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Student of the Month

2017 - 2018

Students of the Month

Falls City Middle School

September

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The students of the month for September at the Falls City Middle School were: Abigail Boatright, eighth grade, Elyse Poppe, seventh grade, and, Grace Morris, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Grace is the sixth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Sarah and Adam Morris.  Grace is described as an active participant in classroom discussions. She comes to class prepared and is helpful to her classmates. Grace has been a regular on the honor roll and is an active member of the band and chorus. Outside of school, Grace participates in the Hide and Seek group at her church.

 

2016 - 2017 

Students of the Month

Falls City Middle School

May

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The students of the month for May at the Falls City Middle School were: Brock Hogue, eighth grade, Kyle Eickhoff, seventh grade, and, Reece McNeely, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Reece is the sixth grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Candace and John McNeely.  Reece is described as a very kind, polite, and considerate young lady. She has a great attitude and is a good role model for others.  She is a regular on the honor roll. Outside of school, Reece participates in Falls City Recreation softball and the Falls City Barracudas Swim Team.

 

Kyle is the seventh grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Donna and Darren Eickhoff.  Kyle is described as a model student that works extremely hard in the classroom. He is a great listener and helpful to others. Kyle has received recognition for honor roll, while he participates in chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, and Clown Troupe. Outside of school, Kyle plays baseball and is active in 4-H.

 

Brock is the eighth grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Terri and Don Hogue. Brock is described as an active student that tries to be a friend to everyone. He works hard to be successful. Brock is a regular on the honor roll. He also participates in band, chorus, show choir, cross country, basketball, track, quiz bowl, and FCA. Outside of school, Brock is active in the church youth group, and referees city recreation activities.

 

The students who received honorable mention for May include: Shaylee Mackey, Jocie Shopteese, Zoe Ebel, Jacob Craine, Jared Hawley, Eryn Snethen, Michael Wickham, Sara Black, Garriden Brandt, Tessa Gilfillan, Brylee Gilkerson, Makayla Mason, Josie Riggs, Taryn Coronado, Carson Simon, Thomas Fields, Nia Crawford, Justin Brewer, Rayce Farmer, Jaden Nolte, Carly Romo, Bryson Butrick, Arienna Hayes, Silas Amanullah, Kellen McAfee, and Gaby Niedfeldt.

April 

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The students of the month for April at the Falls City Middle School were: Ava Morgan-Schorn eighth grade, Emma Killingsworth, seventh grade, and, Hannah Collier, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Hannah is the sixth grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Kristen McNett. Hannah is described as a very hard working student, with a great attitude that strives to do her best to achieve success. She is a regular on the honor roll, while also participating in chorus. Hannah is serving as a student manager for the middle school track team.

 

Emma is the seventh grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Nicole and Frank Killingsworth. Emma is described as an active student that works well with others.  She has received recognition for honor roll. Emma participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, and track.

 

Ava is the eighth grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Charity and Darcy Zimmerman.  Ava is described as a good academic student that works hard to improve.  She treats everyone with respect and kindness. Ava participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball,  cross country, basketball, and track. Ava is also an active member of the Northridge Youth Church Group.

 

The students who received honorable mention for April include: Jonathan Craig, Chelssa Sells, Meka Curtis, Jaxtyn Harvey, Thomas Fields, Justin Brewer, Carson Simon, Abigail Dougherty, Eryn Snethen, Lukas Aldana, Jaxon Lunsford, and Tessa Gilfillan.

March

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The students of the month for March at the Falls City Middle School were: Leighton Vice, eighth grade, Chase Nolte, seventh grade, and, Alexis Miller, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Alexis is the sixth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Randy Miller.  Alexis is respectful to peers and teachers. She works hard to achieve and be successful academically. She is willing to lend a helping hand.  Alexis is a regular on the honor roll, while also participating in chorus. Outside of school, Alexis is active in church activities and plays summer softball.

 

Chase is the seventh grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Kim and Ryan Nolte. Chase works very hard to be a leader in the classroom. She sets the example for others to follow and is willing to help others when they need help. She participates in classroom discussions and assists others students to be successful.  Chase participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, and track.  Outside of school, Chase is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA; FCA, summer softball, and volunteers with Meals on Wheels.

 

Leighton is the eighth grade student of the month for March. He is the son of Cherise Scott and Tillman Vice.  Leighton is described as a bright young man that is considerate of others.  Leighton participates in cross country, basketball, and track.  He is a regular on the honor roll.

 

The students who received honorable mention for March include: Tyler Uhri, Eryn Snethen, Jayden Kreifels, Jared Hawley, David Kuker, Hannah Hamilton, Tessa Gilfillan, Jaden Nolte, Carson Simon, Josie Riggs, Kyle Eickhoff, Madisyn Davis, Madilyn Scholl, Kaydence Cattrell, Chelssa Sells, Reece McNeely, and Wynter Schulenberg.

February

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The students of the month for February at the Falls City Middle School were: Caden Keller, eighth grade, Isabella Franzen, seventh grade, and, Delainey Kaster, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Delainey is the sixth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Elizabeth and Mike Kaster. Delainey is a very active and ambitious young lady. She comes into the classroom ready to work and stays on task.  She is a regular on the honor roll, while also participating in chorus and band. Outside of school, Delainey is active in Girl Scout activities, softball and does volunteer work at nursing homes.

 

Isabella Franzen is the seventh grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Nikki and Brandon Pierce. Isabella has been described as a student that has worked hard to improve. She works hard to stay on task and complete her assignments to the best of her ability.  Isabella participates in band, chorus, show choir, track, and chess club.  Outside of school, Isabella is active in Girl Scout activities, softball, dance, and cheer.

 

Caden is the eighth grade student of the month for February. He is the son of Amber Cunningham and Jordan Keller. Caden has been a good friend to his classmates. He has worked hard to improve throughout the school year. Caden did an amazing job completing the voice over on a middle school recording that emphasized our school’s expectations.

 

The students who received honorable mention for February include: Thayer Armbruster, Abby Harms, Emily Ernst, Garriden Brandt, Leighton Vice, Jacob Craine, Dylan Vice, Zoe Ebel, Peter Gifford, Michael Wickham, Angel Mosiman, Makala Mason, Josie Riggs, Nia Crawford, Abigail Dougherty, Jocelyn O’Grady, Rayce Farmer, Taryn Coronado, Aiden Ebel, Kyle Eickhoff, McKenzie Nichols, Chelssa Sells, Caleb Hamilton, Kyle Daake, Kellen McAfee, Jonathan Craig, and Olivia Smith.

January

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The students of the month for January at the Falls City Middle School were: Ashlynn Strauss, eighth grade, Courtney McClintock, seventh grade, and, Jaxtyn Harvey sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Jaxtyn Harvey is the sixth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Brandie Kratz.  Jaxtyn is a student that has worked hard to improve himself throughout the school year as well as being helpful to others.  He is on the honor roll and participates in chorus.  During the summer, Jaxtyn has plans to swim with the Falls City Barracudas.

 

Courtney McClintock is the seventh grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Sonia Schawang. Courtney is described as a student that is always prepared for classes and a great participant. She has received recognition for honor roll each quarter.  Courtney participates in chorus, volleyball, basketball and track. Outside of school, Courtney enjoys playing softball.

 

Ashlynn Strauss is the eighth grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Nichole and Scott Strauss. Ashlynn is also described as a model student in the classroom and does a wonderful job in modeling the ROAR expectations! She is a regular on the honor roll each quarter.  Ashlynn participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball and FCA.

 

The students who received honorable mention for January include: Caden Keller, Michael Wickham, Sara Black, Jacob Craine, Thayer Armbruster, Carson Bredemeier, Aidan Davis, Brady Gilfillan, Justin Brewer, Kellen McAfee, Delainey Kaster, Gaby Niedfeldt, Kaydence Cattrell, and Alexis Miller.

December

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The students of the month for December at the Falls City Middle School were: Gwen Olberding, eighth grade, Grace Holys, seventh grade, and, Elyse Poppe, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Elyse Poppe is the sixth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Brian and Kristen Poppe.  Elyse is a student that is always on task and helpful to others.  She is a regular on the honor roll, while participating in chorus, band, and Clown Troupe. Elyse plays softball for the Travelers in the summer and basketball in the winter. Also during the summer, Elyse attends Vacation Bible School at her church.

 

Grace Holys is the seventh grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of J.P. and Debbie Holys. Grace is described as a model student in the classroom, that performs above and beyond in her daily activities.  She has received recognition for honor roll each quarter.  Grace participates in band, chorus, show choir, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Outside of school, Grace is active in CCD at church, as well as YALA, Book Club, and Sky Camp.

 

Gwen Olberding is the eighth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Dusty and Misty Olberding. Gwen is also described as a model student in the classroom, that is always willing to help others and stays actively involved in class discussions. She is a regular on the honor roll each quarter.  Gwen participates in band, chorus, show choir and volleyball.

 

The students who received honorable mention for December include: Kellen McAfee, Jaxtyn Harvey, Carly Romo, Jodie Uhri, Emily Thrash, Spencer Forsyth, Carson Bredemeier, Nia Crawford, Piper Scarberry, Raymond Bice, Dreyden Romo, Ava Morgan-Schorn, Ashlynn Strauss, Brock Hogue, and Lukas Aldana.

November

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The students of the month for November at the Falls City Middle School were: Abby Harms, eighth grade, Madilyn Scholl, seventh grade, and, Jonathan Craig, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Jonathan is the sixth grade student of the month for November. He is the son of Wendy and Robbie Craig. Jonathan is a very responsible student that has excelled in academics. He is always willing to help others and cares for his classmates. He is a regular on the honor roll and has been recognized for perfect attendance.  Jonathan also participates in chorus and Circle of Friends.  Outside of school, Jonathan keeps busy with church activities.

