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Date published: 1/21/2013

Head Start

Students of the Week were Madison Parker, Noah Margwarth, Malisa Nguyen, Jadira Montenegro-Martinez, Chris-topher Keating Jr., Diana Rivera-Montiel, Amanda Mezquita, Adeysha Proudie, Jalaisha Rock, Elaina Lopez, Devin Sheaff, Tiana King-McKay, Kaelyn Hill, Roque Ortiz-Cortes and Jasmine Pardue.

--Alice Thompson

Rockhill Elementary

The following students are Fifth-grade Math Problem Solving Challenge winners for December:

First place--Matthew Mooney, Mason Oberle, Caroline Watts

Second place--Meghan Brown, Tyler Cornwell, Noah Hernandez, Christopher Kushner, Edward Ware, Jason Wilkie

Third place--Alexandra Barch, Jillian Brence, Nabil Collison-Cofie, Emily Hayward, Keith Mankin, Angel Clarke.

The Noteworthy Select Choir of Rockhill Elementary School, under the direction of music teacher Kara List, performed for the SCPS central office staff in the school board chambers on Dec. 19.

--Pat Johnston

Widewater Elementary

The Geography Bee was held Jan. 7. The following students participated: Tyler Sivia, Natalie Hendrix, Marian Kamara, Fathiyah Eyiowuawi, Logan Williams, Adam Echane, Ben Kennedy, Riley Hensley, Zahra Sajjadi and Andre Nesbit.

Winners are as follows:

First place--Andre Nesbit

Second place--Tyler Sivia

Third place--Adam Echane.

The school winner, fourth-grade, Andre Nesbit, will take a written round that will be submitted to the regional competition. Destine Bradshaw is the Focus teacher and judges were Angela Ewald, Chad Armstrong and Kristen McKinney-Nash.

Counselor Melissa Greene recognized the following students for their acts of kindness which was the word of the month for December: Johnan Casiano, Joellaine Duku, Janiya Johnson, Jelsy Kameliz, Eduardo Echeverria, Samato Sok, Hannah Hearn, Delon Pressley, Christian Watson, Evelin Portillo, Faith Mulder, Aiyanna Corbin, Kenneth Carcamo, Darian Years, Keyla Rodriguez, Cheyenne Smith, Emma Schubnel, Emma Gietek, Zara Nti-Brew, Karal Alvarez, Trina Cox, Pamela Benavides-Barahona, Jade Buckles, Davian Garcia, Patrick Sullivan, AJ Gryder, Matthew Allen, Joash Escobar, Vanessa Merrill, Kylan McCulloch, Gus Gonzalez, Moner Ahmad, Tyrek Wright, Andrea Alvarez and Peter Stehly. Students and parents were treated to a special breakfast with a presentation of medals and a book made for each honored student by their classmates.

--Nancy Brothers

Stafford Middle

Michaela Johnson, seventh- and eighth-grade resource teacher, is the 2013 Teacher of the Year. Michaela was chosen by her peers. Cathy Washington, seventh-grade math teacher, and Rebecca Richey, sixth-grade math teacher, were also nominated.

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