Metcalf Leaders of the Month

At Metcalf Elementary School, we like to honor students who show greatness in and out of the classroom. Each week, a student from each grade level is highlighted because of their demonstration of excellent standards in citizenship, effort, attendance, and achieved grades.

In addition to Student of the Week, Metcalf Elementary School honors one student from each grade level as Leader of the Month. Students that are chosen are a hard act to follow. They lead with integrity, exhibit pride and perseverance, and are caring energetic students who are role models for our school. The Leaders of the Month are recognized at the monthly school board meeting. They also receive Pizza with the Principals.

We are very proud of all our students and hope to seem them continue to bring pride to their families, school and community by doing the right thing at the right time.

March Leaders of the Month

Elias Murillo

Kindergarten
Mrs. Russell

Elias is a creative, thoughtful, and bright student who is always ready to make his best effort at school. This effort is reflected in his work each day, especially in his writing. Already, Elias is developing a writer's voice that he uses to communicate his unique ideas. His kind demeanor makes him a leader in the classroom, as he is always willing to help others. We are lucky to have Elias at Metcalf Elementary.

Manuela Rojo

First Grade
Mrs. Aguila

Manuela was chosen as student of the month because she uses good manners in the classroom, she is friendly to all of her classmates and loves to help them. She is a great example of caring because she is concerned for her classmates and friends. She does her best on her classwork and is happy to learn and be at school.

Remy Rhys-Evans

Second Grade
Mrs. Vaughn

Remy was chosen because she demonstrates many great leadership traits. She always tries her best on all assignments. Because of this, she is reading well above grade level and gets highly proficient on grade level standards. Remy cares about others. She recognizes when others need a friend or help and she doesn't hesitate about offering it. She always acts respectfully when interacts with all teachers, students and staff, She has demonstrated this by cleaning messes left by other students without being asked so that the custodian or others didn't have to do. Remy shows pride in school. She is active in many activities and is always thinking of things for us to try in class to enhance our learning. Remy is has a very kind heart and is a great leader. We are excited to watch her achieve many great things in the future.

Alandra Dalton

Third Grade
Mrs. Hernandez

Alandra was chosen as leader of the month for several reasons. She always tries her best at everything she does. She also works hard on her schoolwork at home and it has really helped her in the class. As a result, she has improved greatly this year. Alandra always is on task and follows directions when asked. She is caring, respectful, tries her best, and perseveres through it all. Way to go Alandra!

Adam Cobos

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Turner

Adam is truly one of a kind. You will not find a more honest, kind, caring, and motivated young man. It doesn't matter where he is, or who he is around. He always is true to himself and his amazing character. He embodies the motto: Character is what you do, even when no one is watching. I know Adam will do GREAT things in this world, and he is a true leader!

February Leaders of the Month

Madison Anderson

Kindergarten
Mr. Morales

Madison is a super student. She is an intelligent, kind, enthusiastic young person. She is always willing to go out of her way to help others. At the same time, she is a very hard worker inside and outside of the classroom. Madison is a true example of our CAT code.  

Bryden Herrera

First Grade
Mrs. Pollock

Bryden sees the good in everyone. He is always encouraging students. If a student is having a hard time, he tells them “it’s okay, just keep trying,” and gives them a pat on the back. If a student does well, he tells them “great job” and gives them a high five. If someone is alone, he invites them to join him. If someone is hurt, he makes sure they are okay. Bryden never expects anything in return for all his kind gestures. He always offers his help without being asked. He is kind, caring, loving, giving and helpful. These are characteristics of a true leader and the reason Bryden was chosen as Leader of the Month.

Nuel Kudadiri

Second Grade
Mrs. Herrera

Nuel is such an awesome kid. He is an excellent student. He is a great leader inside and outside the classroom. Nuel is also a very caring and supportive friend. He is a very hardworking and dedicated student. Nuel is just an all around wonderful child and I am lucky to have had him in my classroom.

Siobhan Pracht

Third Grade
Mrs. Rios

Siobhan encompasses many leadership qualities: She takes a lead role during rotation; She lends a helping hand to anyone who needs it. She is respectful not only to adults, but also to her friends.nnAt the beginning of the year, Siobhan was terrified of being of wrong and making mistakes. She has learned that leaders are always growing and knows that things may get tough, but as long as she keeps trying and works hard she will be successful in whatever she attempts!

Anaya Davis

Fourth Grade
Mrs. King

Anaya is a student who holds not only outstanding leadership qualities, but also is a responsible and caring citizen. She is always the first to lend a helping hand or encouraging word to classmates and adults alike. Anaya is a student that always does her best in everything she does and never waivers in her efforts or diligence to detail. She is an amazing example to all.