 

Madilyn is the seventh grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Janelle and Chad Scholl. Madilyn is an active student that is polite and focused on doing her best in the classroom. She has received recognition for honor roll. Madilyn participates in chorus, show choir, basketball, Clown Troupe, Circle of Friends, and FCA.  Outside of school, Madilyn is active in the youth and church activities at St. Paul Lutheran Church, ELCA.

 

Abby is the eighth grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Susie Kreifels and Thad Harms. Abby is described as a positive role model around the middle school. She participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, Clown Troupe, and Circle of Friends. She has also been recognized for honor roll and perfect attendance.  Outside of school, Abby plays Falls City Recreation softball, as well as umpiring softball and baseball games. She also participates in competitive water skiing club.

 

The students who received honorable mention for November include: Michael Wickham, David Kuker, Kyle Eickhoff, Aiden Davis, Thomas Fields, Caleb Hamilton, Roberto Angel, Carly Romo, and Alexis Miller.

 

October

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The students of the month for October at the Falls City Middle School were: Brenna Leyden, eighth grade, Abigail Boatright, seventh grade, and, Stiephan Fields, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Stiephan Fields is the sixth grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Brenda Fields.  Stiephan is a hardworking student that strives to achieve his best, while showing a wonderful desire to be helpful to others. He is a regular on the honor roll, and is a member of the Chess Club and Reading Classics Book Club.  Outside of school, Stiephan keeps busy with 4-H, Boy Scouts, Ukulele Club, and is an avid reader.

 

Abigail Boatright is the seventh grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Tim and Karen Boatright. Abigail is described as polite student that always has her assignments and activities completed, then goes about trying to assist those that are struggling. A wonderful role model in the classroom!  Abigail is an honor roll student, and she participates in band, chorus, show choir, Quiz Bowl, Clown Troupe, FCA, and Reading Classics Book Club. Outside of school, Abigail is busy with 4-H, Good News Kids, Inside Out Youth Group, instructs Pre-school - Kindergarten Sunday School, book club, and piano lessons.

 

Brenna Leyden is the eighth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Derrick and Shelly Leyden. Brenna is described as a model student, that strives to do her best in and out of the classroom. She demonstrates a great desire to help others.  She is an honor roll student and participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, and FCA. Brenna is also active outside of school with youth group and is an avid runner.

 

The students who received honorable mention for October include: Jared Hawley, Eryn Snethen, Ashlynn Strauss, Eli Bottom, Abby Harms, Gwyneth Olberding, Tyler Uhri, Hannah Hamilton, Gracie Frederick, Mackenzie Richbourg, Josie Riggs, Grace Holys, Emma Killingsworth, Madilyn Scholl, Kyle Eickhoff, Lindsey McNeely, Sara Gifford, Makayla Mason, Taryn Coronado, Carson Simon, Silas Amanullah, Hannah Collier, Reece McNeely, Elyse Poppe, Carly Romo, Delainey Kaster, Kala Waggoner, and Arienna Hayes.

September

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The students of the month for September at the Falls City Middle School were: Thayer Armbruster, eighth grade, Lindsey McNeely, seventh grade, and, Jodie Uhri, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Jodie Uhri is the sixth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Uhri.  Jodie is a delightful student who is very enthusiastic about participating in class. She is a regular on the honor roll, while participating in band and chorus. Outside of school, Jodie keeps busy with 4-H, Vacation Bible School, and community clean-up opportunities.

 

Lindsey McNeely is the seventh grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Erik and Sandra McNeely. Lindsey is described as a polite young lady to everyone. She always comes in ready to work and stays on task to do her best. A great role model!  Lindsey is an honor roll student, and she participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, and Clown Troupe. Outside of school, Lindsey is busy with CCD and Falls City Travelers softball.

 

Thayer Armbruster is the eighth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Andy and Sarah Armbruster. Thayer is described as a great student overall, that strives to do her best in and out of the classroom. She represents our school very well. She is an honor roll student and participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Thayer is also active outside of school with CCD and Falls City Recreation softball.

 

The students who received honorable mention for September include: Shaylee Mackey, Brenna Leyden, Jocie Shopteese, Abby Harms, Courtney Rumbaugh, Hannah Hamilton, Gwen Olberding, Zoe Ebel, Jacob Craine, Madilyn Scholl, Jolee Schulenberg, Grace Holys, Brylee Gilkerson, Spencer Forsyth, Sarah Acton, Emma Killingsworth, Makayla Mason, Kaydence Cattrell, Jonathon Craig, Bryson Butrick, Carly Romo, Arienna Hayes, Reece McNeely, and Caleb Hamilton.

 

2015 - 2016 

Students of the Month

Falls City Middle School

May

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The students of the month for May at the Falls City Middle School were: Brynna Bruxellas, eighth grade, Ashlynn Strauss, seventh grade, and, Kyle Eickhoff, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Kyle is the sixth grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Donna and Darren Eickhoff.  Kyle is described as a very kind, polite, and considerate young man. He has a great attitude and is a quality class participant.  He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists, while also participating in chorus and Clown Troupe. Outside of school, Kyle participates in Falls City Recreation baseball and the Country Clovers 4-H Club.

 

Ashlynn is the seventh grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Nichole and Scott Strauss. Ashlynn is described as a model student that works extremely hard in the classroom. She is a great listener and helpful to others. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Ashlynn participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, and FCA.  

 

Brynna is the eighth grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Vanji and Paulo Bruxellas. Brynna is described as a good role model for others. She works hard to be successful. Brynna is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter. She also participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, and FCA. Outside of school, Brynna is active in AWANA Club.

 

The students who received honorable mention for May include: Jessa Beckner, Tyler Schutte, Mazey McCullough, Cydney Forsyth, Mason Crawford, Lane Burns, Hailey Dorste, Jayden Kreifels, David Kuker, Kolten Davis, Will Vitosh, Dylan Vice, Gwen Olberding, Gracie Frederick, Jolee Schulenberg, Abby Fritz, Carson Simon, McKenna Pfohl, Josie Riggs, Justin Brewer, Jocelyn O’Grady, Nia Crawford, Chase Nolte, and Taryn Coronado.

April

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The students of the month for April at the Falls City Middle School were: Zach Beaver, eighth grade, Abby Harms, seventh grade, and, Abigail Boatright, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Abigail is the sixth grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Tim and Karen Boatright. Abigail is described as a very kind and polite young lady. She has a great attitude and works very hard to do her best to achieve success. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists, while also participating in chorus, band, chess club, and reading classics club. Outside of school, Abigail is active in Good News Kids and the Town and Country 4-H Club.

 

Abby Harms is the seventh grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Susie Kreifels and Thad Harms. Abby is described as a people person. She is a great listener, helpful to struggling students, and personable to all the teachers. She is a role model in Circle of Friends where she not only communicates and helps them during their group time but also in the halls, and outside of school functions.  She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Abby participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, Clown Troupe, and Circle of Friends.  Outside of school, Abby participates in Falls City Recreation softball, the Summer Ski Club competition team, and coaches soccer for Falls City Recreation.

 

Zach is the eighth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Mike and Kris Beaver. Zach is described as a sound academic student. He has great focus and likes to learn and be challenged. He has really opened up this year in 8th grade and has become more involved in organizations.  He treats everyone with respect and kindness and does a great job peer mentoring others. Zach is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter. He also participates in band, cross country, basketball, track, quiz bowl, and FCA. During the summer, Zach is active playing baseball.

 

The students who received honorable mention for April include: Mazey McCullough, Caden Simon, Kade Bredemeier, Brynna Bruxellas, Cydney Forsyth, Marlana Stalder, Hailey Dorste, Brianna Pfohl, Ali Ivey, Ava Morgan-Schorn, Thayer Armbruster, Zane McIntosh, Brock Hogue, Gwen Olberding, Dylan Vice, Ashlynn Strauss, Will Vitosh, Gracie Frederick, Kyle Eickhoff, MaKayla Mason, Chase Nolte, Jaden Nolte, Lindsey McNeely, Taryn Coronado, Cameron Edington, Dalton Helmick, Angel O’Neill, Abigail Dougherty, and Emma Killingsworth.

March

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The students of the month for March at the Falls City Middle School were: Brianna Pfohl, eighth grade, Brock Hogue, seventh grade, and, Brylee Gilkerson, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Brylee is the sixth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Tedd and Becky Gilkerson. Brylee is described as a very conscientious student that enjoys helping others and works hard to achieve success. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists, while also participating in chorus and band. Outside of school, Brylee is active in church activities at St. Paul Lutheran Church, ELCA, and attends church camp. She also participates in basketball league, volleyball camps, 4-H and Falls City Recreation softball.  

 

Brock Hogue is the seventh grade student of the month for March. He is the son of Don and Terri Hogue. Brock does a great job pushing himself in the classroom, and he displays the leadership attributes that many of us look for in our students. He has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Brock participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, quiz bowl, and FCA.

Outside of school, Brock is a member of River of Hope Fellowship Church, and participates in Next Level training and basketball camps throughout the summer.

 

Brian is the eighth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Jeff and Sara Pfohl. Brianna is described as a quiet leader that continually works hard to gain new knowledge and is considerate of others. Brianna is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter. She is also a member of band and chorus. During the summers, Brianna is active playing Falls City Recreation softball.  

