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 and a Turkey Hill Slushy Certificate . The students will be recognized in the monthly newsletter.
Jaxon Donald has been chosen for this month’s preschool Christian of the month. Jaxon’s positive attitude toward school has proven him worthy of this recognition. He is always interested in what goes on in class and is never afraid to ask questions. He truly tries his best and is always proud of his work. Outside of school he enjoys playing soccer and is a purple belt in karate. Jaxon and his family are also participating members of the Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Keyller Gonzalez Jr. is Kindergarten Gold's Christian of the month. Keyller Jr. is a very kind and loving student. He is a hard worker and determined. He always tries to do his best. At home Keyller likes to play soccer for Panther Valley. He plays goalie and forward. He also belongs to MMA. There he does Ju Jitsu. He has earned a High white belt. Lastly, Keyller Jr. likes to swim and he is at the Advance level. ( level 2). Congratulations, Keyller!
Lucas Brennan is Kindergarten Blue's October Christian of the Month. Lucas is a hard working student who always makes sure that his schoolwork is done correctly. He uses good manners with both adults and children and is always respectful and kind. Lucas is very serious during lessons, always pays attention to his teachers, and is always ready to volunteer by politely raising his hand. Lucas is a great role model in our classroom! At home Lucas enjoys soccer. He plays on a soccer team and also helps out at Marian as a soccer ball runner. Lucas is a good big brother and loves playing with and helping his baby brother Noah. Way to go, Lucas!
Brynn Hannis-Miskar is Christian of the Month for 1st Grade Gold. Brynn is a very respectful and kind girl. She always makes sure everyone has someone to play with. She puts great effort into her school work and studies hard. When not in school Brynn loves to play outside, go swimming and edit pictures. She is an amazing sister to Brielle (2nd grade) and Brooke (7th grade). Brynn is a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Shenandoah. Congratulations, Brynn!
Xavier Sediva has been chosen Christian of the Month for First Grade Blue. As a student he is always helping others and is responsible. He works very hard each day. He is respectful towards faculty and his classmates. He loves school and is eager to learn new things. He likes math the best .He is a great big brother to his new brother and sister. He is helpful and loving at home. He always thinks of others . He enjoys dinosaurs. He can describe and knows all the names of various dinosaurs. He enjoys riding his four wheeler, being outside and playing his Playstation. He is a defense player for his soccer team.
The 2nd grade Gold Christian of the Month for October is Brayden Slane. Brayden is a very good student. He studies hard and always tries his best. Brayden never hesitates to lend a helping hand to both his classmates and teacher. He is kind and respectful to the adults and students with whom he interacts. Outside of school, Brayden plays baseball for Fritz Financial as a 3rd baseman and plays soccer on the U8 Soccer Orange Team. Brayden also has been playing the piano for a year. In the community, he volunteers with his dad at Tuscarora Fire Company. Brayden loves to play outside with his little sister and ride his bike.
Landen Yanett is Christian of the Month for Second Grade Blue. Landen is kind to others. He shows concern for his classmates and offers to jump in and help whenever he can. Landen shows respect for his classmates, teachers, and everyone he meets. He has a big and caring heart. Outside of school, Landen plays all positions in soccer but loves being the Goalie best. He loves fishing, legos, nature walks, and his dogs. Landen has a magnetic personality and would love to be an entertainer someday.
The Christian of the Month for third grade for the month of October is Rebecca Wippel. Rebecca plays soccer for Tamaqua and is also on the Tamaqua Blue Waves Swim Team. She is an enthusiastic learner and loves to participate and read in class. She loves attending St. Jerome where she can pray and talk about God in school. She was very excited to make First Holy Communion in May 2021. She has a big heart and is eager to help her friends and neighbors. Rebecca enjoys reading, hiking, baking, and playing with her dog Kona. Rebecca is an exemplary student and is always smiling and happy in class! Congratulations, Rebecca!
Fourth Grade's Christian of the Month for October is Luke Young. Luke is a kind-hearted, hardworking individual both in and out of the classroom. He is helpful to both his teacher and his classmates. Luke has a positive, upbeat attitude that shines through during the school day. Outside of school, Luke plays Little League Baseball in Orwigsburg, Blue Mountain soccer, and basketball at the Schuylkill Haven Rec Center. Not only excelling in sports, Luke is also a musician. He is an accomplished pianist of three years and is looking forward to starting trombone lessons as SJRS. On weekends, Luke is an altar server at Saint Ambrose in Schuylkill Haven. Luke is courteous and considerate. He sets a good example for his younger siblings. Congratulations, Luke! We are so proud of you.
Abby Upanavage is the 5th Grade Christian of the Month for October. Abby is a gentle and kind girl with an enormous heart. She’s a great friend and awesome little sister. Her infectious laugh fills our home with love. Abby is neat and organized. She is a motivated and conscientious student both in and out of the classroom. Her faith is strong and continues to grow with the help of her SJRS and Parish family. Abby is committed to her daily prayers. She was very excited to resume participating in Mass as an altar server at Saint Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley. Abby is very creative. She can draw for hours. She enjoys the outdoors with her family, especially with her dog Wyatt. She adores her family. We are so proud of her!
A.J. Reaman is the 6th Grade Christain of the Month for October. A.J. is a conscientious student who readily volunteers in class. He is thoughtful, organized, and always willing to help. A.J. attained the honor roll as a fifth grade student and continues to maintain high grades during the current school year. Outside of school, A.J. plays on the Coaldale Tigers and Anthracite Little League teams as a catcher, pitcher, and second baseman. He is an altar server for St. Joseph of the Panther Valley Church. Congratulations, A.J.!
Achilles Fitzpatrick is the 7th Grade Christian of the Month. Achilles volunteers often during class. He is very polite and respectful to everyone. Achilles leads the prayers in our classroom. Achilles is a member of the Marian Catholic Jr. High Cross Country Team. He recently placed 20th in the Jr. High Schuylkill League Championships. He also plays tennis. Achilles has played the flute four years and the piano for 1 year. He is an altar server at SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Lehighton where he also helps out at church events including the summer block party. Achilles is intelligent, kind, loyal, a devout Catholic and a math and computer whiz. Congratulations, Achilles!
Kaitlyn Kisenwether is the 8th grade Christian of the Month. Kaitlyn is a diligent student and she completes all her assignments neatly and in a timely fashion. She displays a cheerful attitude and is kind and considerate to her classmates. At school, Kaitlyn reads the morning announcements over the school intercom. and she helps to keep our classroom clean and orderly every day. Kaitlyn has been a member of the Tamaqua Blue Waves Swim Team for the past 7 years. In her free time she enjoys bike riding, baking, volleyball, and reading. Kaitlyn will attend Marian High School and she is looking forward to trying a new sport and joining clubs. Congratulations, Kaitlyn!