Second Quarter Award Assembly February 13th
Quarterly Spirit Award Recognition
Academic achievement and character development provide the foundation for a student’s preparation to compete in a global society. Positive reinforcement motivates good students to strive even harder and attain even more. Malcolm’s Spirit Awards were designed to recognize students excelling in academic, special areas and learner characteristics/personal responsibility.
- Principal’s Honor – It is Malcolm’s highest honor for students who demonstrate a thirst for knowledge and work ethic in academic and special areas. To qualify, recipients must have earned all A’s. Students will receive a certificate and a snack coupon for the cafeteria.
- Academic Stars – This award is given to students achieving all A’s and B’s on their report card. Students will receive a certificate and a Chick-fil-a coupon.
- GEMS (Group of Exceptional Malcolm Students) – This award is presented to no more than three students from each class, who (with supports) show consistent improvement in demonstrating school-wide rules: Respect Ourselves, respect others and respect property. Additionally these students continuously model perseverance, courtesy, respect, responsibility and honesty (our character Cut-outs). Students will receive a certificate and a Chick-fil-a coupon.
Congratulations to Adalyn McCarthy!
Malcolm's fifth grader McCarthy was recognized for career readiness. She attended Malcolm from prekindergarten to Grade 2, was home schooled during Grade 3 and returned to Malcolm in Grades 4 and 5. “If you talk to any one of her teachers, they will say Adalyn is a very dedicated and hardworking student who will do anything for any person at any time. Adalyn is considering pursuing a career in education,” Principal Scott Hangey said. McCarthy is already thinking about her future. “During the pandemic I found great joy in teaching others,” she said. McCarthy has received recognition for academic achievement earning principal’s honor roll and exemplifying core values earning the Student of the Month Award. At home, she enlists her younger brother and stuffed animals in playing school and she counts reading as her favorite subject. She plays the violin in the Malcolm Orchestra, is a member of Girls Who Code, the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) team and the Math Team. Outside of school, McCarthy is involved in gymnastics and plays piano.
Congratulations to Ms. Shorter!
Malcolm's first grade teacher Ms. Shorter was recognized at October's Board of Education meeting for Outstanding Employee. When students attended the Summer Boost program at The Transition School, they found it was smooth sailing. Due in no small part to Shorter, who coordinated the program at the school. “She was able to meet the needs of students, parents and staff in the completion of summer learning for elementary school students,” Malcolm Principal Scott Hangey said. At Malcolm —where she is the first grade team leader — Shorter has taken on several leadership roles including Synergy coordinator and co-chair of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee. Shorter ensures staff members stay current on technology, often training colleagues on how to use the Class Dojo system. She has prepared PowerPoint presentations and schedules one-on-one time with staff members if needed to help them better use Synergy and Class Dojo. The extra responsibility doesn’t take away from her dedication to students. “She continues to press the envelope of excellence within her classroom,” Hangey said. “She welcomes guests into her classroom to observe and freely shares her expertise with teachers both inside and outside of Malcolm Elementary School.”
Congratulations to 6 of our Malcolm Mustangs for their beautiful artwork!
30th Annual Community Bank Art Show. 3rd Grader Roselyn (pictured front center) was awarded "Most Traditional" for the whole show.