Smythe Academy honors one student from each grade level for hard work and dedication to the school and the community. Students are nominated monthly by both teachers and staff for his/her outstanding achievement in Citizenship, Academics, and Leadership. Students with the most teacher nominations are awarded with the title of Student of the Month. Below is a quick description of how we define qualities we look for in Student of the Month.
Citizenship: Has a good sense of humor; is not critical of others; accepts criticism; is coachable; is polite; obeys rules; follows directions; is a good sport; helps others; is honest. A good citizen is someone who behaves not only in the classroom but all around campus and in the community.
Academics: Asks intelligent questions; uses vocabulary effectively; achieves at or above ability level work and makes up work without being reminded; attempts above grade level work and will go the extra mile
Most Improved: Recognize students improving their grades or their behavior over a period
Principal’s Choice: Student is liked and respected by most of the members of his/her class; is looked up to by others when something must be decided; not afraid to take a risk; is dependable; can take charge of a group; influences others to work towards desirable goals; is a leader in several kinds of activities. A leader stands out in a crowd for something positive he or she has done through words or examples.
Sportsmanship: Refers to demonstrating fairness, self-control, courage, and persistence, and has been associated with interpersonal concepts of treating others and being treated fairly, maintaining self-control in dealing with others, and respect for both authority and opponents. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.
Perfect Attendance: One 7th grader and one 8th grader is selected who missed no school for the entire month (not all students with perfect attendance for the month will be selected).