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Student of the Month

March 2021

Luisana Acosta, 6th                

Exemplary character           

Luisana is new to the country from Argentina.  She is an EL and although she came to Northridge not knowing English, she has not allowed that to keep her from completing her work.  She does the best she can and asks for help when she needs it.  She demonstrates a positive character every day and has completed every assignment on time. 

- Joanna Campos

 

Amy Almanza Jasso, 6th        

Outstanding grades             

I nominated Amy because she is an outstanding student who works hard for her grades and always has such a positive attitude every day in class.

- Dulcinea Garcia-Gagnier 

 

Samantha Alvarez, 7th                       

Personal growth, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition         

I nominate Samantha for student of the month because of her perseverance of excellence. No matter the lesson or mathematical content, Samantha has an enthusiastic attitude towards learning. She asks questions and advocates for her education. She is a pleasure to have as a student and continues to make noticeable progress every week.

- Danielle Klein

 

Avery Carmichael, 8th            

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others           

Student has shown a determination to be on time to all classes, learn, and get the work done inside and outside of the classroom.

-Jeffrey Lutzker

 

Natalie Castellanos, 8th                     

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition                

Natalie has changed her mindset. She is determined to culminate at the end of the year and is working hard to make her goal a reality.

- Wendy Arevalo

 

Sasha Espinoza, 7th      

Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others           

Sasha has been a consistently great student this year. As one of my Team Leaders for the Science Fair project, she has been incredibly involved in helping her team with their tasks, and has done a great job of communicating to me and her team members. She is an exemplary student and stands out even amongst her other talented and hardworking peers.

- Erina Galanukan                 

 

Jetrick Go, 8th            

Outstanding grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others  

Jetrick always comes in with a good attitude. He participates and does his homework.  Jetrick listens to instructions, is respectful to the teacher and his peers. Jetrick has improved his skills through consistency and hard work.

- Ms. Valdivia

 

Gia An Luong, 8th       

Outstanding grades, Leadership      

This stude nt takes art Enrichment Opportunities and completes all assignments on time.  He created the 8th grade logo and is now running for Signature Studios President.  He is excelling in virtual learning.  He is reliable, dependable and has a wonderful work ethic and attitude.

-Pearl, Haika         

 

Tiana Mareko,  8th

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service      

Tiana Mareko has demonstrated exemplar leadership characteristics has an amazing attitude in encouraging and praising others who have been given recognition.

- Betzabe Gonzalez

 

Aries Medina Portillo, 7th                  

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition   

Exceptionally hard worker who is self-motivated, self-advocate, and is determined to successfully complete all tasks and assignments on time.

- Dr. Reams

 

Mohammad Mehr, 7th

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition

For his exceptional work, demonstrates mastery of the standards, and shows determination in accomplishing tasks.

- Ana T Barajas

 

Jesseca Najarro Perez, 6th     

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others           

Jesseca always come to class on time and ready to learn.  She completes her assignments and tries her best.  She asks questions if she doesn't understand and moreover, she is friendly and helpful towards her peers.  Jesseca is a great role model for other students in the class. 

- Lynn Brown         

 

Oscar Pinales Lara, 8th           

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service             

Oscar is exceptional in every way.  He makes a diligent effort to understand and apply the content presented to him and has always been willing to share his thoughts and ideas with his peers.  Since day one, he has consistently turned on his video in Zoom classes, and never hesitates to participate in any and every task that he has been required to complete.  He guides his peers through solving problems when placed in breakout rooms, and, additionally, is willing to help others--and his teachers--with the technical issues that may arise at any given time.  It is for these reasons and many others that I nominate Oscar Pinales Lara for Student of the Month (March).

- Vanessa Culp      

 

He is always ready to learn with his camera on! He goes above and beyond my expectations as a student! Truly a wonderful student is always giving 100% effort.

-Brenda Gunderson

 

Helen Pineda, 6th                   

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition   

I want to praise Helen for her positive growth mindset. She gives a lot of effort into everything she does and does not settle for average. She takes failure as an opportunity for growth and uses feedback well to improve her work.

- Laura Byun

 

Sergio Ramos, 8th      

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service   

The student has demonstrated more than leadership skills during distance learning by promoting his ideas, the applications used and assisted others to complete their work in a timely manner.