 

The students who received honorable mention for March include: Kyle Eickhoff, Carson Simon, Abigail Boatright, Jocelyn O’Grady, Madilyn Scholl, Rayce Farmer, Gracie Walle, Josie Riggs, Emma Clark, Courtney Rumbaugh, Lukas Butler, Will Vitosh, Garriden Brandt, Paige McCartney, Colton Davis, Abby Harms, Leighton Vice, Helen Walker, Dillon Ebel, Hannah Feighner, Faith Zimmerman, Cole Kirkendall, Tyler Uhri, Madison Martin, Brynna Bruxellas, Cydney Forsyth, Hunter Arnold, Dillon Ebel, and Mazey McCullough.

February

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The students of the month for February at the Falls City Middle School were: Ali Ivey, eighth grade, Courtney Rumbaugh, seventh grade, and, Nia Crawford, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Nia is the sixth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Chris and Clay Crawford. Nia is described as a very polite young lady. She comes into the classroom ready to work and stays on task. Nia is an excellent role model for all 6th grade students!  She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists, while also participating in chorus and Circle of Friends. Outside of school, Nia is active in church activities, basketball and softball.  

 

Courtney Rumbaugh is the seventh grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Shelby and Steve Rumbaugh. Courtney does a great job of helping her peers, modeling her work, and contributing to class discussions. She is a pleasant and polite student to work with who treats her peers with dignity and respect. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Courtney participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, track, and quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA.  Outside of school, Courtney volunteers at the animal shelter for the Richardson County Humane Society and participates in Falls City Recreation Soccer.

 

Ali is the eighth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Meagan Ivy. Ali continues to step up in class, out of her comfort zone, and models her writing with peers. She works hard in class every day. Ali is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter. She is also a member of the Falls City Middle School Band.  

 

The students who received honorable mention for February include: Brylee Gilkerson, Piper Sutton, Jocelyn O’Grady, Justin Brewer, Abby Fritz, Dalton Helmick, Leighton Vice, Michael Collier, Tyler Uhri, Emma Clark, Kolten Davis, Will Vitosh, Michael Wickham, Cydney Forsyth, Dillon Ebel, Marlana Stalder, Kade Bredemeier, Brianna Pfohl, Mason Crawford, Lane Burns, Hannah Feighner, and Trey McAfee.

January

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The students of the month for January at the Falls City Middle School were: Jack Findlay, eighth grade, Ava Morgan-Schorn, seventh grade, and, Spencer Forsyth, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Spencer Forsyth is the sixth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Naomi and Kurt Forsyth.  Spencer is described as a very conscientious student that enjoys helping others. He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists, while also participating in chorus and band.  

 

Ava Morgan-Schorn is the seventh grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Charity and Darcy Zimmerman. Ava has been working very hard on her academics and is very particular on her skills, writing and organization.  She invests a lot of time to bettering herself in athletics as well.  She is a pleasant and polite student to work with and treats her peers with respect.  She loves to create homemade and personal gifts for her friends. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Ava participates in chorus, volleyball, basketball, track, and quiz bowl. Outside of school, Ava volunteers at the animal shelter for the Richardson County Humane Society.

 

Jack is the eighth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Susan and Jeff Findlay. Jack is described as an great student! He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Jack participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, quiz bowl, and FCA. Beyond the middle school, Jack is active with Falls City Recreation baseball and the Falls City Trap Team.

 

The students who received honorable mention for January include: Michelle Beer, Trey Gilkerson, Mazey McCullough, Emma Clark, Jacob Craine, Kyle Eickhoff, Carson Bredemeier, Makenna Pfohl, and Justin Brewer.

December

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The students of the month for December at the Falls City Middle School were: Kade Bredemeier, eighth grade, Thayer Armbruster, seventh grade, and, Lindsey McNeely, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Lindsey McNeely is the sixth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Erik and Sandra McNeely.  Lindsey is an outstanding student that serves as a positive role model for others. She always strives to do her best, and is always willing to help others. She is a regular on the honor roll, while also participating in chorus, band, and Clown Troupe.  Outside of school, Lindsey is active with CCD, church group, Falls City Travelers softball and basketball.

 

Thayer Armbruster is the seventh grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Andy and Sarah Armbruster. Thayer is an awesome middle school student that strives to do her best, is helpful and pleasant to others, and seems to smile a lot! She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Thayer participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Outside of school, Thayer is active in her church youth group and Falls City Recreation softball.

 

Kade is the eighth grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Jason and Mandy Bredemeier. Kade is described as an extraordinary student. He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Kade participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, and quiz bowl. Beyond the middle school, Kade is in CCD and Falls City Recreation baseball. He is also a member of the Falls City Barracudas Swim Team!

 

The students who received honorable mention for December include: Carson Simon, Josie Riggs, Abby Fritz, Abigail Boatright, Justin Brewer, Madilyn Scholl, Stephen Acton, David Kuker, Shaylee Mackey, Lukas Aldana, Abby Harms, Hannah Clary, Ali Ivey, Cydney Forsyth, and Faith Zimmerman.

November

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The students of the month for November at the Falls City Middle School were: Dillon Ebel, eighth grade, Shaylee Mackey, seventh grade, and, Madilyn Scholl, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Madilyn Scholl is the sixth grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Janelle and Chad Scholl.  Madilyn is a very responsible student that truly cares for her classmates. She is a regular on the honor roll, while also participating in chorus.  Outside of school, Madilyn keeps busy with club basketball and Travelers softball. She is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Falls City.

 

Shaylee Mackey is the seventh grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Karen Gunnarson and Jon Dunlap. Shaylee is an active student that is polite and focused on doing her best in the classroom. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Shaylee participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, and track. Outside of school, Shaylee is active in church activities.

 

Dillon is the eighth grade student of the month for November. He is the son of Stacy and Jeff Ebel. Dillon is described as a strong and positive academic leader in the classroom. He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Dillon participates in chorus, football, wrestling, and Circle of Friends.

 

The students who received honorable mention for November include: Summer Richey, Faith Zimmerman, Ali Ivey, Randall Richard, Hannah Clary, Helen Walker, Brittney Steinhauser, Sara Black, Ashlynn Strauss, Abby Harms, Courtney Rumbaugh, Tyler Uhri, Carson Simon, Abby Fritz, Makayla Mason, Makenna Pfohl, and Kyle Eickhoff.

October

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The students of the month for October at the Falls City Middle School were: Trey McAfee, eighth grade, Eryn Snethen, seventh grade, and, Grace Holys, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Grace Holys is the sixth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Deb and J.P. Hoys.  Grace is a responsible and reliable student who loves to read! She is a regular on the honor roll, while participating in chorus, band, and Clown Troupe. She has been selected to be a member of “Sing Around Nebraska”.  Outside of school, Grace keeps busy with CCD and softball.

 

Eryn Snethen is the seventh grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Jessica and Cory Snethen. Eryn is an active student that strives to do her best! She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Eryn participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track. Outside of school, Eryn is active in church activities.

 

Trey McAfee is the eighth grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Nicole and Mike McAfee. Trey is described as a leader in the classroom, that is anxiously willing to help others. He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Trey participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, wrestling, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Trey is also active outside of school with CCD and Falls City Trap Team.

 

The students who received honorable mention for October include: Austin Schell, Dillon Ebel, Brynna Bruxellas, Helen Walker, Mason Crawford, Kade Bredemeier, Shaylee Mackey, Ava Morgan-Schorn, Abby Harms, Courtney Rumbaugh, Jayden Kreifels, Ella Heineman, Madilyn Scholl, Jaden Nolte, Abby Fritz, and Emma Killingsworth.

September

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The students of the month for September at the Falls City Middle School were: Maggie McNeely, eighth grade, Brenna Leyden, seventh grade, and, Emma KIllingsworth, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Emma Killingsworth is the sixth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Franklin and Nicole Killingsworth.  Emma is a delightful student who likes to get things done as quickly as possible without giving up quality work on her lessons. She is a regular on the honor roll, while participating in chorus, Circle of Friends, and is a manager for the Falls City High School Volleyball team. Outside of school, Emma keeps busy with league volleyball and basketball.

 

Brenna Leyden is the seventh grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Derrick and Shelly Leyden. Brenna is described as  polite and strives to do her best in the classroom, as well as the activities in which she is  involved. A great role model!  She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Brenna participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, and FCA. During the summer, Brenna is a member of the Falls City Barracudas Swim Team!

 

Maggie McNeely is the eighth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Erik and Sandra McNeely. Maggie is described as a great student overall, that strives to do her best in and out of the classroom. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Maggie participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Maggie is also active outside of school with CCD, Falls City Summer Recreation, Falls City Travelers softball, Sacred Heart Volleyball League, as well as being a member of the Falls City Barracudas Swim Team!

 

The students who received honorable mention for September include: Zach Beaver, Jessa Beckner, Tyler Schutte, Faith Zimmerman, Stephen Acton, Thayer Armbruster, Emily Ernst, Abby Harms, Shaylee Mackey, Courtney Rumbaugh, Abigail Boatright, Grace Holys, Lindsey McNeely, and Jolee Schulenberg.

 

2014 - 2015 

Students of the Month

Falls City Middle School

Elks Lodge Honors Students of the Month

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The Elks Lodge 963 again recognized the Falls City Middle School's Students of the Month and parents on May 6, at the Lodge.  Kristy Gerweck(Exalted Ruler) welcomed the students and parents followed by a prayer  (Kevin Gutshall, Lodge Officer).  A meal was served to the group of 80 by the lodge officers and members.  Roger Lampe (Student of the Month - Chairman of Program at Middle School) and Rick Johnson (Principal) each spoke and then presented certificates to students.

