MayaSandersGarden City Elementary third grader Maya Sanders received the Dennis Winfield Leadership Award at the City of Brooklyn Center’s Police and Citizens Awards Ceremony.

One student from each of Brooklyn Center’s elementary schools receives this award for going beyond the expectations set by his or her school in regards to helping others.

Maya was chosen for this award because she consistently follows Garden City Elementary’s school BLUE expectations:

  • Be respectful
  • Learn responsibly
  • Use self-control, so
  • Everyone achieves

Garden City Elementary Principal Todd Tischer said Maya works hard to befriend new students and to include others who may feel left out. Additionally, she has created anti-bullying posters for the school.

“Maya’s sunny smile and positive, kind words to everyone are great daily examples for students and teachers in our school,” said Tischer. 

-Published April 25, 2014

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Maple Grove Senior High has earned three character education awards from Synergy & Leadership Exchange. They were recently selected to receive two Promising Practice awards recognizing the school’s Link Crew and Action for Reaction student groups. These awards are in addition to receiving the School of Character Honorable Mention award, recognizing The Crimson Way. The Character Recognition Awards Ceremony will be held at the Minnesota State Capitol on May 8.

                                                                                           -Published April 25, 2014