assisted by Lindsey Porzio, assistant principal, recognized each student to come forward while their teacher read a summary on why they were chosen as Student of the Year. Smiling, hard work, first to volunteer, always following direction, helping classmates, fantastic role model were just a few of the descriptions of the students as they came forward and accepted their certificate and a group photo.
Second grade student, Anthony LePore, and fifth grade student, Sha’Kya Gray, were selected from the 25 students to represent their school during the county-wide Student of the Year banquet.