At Thursday night’s Grayson County School Board meeting held at Lawler Elementary School, Lawler Principal Alicia Brooks recognized several students for academic achievement, displaying a strong school work ethic, showing leadership qualities, along with other noteworthy student attributes.
Those honored by Brooks were:
- Mollie Mertz – For her remarkable work ethic and desire to learn. She is always smiling and keeps her peers on task, and has improved her reading fluency by more than 30 words per minute.
- Serenity Sandlin – For her tremendous progress in reading RTI; her STAR Reading score has greatly improved and her reading fluency has increased by more than 60 words per minute. Additionally, she has met all RTI goals.
- Adam Jordan – For his hard work and never giving up. He is sweet-natured and has made progress toward reading goals. He has also learned 50 new sight words.
- Mallorie Helm – For her tremendous progress in reading RTI; her STAR Reading score has greatly improved and she has learned over 150 new sight words. Her reading fluency has increased by 37 words per minute and she has met all RTI goals.
- Carlee Denham – For her hard work, and the fact that she NEVER gives up. She is always positive and is the “teacher” in her group, as she comes in and sets up materials for others. She has also made progress toward reading goals.
- Audree Pennington – For being a self-starter, goal-driven achiever. She has increased almost two grade levels on STAR Reading.
- Rylee Hodge – For being a true Lawler leader and having a remarkable work ethic. His STAR Reading score has greatly improved and he has made excellent progress toward reading goals.
- Ethan Johnson – For developing the ability to be a self-starter and sharpening his focus. He has grown in his ability to complete reading tasks and has made tremendous growth in STAR Reading.
- Tessa Cummings – For being proactive in taking charge of her learning. She has made great gains with her phonics skills and her reading fluency has increased.
- Maddie Hardin – For always being ready to work and put forth her best effort. She has made good progress toward her reading goals.
- Zack Helphenstine – For increasing two grade levels on STAR Reading. He always has a positive attitude and continuously encourages his peers.
- Keith Norder – For always persevering and never giving up. He has made great progress with his reading skills, specifically with multi-syllabic words.
- Isaac Baxter – For always working hard and always having a positive attitude. He has made great gains in reading comprehension.
- Tripp Saltsman – For being the first student at Lawler to ever complete multiplication and division in the Timez Attack program. He also met his RTI goals.
- Carlee Denham – For being one of the hardest working students his teacher has ever had. She met all of her math RTI goals and made huge growth on her STAR Math as well.
- Paris Higdon – For making huge gains this year in math RTI. He became the “second teacher” in his teacher’s room. She learned that math could be fun even when it’s hard.
- Shelby Hester – For making huge gains in math RTI this year. She was always ready to see her teacher every day. She likes to be goofy and silly but learned to buckle down and concentrate on her math skills.
The following students were recognized for exemplary growth in STAR Reading/Math by increasing two proficiency levels:
- Grade 3 reading – Leland Logsdon, Madison Viers and Audree Pennington
- Grade 3 math – Madison Viers, Kailey Willis, Prestin Childs, and Mallory Decker
- Grade 4 math – Chloe Shartzer
- Grade 5 reading – Shelby Meredith, Aidan Winchell, JJ Anderson, Corvain Clark, Brayden Jones, Wyatt Robinson, Wynsten Woosley, and Nivea Fegett.
- Grade 5 math – Wynsten Woosley, Lily Kane and Dawson Childress
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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