SCSD9 trustees recognize Students of the Month

BIG PINEY – The Sublette County School District No. 9 Board of Trustees set aside time during its April 19 meeting to honor two Students of the Month for March. Due to busy activity schedules, the Students of the Month for Big Piney middle and high schools, Jada Banks and Jafet Martinez Bravo, will be recognized next month.

Music teacher Angie Swanson presented Aria Fischer as the LaBarge Elementary School Student of the Month.

Fischer is a “pleasure” to teach in music class, Swanson told the board.

“Aria often comes to class with a smile and a hello, moving through her singing lessons with enthusiasm and heart,” said Swanson.

Fischer “loves music,” though she enjoys learning in general and “is adored by all her teachers,” Swanson added.

First-grade teacher Kati Hunt described Fischer as “special in so many ways.”

“Aria is one of the kindest kids I know and is always thinking of others,” Hunt added. “She has the best imagination. I love listening to all the knowledge she has.”

Art teacher Matt Guenthner highlighted Fischer’s confidence in the classroom.

“Aria hits the ground running once the project directions are given and always exceeds expectations,” he wrote to the board. “She also has a great personality and is amazing during group work. It is a pleasure to have her in art class.”

LaBarge combines grades for P.E. class, and teacher Dusty Dinnel remarked on Fischer’s willingness to help the younger kindergarten students during activities.

LBES Principal Amy Bell praised Fischer’s ability to connect with all her classmates.

“Aria is a ray of sunshine, always smiling and happy and she does her best,” Bell said.

Fischer works hard to pursue her goal of achieving good grades in order to go to college, Swanson said, and looked forward to watching Fischer “grow musically, academically and socially in the coming years.”

“Congratulations, Aria and keep singing.”

Big Piney Elementary second-grade teacher Megan Kershner nominated Taylor Carver as Student of the Month for March. Carver possesses “so many shining qualities that make her the perfect selection” for the award, Kershner said.

“I have loved having Taylor in my class this year,” Kershner added. “She is a stellar student and she is always a constant source of encouragement and positivity in the classroom.”

Carver is empathetic and goes out of her way to offer a helping hand, Kershner told the board.

“Taylor is often selected as our teacher helper in our classroom because I know I can count on her to help others if I can’t step in immediately,” Kershner said.

Kershner applauded Carver’s patience, a trait Carver models to her classmates and teachers.

“The process of learning is messy and it can be frustrating, but no matter what, Taylor has shown patience and a growth mindset through it all,” she said. “When a subject comes up that is a little more difficult for her, she is not afraid to dig in and work hard to learn and challenge herself.”

Carver exhibits grit and a desire to take on new challenges, pushing herself to set new goals, Kershner added.

“Taylor is a go-getter and her tenacity will take her to great places,” Kershner said.

BPES principal Bell emphasized Carver’s kindness, respect and drive “do her best in everything she does.”

“Rarely do you get to work with a child that has Taylor’s can-do attitude ad exemplary work ethic,” said Bell.