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Kelly: Rewarding good student behavior in Lemont

Community Voice

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 4:10 p.m. CDT
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Cindy Kelly

As part of the middle school philosophy, successful schools provide our young adolescents with organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning.

In order to accomplish this goal, Old Quarry Middle School has developed positive behavior systems which help our students develop meaningful relationships with their peers and teachers. Our assistant principal, Shirley Kleehammer, has been instrumental in developing the Old Quarry Student of the Month Program. This program recognizes our students for the positive things they are doing in the classroom and throughout our campus.

Old Quarry Middle School houses students in grades five through eight, with a student body of approximately 1,100. Each month, two students from each grade level and one student from P.E. and one from the Encore classes are recognized as Students of the Month. 

Teams of teachers select the students based on their respect for themselves and others, their citizenship, good character, kindness toward others, effort in class and compassion for others. Pictures of the students are displayed in the Student of the Month display case and students receive a certificate, gift card and coupon toward a food item in the café or a non-food item, such as lunch in the courtyard with their friends.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Students of the Month for September and October:

5th Grade

Auguste Trakymaite

Charlotte Tolly

Gianna Vicario

Maggie Militello

6th Grade

Andrew Juarez

Bella Bercher

Danielle Hanson

Aidan Gedville

7th Grade

Nina Mardjetko

Andrew Deuschle

Jordyn Smith

Alexzandria Eytel

8th Grade

Jana Lacanlale

Paul O'Leary

Mathew Deubler

Beata Drozda


Fernando Ramos

Angela Marseille


Brianna Carlson

Anna Musarevski

Cindy Kelly is the president of the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education.

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