Student achievement ribbonCelebrating Baltic School Students Achievements

Motivation and success are what drive individuals in any profession. In the school setting, it is critically important that we celebrate and recognize the outstanding things that students accomplish, both inside and outside of the building. Watching students grow and accomplish their goals is one of the main reasons most go into education. The recognition of students fosters strong relationships among students, families, faculty, and the community and creates a positive school culture where students feel valued.

At Baltic School District, a variety of programs and traditions recognize and support student accomplishments. 

A  recognition program in Middle School and High School is our Student of the Month and Student of Character, which promotes effort and character—categories that often go unnoticed.

In the elementary school, at the conclusion of each academic quarter, students are nominated for the Student of the Quarter award.  We present the recipients with an award, along with information about the nominee, and congratulatory remarks.  The parents and family members are invited to attend our ceremony.  Additionally, recipients’ pictures are displayed prominently in the school lobby for the next academic quarter.

At the building level, something as simple as a bulletin board or case in a high volume of traffic area is an easy, efficient way to promote success. In the high school hallway, a case with the academic honors displays photos of the students.

At the district level, our school website does an excellent job of recognizing students’ accomplishments on its website and also links to each school building page. The influx of social media has allowed these success stories to reach larger audiences as they are typically posted to the district’s Facebook page.

The entirety of these small tasks and programs are an effort to promote a positive culture within the school building. While preparing students to be good citizens and contributing members of society, promoting and celebrating their success shows students that you care. Be proud of the students and staff that you serve and the amazing things that go on within your school community!

Contact: Deb Gunderson
Baltic School District 49-1
PO Box 309
1 Bulldog Ave
Baltic, SD 57003

HIGH SCHOOL (605) 529-5461
ELEMENTARY (605) 529-5464
FAX (605) 529-5443

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