- Ismael Medina

 

Melinda Ramos Contreras, 8th                      

Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition         

Melinda is an absolute delight to be around; her existence brightens a room with her positivity and compassion. In such a challenging year, she has created and maintained positive engagement with her peers and teachers! In addition to her overt academic skills, she works to engage and make the best out of any situation personally!

- Jenna Zschaechner

 

Aaliyah Rodriguez, 6th                       

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition               

Aaliyah went above and beyond during the 10-week grading period. She greatly improved her grade in Learning Center from a C to A. She has also improved her participation in class and is showing her qualities as a student leader.

- Ivania Ortiz

 

Kasey Rogora, 6th                   

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition   

Kasey maintains excellent attendance to school, is always prepared for class and completes all work assigned.

- Ana Ontiveros

 

Alessandra Sandoval, 7th

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition             

This student works hard and is always participating. Also, she has never missed a day of class. It is a pleasure to have her in class.

- Stephanie Garcia

 

GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN PARTICIPATION DURING ZOOM LESSONS.

-Patrick Russo

 

Ariyanna Taylor, 8th and Da’Mareae Landry, 8th                 

Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Community involvement/service             

I am nominating as student leaders who founded BSU, serve on school on WEB and have made our school better through their service to the Northridge community.

- Ramos Richard

 

Anahi Tellez, 6th                     

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service                 

Anahi is wise beyond her years, she is helpful, friendly, and involved. She goes above and beyond in her school work and always strives to do her personal best. She is a pleasure to have in my classes, and I am proud to select her as the student of the month.

- Lisa Burnette

 

Josue Teran Carranza, 8th      

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition                

I nominated Josue because in the last 5 weeks he has raised his math grade but also because has become a huge advocate for himself and asks for help when he needs it.  He also has gone above and beyond the 60 minutes a week time limit for ST Math and averages almost 90 minutes a week.  His hard work and determination have paid off and that is why I chose Josue to be student of the month.

-Becky Bowen       

April 2021

Stephanie Avalos, 8th           

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others    

I selected Stephanie because she is a fabulous history student. Stephanie takes pride in her work, which she shows by always submitting assignments that are complete, clearly presented, and reflects an understanding of the lesson’s objective.         

-Rodney Harding

 

Vanessa Ayala Cortes, 6th    

Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition 

Vanessa has such a wonderful disposition and is a bright spot in our class. She works hard and participates regularly. She is willing to try to solve any problem I present and always has a smile.

-Ashley Cornelius

                 

Leadership, Community involvement/service, Demonstrating willingness to go above and beyond             

She designed our Open House Art Gallery Google slides.             

-Pearl Haika

 

Victoria Barreto, 6th 

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition   

All assignments submitted on time, respectful and polite, participates in class activities, never late, etc.        

-Diana Kroitor

Completes all of her assignments on time.  Demonstrates great effort in her assignments.  Contributes to class discussions.    

-Joanna Campos

 

Valerie Contreras, 6th           

Personal growth, Improved grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others                

Valerie is an exceptional student who comes to class daily and is prepared to learn. She is helpful to her peers and has a wonderful learning attitude, even when the topic is difficult for her to understand. I'm proud of her achievement this school year.     

-Ana Ontiveros

 

Savannah Coria, 8th  

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others           

Savannah continues to be an excellent student. She is always present and ready to learn in class, participates frequently, and is always on top of her work. It has been a pleasure working with her this year!               

-Erina Galanukan

 

Angelina Cruz Amezcua, 7th 

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service          

She has been an excellent participant on most academic levels during class sessions.         

-Ismael Medina

 

Jerry Dao, 7th

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition          

Student has been diligent and consistent all year long.                

-Miguel Rivera

 

Isabella Gomez, 6th  

Outstanding grades, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others

Isabella is a wonderful student who has demonstrated a positive attitude towards peers and staff. She is helpful and considerate of her peers during class and strives to do her best academically.                

-Susan Alba

 

Alex Guerrero, 7th    

Outstanding attitude / disposition, consistently participates in class and tries hard         

I nominated Alex for this award because he consistently participates in math and isn't afraid to share his answer or his thoughts either out loud or in the chat or on Nearpod.  I also nominated Alex because he is always so happy and will be the first student to say good morning or hi to me when he is let into Zoom each day.        