January Leaders of the Month

JT Turner

Kindergarten
Mrs. Saenz

JT is a student who strives to do his best in all he does. His positive attitude and smile are contagious, he can brighten anyone's day. He is an excellent role model for his peers. It is a pleasure having him in my class.

Bella Castaneda

First Grade
Mrs. Morales

Bella is a wonderful student. She shows respect, kindness, responsibility on a daily basis. Bella is a role model in and out of my classroom. I very much enjoy being her teacher and watching her grow as a person and student. Bella follows all the traits of our Cat Code. She has a bright future ahead of her. 

Aliza Marin

Second Grade
Mrs. Gallegos

A leader is someone who is self-driven, looked up to, and does the right thing at the right time. Alyza Marin fits the mold of a leader. She is self-driven in her academics and isn’t satisfied until things are done right. Students look up to her because she is conscious of her learning and never settles for mediocrity. Alyza is the perfect Wildcat leader because she does the right thing at the right time. She is truthful, thoughtful, and is hungry to learn every day. She has a heart of gold and cares for the people around her. Alyza is a leader and I am blessed to be her teacher.

Kailee Sandoval

Third Grade
Mrs. Wagley

Kailee has made such growth in my classroom. She is a hard worker and wants so much to succeed. She will work hard at every task given to her and be attentive to all that we do in our classroom. She is kind and funny and shines a bright light wherever she goes. I am so glad that I have been given the opportunity to be her teacher this year. She makes me smile daily with a joke or a story and makes every day joyful with her sweet demeanor. It is such a pleasure to teach her!!

Johnny Madrid

Fourth Grade
Ms. Fallow

Johnny Madrid is an awesome 4th grade leader! He demonstrates perseverance by striving to improve in his learning. He is kindhearted and caring; and a friend to all! You will often find Johnny sharing his love of music & playing the drums with others. He is an avid YouTuber and an up and coming actor... as he recently portrayed "Bubble Gum Bart" in the 4th grade Christmas play. He is a great kid and a huge asset to Metcalf Elementary School!!

December Leaders of the Month

Grayson Stergion

Kindergarten
Mrs. Carabeo

Grayson is an awesome child and student. He takes initiative and is confident in what he does. He is a leader both in and out of the classroom. He volunteers to help others with their work when he sees that they are struggling. He offers encouragement to those who might be in need of a little extra push. Grayson inspires those around him to do their best. He goes above and beyond what is expected...and that is what a leader does!

Maddox Fallow

First Grade
Mrs. Kincaid

Maddox is an overall amazing student! He truly shows Wildcat pride and spirit. He is a student who gets along with anyone and everyone he meets. He never has a complaint about anyone or anything. He constantly has a positive attitude towards everything he does. Even when faced with a challenge, Maddox shows perseverance and gives his best. He shows exceptional behavior and is a model students for those around him! Maddox is a student you can count on to be the sunshine on a cloudy day!

Eli Laney

Second Grade
Mrs. Davis

Eli has a contagious smile and positive attitude! His heart is so kind and caring! He encourages others to make the right choices and to always be honest. He loves to be challenged and I know that he will contribute great and big things to our world. I love that I get to be a part of his education and I want him to always strive to do his best!

Mason Clark

Third Grade
Mrs. Hernandez

Mason is the true meaning of a leader. Every day he comes to school ready to learn. He always works hard on his classwork and works hard to meet his goals. He gets along well with other students on the playground and in the classroom. Because he always follows the CATS code, he is the perfect student leader to represent 3rd grade. Way to go Mason, you are AWESOME!

Jaymz Guzzo

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Moreno

Jaymz is an outstanding student. He works very hard on all of our assignments. Jaymz reminds the students in our class that they need to practice our CATS Code on a daily basis. Jaymz is always willing to help in the classroom and those who need extra help on their assignments.

November Leaders of the Month

Lorelai Myers

Kindergarten
Mrs. Perry

Lorelai demonstrates great enthusiasm and responsibility. She is kind and friendly and is always willing to help her peers. She is respectful and an overall great role model to her peers. 

Raiden Rodriguez

First Grade
Mrs. Aguila

Raiden is super sweet! He listens to directions very well and is very kind to those around him. He is very helpful in class and loves to explain how to complete tasks to his classmates. Raiden is a leader in our classroom because he knows and meets our classroom expectations and encourages others to do the same!

Carson Hobbs

Second Grade
Mrs. Rojas

Carson works extremely well in class. When Carson comes across a problem or doesn’t understand what he’s working on he works through it or does what he’s supposed to do….asks for help. Carson loves school and best of all he’s working beyond his capabilities!