 

May

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The students of the month for May at the Falls City Middle School were: Chloe Thompson, eighth grade, Braden Oliver, seventh grade, and, Brock Hogue, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Brock Hogue is the sixth grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Don and Terri Hogue.  Brock consistently does his best each and every day. Brock is very good about staying focused and on task. You can tell that he enjoys doing well!  He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Brock participates in FCA, band and chorus. Brock was also a manager for the high school basketball team.

Braden Oliver is the seventh grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Brad and Kim Oliver. Braden is described as a very good student that works hard and is enjoyable as a member of the classroom.  He has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Braden participates in band, chorus, football, basketball, track, and quiz bowl. Outside of school, he participates in Falls City Recreation soccer, Jr. Midget baseball, Traveler’s Basketball, and CCD.

Chloe is the eighth grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Shawn and Heather Thompson. Chloe is recognized as a quiet leader, that sets a great example for others. Chloe has been recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.  She participates in band, chorus, show choir, and volleyball. Chloe also participates in church activities, as well as taking piano and singing lessons.

The students who received honorable mention for May include: Monica McCartney, Stephen Epperson, Gabrielle Holcomb, Chris Cochran, Brett Foster, Brooklynne Patnode, Dylan Frederick, Dillon Ebel, Samantha Wissman, Hunter Arnold, Caden Simon, Marlana Stalder, Lane Burns, Cole Kirkendall, Peter Gifford, Kaylee Tackett, Jayden Kreifels, Gwenyth Olberding, Ava Morgan-Schorn, Ashlynn Strauss, and Emma Clark.

April

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The students of the month for April at the Falls City Middle School were: Josie Crofford eighth grade, Brianna Pfohl, seventh grade, and, William Vitosh, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

William Vitosh is the sixth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Jason and Stacey Vitosh.  Will strives to improve each and every day. While some of his classmates tend to lose their focus, Will consistently stays under control and on task. You can tell that he enjoys doing well!  He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. William participates in band and chorus. Outside of school, he enjoys playing baseball.

 

Brianna Pfohl is the seventh grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Jeff and Sara Pfohl. Brianna is described as a very good student that works hard and is enjoyable to have in class. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Brianna participates in band and chorus. Outside of school, she enjoys playing softball.

 

Josie Crofford is the eighth grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Matt and Anne Crofford. Josie is recognized as a leader and really steps up in this way for the CLOWN Troupe.  She is great getting the new members on board, and feeling like they are a part of the group. Josie has been recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.  She participates in band, chorus, and Clown Troupe. Josie also participates in CCD classes.

 

The students who received honorable mention for April include: Kaylee Tackett, Ashlynn Strauss, Ava Morgan-Schorn, Brenton McQueen, Leighton Vice, Cole Kirkendall, Dillon Ebel, Marlana Stalder, Lane Burns, Colin Cook, Halen Farmer, Brett Foster, and Monica McCartney.

 

March

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The students of the month for March at the Falls City Middle School were: Keegan Hunzeker, eighth grade, Zach Beaver, seventh grade, and, Shaylee Mackey, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Shaylee Mackey is the sixth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Karen Gunnarson and Jon Dunlap.  Shaylee is an outstanding student that stays ahead of schedule. She likes to get things done as quickly as possible without giving up quality work on her lessons. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Shaylee participates in band, chorus and Clown Troupe. Outside of school, she stays busy with church activities and softball during the summer.

 

Zach Beaver is the seventh grade student of the month for March. He is the son of Mike and Kris Beaver. Zach is described as a very good student that works hard and is enjoyable to have in class. He has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Zach participates in band, chorus, basketball and track. Outside of school, Zach stays active with Travelers Basketball and Falls City Recreation baseball.

 

Keegan Hunzeker is the eighth grade student of the month for March. He is the son of Bobby and Angie Hunzeker. Keegan is described as a great student overall. He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Keegan participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, wrestling, track, quiz bowl, and Clown Troupe. Keegan is also an active member of the River of Hope Fellowship Church Youth Group.

 

The students who received honorable mention for March include: Chloe Thompson, Aubrey Davis, Josie Crofford, Stephen Epperson, Cole Kirkendall, Unique Johnson, Caden Simon, Christiannon Ivey, Lane Burns, Will Vitosh, Jayden Kreifels, Brock Hogue, Jace Heckenlively, Ethan Nycum, Abby Harms, and Brenna Leyden.

 

 

Feburary

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The students of the month for February at the Falls City Middle School were: Brody Bindle, eighth grade, Brynna Bruxellas, seventh grade, and Courtney Rumbaugh, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.  Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Courtney Rumbaugh is the sixth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Steve and Shelby Rumbaugh. Courtney is a responsible student that always strives to do well and enjoys helping others. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Courtney participates in band and chorus. Outside of school, she stays busy with Travelers Basketball, as well as Falls City Recreation softball and soccer.

 

Brynna Bruxellas is the seventh grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Paulo and Vanji Bruxellas.  Brynna does an outstanding job at the Falls City Middle School and beyond. She has received recognition for honor roll. Brynna participates in chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, and track. Outside of school, Brynna volunteers at the food pantry and nursing homes.

 

Brody Bindle is the eighth grade student of the month for February. He is the son of Brian and Shawna Bindle. Brody is working very hard to maintain his grades while assisting members of his class. He is a great leader and participates frequently in classroom discussions.  He is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Brody participates in band, chorus, cross country, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, Circle of Friends, and also qualified for the State Spelling Bee.

 

The students who received honorable mention for February include:Aubrey Davis, Grayson Hayes, Stephen Epperson, Monica McCartney, Josie Crofford, Zoie Barker, Destiny Waters, Cole Kirkendall, Emily Gilkerson, Samantha Wissmann, Eryn Snethen, Alexis Wittwer, Kolten Davis, Peter Gifford, Will Vitosh, and Shaylee Mackey.

January

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The students of the month for January at the Falls City Middle School were: Cade Schawang, eighth grade, Maggie McNeely, seventh grade, and, Brenna Leyden, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.  Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Brenna Leyden is the sixth grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Derrick and Shelly Leyden. Brenna is a responsible student that is attentive in class and strives to do well. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Brenna participates in chorus. Before joining us here at the Falls City Middle School, Brenna was a member of student council and worked at the school store at Fredstrom Elementary in Lincoln. Outside of school, she stays busy with volleyball, basketball, running, and violin.

 

Maggie McNeely is the seventh grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Erik and Sandra McNeely. Maggie is described as an outstanding student that is a wonderful representative of the Falls City Middle School. She continues to receive recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Maggie participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Outside of school, Maggie is active with the CCD and Falls City Travelers softball.

 

Cade Schawang is the eighth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Dan and Kristi Schawang. Cade is described as a dependable student and leader in the classroom. Other than that, he’s just a great kid!  He is a regular on the perfect attendance, honor roll and ABBIT lists each quarter.  Cade participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, Circle of Friends, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also a student representative for the School Improvement Program. After school, Cade is active with the church youth group, baseball, and soccer.

 

The students who received honorable mention for January include: Brock Hogue, Emily Ernst, Emma Clark, Peter Gifford, Hannah Hamilton, Courtney Rumbaugh, Summer Richey, Lane Burns, Zach Beaver, Ali Ivey, Samantha Wissman, Tarcis Coronado, Luke Workman, Adrian Schuetz, Aubrey Davis, Jennifer Rider, Jessica Burns, Tyler Dixon, Josie Crofford, Brookelynne Patnode, Chris Cochran, and Dylan Frederick.

 

 

December

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The students of the month for December at the Falls City Middle School were: Jessica Burns, eighth grade, Brianna Pfohl, seventh grade, and Eryn Snethen, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.  Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Eryn Snethen is the sixth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Jessica and Cory Snethen. Eryn is a very reliable and responsible student that is attentive in class and is quick to share her smile with teachers and classmates. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Eryn is a member of Circle of Friends, and participates in chorus. She was also a student manager for middle school volleyball. Outside of school, she stays busy with church activities, softball and basketball leagues, and the Area Jaycees shooters.

 

Brianna Pfohl is the seventh grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Sara and Jeff Pfohl.  Brianna is a polite and responsible student that strives to do her best everyday. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Brianna participates in chorus, band, and Clown Troupe.  Outside of school, Brianna is active playing softball.

 

Jessica Burns is the eighth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Anna and Raph Thompson, and Clay Burns.  Jessica is described as a hardworking student in and out of the classroom that is always trying to improve. She is recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Jessica participates in chorus, volleyball, basketball, track, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

 

The students who received honorable mention for December include: Abby Harms, Courtney Rumbaugh, Tyler Uhri, Samantha Wissmann, Dillan Huettner, Brynna Bruxellas, Jake Joy, Gabrielle Holcomb, and Jonathan Fiscus.

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The students of the month for November at the Falls City Middle School were: Bailey Furrow, eighth grade, Faith Zimmerman, seventh grade, and Abby Harms, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.  Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Abby Harms is the sixth grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Thad Harms and Susie Kreifels. Abby is a responsible student that is attentive in class and helpful to teachers and classmates. She is a regular on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Abby is a member of Clown Troupe, Circle of Friends, and participates in chorus. She was also a student manager for middle school volleyball. Outside of school, she stays busy with church activities, volleyball and basketball leagues, and competitive skiing.

 

Faith Zimmerman is the seventh grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Geoff and Kim Zimmerman. Faith is a responsible, and a respectful student that strives to do her best everyday. She has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Faith participates in chorus and volleyball. Outside of school, Faith is active with the CC All Stars Cheer Squad.

 

Bailey Furrow is the eighth grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Deidre Hall. Bailey is described as a wonderful student that is responsible and respectful member of the class that works hard. She is recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Bailey participates in Clown Troupe. 

