BIG SKY – As part of its Student of the Month program, the Big Sky School District honored four students in November for exemplifying caring. 

Teachers choose two “students of the month” from kindergarten through fourth grades and two in middle and high school, recognizing them based on a different theme every month.

The students are honored during an assembly before teachers and fellow students. In addition, the k-4 honorees are rewarded with a burger from The Corral, and the chosen middle and high school students get pizza from Blue Moon Bakery.

K-2 Student of the Month – Marley Chapin, kindergarten

Marley Chapin

Marley Chapin

Marley’s teachers and classmates appreciate her empathetic nature and the way she checks in to make sure everyone is doing well. Marley is willing to help a friend who needs a little pick-me-up, and you can often find her in school with a smile on her face and a little pep in her step. Way to go Marley!

3-4 Student of the Month – Madeline Mars, third grade

Maddie Mars

Maddie Mars

Maddie exemplifies the trait of caring throughout the school day. Not only does she care for her peers, but she also cares greatly about her schoolwork and accomplishing tasks that are bestowed upon her. Maddie demonstrates caring for peers by checking in with students that might be down or in need of help. Pride in her work is another example of how Maddie shows that she cares about the effort she puts in. Thank you Maddie for being a role model for us all, and showing us how to be caring individuals!

Ophir Middle School Student of the Month – Kyan Smit, sixth grade

Kyan Smit

Kyan Smit

Kyan exemplifies the character trait of caring in the way he relates to his classmates and approaches his schoolwork. Kyan is an exceptional student who strives to better himself academically, and is very empathetic toward his peers and teachers. He is often seen checking in on his fellow classmates and is genuinely concerned about their well-being. Why is Kyan November’s Student of the Month? It’s simple, he cares.  Congratulations, Kyan on a job well done!

Lone Peak High School Student of the Month – Rhett Leuzinger, 10th grade

Rhett Leuzinger

Rhett Leuzinger

What does it mean to be caring? You have concern for the well-being of others; give of yourself without expecting anything in return; show respect to people around you; are kind to everyone and don’t exclude others from activities; and you listen to what others have to say. Rhett demonstrates all of these behaviors.

In school, Rhett shows concern for others by helping them better understand concepts in class, and is one of the most respectful young men we know. Often times it’s easier to sit back and do your own thing, rather than worry about what is going on around you – we are happy that we don’t see that behavior in Rhett. Rhett is simply a kind person.