Evelyn Jimenez-Florez

Third Grade
Mrs. Harrington

Evelyn is a bright student who puts effort and time into all her assignments. She has welcome our new student by including her on the playground and in the classroom. She shows compassion towards other students as well. An example of this is how she always ensures that students are taken care of. She created her own little medical kit and passes out Band-Aids to students who have scrapes.  

Kiano Torres

Fourth Grade
Ms. Clark

Kiano is an awesome kid and a great student. Every day he comes to school with a positive attitude and ready to learn. During class he works hard to achieve his goals and he is always willing to help his classmates. Other students see him as a leader and look to him for guidance. He is also a funny kid with a great sense of humor and an outgoing personality. 

October Leaders of the Month

Rodney Gash

Kindergarten
Mrs. Hudman

Rodney is a very thoughtful young man who is always willing to help out a classmate. His kindness and respectful attitude shines through and he is a role model for his classmates. He consistently makes good choices even when no one is looking. He works very hard to do his best and encourages others around him to do so as well. He even took an extra list of Bubble Gum words (he’s on list #6 and we just started list #2) to work on during fall break-mom asked for the list of course, but look at what a difference parent support can make!

PJ Reyes

First Grade
Mrs. Dunagan

PJ is a great student inside and outside the classroom. He always tries his best and strives to excel in everything his does. The first day of school Patricio showed me that he cares for other students’ wellbeing. Patricio’s heart is so big that he is always taking care of my special needs students and making sure their day runs smoothly. He is kind, caring and accepting student. He is a great role model.

Tracy Mianda

Second Grade
Mrs. Vaughn

She is a wonderful student academically. She is highly proficient in all her standards in second grade. She exceeds on her daily math skills. Tracy is very kind to all our students and offers to help them when they struggle. She is dependable and always does the right thing at the right time.   

Jaycee Avila

Third Grade
Mrs. Hernandez

Jaycee is the true meaning of a leader. Every day she comes to school ready to learn. She always works hard on her classwork and even offers to help those who need it. She tries really hard to meet her goals and is always successful. She gets along well with other students on the playground. Because she always follows the CATS code, she is the perfect student leader to represent 3rd grade. 

Shaylee Wichmann

Fourth Grade
Ms. Clark

Shaylee is an awesome student. She is a very hard worker who always tries her best. Every day she comes to school with a smile on her face and ready to learn. During class she sets an example of what it means to be a leader by helping others and staying on task. Overall, Shaylee is a great kid and we are lucky to have her in our school.

September Leaders of the Month

Dakota Pulsipher

Kindergarten
Mrs. Russell

Dakota is a prime example of a good role model in the classroom. She is a hard-working, enthusiastic learner who cooperates well with others. Her kind attitude makes a positive impact in any classroom.

Keston Armstrong

First Grade
Mrs. Clem

Keston displays characteristics of a true Wildcat. He follows the CAT code in and outside the classroom. He always tries his best on his class work, he is a good friend, willing to help others, and he is respectful to his teachers and his peers. Keston is a kind, fun, and helpful student.

Ethyn Shreeve

Second Grade
Mrs. Reyes

Ethyn is always ready to learn and encourage his classmates to do well showing he cares for others. He is polite and respectful in and out of the classroom. Ethyn tries his best which has paid off academically. He is a highly proficient student in both math and reading even if he isn't the fastest reader or quickest at DMS. He shows pride in his work and perseverance through struggles. Ethyn is a true Morenci Wildcat!

Kayliegh Sotelo

Third Grade
Mrs. Rios

Kayliegh Sotelo has been nominated for our third grade leader of the month for her leadership and hard work. Kayliegh sets an example for the rest of the class by being on task, helping others, and above all putting in the effort; you can tell she wants to succeed. During class, she gives thoughtful feedback and asks insightful questions if she does not understand. At the start of the year, Kaleigh’s brother was ill and her parents were in Phoenix. Kayliegh was very responsible and made sure her homework was taken care of and if she had any questions, she asked me. Thank you Kayliegh for being a part of our Metcalf family and setting an example for all of us!!

Selena Cruz

Fourth Grade
Mrs. Fallow

Selena Cruz displays all of the qualities you’d look for in a leader. She is kindhearted and caring; she’s hardworking and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Selena can often be found helping other students understand difficult concepts. She is an active member of Metcalf student council, helping to plan various events and fundraisers around the school. Selena is a friend to all. She has spoken out against bullying and courageously shared a personal essay about a difficult situation she faced and how she overcame it, encouraging her classmates to be accepting and appreciative of each other’s differences. Selena always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face! She is great kid and a huge asset to Metcalf Elementary School!!