 

The students who received honorable mention for November include: Eryn Snethen, Brenna Leyden, Ashlyn Strauss, Courtney Rumbaugh, Brenton McQueen, James Eickhoff, Braden Oliver, Hunter Arnold, Brianna Pfohl, Cade Schawang, Isaiah Florea, Elise Nycum, Gabrielle Holcomb, and Ceriah Corral.

October

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The students of the month for October at the Falls City Middle School were: Elise Nycum, eighth grade, Jack Findlay, seventh grade, and Jared Hawley, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Jared Hawley is the sixth grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Cody and Melissa Hawley. Jared is a responsible, polite, and respectful student that is attentive in class and helpful to teachers and classmates. He is on the honor roll and participates in band and chorus. Jared stays active outside of school with Falls City Recreation baseball and playing the piano in the nursing home.

 

Jack Findlay is the seventh grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Jeff and Susan Findlay. Jack is a responsible and respectful student that enjoys the challenges provided through academics. He has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Jack participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, quiz bowl, and FCA. Outside of school, Jack is active in CCD and Falls City Recreation baseball.

 

Elise Nycum is the eighth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Brett and Christine Nycum. Elise is described as a wonderful student that is responsible, respectful, and an active member of the class. Elise is recognized as a student that enjoys helping others. She is continually recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Elise participates in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, track, and FCA.  Beyond the school, Elise is an active member of her church youth group.

 

The students who received honorable mention for October include: Courtney Rumbaugh, Stephen Acton, Gwenyth Olberding, Emily Gilkerson, Summer Richey, Brynna Bruxellas, Faith Zimmerman, Cade Schawang, Jennifer Rider, Grayson Hayes, and Brett Foster.

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The students of the month for September at the Falls City Middle School were: Jake Joy, eighth grade, Kade Bredemeier, seventh grade, and Thayer Armbruster, sixth grade. Each student received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all of this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.

 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. This is a student that demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those students who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 

Thayer Armbruster is the sixth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Andy and Sarah Armbruster. Thayer is a responsible, polite, and respectful student that is attentive in class and helpful to teachers and classmates. She has been on the honor roll and participates in band and chorus. Thayer stays active outside of school with Falls City Recreation softball, soccer, and basketball.

 

Kade Bredemeier is the seventh grade student of the month for September. He is the son of Jason and Mandy Bredemeier. Kade is a quiet, responsible, and respectful student that strives to do his best each and every day. He has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. Kade participates in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, and quiz bowl. Outside of school, Kade is active in CCD and baseball.

 

Jake Joy is the eighth grade student of the month for September. He is the son of 

Ray and Pam Joy.  Jake is described as a model student that is responsible, respectful, and a delightful member of classroom discussions. He has been on the honor roll and ABBIT lists in previous years. Jake participates in chorus, basketball, track , and quiz bowl. Beyond the school, Jake is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA, the Falls City Trap Team, and Falls City Recreation baseball.

 

The students who received honorable mention for September include: Travis Ott, Courtney Rumbaugh, Stephen Acton, Ali Ivey, Dillon Ebel, Josie Crofford, and Jessica Burns.

 

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Students of the Month

Falls City Middle School

May

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The students of the month for May at Falls City Middle School were: Katie Stoller, eighth grade, Grayson Hayes, seventh grade, and Kade Bredemeier, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.  Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Kade Bredemeier is the sixth grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Jason and Mandy Bredemeier.  Kade is described as a responsible, respectful student that completes his assignments and projects on time, and to the best of his ability. He is driven to do well and is helpful to others.  Kade is active in band and chorus. He has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. He also placed third in this year’s county spelling bee. Outside of school, Kade participates in basketball, soccer, and baseball.

Grayson Hayes is the seventh grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Charles Hayes.  Grayson is described as a student that strives to do his best everyday and is an excellent participant during class discussions.  Grayson has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. He is also a frequent participant in the spelling bee and geography bee contests. This year, placing in the top ten in the state’s geography bee.

Katie Stoller is the eighth grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Mike and Joleen Stoller.  Katie is described as a positive and active student that works hard to reach her goals.  Katie is active in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, basketball, track, student advisory, and quiz bowl.  She has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Katie was also a participant in this year’s county spelling bee.  Outside of school, Katie participates in Falls City Recreation softball and is a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

The students who received honorable mention for May include:  Brianna Pfohl, Kailyn Frederick, Mason Crawford, Keldon Campbell, Hannah Clary, Hannah Feighner, Jessa Beckner, Brett Foster, Halen Farmer, Gretchen Fritz, Christopher Cochran, Jordyn Curtis, Jessica Burns, Kateleen Chestnut, Rudy Vrtiska, Kaley Santora, Joslyn Foster, Azra Ballman, and Kayelee Mosiman.

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The students of the month for April at Falls City Middle School were: Austin Babb, eighth grade, Elise Nycum, seventh grade, and Zach Beaver, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Zach Beaver is the sixth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Mike and Kris Beaver.  Zach has been described as an active, hard working student who excels academically. He is kind and respectful to others.  Zach is active in band and chorus. He has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Outside of school, Zach participates in basketball, and helps out with the church fish fry.

Elise Nycum is the seventh grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Brett and Christine Nycum.  Elise is described as a student that tries her best everyday. She is a student that is always willing to help others and is capable of leading projects.  Elise is active in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, and is a student manager for track. Elise has been recognized with honor roll and ABBIT.

Austin Babb is the eighth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Karen Gunnarson. Austin is described as a well-mannered student that has matured throughout the year. He has shown improvement within the classroom as a student and as a leader.  Austin is active in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, and quiz bowl.  He has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Outside of school, Austin participates is baseball.

The students who received honorable mention for April include:  Hunter Arnold, Briana Pfohl, Hannah Feighner, Jessa Beckner, Madison Martin, Hannah Clary, Caden Simon, Chris Cochran, Isaiah Florea, Jordyn Curtis, Jessica Burns, Grayson Hayes, Keara Kelley, Rudy Vrtiska, Tiffany Schuetz, Kayelee Mosiman, and Alex Vollan.

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The students of the month for March at Falls City Middle School were: Emily Zentner, eighth grade, Cade Schawang, seventh grade, and Faith Zimmerman, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Faith Zimmerman is the sixth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Geoff and Kim Zimmerman.  Faith has been described as hard working student who strives to improve her grades everyday by putting in the time and energy needed to succeed.  Faith is active in chorus, and has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Outside of school, Faith participates in softball, and CC All Stars Cheerleading.

Cade Schawang is the seventh grade student of the month for March. He is the son of Dan and Kristi Schawang.  His teachers tell us that Cade is a well-rounded student that does his best everyday. He is a friend to everyone and is helpful to others in showing them how to complete their work.  Cade is active in band, chorus, show choir, football, basketball, track, quiz bowl, student advisory, and Clown Troupe.  Cade has been recognized with honor roll and ABBIT. He is active in his church group, soccer, baseball, and the school improvement committee.

Emily Zentner is the eighth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Brian Zentner. Emily is described as a quality student that sets a great example for other students. Her willingness to help other students through challenges is considered above and beyond.  Emily is active in chorus, volleyball, and track. She has been recognized for honor roll, ABBIT and perfect attendance. Outside of school, Emily has participated is softball.

The students who received honorable mention for March include:  Kailyn Frederick, Hannah Clary, Madison Martin, Perry Adams, David McCartney, Kris Yeatts, Hannah Feighner, Grayson Hayes, Hailey Buchner, Elise Nycum, Veronica Jones, Chris Cochran, Rudy Vrtiska, Hailey Campbell, Azra Ballman, and Kaylee Mosiman.

 

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The students of the month for February at Falls City Middle School were: Dylan Sutton, eighth grade, Bryan Bassett, seventh grade, and Lexie Buckminster, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Lexie Buckminster is the sixth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Blake and Valerie Buckminster.  Lexie has been described as hard working student who strives to improve her grades. She is also recognized as leader in homeroom.

Lexie is active in band and chorus, and has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Outside of school, Lexie participates in softball, basketball, and volleyball. 

Bryan Bassett is the seventh grade student of the month for February. He is the son of Kristy Bassett.  His teachers tell us that Bryan excels in the classroom and works toward improvement everyday. He is also helpful among his peers. 

Bryan is active in chorus and Clown Troupe.  Bryan has been recognized with honor roll and ABBIT. He is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA and delivers newspapers. 

Dylan Sutton is the eighth grade student of the month for February. He is the son of Shane and Alisha Sutton. Dylan is described as a gutsy student that overcame adversity when injured earlier in the year during the football year. He worked extra to rehab toward recovery.

Dylan is active in chorus, show choir, football, basketball, wrestling, track, and quiz bowl.  He has been recognized for honor roll and ABBIT. Outside of school, Dylan is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA, Boy Scouts, baseball, and FCA.

The students who received honorable mention for February include:  Brianna Pfohl, Faith Zimmerman, David McCartney, Maggie McNeely, Christopher Cochran, Grayson Hayes, Halen Farmer, Sheldon Thompson, Brody Bindle, Keegan Hunzeker, Emily Zentner, Kaley Santora, Alyssa McQueen, Rudy Vrtiska, Leslie Vitosh, and Randee Glander.

January

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The students of the month for January at Falls City Middle School were: Sophia Gilsdorf, eighth grade, Chloe Thompson, seventh grade, and Trey McAfee, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings. 

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Trey McAfee is the sixth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Mike and Nicole McAfee.  Trey has been described as an outstanding student. Trey has met his AR goal each of the first two quarters with more than enough points read. He helps others around him and is a genuine caring, conscientious student.

Trey is active in band and chorus, and has been recognized for accelerated reader awards, honor roll, ABBIT, and perfect attendance.

