BIG SKY – As part of its Student of the Month/Terrific Kids of the Month program, the Big Sky School District honored four students in October for their ability to show respect to classmates and teachers.

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

An announcement is made over the intercom, and the students are called into the office to be congratulated. In addition, the k-5 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 Terrific Kid of the Month – First grade student Dylan Manka

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As a hardworking first grader who always follows directions, Dylan Manka was a clear choice. Dylan is kind to friends and is a very responsible student. She always has a wonderful attitude, kind words, and a smiling face to offer her classmates and teachers. Terrific work this month, Dylan!

3-5 Terrific Kid of the Month – Fourth grade students Kelcie Bassett and Gus Hammond

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In a fourth grade class full of respectful students, two individuals were recognized by their peers as being role Gus_Hammond_4th_grademodels of respect. Kelcie Bassett and Gus Hammond practice honesty, compassion, equality, and resourcefulness. They treat others as they want to be treated, are loyal, and are able to find the courage to make mistakes without putting up a fit or causing distractions. Kelcie and Gus are commended for practicing these skills daily in and out of the classroom.

Ophir Middle School Student of the Month – Sixth grade student Chloe Hammond

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Chloe Hammond does a wonderful job showing respect to teachers and classmates alike. This respect is a two-way street since she is also well liked and respected by all. Chloe listens to others, treats others kindly, and demonstrates good manners. Thank you Chloe, and congratulations!

Lone Peak High School Student of the Month – Ninth grade student Jackson Wade

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Jackson Wade travels LPHS hallways exuding respect everyday. He is purposeful in his respectful interactions with both his teachers and his peers. He makes our school a better place by modeling this characteristic and showing others that individual greatness can be accomplished by respecting others.