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Sgt. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary School recognized a group of outstanding students as the first-ever recipients of the TEAM SISD All-Star award.
The TEAM SISD All-Star Award is a character award program that debuted at SISD’s newest school, Carrasco Elementary. The students who exhibit outstanding character traits represented in the acronym TEAM — Trustworthiness, Empathetic, Accountable, and Mindful – were given the award.
Welcoming the All-Stars and their parents were Principal Jesse Sepulveda, SISD Board President Cynthia A. Najera, the Carrasco cheer team, and campus employees.
“Carrasco Elementary is a brand new school and we are proud to be the first to launch this recognition program,” Sepulveda said. “It’s great that our kids got to partake in this special ceremony. These moments mean a lot and they will remember them when they are older.”
A total of 63 students in grades Pre-K through fifth-grade earned the award. The scholars were called one by one to the stage where they were presented a certificate, sticker and a pencil. Students also had their photo taken by a special TEAM SISD All-Star bulletin board. The portraits will be displayed all month at their school.
“Earning the TEAM SISD All-Star award is a huge accomplishment for our students,” said President Cynthia A. Najera. “We are very proud to honor these students for being mindful of their community and those around them. We also thank their parents because they are a huge part of the reason they are receiving this award.”
The Carrasco students were excited to be the first All-Stars in SISD.
“It feels good to be respectful, responsible, honest and caring,” said Hailey Swart, a fifth-grade student and All-Star award winner. “All people are important and we need to respect one another.”
One male and one female student per class will be selected on a monthly basis based on exceptional character traits to earn the TEAM SISD All-Star award at Carrasco Elementary. The All-Star award will be expanded to all SISD campuses next school year.
“This is an awesome recognition program,” said Liz Camps, mother of a third-grade All-Star. “It gives students more reason to be kind and help their community. These are things we really want to emphasize in our children.”