-Becky Bowen

 

Jaslyn Hernandez, 7th

Personal growth, Improved grades, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Maintains excellent attendance     

Jaslyn does exceptional work demonstrating mastery of the math standards and maintains excellent attendance.     

-Ana T Barajas

 

Wilmer Hipolito, 7th 

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition   

Wilmer comes to class each time with enthusiasm. He participates actively throughout the entire lesson, both sharing his thoughts aloud, in the chat, and through the online platforms. Wilmer takes responsible risks and allows his mathematical ideas to evolve as the lessons progress. He strives for academic excellent and overall contributes greatly to the classroom environment.         

-Danielle Klein

 

Sophia Jiron, 7th       

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership

Sophia Jiron has been persistent in demonstrating growth over time and is willing to persevere and re-submit her assignments until she gets the grade that she desires. She has done this by showing up to the office hours for clarification and tutoring on assignments.          

-B.Gonzalez

 

Christopher Martinez, 6th    

Personal growth, Improved grades

Chris has made a great effort to improve his grades and participation in class. He is has shown a lot of personal growth and it does not go unnoticed!    

-Dulcinea Garcia-Gagnier

 

Pedro Menjivar, 6th  

Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service             

Pedro is an outstanding student.  He is always willing to go out of his way to support his classmates and plays an integral part in creating a positive and welcoming classroom environment.        

-Ivannia Nolasco

 

Angel Mercado, 6th  

Personal growth, Improved grades, Exemplary character, Outstanding attitude / disposition       

Angel has made significant progress in his grades and classroom participation. He has demonstrated excellent leadership skills.            

-Ivania Ortiz

 

Jimmy Nguyen, 8th   

Personal growth, Leadership            

Consistently striving to be try harder and be better.    

-Patrick Russo

 

Melody Ojeda, 6th    

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Excellent Work Ethic             

Melody makes an effort to go above and beyond in her work and is not afraid to tap into her more creative side. She is an eloquent communicator with an excellent work ethic.

-Zachary Groll

 

Samuel Ornelas, 6th 

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Notable consideration towards others     

Samuel consistently displays leadership qualities in the classroom setting. He shows academic professionalism, kindness, integrity, and a willingness to grow. Samuel always strives to be the best version of himself and help his classmates.              

-Jenna Zschaechner

 

Kaleigha Smith and Trinady Orozco, 6th      

Exemplary character, Leadership, Community involvement/service

Kaleigh and Trinady both deserve student of the month honors for their leadership, character, and service to our school community.  Both are founders of a student club that seeks to unite our students toward inclusiveness and togetherness and ought to be considered for a joint honor in making our school a bit better through their work.         

-Richard Ramos

 

Robert Pedraza, 8th  

Exemplary character, Leadership, Community involvement/service     

Robert really stepped up to help me with videos and support for reopening.  He has been a crucial member to tech team, and I want to acknowledge his leadership.            

-Amber Kaiser

 

Rembert Rivas, 6th   

Sheer determination and perseverance        

It is my privilege to nominate Rembert for student of the month he has shown the utmost perseverance when faced with challenging tasks.  He works very hard on all assignments and has learned strategies to keep himself successful and on task. When the

going gets tough, and he get frustrated he continues to persevere with a positive attitude

until the job is done. I am proud of Rembert's achievements this year.         

-Lisa Burnette

 

Angel Trejo, 6th         

Personal growth, Improved grades, Leadership

Angel is a BIG help to Ms. Brown, co-hosting with me on Zoom to assist other students.  He is most dependable and helpful. Angel has improved academically in all classes, including completing his assignments on time.  He is considerate to his classmates. Angel is dependable and arrives to class every day on time.  I am very proud of Angel's improvement.       

-Lynn Brown

 

Sandra Vasquez, 7th  

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others   

She always gives 100% and participates on zoom with her camera on.   

-Brenda Gunderson

 

Jasmin Zermeno, 7th 

Personal growth, Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition, Notable consideration towards others, Community involvement/service          

She consistently takes enrichment opportunities, is leader with a positive uplifting attitude.
-Pearl Haika

 

Christopher Zuniga, 7th        

Outstanding grades, Exemplary character, Leadership, Outstanding attitude / disposition,

Notable consideration towards others         

This student always makes an effort to assist a classmate whether during or after class. In addition, he maintains superb grades and completes all tasks thoroughly with a positive growth mindset attitude.    

-Dr. Reams