Rationale: By creating a Student of the Month Program, Shore Regional hopes to celebrate individual achievement by creating a culture of learning that values academic success, as well as elevates awareness of student contributions to the Shore community at large.
Criteria for nomination: A Shore Regional teacher, administrator, or guidance counselor may nominate a student for Student of the Month based upon any or all of the following criteria:
The nomination form will also require a written explanation as to why the student should be selected for the award. Teachers are encouraged to consider the students' contributions up to that point, rather that a specific start and end date timeline.
1.) Nomination form is failed on or about the 15 of the month
2.) Nomination form is returned a week later or by the due date
3.) A committee of teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors will convene the following week (based on availability of the committee)
4.) The committee will select one male and one female student from the nominees
5.) SOTM award recipients will be announced by the superintendent via loudspeaker on the first day of the following month
6.) SOTM recipients will be celebrated during the following month after the announcement (e.g., throughout the month of October, September's SOTM will be celebrated)
a. Students will be recognized in the following ways:
i. Certificate of Commendation
ii. Names posted on the Route 36 marquee
iii. Names and bios posted on the school website
iv. Names and bios featured in the school newspaper
v. Photographs displayed in front lobby
vi. Brunch in June held for those selected
vii. Honored at the June Board of Education meeting during a public session
1.) Once selected by the SOTM committee, the name of the students will be passed onto administration for final approval. Administration may reject the committee's selection because of disciplinary issues, attendance concerns, etc. In this case, the committee will consider another candidate.
2.) Students who are selected as SOTM will not be able to earn the award again for that school year.
3.) Nominations do not carry over from month to month, however re-nominations are welcome.
4.) SOTM can be awarded to any student of any grade.
5.) Only those who win the award will be recognized; other nominees will not be disclosed outside the nomination committee.