Research has shown that much of who we are is shaped by our experiences throughout our lives. As we navigate childhood, what we experience slowly shapes our view on the world around us. We develop who we are, what we like and dream about who we want to become all based on the positive and negative experiences we have. For some, a negative experience will deter us from working through a challenging situation while others, with the proper support will fight through the uncomfortable feelings and find a way to succeed.
We call this stick-with-it-ness: Grit.
In a world that provides instant gratification in almost any situation, people who have “grit” will be able to overcome the times where answers are not readily available, or a challenge at home or at work seems overwhelming. Grit is what helps us take any situation and turn it into a positive outcome.
The following two students are being recognized by their teachers as being students who have characteristics that show us that no matter what life has faced them or will face them, they have the character, grit, determination and work ethic to come out happy, healthy and successful in whatever they choose to do.
For their efforts, the following two students will receive a certificate for March Student of the month, along with a free lunch from one of our restaurants downtown.
In junior high, the following student was recognized by her teachers as being conscientious, accepting of others, considerate, inclusive of everyone and always does her best. For her hard work, passion for learning and great work ethic would Karlie Maack congratulations on your Student of the Month reward.
The following senior high student continues to show underclassman how hard work, a positive attitude and a love of learning pays off. This student has a desire to learn and is attentive, gleaning new knowledge wherever she can. She is intelligent and understands complex issues and can carry on a conversation about them. She notices when her classmates need help and helps where she can. She is true to her word and herself. For her hard work, passion for learning, great work ethic, and humble heart would Joan Maunumaki congratulations on your Student of the Month reward.
Left-Right: Karlie Maack, Principal Moore, & Joan Maunumaki
Our school is full of students who share these student’s passion for learning and shine bright on a daily basis. Know we are watching and are thankful for what you do for this school and our community. Karlie and Joan, thank you for your hard work, your caring and thoughtful actions, and your continuous effort in striving for success. Congratulation you two!
Students of the Month
Once a month we will take the time to recognize students who show the Ashby way on a continuous basis. The two students have been recognized by their teachers as students who have stood out amongst their peers to show the school and community the true meaning of dedication, passion, and hard work.