The Student of the Month award at Chagrin Falls Middle School acknowledges students for their outstanding performance and rewards them for their efforts. The students were chosen by seventh and eighth-grade teams to be a “Tiger of the Month.” These students exemplify the Tiger Techniques of: Think, Integrity, Grit, Effort, and Responsibility. December’s Tigers of the Month were Elizabeth Partain, Colby Wells, Alyssa Zaffiro, and Aiden Kniskern.
Elizabeth Partain is a seventh grader who is a diligent student committed to excellence in everything she does. Her dedication to the Middle School Speech and Debate team showed as she competed in Public Forum with excellent feedback during all her rounds. She is interested in the details of a problem and quickly learns from her mistakes. She brings a positive attitude to class and always presents herself with a smile. Her work is neat, on time, and she strives to do her best.
Colby Wells is described as the “whole package.” He is a seventh grader who is a kind-hearted student. He is an excellent team member who is responsible and always aims to do his best. His ever-present smile is a delight to see each day and he isn’t afraid to ask questions and receive feedback on his writing. He is an energetic student who gets along with everyone. He does a great job explaining his thinking to classmates and stays organized. His organization helps him to improve and revise his work and he always tries his best.
Alyssa Zaffiro is an eighth grader who is sweet and well-rounded. She asks great questions and has many clever insights. She participates frequently and is a pleasure to have in class. She is kind, thoughtful, and diligent. She brings a positive attitude and challenges herself every day. She is a talented violinist and is a member of the eighth-grade orchestra. She is ready for rehearsal and is a leader, consistently helping others in her section. She is also a member of the Select Choir where she comes in with a positive attitude. Whenever there is an extra project, Alyssa volunteers for the committee and ensures everything for her class and group is presented well.
Aiden Kniskern is an inquisitive and responsible eighth grader. He is easy going with peers, respectful to staff, and contributes to creating a positive learning environment. He challenges himself constantly and follows directions with a smile. He is a leader in the classroom including the English Language Arts classroom. He went above and beyond to complete the advanced stations for one of his character analysis writing assignments. This is one example of how he is always participating and acting as a leader in his classes.