students are recognized several times during the school year for exhibiting the
Pillars of Character Education (Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness,
Caring, Fairness and Citizenship) as well as the Viking Values. The qualities
that the teachers look for during the selection process are:
a positive attitude to his/her peers.
recently done something special for classmates or the school.
been exceptionally helpful to someone in need.
a cooperative attitude in the classroom.
to be of service to peers, the school, or the community
recognized in a quarterly award ceremony in front of their peers.
seventh grade students are recognized for their accomplishments by their team
of teachers. The teams of teachers discuss students during their meetings
and the teachers make selections based upon those group discussions.
The 7th grade
teams will be honoring four students per team who exemplify Viking Values every
marking period. This replaces the Quarterly Character Awards given in past
years. Each team of teachers voted on students based on the Viking Values. The
four values are courage, respect, integrity, and responsibility. Students who
win the VIP award display the courage to do the right thing when no one is
watching, treat others with respect, demonstrate responsibility, and act with
integrity. This award recognizes the actions of the true VIP’s at William
Annin. The seventh grade teachers are proud of these students and their
accomplishments and recognize their efforts at making our community a better
Eighth-grade team teachers and special-area
teachers recognize students as “Student Stars.” Each team chooses a boy and a girl as well as
one boy and one girl for the special-area teachers. The criteria for this
recognition are good moral character, evidence of school contributions, concern
for others, a cooperative spirit, respect for school and others and a
demonstrated sense of responsibility. The awards are given once a month. The
recipients' names are announced on the PA system.