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5126(R) Awards for Student Achievement_ Regulation

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5126

Northfield, New Jersey

Regulation

Awards – Criteria, Sponsorship – Amount

Assembly Awards

    1. Algebra Award: To the 8th grade student with highest numerical average in Algebra to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by Northfield Education Association.
    2. Math Award: To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in 8th grade mathematics to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Northfield Board of Education.
    3. Science Award: To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in Science to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by South Jersey News.
    4. Social Studies Award: (The Severyn R. Cleary Award): To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in Social Studies to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Northfield Cultural Committee.
    5. English Language Arts Award: To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in ELA to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization.
    6. Spanish Award: To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in Spanish to two decimal points. Selection is made at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization.
    7. Charles M. Kresge Music Award: To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in Music to two decimal points. The winner must also demonstrate a high level or interest in the arts and exceptional craftsmanship in their work, and must display good classroom conduct and responsible behavior. Selection is made by the Music teachers at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization.
    8. Art Award (Ann Kathryn Risser Art Award): To the 8th grade student with the highest numerical average in Art to two decimal points. The winner must also demonstrate a high level or interest in the arts and exceptional craftsmanship in their work, and must display good classroom conduct and responsible behavior. Selection is made by the Art teachers at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Northfield Cultural Committee.
    9. Beatrice Mazza Award: To an 8th grade student exhibiting talent in the arts. He/she must display a keen interest and persistent effort in the art products he/she creates, and also displays good classroom conduct and responsible behavior. Selection is made by the Art teacher at the end of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
    10. Growth & Achievement Award: To an 8th grade LRC student who has maintained a B average in classes for which he/she receives instruction in the LRC. A grade of C or above must be made in mainstreamed classes. An unsatisfactory, “u”, in conduct or effort is not acceptable. The student should exhibit the following qualities – positive attitude towards school, willingness to work hard and accept responsibility, and the desire to achieve academically during his or her middle school years. Selection is made by the 8th grade LRC teacher. Sponsored by the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company #1.
    11. Most Improved Student Award: The award for the most improved student in the graduating class is determined by a comparison of all students’ numerical averages to two decimal points. The numerical average of two decimal points is determined by the grades earned during the entire grade seven school year and is averaged with the 8th grade numerical average to two decimal points at the conclusion of the 3rd marking period. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization.
    12. Most Improved Student in Physical Education Award: An award to the student who has shown the most improvement during Physical Education class during his/her middle school years. Selection is made by the Physical Education teachers. Sponsored by Brayces Orthodontics: Drs. Bray & Pfund.
    13. Good Citizenship & Excellence in Academics for Science and Math Award: To a student that has demonstrated good citizenship and an excellence in mathematics and science. Selection is made by the designated teachers. Sponsored by B.F. Mazzeo.
    14. History Award: Award is given to the 8th grade student who shows a general love of history and a particular interest in the history of Northfield. Selection is made by a Northfield Historical Society delegate. Sponsored by The Vain Family.
    15. Media Center Award: To the 8th grade student who is an avid reader and who excels in the location, the evaluation and utilization of information literacy. Selected by the Media Specialist. Sponsored by Carluccio’s Coal Fire Pizza.
    16. Student Council Award: To an 8th grade student council member who displays leadership qualities above and beyond what is expected of them, such as volunteering for service rather than being assigned to a service. He/she is an individual who is involved in all activities, both in school and the community. He/she exemplifies the role model one would expect of a student leader. Selection is made by student council advisors. Sponsored by the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
    17. Builders Club Award: Usually awarded to an 8th grade student but not restricted to grade. To a Builders Club member who exemplifies the following qualities or attributes – active member of the club; displays leadership abilities, attends meetings regularly, participates in club activities in the community and school, and exhibits good citizenship qualities. Selection is made by the Kiwanis representative who acts as club advisor. Sponsored by the Northfield/Linwood Kiwanis Club.
    18. Masonic Citizenship Award: To an 8th grade student with a minimum numerical average of 80. This student takes an active role in community activities and contributes to the welfare of the local community in a positive manner. The student must also have an active involvement in one or more community organizations or projects. School activities (i.e. Band, sports, newspaper, etc.) are not considered community organization and projects. Selection is made by all 8th grade teachers. Sponsored by the Keystone Belcher #153.
    19. Excellence in Technology Award: Presented to the 8th grade student who has demonstrated leadership through cooperative group activities; helpfulness and consideration during all teaching activities; enthusiasm for new technologies; a deep understanding and command for new technologies and the ability to creatively implement this knowledge in his/her school projects; confidence and commitment to technological activities. Selected by Middle School principal and Middle school Technology Facilitator. Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization.
    20. American Legion Award: To a student in the top 25% of the class who also displays qualities of leadership and citizenship and is active in school activities of a service nature. Selection made by 8th grade teachers. Sponsored by Harvey D. Johnson Post #295.
    21. Scholastic, Leadership & Citizenship Award: Given to a student in the top 25% of the class who volunteers their time inside and outside the school. This student is also a great role model for younger students to follow. Selection made by 8th grade teachers. Sponsored by the Northfield Republican Club.
    22. Top 8th Grade Male and Female Athlete Award: This award is given to one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl. Criteria for selecting is: 1. sportsmanship conduct; 2. leadership skills; 3. attains B or above in physical education; 4. demonstrates athletic abilities when participating in physical education activities; 5. demonstrates confidence, conviction and commitment to physical education activities; 6. demonstrates excellent leadership skills and sportsmanship conduct when representing Northfield Community School. Athletes may participate in school sports – cross country, soccer, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, track. Selection made by Physical Education teachers and coaches. Sponsored by Boosters.

Other Awards Given at Assembly

      1. National Junior Honor Society
      2. Atlantic County Outstanding Academic Achievement
      3. Perfect Attendance
      4. Grade Levels (5,6,7)
      5. Presidential Award for Academic Excellence

Graduation Awards

  1. Top Scholastic Award (1): To the 8th grade student who numerically ranks first in the graduating class for grades 5-8, in academic areas only. Sponsored by the Parent Teachers Organization.
  2. Top Scholastic Award (2): To the 8th grade student who numerically ranks second in the graduating class for grades 5-8 in academic areas only. Sponsored by the Northfield Mother’s League.
  3. High Academic Awards: Given to graduating students who have maintained an “A” in grades 5-8. Sponsored by the Northfield Democratic Club.
  4. Barbara Longbottom Award: To recognize the attributes exemplified during the many years of service of Barbara Longbottom, Middle School secretary. Presented to the 8th grade student who exhibits a strong work ethic, accepts responsibility and has an excellent attendance record. Selected by the 8th grade teachers. Sponsored by Northfield Education Association.

Adopted: June 15, 1998

Revised: May 17, 1999

Revised: January 23, 2006; March 2017; March 2018; June 2018