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Student Recognition Program

St. Elizabeth Seton School has both monthly and year end awards.  We work hard to encourage both strong academic and overall performance in our students.  To that end, the following information is provided with respect to our school’s student recognition program.  
 
At St. Elizabeth Seton School we encourage all students to strive to be the best they can be.  Success is its own reward, but at the same time we offer formal recognition to students who consistently display excellent effort, achievement and citizenship. 

Elementary School Recognition Program

At St. Elizabeth Seton School we encourage all students to strive to be the best they can be.  Success is its own reward, but at the same time we offer recognition to students who consistently demonstrate the 8 Characters of Catholic education during monthly assemblies.

Elementary Students (grades K – 6)  

The general criteria is as follows:                      
  • demonstrates good spirit and friendship
  • exhibits positive attitude towards staff and students
  • works well and cooperates with others
  • participates in school activities
  • demonstrates compassion  and forgiveness
  • dedicated work ethic

Junior High School Recognition Program Academic Awards

The Junior High Awards Program strives to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, citizenship and effort, and have exemplified the true spirit of Christianity at St. Elizabeth Seton School.

Shining Sabre Award

Students are specifically recognized for being a positive role model that displays and lives according to the beatitudes, or the Gospels in general. This is a person who chooses to do the right thing in the majority of situations and stands out as a role model for their peers.

Father Romano Christian Witness Award (Grade 9 Award)

This award is given to a student who has demonstrated Christian values within St. Elizabeth Seton faith community.  This student strives to follow Jesus Christ’s example in dealing with staff, parents and students.  This student is a role model for fellow students and is identified as a “joyful servant of the Lord”.  This person also inspires his/her peers to live more joyfully in Christ through acceptance and understanding of others.

Wahkotowin Society Award (Cree for “Kinship”)

Each year the Wahkotowin Society presents an award to an aboriginal student in junior high.  The award is given to a student who has demonstrated a positive attitude towards being a member of our school community in terms of:
  • Attendance
  • Motivation
  • Self-esteem
  • Cultural awareness
  • Academic potential
  • Honours

Honours

At both reporting periods, students who achieve honours will have their names shared and posted on the Honour Roll.  To attain an honurr standing a student must achieve:

  • An 80% or higher in all four academic core subjects (Math, Science, Social and Language Arts) and Religion
  • No mark lower than 75% or “S" in any other subject

Honors with Distinction

At each reporting period, students who achieve honours will have their names shared and posted on the Honour Roll.  To attain an honour standing a student must achieve:

  • An 90% or higher in all four academic core subjects (Math, Science, Social and Language Arts) and Religion
  • No mark lower than 75% or “S" in any other subject

Subject Specific Excellence Award

  • Students who have demonstrated a rare and outstanding gift in specific subjects are recognized.  This award is reserved for students with rare talents exhibited in a subject.

Highest Overall Academic Award

  • Students who demonstrate exceptional proficiency, workmanship, and attitude as well as maintaining the highest average in the following subjects: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Religion.

Student Recognition Program

  • Throughout the year, regular assemblies will be held to recognize and showcase student achievements

Athletic Awards - Due to COVID restrictions, these will not be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year 

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

This is awarded to one player of the Senior Boys and Senior Girls sports teams.  Criteria:
  • Positive attitude
  • Shows leadership and sportsmanship
  • Best overall player on the team
  • Shows dedication and commitment
  • Given to Grade 7, 8 or 9 student

Female and Male Athlete of the Year

Awarded to one female student and one male student
Criteria:
  • Given to a Grade 7, 8 or 9 student
  • Played on at least 2 senior teams
  • Exhibits a positive attitude
  • Is a team leader and role model
  • Shows dedication and commitment to School Teams


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