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Cloverdale Honors Students Of The Month For January, February 2015

by Amanda York
Staff Writer


The January students of the month were, left to right: Dakota King (CES), Ryan Heavener (CHS), and Audrie Fulkerson (CMS). (Staff Photo) The January students of the month were, left to right: Dakota King (CES), Ryan Heavener (CHS), and Audrie Fulkerson (CMS). (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale School Board met for its monthly meeting on February 9, working in the absence of board members Rob Schroer and Chris Mann.

After the meeting’s call to order and routine matters of the approval of meeting minutes and claims and financial reports were dispensed, the board moved on to communications where both January and February students of the month were honored.

The January student of the month for Cloverdale Elementary School is third grader Dakota King. Dakota is the son of Jeremy and Stacey King and lists his favorite subject as math. He enjoys reading and wrestling. When he grows up, Dakota would like to become a police officer, namely one that works with a police dog.

Mrs. Neese said, “Dakota is very deserving of being selected as our student of the month. He is always very polite and friendly, showing respect to fellow classmates and adults. He consistently puts forth his best effort on school work and is often heard saying, ‘I’m not going to quit. I’m going to keep trying!’ Dakota is certainly a winner in our class.”


The February students of the month are: Phoebe McDonald (CMS), Christopher Moghadam (CHS), and Alex Beason (CES). (Staff Photo) The February students of the month are: Phoebe McDonald (CMS), Christopher Moghadam (CHS), and Alex Beason (CES). (Staff Photo) Fifth grader Audrie Fulkerson was named student of the month for January at Cloverdale Middle School. Audrie, the daughter of Chris and Kim Fulkerson, lists her favorite subjects as art and science. In the future, she would like to attend college. She is considering a career in accounting or in animal science.

Mrs. Fidler said, “Audrey always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face each morning. She is one of my most helpful and hardworking students. Audrey perseveres through challenging classwork, never giving up or losing interest in the assignment. Audrey loves to read about animals. She often quizzes the students in our class about the interesting facts that she learns. She is a pleasure to have in class. Audrey is a great role model for her fellow fifth grade students.”

Cloverdale High School’s January student of the month was sophomore Ryan Heavener. Ryan is the son of Chris and Tricia Heavener. He lists his favorite subjects and math and English. His hobbies include basketball and engineering. His future plans are to attend a fouryear college and obtain a master’s degree.

Mrs. Sewell said, “What an awesome young man Ryan is! We are so very lucky to have a student such as Ryan at CHS. He is kind, caring, trustworthy, responsible, respectful and shows great perseverance when it comes to getting his work done at the level he wants it to be. He will only give his best effort and will not ‘settle’ for anything less. What a great student and leader Ryan is here at CHS.”

The board next moved on to hear the announcement of the February students of the month.

Alex Beason was named student of the month at Cloverdale Elementary for the month of February. He is the son of Mike and Melissa Beason and lists his favorite subject as math.

Mrs. Newton nominated Alex by saying, “Alex has a great attitude! He is very kind and polite to others. This applies to both teachers and students that Alex is around. He tries his best, works hard, and does a great job paying attention. Alex is friendly to other kids. It impresses me that Alex is so encouraging to others, too. Alex is very good about telling others, ‘Good job,’ or something like, ‘That’s okay, you’ll get it right next time.’ I think he does a nice job working hard and encouraging others in group.”

Sixth grader Phoebe Mc- Donald was named student of the month for Cloverdale Middle School for the month of February.

Phoebe is the daughter of Kristine and Troy McDonald. She lists her favorite subject as math. She sings in choir and is a member of the Destination Imagination Team. In the future she would like to attend college and become a large animal veterinarian.

Mrs. Walton said, “Phoebe is a hard worker. She chooses to complete all assignments on time, puts forth her maximum effort into every assignment, ask questions when needed, and puts in the time to study for tests. Phoebe works well with all students as a team to accomplish a goal. Phoebe is a leader in the classroom. She leads by example and has the power to motivate others to be successful. It is evident Phoebe loves to learn. She is motivated to use every opportunity to do so. She comes to school every day ready to learn and succeed. Phoebe is well behaved and has good manners. She is trustworthy in and out of the classroom. It is a joy to be her teacher.”

The February student of the month for Cloverdale High School is Christopher Moghadam, son of Hope Moghadam. Christopher is a senior and lists his favorite subjects as physics, economics, and government. His hobbies and extra-curricular activities including lifting weights, and participating in track and field, and national art honor society. His future plans are to attend Indiana State University and major in business and run track.

Mrs. Grimes said, “Chris is a very competent young man, but he has maintained a polite, humble nature in spite of his many strong academic qualities. When Chris was in my class, I enjoyed his compassionate insights and appreciated his diligent work ethic. People often describe a noteworthy individual as ‘a gentleman and a scholar.’ Chris is one of them… a gentleman and a scholar.”

After the student of the month presentations, the board heard from elementary and middle school officials on the state of ISTEP+ testing preparation and from Vivian Whitaker on Dollars for Scholars. Separate articles on these two issues will be featured in future editions of the Spencer Evening World.

With no unfinished business to attend to, the board moved on to new business where professional leave requests, field trip requests, and facility use requests were approved. Also approved was a preliminary taxable general obligation refunding bond resolution.

In the last item of the day the board approved the following personnel items:

EMPLOYMENT

•Trenton Lucas, Knoy Program Director.

RESIGNATION

•Tori Maldonado, CMS softball coach.

COACHING/ VOLUNTEER

•Neal Jordan, CHS junior varsity softball coach.

•Rob Costin, CHS volunteer varsity softball assistant coach.

•Zach Waycott, CHS volunteer track assistant coach.

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, March 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Building, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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