The Celebration Assembly at Kemp Elementary, held on November 3rd, was a joyous celebration of academic excellence that united the entire school community in a spirit of pride and enthusiasm. Students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th eagerly gathered in the gymnasium, brandishing green foam fingers bearing the declaration, "We're #1." Principal Robert Jurhs-Savage, joined by distinguished guests from the Board of Education, including President Reneé Lovato and Secretary Maria Zubia, kicked off the event.
The focal point of the celebration was the awards. Students had the opportunity to earn gold and silver trophies based on their academic performance, with the added incentive of a limousine ride and lunch for those achieving the top growth rankings. To earn a gold trophy, students needed a growth ranking of 60% or higher on the STAR test and proficiency on the CMAS assessment. Notably, some students amassed up to four trophies, showcasing their unwavering dedication.
The delight and sense of achievement were evident as students proudly received their trophies. The Green Assembly was not just a celebration of individual accomplishments; it underscored the school's commitment to academic excellence, symbolized by the gold and silver trophies and reflecting the collective dedication of students, educators, and parents.
The atmosphere was electric as students enthusiastically interacted with their beloved black cougar school mascot, eagerly posing for pictures and sharing their joy. The mascot, embodying the school's spirit and enthusiasm, added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
In total, Kemp Elementary students earned an impressive 87 gold trophies and 162 silver trophies, highlighting the united effort of the entire school community. The event served as a reminder of the power of hard work, determination, and collaboration in the pursuit of success, transcending language and cultural barriers.
The Celebration Assembly also served as a source of motivation for future growth. It emphasized the importance of setting goals, working diligently, and never underestimating the power of determination on the path to success. This success showcases the collective achievement of the Adams 14 School District, providing the necessary tools for students to excel academically and unlock their vast potential, both individually and collectively. The Green Assembly was not just an event; it was a testament to the students' enthusiasm, their dedication, and their school's commitment to fostering academic excellence.