Monarchs of the Month 2021 – 2022

Daily, here at Saint Mary’s, we encourage our students to live in Christ’s likeness. Monthly, our faculty votes for students in grades JK – 8 who, through their actions and words, have most resembled Christ through the virtues reflected above which are also IB Learner Attributes. New in 2021 – 2022, faculty also votes for one of their peers to be recognized monthly.

If you have any questions about Monarch Virtues and the selection of students each month, please contact Mrs. Carole Forkey, our IB Coordinator.

For the month of August

Caring learners appreciate culture and personal history, and the perspectives of others. They also show empathy, compassion, and respect toward the needs and feelings of others. Caring learners have a personal commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to the environment.

Congratulations to faculty member, Mrs. Beth Murray, and to the following students in each grade!

Grade JK = Isaac L. & Mia B.
Grade K = Julian K. & Eleanor T.
Grade 1 = Julia H. & Lucca P.
Grade 2 = Ryan N. & Lucas C.
Grade 3 = Reagan M. & Maggie H.
Grade 4 = Emily G. & Alexander H.
Grade 5 = Benjamin C. & Landon C.
Grade 6 = Becky S.
Grade 7 = Bella S.
Grade 8 = Josie L.

For the month of September

Inquirers develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Congratulations to faculty member, Mrs. Sheila Olesen, and to the following students in each grade!

Grade JK = Eva B. & Leo L.
Grade K = Ronny Y. & Jayden M.
Grade 1 = William D. & Donnie C.
Grade 2 = Katie R. & Donovan D.
Grade 3 = Everett D. & Ciaran H.
Grade 4 = James M., Peyton L. & George B.
Grade 5 = Haley J. & Hannah D.
Grade 6 = East B.
Grade 7 = Owen M.
Grade 8 = Katie E.

For the month of October

Communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

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For the month of November

Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

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For the month of December

Open Minded learners understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

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For the month of January

Knowledgeable learners explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

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For the month of February

Balanced learners understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

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For the month of March

Risk-Takers approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave, but not reckless, and articulate in defending their beliefs.

For the month of April

Principled learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

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For the month of May

Reflective learners give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

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