Chloe Thompson is the seventh grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Shawn and Heather Thompson.  Her teachers tell us that Chloe is a very polite student who works hard in the classroom to complete her schoolwork. She is self-motivated and is excited to learn.

She is active in band, chorus, volleyball, basketball, and show choir.  Chloe has been recognized with honor roll and ABBIT. She participates in Falls City Recreation softball and takes piano lessons. 

Sophia Gilsdorf is the eighth grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Randy Gilsdorf. Sophia is described as an organized, goal-oriented student. She is well respected by her peers, and willing to help others when they are struggling with assignments. Sophia is said to have a pleasant smile and interacts with students of all grade levels. Yet the best word to describe Sophia may be that she is reliable.

She is active in band, chorus, show choir, volleyball, and basketball.  She has been recognized for honor roll, ABBIT, and perfect attendance. Outside of school, Sophia is active in Falls City Recreation softball. 

The students who received honorable mention for January include:  Faith Zimmerman, Brianna Pfohl, Lexie Buckminster, Maggie McNeely, David McCartney, Helen Walker, Heaven Norton, Bryan Bassett, Grayson Hayes, Jennifer Rider, Gretchen Fritz, Elise Nycum, Jocelyn Foster, Tiffany Schuetz, Rudy Vrtiska, Emily Zentner, Alyssa McQueen, and Brittney Radley.

 

December

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The students of the month for December at Falls City Middle School were: Noah Milam, eighth grade, Jacob Joy, seventh grade, and Braydon Frederick, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Braydon Frederick is the sixth grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Keith and Julie Frederick.  Braydon has worked hard to consistently improve from day to day and week to week. He has learned to stay on top of his assignments and has excelled in the classroom. 

Braydon is active in band and chorus, and stays active outside of school with trap shoot, baseball, and church activities.

Jacob Joy is the seventh grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Ray and Pam Joy.  His teachers tell us that Jacob is a good person who completes the tasks that he is assigned. He is willing to help wherever it is needed. He is a polite student and fun to have in class.

He is active in chorus, basketball, and quiz bowl.  Jacob participates in trap shoot, baseball, and youth activities at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ELCA. 

Noah Milam is the eighth grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Max and Michelle Milam. Noah consistently brings his best effort to the classroom, and he is always willing to help those around him understand the skills we are working on better. 

He is active in football, basketball, track, and chorus. Outside of school,  Noah is an active member of the First Christian Church Youth Group and summer recreation baseball.

The students who received honorable mention for December include: Alyssa McQueen, Joslyn Foster, Randee Glander, Katie Stoller, Rylie Sailors, Jacson Valentine, Grayson Hayes, Garrett Clark, Keldon Campbell, Kade Bredemeier, Dyami Phillips, Lexie Buckminster, and Hunter Arnold.

 

November

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The students of the month for November at Falls City Middle School were: Zach Petry, eighth grade, Josie Crofford, seventh grade, and Alexis Sutton, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Alexis Sutton is the sixth grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Shane and Alisha Sutton. Alexis is described as a conscientious student that maintains a positive attitude and willingness to help her fellow classmates.  Alexis is active in band and chorus, and stays active outside of school with Travelers Softball, basketball, and babysitting.

Josie Crofford is the seventh grade student of the month for November. She is the daughter of Matt and Anne Crofford.  Her teachers tell us that Josie is a delightful student that completes her work with a cheerful attitude. She is genuinely excited about learning and promotes a positive atmosphere within the classroom! She is active in band, chorus, show choir, basketball, and Clown Troupe.  Josie participates in CCD classes outside of school.

Zach Petry is the eighth grade student of the month for November. He is the son of Jerry and Jennifer Rathmann. Zach is described as a friend to many. He maintains high academic standards, as he strives to do well every day. He is active in cross country, basketball, track, chorus, show choir, band, and Clown Troupe.  Outside of school, Zach is an active member of the SaintsX3 Youth Group.  

The students who received honorable mention for November include:  Josey Hollens, Faith Zimmerman, Lexis Buckminster, Mason Crawford, Kade Bredemeier, Elise Nycum, Blake Gilkerson, Halen Farmer, Haileigh Ogden, Noah Milam, Randee Glander, and Brandt Chapple.

 

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The students of the month for October at Falls City Middle School were: Tavia Bruxellas, eighth grade, Keegan Hunzeker, seventh grade, and Jack Findlay, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Jack Findlay is the sixth grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Jeff and Susan Findlay. Jack is a polite student ,very ambitious, and is an active participant in class. He knows how to listen and complete his work on time. He participates in band and chorus. Jack stays active outside of school with CCD and church group.

Keegan Hunzeker is the seventh grade student of the month for October. He is the son of Robert and Angie Hunzeker.  His teachers tell us that Keegan has a strong sense of purpose, as he pursues his goals. Keegan is an active participant and displays a true willingness to help others around him. He is already active or planning on participating in football, wrestling, track, band, chorus, show choir, quiz bowl, and Clown Troupe.  Keegan is also an active member of the River of Hope Fellowship Church, and volunteers at the Falls City Library and Arts Center.

Tavia Bruxellas is the eighth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Paulo and Vanji Bruxellas. Tavia does a wonderful job turning in her schoolwork on time and her quality of work is excellent. She is a positive student and role model that is a delight to have in the classroom. She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, chorus, show choir, band, and FCA.  Outside of school, Tavia is an active member of the Humboldt Christian Church.  

The students who received honorable mention for October include: Brianna Pfohl, Kade Bredemeier, Destiny Waters, Kailyn Frederick, Brett Foster, Josie Crofford, Monica McCartney, Randee Glander, Zach Petry, Joel Gifford, and Katie Stoller.

 

 

September 

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The students of the month for September at Falls City Middle School were: Meredith Poppe, eighth grade, Monica McCartney, seventh grade, and Maggie McNeely, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

Teachers vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Maggie McNeely is the sixth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Erik and Sandra McNeely. Maggie is a polite student that is very cooperative, courteous, and knows how to listen and complete work on time. It is quite evident that she enjoys being active and involved.  She participates in band and chorus. Maggie stays active outside of school with CCD, Falls City Travelers, and soccer.

Monica McCartney is the seventh grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of James McCartney and Sarah Feighner.  Her teachers tell us that Monica sets an example by being a great listener and an active participant. She is already active or planning on participating in volleyball, basketball, band, chorus, and show choir.  Monica is active in softball, soccer, and gymnastics outside of the school day.

Meredith Poppe is the eighth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Brian and Kristen Poppe. Meredith is described as a very good leader and student. She treats everyone with respect and is willing to help other students along the way. She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, chorus, show choir, band, and Clown Troupe.  Outside of school, Meredith participates in her church group, traveler’s softball and summer volleyball.  

The students who received honorable mention for September include: Alexis Sutton, Trey McAfee, Tarcis Coronado, Samantha Wissmann, Keegan Hunzeker, Elise Nycum, Brody Bindle, Jacob Joy, Zach Petry, Katelen Chestnut, Rudy Vrtiska, Regan Deckinger, Kaley Santora, and Randee Glander.

 

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Students of the Month

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May

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The students of the month for May at Falls City Middle School were: Kyle Leafty, eighth grade, Noah Milam, seventh grade, and Ellicyn Gilkerson, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Ellicyn Gilkerson is the sixth grade student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Tedd and Becky Gilkerson.  Ellicyn was nominated because she strives to improve each day and enjoys helping others.Ellicyn appreciates how everyone is a close-knit group at the Falls City Middle School. Her favorite subject is social studies. Ellicyn has received recognition for her art projects. She has also achieved success on the track and field, as she will represent the sixth grade in several events for the Elk’s Lodge Youth Track Meet.

Outside of school, Ellicyn enjoys playing softball and is a member of 4-H. Her favorite movie is Pitch Perfect and she enjoys eating at A & G!

Noah Milam is the seventh grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Max and Michelle Milam. His teachers nominated Noah because he is anoutstanding student in the classroom, and is involved in numerous extra curricular activities. His favorite classes are math and science. Noah is active in football, basketball, track, band, chorus, and show choir. Noah appreciates being able to play sports at the Falls City Middle School. He has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Outside of school, Noah participates in traveling basketball, Jr. Midget and traveling baseball. He is a member of the First Christian Church. While Noah was unable to name a favorite movie, he will gladly sit down to watch any movie with a sports theme. His favorite place to eat is Breezy Hill Cafe!

Kyle Leafty is the eighth grade student of the month for May. He is the son of Jackie Leafty.  Kyle is described as a hard working student in class and demonstrates the willingness to help others. He is an active participant in student activities. His favorite class is Algebra. Kyle is active in cross-country, basketball, and track.  Kyle appreciates the kindness that is shown by the teachers and students at the Falls City Middle School. He continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Kyle has also received awards for his art projects and has been selected for the Big Red Stars honor.

Outside of school, Kyle participates in church youth group activities and travelers basketball. Kyle’s favorite movie is The Grey and his favorite place to eat is La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant!

The students who received honorable mention for May include: Mary Patnode, Ryan Chab, Zayne Heckenlively, Bailey Armbruster, Aaron Kurpgeweit, Brooke Lotter, Bailey Gilkerson, Taylor Bachman, Jordyn Bomar, Zach Petry, Elle Findlay, Brittney Radley, Austin Babb, Chaydyn Butler, Bryan Bassett, Brody Bindle, Gabriel Romo, Hailey Buchner, and Elissa Justus.

