Athlos Schools Celebrate Recognitions, Awards
It’s been an exciting time for many of our Athlos schools, whose students and staff are being recognized for accomplishments academically, in sports and extracurricular activities, and in many other ways. Here’s a look at some significant recognitions and awards from Athlos partner schools in Brooklyn Park, MN, Austin, TX, and Brownsville, TX.
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Brooklyn Park Awarded 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Public School
Athlos Leadership Academy has been awarded the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Public School by the Brooklyn Park Sun Post. The Readers’ Choice Awards is an annual contest published online and in print. Hundreds of readers chose their favorite service providers, medical professionals, church, schools, daycare providers, restaurants, fitness centers, etc. Readers voted online or by mailing in the newspaper ballot. All answers were fill-in-the-blank style based on the categories provided. The 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards were published on January 26, 2017.
Austin Jazz Band Takes Home Superior “1” Rating
At Athlos Leadership Academy in Austin, TX, the music program has grown by leaps and bounds since its opening four years ago. It is currently home to a 35-voice choir and three bands and is growing in recognition statewide.
On April 1, the advanced jazz combo band competed in the Georgetown Jazz Festival against large district jazz bands. The group walked away with the superior “1” rating and second place overall. Four students placed in honor band.
“I was thrilled to see the result of so much hard work and dedication,” said Stephanie Nesseth, director of jazz bands and choirs at Athlos Leadership Academy-Austin. “Not only are these students dedicated, but they are extremely talented, curious, and courageous.”
Brownsville Titans Take Home Championship Titles, Awards
The weekend of April 8 was a big one for the Athlos Titans. On April 9, the Brownsville Athlos varsity golf team took the title of state champions in the 2017 TCSAAL State Golf Tournament. This was the school’s first state title. In addition to this accomplishment, Sebastian Cantu took third place in the varsity boys individual.
The Athlos tennis team saw success of their own, with the varsity teams taking home first and second place overall in the TCSAAL State Tennis Tournament in Georgetown, TX. The team left the tournament with the middle school girls taking fourth place, middle school boys in second and first place, varsity girls in second place, and varsity boys in first place.
The chess team had competition success as well at the state chess tournament, with the middle-school team taking seventh place, the high-school team taking 15th place, and individuals placing ninth and 20th place statewide.
St. Cloud Recognizes Students of the Month
Recognizing students for showing Athlos Performance Character traits like grit, leadership, and initiative is an exciting practice for students and staff at Athlos schools. Student success is celebrated through shout outs, student of the month awards, and other forms of recognition.
At Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, one student per month is recognized for being an exemplary model of Performance Character. Students are chosen by grade-level teachers based on their demonstration of one Performance Character trait.
“It is important to recognize and celebrate students for their exemplification of Performance Character so that they understand how truly significant living out these traits is,” said Ms. Knuth, second-grade teacher at Athlos Academy of St. Cloud.
Each student recognized receives a student of the month certificate/award and is surprised in their classroom by Ms. Cremers, the school’s social worker and Performance Character coach. After being recognized by their peers at the school, students call home to their parents with the exciting news.
Four Athlos Academy of St. Cloud students have been recognized as students of the month this school year. Here’s a look at these excellent exemplars of Performance Character.