The staff of Cold Lake Middle School believes that every child is worthy of praise and that every child has a special gift worth noting. The CLMS recognition program recognizes and honors the achievements of our students in academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership within CLMS school community.
Hornet awards can be given out by all staff member to students who have been “caught” in the act of doing something positive, following the behavior matrix. Hornet awards are located in the office. A draw will be done at the end of each week; the winner will receive a $2 coupon to the concession.
CLASSROOM RECOGNITION Grades 4-8
Classroom awards are given out at the end of the year by homeroom teachers to each student to showcase their positive attributes. There is a key notion of unconditional recognition of all students. All students possess strengths and are encouraged to reach their potential. Staff at CLMS aid with student growth, encourage ongoing development, one based on effort, seeking challenges, taking risks, seeing failure as part of the learning process. We also believe there needs to be recognition of achievement and excellence in all aspects of school life.
SOME AREAS OF STUDENT SUCCESS RECOGNITION
Academic Excellence: Students in grade 5-8 who have achieved top standing (exemplary) in all four core subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.
Academic Merit: recognizes students that show tremendous educational growth, improvement, commitment to or intellectual development in their academic subjects. This award encourages and rewards students who work hard and give their best effort in school, often in the face of various challenges to learning.
In Leadership and citizenship: Students are recognized for displaying the core virtues at CLMS of empathy, respect, tolerance, fairness, self-control, conscience, and kindness. By exhibiting good citizenship skills, these students are showing that they are productive and caring members of society.
Active Living: Students are recognized for their skills in a variety of sports, intramural participation, peer support, school spirit, teamwork, and improvement.
Band: This award is presented to the student(s) who, through commitment, diligence, enthusiasm, and musical achievement, has made an outstanding contribution to the band program.
Drama: This award is presented to the student(s) who, through commitment, enthusiasm, and ability, has made an outstanding contribution to the drama program. He/she has shown leadership in the cast dynamics from rehearsal to final production in the Christmas concert and/or Spring Play.