Christian of the Month
The Christian of the Month Award recognizes students who display good character on a consistent basis and serve as student role models throughout the month. Students are nominated by their teachers based on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Students chosen to receive this award will be acknowledged for their accomplishment in the monthly newsletter. Students will receive a dress down pass, Christian of the Month Certificate, Applebee's certificate. The students will be recognized in the monthly newsletter.
Preschool’s Christian of the Month is Mattea Sanfilippo. Mattea is the youngest of 4 children and an excellent all around student. She is such a helpful, quiet, caring and respectful student that always strives for perfection. She consistently does what is asked of her and keeps her desk the most organized I have ever seen. Her love of school and friends is evident in her smile when she races through the doors of SJRS. She Is such a pleasure to have in class. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her family and learning from her older siblings. She enjoys being an entertainer and can often be found singing and dancing to her favorite songs. Mattea has a very big heart , loves her family and is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Frackville .Congratulations Mattea!
Braxton Barrett is Kindergarten Blue's January Christian of the Month. Braxton is a respectful student who uses his best manners with both adults and children. Braxton makes sure that he follows all classroom rules. Braxton always pays attention during lessons, cares about his work, is always cheerful, and is always willing to participate. He is a careful student who never hesitates to ask questions to make sure that what he is doing is correct. At home Braxton loves to play sports with his big brother Aiden. Braxton plays and watches hockey, is a member of the Tamaqua Biddy Basketball team, Tamaqua Baseball team, and Tamaqua Youth Soccer team. Braxton attends St. Richard's Church with his family. He loves to be everyone's friend and loves coming to school. Way to go, Braxton!
Layla Van Wickle is Kindergarten Gold's Christian of the month. Layla is a very helpful student, she is always willing to lend a helping hand. Layla is a very conscientious student and loves to learn new things. At home Layla plays soccer. She likes to dance, hip hop and gymnastics at the Dance Factory. Layla also loves to do arts and crafts. Layla is such a caring member of her family, She possesses so much empathy and takes great care of her little brother.
The February Christian of the month in 1-Blue is Riley Strohl. She is a student who gives her best each and every day. She handles responsibility well and has excellent manners. She is willing to help everyone. She is very cooperative and kind. She loves school, her teachers and friends. She is very caring and nurturing and loves to help at home. She is in Gymnastics and has her Junior Green Belt in karate. She loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing and hiking. She also enjoys swimming. Congratulations to Riley!
Addison Stohl is the January 2022 Christian of the Month for 1st Grade Gold. Addison is very kind and respectful. Addison enjoys the outdoors. She likes hunting, fishing, hiking and swimming. She does gymnastics and has a junior green belt in Karate. Addison loves school, her teacher and friends. She enjoys arts and crafts and spending time on her electronics learning new things. Congratulations Addison.
The second grade gold Christian of the Month for January is Aneesa Howay. Aneesa is a very good student who works hard and always tries her best. She is an enthusiastic learner, never hesitating to participate in classroom discussions. Aneesa is kind and respectful. She also will lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it. When Aneesa is not in school, she plays volleyball and is in tumbling at Center Stage Dance. She is also a swimmer with the Blue Waves. Aneesa loves her friends, and her sister MacKenzie is her “BFF”. Aneesa also received the spirit award at the last Marian cheerleading camp.
Grace Belusko is the COM for Grade 2 Blue. Her beautiful spirit shines through in all she does. She always jumps in to help anyone in any way she can. Grace offers to help even before you knew you needed help! She is always kind and polite to everyone. Grace cares about the feelings of others and supports those in need. She works very hard on her school work and persists until she understands. In the classroom we say she pirouettes around and jumps in to assist whenever there is a need. So we weren’t surprised to learn Grace takes ballet, tap, and jazz lessons at Dance Factory III. Outside school, Grace enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Just like her light shines through in school, she is also very kind and helpful outside of school. Grace loves with her entire heart! Congratulations, Grace.
The Christian of the Month for third grade for the month of January is Brianna Heater. Brianna is actively involved in the Tamaqua Area Youth Soccer Program and also loves to do arts and crafts in her spare time. Some other activities she enjoys are being outdoors riding her bike, swimming, and reading. Brianna has a big heart, and is very caring. She is fun, loving, and a hard worker. She loves learning new things, and is an amazing big sister to her brother Bryden. In school, Brianna is an exemplary student, who always excels in her work. She is respectful, responsible, and kind. Congratulations Brianna!
Fourth Grade's Christian of the Month for January is Evrett Angelo. Evrett is a kind, caring, helpful student. He can always be counted on to lend a hand to another student or his teacher. He's also been known to discuss Indiana Jones with Miss B when the opportunity presents itself. Outside of school, Evrett has won multiple Reflections Awards at the School and District level. He also participates in GHYSA Soccer, this being his eighth year! At home, Evrett loves art, hiking, camping, swimming, watching movies, and collecting and trading Pokemon cards. Congratulations, Evrett! We are all so proud of you!
AJ Mummey is fifth grade Christian of the month for January. He is always kind and helpful to his classmates. AJ is a hard worker both in and out of school. AJ plays both piano and drums. He also does Archery at West Penn Archery Club. AJ loves putting together Legos, playing with his dog, Maverick, and hanging out with his friends and family.
Camden Gilbert is the 6th Grade Christian of the Month. Camden puts a great amount of effort into his school work. He attained Distinguished Honors for the first Trimester. He is helpful and kind to others. Outside of school, Camden is a member of Boy Scouts where he reached the Scout Rank. He recently began playing the guitar. While at home Camden enjoys building an engine with his dad, and helps mom with the gardening. He loves spending time with his cousins. Congratulations, Camden!
DeLana Ankiewicz is the 7th Grade Christian of the Month. DeLana is a good student who completes her work on time. Her work is always done neatly. DeLana voluntarily helps to keep our classroom clean and orderly. Outside of school, DeLana has played piano for 6 years. In sports, DeLana is a member of the Tamaqua Blue Waves Swim Team and Vibe Volleyball. Congratulations, DeLana!
Cristina Mohammed is the 8th grade Christian of the Month. Cristina is kind and helpful to everyone in the classroom. She is an enthusiastic learner and tackles classroom assignments, tasks, and group work in an organized manner. Cristina also helps to keep our classroom tidy and clean! Outside of school Cristina swims for the Tamaqua Blue Waves. She also enjoys babysitting her nephew and she likes watching television. Cristina will attend Marian High School. Congratulations, Cristina!