Student of the Month

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    Student of the Month Program 2020-2021

    The Student of the Month recognition program was developed in 2017 to honor students who exhibit Highlander traits.  We believe recognizing students for their personal character and extra efforts makes for a stronger SP Highlander culture and honors the student’s academic, social and emotional development in becoming their best selves in the three phases of student life.  Every other month, teachers and staff members recognize multiple students in a variety of criteria listed below. Since the program’s inception, we have acknowledged nearly 1200 of our children and formed stronger relationship with them and their families. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recognition ceremonies will be VIRTUAL this year and will be posted on the Shadle webpage. 

    2020-2021 Ceremonies Posted:                  Staff Nominations Due by 12:00 p.m.:

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020                      Friday, December 4, 2020

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021                            Friday, January 22, 2021

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021                              Friday, March 12, 2021

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021                                 Friday, May 14, 2021


    Nominating is easy – Follow a few simple steps

    Staff members are encouraged to nominate students for their skills, work ethic or accomplishments each month.  It’s simple and any staff member can do it.  Please complete an online nomination form located via the Shadle webpage (click LEARN tab, Select ADVISORY, then click on the “Student of the Month” link on the right side of the page.  Fill out the online nomination and then be sure to click the “SUBMIT” button.  Feel free to nominate as many students that deserve our acknowledgement.  Any nominations arriving after the 12:00 pm deadline will be held for the following ceremony.

    Small Change with a HUGE impact

    With the change in ceremony format to a pre-recorded LOOM video, we are excited to offer you the chance to record yourself reading your nomination of each student.  However, similar to our past events, if you prefer not to record yourself, Kirsten Guenzel will do it for you.



    Students in this category demonstrate academic achievement or show confidence to pursue higher education.  These students have improved or maintained their academic standing, i.e. test scores, GPA, AP and/or diligences.

    Career and Technology

    Students are prepared and confident to pursue specialized career training or a career after high school.  Students understand and apply current and emerging technologies.

    Examples range from a student who helps a teacher solve technological challenges to someone who is attending CTE courses to pursue a career after high school.

    Character Strong 8 Essentials

    Students will exhibit one or more of the Character Strong 8 Essentials:

    Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Humility, and Commitment


    Students will live as responsible citizens living in K.I.L.T.  K=Knowledge, I=Integrity, L=Leadership, T=Teamwork.  Examples include someone who serves in a leadership capacity in the classroom, on a team, in a club or outside of school through volunteerism

    Global Thinking

    Students are capable of accepting personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic, global environment.

    Examples include a student who speaks a world language fluently or a student who has tenaciously overcome a challenge involving change and adaptation.


    Nominated students and their Parent/Guardian will receive a personal invitation to view the recognition ceremony online.  Students of the Month will receive a certificate and school-wide recognition for their Highlander achievements, contributions and/or talents.