Awards & Recognition
Recognition can be a great motivator. CCES believes that it is important to
recognize and celebrate the progress and accomplishments of students, staff and
the school as a whole.
WALL OF FAME. Photos highlight students who have applied their learning to an activity, contest, or special project beyond the school walls. Some examples are MCPS Honors Chorus and Orchestra members, the Geography Bee finalist, and participants in the National Student Leadership Conference. Photos of award-winning staff are also displayed in the Wall of Fame.
PROUD PRINCIPAL NOTES. Notes are written to students who have shown
positive effort in accomplishing a goal. Students learn that hard work and effort can
take them far in life and that not everything comes easily. This award is given for reaching a variety of
goals such as, working hard to move up a reading level or earning a
well-deserved grade in a challenging subject.
The administration personally recognizes the student and their efforts
with the “Proud Principal” postcard and a CCES pencil.
CAUGHT YOU BEING GOOD. This award recognizes students who exceed
CCES behavioral expectations by thinking of others before themselves. These students perform random acts of
kindness and “pay it forward!” A staff
member completes a card with the explanation of the act of kindness. The administration shares the nominations on
the morning announcements and presents a CCES pencil and certificate. The student’s picture and the staff
nomination are displayed on a bulletin board in the main hallway.
STUDENT OF THE DAY. With 450 students at CCES, it is
difficult to learn about each other on a more personal level. Several times a week, CCNN presents “Student
of the Day” where individual children get an opportunity to share about their
families, talents, hobbies, culture, experiences, religion, or ideas. They also have an opportunity to show a
special artifact during the television appearance. Parents are invited to view
this “on air” celebration in the television booth.
THE REDMOND GALLERY. Named after Patricia Redmond, CCES counselor
for ___ years, this gallery displays candid shots of students taken during
school-wide activities and provide observers with another way of seeing CCES
students outside the classroom setting.
STUDENT WORK DISPLAYS. Student work is posted in the halls and
classrooms on a regular basis. The work
is based on specific mastery objectives for a content area. The posted work gives students an opportunity
to share what they have learned within the curriculum and share their best
effort with others.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Birthdays are always a special time for all
of us, but especially for children. Each
broadcast, CCNN wishes children a “Happy Birthday” on the roll-screen. Teachers have different ways to make the
birthday student feel special: line leader, special seat, teacher’s helper, a
prize from the treasure chest, lunch with the teacher and more. Students are recognized during lunch and are
able to share a small treat with their homeroom lunch table on their special
SPECIALISTS’ AWARDS. Our school is very proud of educating the
whole child. Our specialists are
uniquely talented and share these qualities with the students each week. To recognize the students who show
exceptional talent in art, music, computer technology, science, physical
education, chorus and band, a special year-end assembly is held during the
grade-level specials time.
HONOR ROLL. Students who earn straight A’s receive a Distinguished Honor certificate, and
students who receive any combination of A’s and B’s receive an Honor Roll certificate. During the first and third quarter, students
celebrate these achievements with their homeroom teacher and classmates. During the second and fourth quarter,
students are honored at a grade level assembly with the administration and
6th GRADE CLAP OUT. Our sixth graders are honored at a special
promotion ceremony where students are recognized for their academic achievement
from 4th – 6th grade.
The President’s Award for Academic
Achievement is a national award given to students whose 4th and
5th grade final average and the average of the first three quarters
of 6th grade is either all A’s or combination of A’s and B’s. The gold is given for straight A’s and the
silver is given for A and B final averages throughout a student’s school
years. A special certificate and letter
from the President of the United States is presented as well as a memory pin
for a keepsake. Students entering 4th
grade set a three year goal to reach this highest of honors at CCES.