 

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The students of the month for April at Falls City Middle School were: Koner Hogue, eighth grade,  Tavia Bruxellas , seventh grade, and Grayson Hayes, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Grayson Hayes is the sixth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Charles Hayes.  Grayson was nominated because he is consistently striving to do his best. Grayson enjoys the classes, socializing with people, and learning at the Falls City Middle School. While he enjoys all of his core classes, his favorite subject is social studies. Grayson has received recognition for honor roll and ABBIT. He also won the local competition of the National Geographic School Bee, and went on to finish in 15th place in the state level competition. That competition had 100 finalists from across the state from grade 6 through 8.

Outside of school, Grayson enjoys reading, fishing, bicycling, and playing board games. Grayson’s favorite movie is Slumdog Millionaire, and his favorite place to eat is Runza!  

Tavia Bruxellas is the seventh grade student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Vanji and Paulo Bruxellas. Her teachers nominated Tavia because she is an outstanding student in the classroom, and has quickly become involved in numerous extra curricular activities. Her favorite classes are history and science. Tavia is active in volleyball, basketball, track, band, and chorus. She was also a member of the cast for the recent high school musical. Tavia appreciates having the opportunity to be involved in the multiple activities at the Falls City Middle School. She has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Outside of school, Tavia attends Faith Westwood and Humboldt Christian Churches, volunteers at Together Inc. Food Pantry, and takes piano lessons. Tavia received a Superior rating for her solo in band, and received the Standard of Excellence Award in band. She is also the recipient of the Timothy Award given by the AWANA organization. Tavia’s favorite movie is The Sound of Music, and her favorite place to eat is Runza!

Koner Hogue is the eighth grade student of the month for April. He is the son of Don and Terri Hogue.  Koner is described as a hard working student in class and an active participant in student activities. His favorite class is math. He is active in football, basketball, track, band, chorus, show choir, quiz bowl, Clown Troupe, and FCA. Koner appreciates the teachers and the chance to move from class to class at the Falls City Middle School. He continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Outside of school, Koner participates in Legion baseball and other sporting opportunities. Koner’s favorite movie is 42 and his favorite place to eat is The Great China Buffet!

The students who received honorable mention for April include:

Hailey Buchner, Chloe Thompson, Brookelynne Patnode, Chaydyn Butler, Noah Milam, Randee Glander, Jordyn Bomar, Brittney Radley, Austin Babb, Elle Findlay, Rylee Scholl, Morgan Bletscher, Kirstyn Carter, Mary Patnode, Ben Bauman, Zayne Heckenlively, Brady Lotter, Brooke Lotter, Bailey Armbruster, Tyler Ebel, and Ryan Chab.

 

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The students of the month for March at Falls City Middle School were: Hannah Pfohl, eighth grade, Meredith Poppe, seventh grade, and Jessica Burns, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents.  

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months. 

Jessica Burns is the sixth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Clay Burns and Anna and Raphael Thompson.  Jessica was nominated because she has shown great progress in the classroom, completing homework on a regular basis and continuing to be very helpful in the classroom. She also stays after school to improve her math skills. Jessica appreciates her teachers and friends at the Falls City Middle School. Her favorite subject is science. Jessica participates in band and chorus. She has received recognition for perfect attendance.

Jessica stays active outside of school with softball and basketball. Jessica’s favorite movie is Oz, The Great and Powerful, and her favorite place to eat is The Great China Buffet!  

Meredith Poppe is the seventh grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Brian and Kristen Poppe. Her teachers nominated Meredith because she is an outstanding student in the classroom, and a team player on the basketball team. She has demonstrated the willingness to play whatever role she needed to for the betterment of the team. Her favorite class is science. Meredith is active in volleyball, basketball, track, band, chorus, and Clown Troupe. Meredith appreciates being able to switch classes and having all of the activities to choose from at the Falls City Middle School. She has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Outside of school, Meredith participates in church activities, as well as traveling softball, basketball, and volleyball teams. Her favorite movie is The Lucky One, and her favorite place to eat is Frosty Queen!

Hannah Pfohl is the eighth grade student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Jeff and Sara Pfohl.  Hannah is described as really working hard to participate in class and to be an academic leader for other students to emulate. She actively encourages students in the classroom to participate during classroom discussions and encourages other students to perform at their best. Her favorite classes are Spanish and band. She is active in band. Hannah appreciates the teachers and the chance to have different exploratory classes at the Falls City Middle School. She continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Outside of school, Hannah loves swimming at the Falls City Aquatic Center. Hannah’s favorite movie is Timothy Green and her favorite place to eat is Subway!

The students who received honorable mention for March include:  Jordyn Curtis, Elissa Justus, Tavia Bruxellas, Bailey Gilkerson, Hailey Buchner, Lexus Robinson,  Kyle Leafty, Christopher Cochran, Jordyn Bomar,  Mary Patnode, Jessica Burns, and Jocelyn Foster.

 

 

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The students of the month for February at Falls City Middle School were: Megan Eickhoff, eighth grade, Dylan Sutton, seventh grade, and Jordyn Curtis, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings. 

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months. 

Jordyn Curtis is the sixth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Ryan Curtis and Ryonee McCann. Jordyn is described as an active, hardworking student, that strives to improve everyday. Jordyn appreciates being with her friends at the Falls City Middle School. Her favorite subject is math. Jordyn participates in chorus.  She has also participated in the Richardson County Spelling Bee, placing second. Jordyn is an honor roll student, that has also been recognized for perfect attendance and has received awards for her art work. 

Jordyn stays active outside of school with softball, volleyball, and basketball. She is a member of the Christian Church. Jordyn’s favorite movie is Hop, and her favorite place to eat is Frosty Queen!  

Dylan Sutton is the seventh grade student of the month for February. He is the son of Shane and Alisha Sutton. His teachers describe Dylan as a good student academically, that is active in class discussions. His favorite classes are math and physical education. Dylan is active in football, basketball, track, band, chorus, and quiz bowl. Dylan appreciates getting a great education at the Falls City Middle School. He has achieved recognition for ABBIT and honor roll every quarter. 

Dylan is active in church activities, as well as baseball and scouting. His favorite food is chicken, and his favorite place to eat is A & G Restaurant!  

 

Megan Eickhoff is the eighth grade student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Darren and Donna Eickhoff.  Megan is described as a quiet, hardworking student that does very well academically. Her favorite class is algebra. She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, chorus, show choir, and Clown Troupe. Megan appreciates the teachers and staff at the Falls City Middle School, as well as the variety of classes that are offered.  She continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists. Megan was also recognized at the Big Red Stars Event.

Outside of school, Megan participates in 4-H, traveling softball, club volleyball and club basketball. She has received a silver medal in Livestock Judging through 4-H competition. Megan’s favorite movie is Remember the Titans and her favorite place to eat is A & G Restaurant!

The students who received honorable mention for February include: Morgan Bletscher,  Gabe Romo, Tavia Bruxellas, Dylan Frederick,  Brittney Radley, Hannah Pfohl , Aubrey Davis, Brooklyn Romine, Tyler Harms, Brett Foster, Bailey Gilkerson, Josie Crofford, Aaron Kurpgeweit, and Annie Moreno.

 

January

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The students of the month for January at Falls City Middle School were: Bryan Sickel, eighth grade, Katie Stoller, seventh grade, and Josie Crofford, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Josie Crofford is the sixth grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Matthew and Anne Crofford. Josie is described as an active, hardworking student, that is friendly to everyone. Josie appreciates the teachers, classes, and all the activities at the Falls City Middle School. Her favorite subject is social studies. Josie participates in band, chorus, and Clown Troupe.  She has also participated in the Geographic Bee. Josie is an ABBIT and honor roll student.

 

Josie stays active outside of school with softball and basketball. Josie’s favorite movie is The Hunger Games, and, her favorite place to eat is Sonic Restaurant!  

Katie Stoller is the seventh grade student of the month for January. She is the daughter of Mike and Joleen Stoller. Her teachers say Katie does very well academically, gets along with classmates and is respectful to everyone. Her favorite class is math. Katie is active in volleyball, basketball, track, band, chorus, show choir, and quiz bowl. Katie appreciates being able to switch classes and having lockers at the Falls City Middle School. She has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Katie is a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and participates in Falls City Recreation softball during the summer. Her favorite movie is Pitch Perfect, and her favorite place to eat is Frosty Queen!

 

 Bryan Sickel is the eighth grade student of the month for January. He is the son of Randy and Beth Sickel.  Bryan is described as a quiet, hardworking student that does well in class. His favorite class is physical education. He is active in football, basketball, track, and chorus. Bryan appreciates the teachers at the Falls City Middle School. He continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Outside of school, Bryan participates in baseball, and church activities. Bryan’s favorite movie is Shooter and his favorite place to eat is Mutt and Jeff’s!

The students who received honorable mention for January include:  Brody Bindle, Dylan Sutton, Emma Beckner, Tavia Bruxellas, Darcy Snethen, Chris Cochran, Meredith Poppe, Ellie Gilkerson, Azra Ballman, Hannah Pfohl, Grayson Hayes, Noah Milam, Aubrey Davis, Brett Foster, and Austin Babb.

 

December 2012

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The students of the month for December at Falls City Middle School were: Barbara Wilhide, eighth grade, Rudy Vrtiska, seventh grade, and Keegan Hunzeker, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Keegan Hunzeker is the sixth grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Bob and Angie Hunzeker. Keegan is described as an active, hardworking student, that is friendly to everyone. Keegan appreciates being able to switch classes and eating at the salad bar at the Falls City Middle School. His favorite subjects are math and science. Keegan participates in band, chorus, and Clown Troupe.  He is also a student manager for football and wrestling. Keegan is an ABBIT and honor roll student.

Keegan stays active outside of school with baseball, wrestling, and church activities. Keegan’s favorite movie is the Star Wars Saga, and while he enjoys eating macaroni and cheese, his favorite place to eat is A & G Restaurant!  

