Book Awards are awarded to the most deserving student in each homeroom in grades 1 to 9. Selection of the recipients is made on the following criteria:
- individual development, and
- contribution to the welfare and progress of the homeroom and the school.
At the kindergarten level a book is presented to each class for the classroom.
Honors/Merit - Grades 4 to 6
A mark of 5 in each of the four core subjects, or marks containing any combination of 5 and 4 in the four core subjects with at least one 5. No other subject would have a mark below 3 or a mark of N (needs to improve). [updated to reflect policy as published in our handbook for 2015-2016 school year]
A mark of 4 in each of the four core subjects, or a mark of 4 in three of the four core subjects and a mark of 3 in the fourth core subject. No other subject would have a mark below 3 or a mark of N (needs to improve). [updated to reflect policy as published in our handbook for 2015-2016 school year]
The core subjects are Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
The other subjects are courses such as Phys.ed, Health, French, Character Education, Religion.
Honors/Merit - Grades 7 to 9
Students who receive an average of 80% in core subjects (Math, Language Arts, Social and Science) and no marks lower than 50% or a “B - below expectations” in all other courses.
Students who receive an average of 75% in core subjects (Math, Language Arts, Social and Science) and no marks lower than 50% or a “B” – below expectations” in all other courses.
Sports - Grades 7 to 9
Most valuable players (male / female) are selected from each athletic team in our school:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
An award is given to the most outstanding male and female athlete in each school year.
Selections are made by team coaches and the Sturgeon Heights staff.
Music - Grades 4 to 9
Outstanding Student in Band:
Given to a student in each grade who demonstrates a positive attitude, practices consistently, attends concerts, and supports fellow band members
Band Musicianship Award:
Given to a student at each grade level who demonstrates a strong musical ability in the band class and assumes a leadership role musically
Director's Award for Band:
Presented to a Grade 9 student who has made a strong contribution to the school band program
Mathematics - Grades 6 to 9
Potential Math Awards for the year:
- Pythagorus Math Award – Grade 6
- Gauss Math Award - Grades 7 and 8
- Pascal Math Award - Grade 9
Art - Grades 6 to 9
Outstanding drawings, paintings or designs are selected from the students' portfolios and their art work is framed and hung in the school and at the main School Board office building in Morinville, Alberta.
French - Grades 7 to 9
Outstanding students are recognized in each grade level and certificates are awarded.
Academic Awards - Grades 7 to 9
- Sturgeon Public School Division makes an award to the student with the highest average in grades 7, 8 and 9
- ATA award for the grade 9 student with the highest average in the four core subjects
- Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence is awarded to the student with the highest overall average in grade 9
Citizenship Award - Grade 9
To the student meeting the following criteria:
- displays positive attitude towards the school
- displays leadership capabilities in the development of student activities
- displays willingness to foster learning by:
- setting examples
- assistance to others
High Flyer and Eagles Reward Program
This program is designed to recognize the qualities we value in our students as learners and ambassadors for Sturgeon Heights School. We encourage dedicated effort, positive attitude, academic improvement, leadership and contributions to the school that will lead to increased student learning, school spirit and achievement. Process for managing nominations of high flyers: Each staff member will be provided with 3 ballots for each monthly reward period at the regular staff meeting. These ballots would be completed and collected that same day. Staff members will nominate students based on those who demonstrate the qualities of students we value as a staff. Some students may be nominated more than once in a month.
GERRY SCHICK MEMORIAL AWARD
Purpose of the Award
The purpose of this award is to remember the time Gerry Schick spent with us at Sturgeon Heights School and the impact he had on staff, students and community members.
A student who is selected shall satisfy the following criteria:
1. Be a registered student at Sturgeon Heights School
2. Demonstrate the qualities of being a quiet leader – a humble personality; however, carries on daily in the following manner:
a. Strong work ethic
b. Focused on learning
c. Attention to details
d. Kind and considerate, concerned about others
e. Respectful of other students, staff and the property at Sturgeon Heights School
3. A student in Grades 4 to 6 can only win this award once while at Sturgeon Heights School