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January 2024 Bearcats of Character Recognized

January 16, 2024

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees recognized the latest group of students named Bearcats of Character for the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday night for the character trait kindness.

As a part of the district's character education program, called the Positivity Project or P2, the district each month recognizes the good character on display by the great students across all of Aledo ISD.

P2 says that someone displaying the character strength of KINDNESS thinks about the needs and feelings of other people, and then acts to help them. An individual with the character strength of kindness helps others because it’s the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation. Famed aviator and pioneer Amelia Earhart once said that a single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and those roots spring up to make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Congratulations to the following students, Aledo ISD's January 2024 Bearcats of Character.

Avery Clegg  Taylor Patton  Ellie Davenport  Ashley Lawrence  Christian Carver

Aledo High School: Avery Clogg, 10th grade
Avery comes to school every day with a smile on her face. Is super kind to her teachers and classmates and always has a positive outlook on life. Avery is such a bright spot on our campus. She takes time and effort to make others smile, and creates positive interactions for those who need it most. Avery is the definition of kindness and makes AHS a great place to be!

Aledo Learning Center: Taylor Patton, 12th grade
Taylor is always kind to other students and to staff. She makes an effort to help new students feel comfortable at ALC by showing them around, helping them get situated, and offering them a place a sit. She makes others feel seen.

Daniel Ninth Grade: Ellie Davenport, 9th grade
Ellie constantly and consistently shows compassion and kindness to those around her. She always has a smile on her face and is always looking for ways to be kind and encouraging to those around her. She is a blessing and joy to all who know her!

Aledo Middle School: Ashley Lawrence, 7th grade
Ashley is such a sweet person with a kind heart. She volunteers to help others if they don't understand something. She is also the first to offer whatever a fellow classmate may need like a pencil, charger, paper, etc. She always has a smile on her face and spreads positivity in the hallways.

McAnally Middle School: Christian Carver, 8th grade
Christian serves as a model student who exemplifies kindness. He approaches all tasks and assignments with a sense of purpose. It is in finding that purpose that Christian’s kindness comes through. Christian's volunteer attitude shines through daily as he is always the first one to help others or provide what resources he has to assist them. 

Hector Hernandez  Ian Marcus  Tyler Bechert  Sydnee Howell  Michael Chappman  Remington Grimmer

Annetta Elementary School: Hector Hernandez, 1st grade
Hector always makes an effort to include everyone in group activities, consistently making an effort to ensure that no one feels left out. Whether it is during group activities, lunchtime, or extracurricular events, he actively works to foster a sense of belonging among his peers. Hector does a great job congratulating classmates on their accomplishments, whether academic, athletic, or personal. His kindness is contagious!

Coder Elementary School: Ian Marcus, 5th grade
Ian absolutely radiates kindness. He is always ready with a smile and a helping hand. Our class is lucky to have such a sweet and thoughtful student.

McCall Elementary School: Tyler Bechert, 5th grade
Tyler is a precious young man who truly lives life with the kindest spirit. When one student injured himself, Tyler pushed him in his wheelchair every day. He welcomes and includes any student at recess, in table talks, or in any other setting. When another student indicates they are going through difficult times, Tyler instantly shows empathy and kindness in loving on his friend.

Stuard Elementary School: Sydnee Howell, 3rd grade
The definition of kindness is showing a tender, helpful, and considerate nature. This describes Sydnee perfectly. You can see it in the way she talks so lovingly about her mom and dad, her friends, and her sweet pets. She is kind to others in the way she is always checking on people to make sure they are ok. She is always willing to help those that need it. She is a great example of how we should treat one another.

Vandagriff Elementary School: Michael Chapman, 1st Grade
Mikey is a very high-achieving student and an excellent role model for his classmates. He is kind and helpful to his classmates, always volunteering to lend a hand with others when they need help, whether it is with their work, showing or helping them on the computer, or when someone is hurt or just needs help with their belongings. He is kind, helpful and respectful to all the adults he interacts with as well. Mikey is such a great kiddo!

Walsh Elementary School: Remington Grimmer, Kindergarten
Remington is the model of kindness. Every time he sees someone sitting on the Buddy bench at recess, he invites them to play so they won't feel lonely. Not only does Remington exhibit kindness, he looks for others doing kind things so they can earn kindness hearts. We are so blessed to have such a kind member of our school family!