Rudy Vrtiska is the seventh grade student of the month for December. He is the son of Kim and Kris Vrtiska. His teachers say Rudy is doing a great job  academically, getting along with classmates and being respectful to everyone. His favorite class is math. Rudy is active in football, basketball, and track. Rudy appreciates being able to switch classes at the Falls City Middle School. He has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Rudy is a member of the First United Methodist Church and participates in travelers baseball. His favorite movie is Blindside. He loves to eat ribs and his favorite place to eat is Runza!

Barbara Wilhide is the eighth grade student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Don and Holly Wilhide.  Barbara is described as a quiet, hardworking student that does well in class and demonstrates a willingness to help others. Her favorite classes are algebra, art and band. She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, chorus, band, show choir, and FCA. Barbara appreciates the opportunities to do more hands-on learning projects at the Falls City Middle School. She continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Outside of school, Barbara participates in softball, youth group, and book club. Barbara’s favorite movie is Strictly Ballroom and her favorite place to eat is Subway!

The students who received honorable mention for December include:

Gretchen Fritz, Josie Crofford, Bryan Bassett, Hannah Kirkendall, Chaydyn Butler, Leslie Vitosh, Jordyn Bomar, Noah Milam, Haylee Vice, Parker Thompson, Austin Cochran, and Josie Nolte.

 

 

November 2012

 

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The students of the month for November at Falls City Middle School were: Jessi Schuetz, eighth grade, Jocelyn Foster, seventh grade, and Cade Schawang, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings. 

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

Cade Schawang is the sixth grade student of the month for November. He is the son of Dan and Kristi Schawang. Cade is described as an excellent student, hardworking and friendly to everyone. Cade appreciates the teachers and other students at the Falls City Middle School, as well as, changing classes for different subjects and having the option of hot lunch or salad bar. His favorite subjects are math and science. Cade participates in band, chorus, Clown Troupe, and Student Advisory.  He is an ABBIT and honor roll student. 

Cade stays active outside of school with baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and youth group. Cade’s favorite movie is Facing the Giants, and while he enjoys eating a lot of hamburger pizza, his favorite place to eat is Sonic!  

Jocelyn Foster is the seventh grade student of the month for November. Jocilyn's mother is Rachel Foster, her step-father is Michael Fritz and father Kevin Foster.  Her teachers describe Jocelyn as an example of what SOTM should be.  She is a respectful, kind, and a very hard working student.Her favorite class is science. Jocelyn is active in chorus and cheerleading. Jocelyn appreciates the kindness of her classmates at the Falls City Middle School. She has received recognition for ABBIT.

Jocelyn is a member of the Girl Scouts. Her favorite movie is New Moon. She loves to eat chicken and her favorite place to eat is also at Sonic!

Jessi Schuetz is the eighth grade student of the month for November. He is the son of Kelli and Art Dean.  Jessi is described as a hard working student that does well in class. His favorite class is math. He is active in football, basketball, track, chorus, and band. Jessi enjoys the teachers, his fellow students, and the positive atmosphere at the Falls City Middle School. He continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Jessi has also received art contest awards.  Outside of school, he participates in Falls City Recreation baseball and travelers basketball.  Jessi’s favorite movie isThe Patriot. He’ll eat almost any kind of pizza and his favorite place to eat is at A & G restaurant! 

The students who received honorable mention for November include:

Chaydyn Butler, Sophia Gilsdorf, Hannah Pfohl, Tyler Harms, Gretchen Fritz, Rylie Sailors, Hannah Kirkendall, Rudy Vrtiska, Shane Cochran, Keegan Hunzeker , Noah Milam, Austin Cochran, Collin Cook, Hailey Campbell, Bryan Sickel,  Jordyn Bomar, and Barbara Wilhide

 

 

October 2012

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The students of the month for October at Falls City Middle School were: Sydney Brewer, eighth grade, Rylee Scholl, seventh grade, and Monica McCartney, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months. 

Monica McCartney is the sixth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Jim McCartney and Sarah Feighner. Monica is described as an excellent student, that is hardworking and friendly to everyone. Monica enjoys the spaciousness of the building and the nice teachers at the Falls City Middle School. Her favorite subject is English, and she participates in band and chorus. Monica is an ABBIT and honor roll student.

Monica stays active outside of school with softball, soccer, and gymnastics. Her team was the season and tournament champions in the Falls City Recreation Softball League this past summer. Monica enjoys the music of Taylor Swift and would never turn down an opportunity to eat at Subway!

Rylee Scholl is the seventh grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Dennis Miller, and Benjie Scholl. Her teachers describe Rylee as energetic, well organized, polite and respectful to peers and teachers. She is very studious, helpful to others, and a joy to be around. Her favorite classes are math and social studies. She is already active or planning on participating in volleyball, basketball, track, band, chorus, show choir, and quiz bowl. Rylee appreciates the teachers and the lunches at the Falls City Middle School. She has received recognition for ABBIT and honor roll.

Rylee is a member of Team Nebraska Softball, where she has been a part of numerous tournament championships. She enjoys the music of Hunter Hayes and her favorite place to eat is at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant!

Sydney Brewer is the eighth grade student of the month for October. She is the daughter of Mark and Becky Brewer. Sydney is described as a hard worker, who stays on task, and always hands assignments and projects in on time. Her favorite classes are art and math. She is active in volleyball, basketball, chorus, show choir, and quiz bowl. Sydney enjoys the variety of classes and being able to be with her friends at the Falls City Middle School. She continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Sydney has also been awarded 1st place in a library art contest.  She participates in Falls City Recreation softball, and 4-H.  Sydney’s favorite singer is Carrie Underwood and she enjoys eating at the Great China Buffet!

The students who received honorable mention for October include:Bryan Bassett, Sophia Gilsdorf, Hannah Pfohl, Zachary Petry, Brady Lotter, Gretchen Fritz, Kyle Leafty, Grayson Hayes, Layla Licon, Taylor Bachman, Keegan Hunzeker, Jocelyn Foster, Bailey Armbruster, Stephen Epperson, and Erik Eickhoff.

 

September 2012

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The students of the month for September at Falls City Middle School were: Alyssa Frederick, eighth grade, Sophia Gilsdorf, seventh grade, and Jake Joy, sixth grade. Each pupil received a T-shirt printed with the Student of the Month logo. The shirts are compliments of Stripes and Signs. The Elks Club will sponsor a complimentary meal during Youth Week for all this year’s student of the month recipients and their parents. 

 To receive student of the month, students must first be nominated by one of their teachers. The criteria for nomination this year once again focuses on the 212 degree message. The teachers are continuously looking for the students that give the extra degree. The student demonstrates extra effort by being an exemplary student. Someone who internalizes the truth that is “Not enough to be good when you have the ability to be BETTER!” Each month the teachers will choose an individual from each grade that were identified as a 212 degree student and met the criteria. This includes: turning work in on time, exemplary behavior everywhere, goes out of their way to help peers, good grades and/or improvement; always showing effort, active and/or involved in the community, leadership accomplishments: academic, athletic, or in the community, school attendance, positive attitude toward others, honest and trustworthy, cooperative and dependable, helpful to teachers, positive attitude toward school, and considerate of other’s feelings.

 On the day of voting for student of the month, the teachers meet before school and vote by private balloting. To win student of the month, one student must receive a majority of the votes. Those who don’t win are given honorable mention and are eligible in future months.

 Jake Joy is the sixth grade student of the month for September. He is the son of Ray and Pam Joy. Jake is a polite student that is very cooperative, courteous, and knows how to listen and complete work on time. It is quite evident that he enjoys being active and involved. Jake enjoys switching to different classrooms and teachers at the Falls City Middle School. His favorite subjects are social studies and industrial technology. Jake is an ABBIT and honor roll student. Recently, he was recognized for having above standard and perfect scores on last year’s MAP testing. 

Jake stays active outside of school with baseball, football, basketball, hunting, fishing and church activities. He is a member of 4-H and enjoys watching tractor pulls and NASCAR.  

 Jake has also received the Presidential Award.  Jake’s favorite movie is “Cowboys and Aliens” and enjoys eating at Frosty Queen!

Sophia Gilsdorf is the seventh grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Randy and Mary Gilsdorf.  Her teachers tell us that Sophia sets an example by being a great listener, an active participant, and a willing helper in class. Her favorite class is science. She is already active or planning on participating in cross country, basketball, track, band, and chorus. Sophia appreciates the teachers and her classmates at the Falls City Middle School, noting the safe atmosphere. She has received recognition for ABBIT, honor roll and perfect attendance.

Sophia was also recognized as a student of the month as a sixth grader. She is active in church activities and summer softball. Her favorite movie is “Spirit” and she enjoys eating at Subway! 

Alyssa Frederick is the eighth grade student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Keith and Julie Frederick. Alyssa is described as a very good leader and student. She helps out and has a good sense of humor. She treats everyone with respect and is willing to help other students along the way. Her favorite classes are math and English.  She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, chorus, show choir, band, FCA, student advisory and quiz bowl. Alyssa enjoys being able to switch classes at the Falls City Middle School. She continues to be recognized on the honor roll and ABBIT lists.

Alyssa has received the student of the month honor all three years of middle school. She participates in traveler’s softball and elite club volleyball.  Alyssa’s favorite movie is “The Hunger Games” and she enjoys eating at the Great China Buffet!

The students who received honorable mention for September include: Brittney Radley, Cade Schawang, Meredith Poppe, Mary Patnode, Gretchen Fritz, BryanSickel, Grayson Hayes, Zach Petry, Emma Beckner, Alex Rathje, Jordyn Bomar, Bailey Armbruster and Regan Deckinger.