West Essex Middle School Announces Students of the Month

West Essex Middle School Principal David Montgomery congratulates the West Essex Middle School seventh grade students of the month for March: Josh Kupferberg of North Caldwell and Leigh Capra of Fairfield. Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex Middle School Principal David  Montgomery congratulates the West Essex Middle School eighth grade students of the month for March: Andrew Perez and Katie Barth, both of North Caldwell. Credits: Allison Freeman

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Middle School Principal David Montgomery and West Essex Middle School Assistant Principal Lisa Tamburri have announced the four Students of the Month for March, 2014.

The 7th Grade Students of the Month are: 
Josh Kupferberg 
Josh is a fantastic student who has demonstrated leadership qualities, empathy and diligence throughout the school year. He is a role model both academically and socially, providing valuable contributions to the classroom. Josh enjoys playing basketball and is a resident of North Caldwell.

Leigh Capra 
Leigh is an outstanding student who is naturally gifted and talented. She is an extremely modest young woman who is always willing to share her knowledge and insights with her classmates making her a profound role model. Leigha plays flute in the middle school band. She enjoys reading and writing and plays soccer on the middle school team. Leigh is a resident of Fairfield.

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The 8th Grade Students of the Month are
Andrew Perez 
Andrew has made great strides in his studies this school year. His caring, fun-loving nature is both respected and appreciated by all of us at West Essex Middle School. He works hard in class and is extremely well-liked by his classmates. Andrew, a resident of North Caldwell, plays on the middle school football and lacrosse teams.

Katie Barth 
Katie has performed extremely well in all of her classes this year and her teachers comment on how inquisitive and hardworking she is. Katie has the respect of her peers and adults alike, and she cares deeply about those around her. Katie, a resident of North Caldwell, plays on the middle school field hockey and track teams.

Every month, West Essex Middle School will select four students to be recognized and honored as the Students of the Month. Two students from each grade will be selected and the selection for each month will come from one academic team at each grade level. Cross-teamed students will not be neglected and will also be included in the selection process. 

To be selected as a Student of the Month, the middle school staff has decided to base candidates and selections on a review of the “whole” student not just the student with the best grades. Character traits such as honesty, perseverance, responsibility, integrity and leadership as well as a student’s academic qualities will be included in selecting students to be honored.

Honored students will have their pictures displayed in the middle school display case outside of the main office and on the middle school website. Honorees are also recognized during the morning announcements and receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishment, a “Student of the Month” locker magnet and a $5.00 Student Store Gift Card.


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