· Student achievement will be recognized through the “Bengal Pride Award.”
· Two Criteria to be recommended for Bengal Pride by the homeroom teacher are:
o Straight A’s in First and Second Trimesters.
o All performance indicators are satisfactory.
· At the end of the 2nd Trimester (March 16, 2017), the names of students who have met the aforementioned criteria for both the First and Second Trimesters will be sent to Central Office so that plaques can be ordered with each student’s name engraved.
· The Bengal Pride plaque will be distributed at an end of the year award ceremony at each school.
Fourth and Fifth Graders:
· Student achievement will be recognized through the “Bengal Cub Award.”
· Two Criteria to be recommended for Bengal Cub by the homeroom teacher are:
o A minimum of all M’s (meeting the standard) on the academic side of the report card (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies).
o All C’s for (consistently) demonstrating “Behaviors That Support Learning.” Art, Music, and Physical Education would NOT be included as the award is recommended by the homeroom teacher.
· In each of the 3 Trimesters, students are eligible to receive the Bengal Cub Award provided they have met the aforementioned criteria.
· The Bengal Cub Award would be a paper certificate generated at each elementary school. The Bengal Cub Award is a more inclusive award as it is offered at the end of each of the three Trimesters.
· During a given school year, if a student does not qualify in either of the first 2 Trimesters, s/he will still have a chance to do so at a later time. It is a wonderful precursor to the Bengal Pride Award by focusing on “Behaviors That Support Learning” as indicators of future student success, parents will be able to see how the elementary setting provides the opportunity for teachers and administrators to recognize student work ethic and initiative in helping them develop strong academic habits.