RCE February Habit Heroes

April 08, 2019
RCE February Habit Heroes:  Nola Kesler, McKinley Watkins, Zoey Clarkson, Delaynea McMillen, Brayden LaMar, Sophie Hicks, Coach Akright, Lara Daughtery, and Tara Lewis.  Pictured with the Habit Heroes are Sophia Landis and our Tiger Mascot, Maylie Boling. RCE February Habit Heroes: Nola Kesler, McKinley Watkins, Zoey Clarkson, Delaynea McMillen, Brayden LaMar, Sophie Hicks, Coach Akright, Lara Daughtery, and Tara Lewis. Pictured with the Habit Heroes are Sophia Landis and our Tiger Mascot, Maylie Boling.

The gym was packed at Ralls County Elementary to celebrate February's Habit Heroes.

Nola Kesler was selected as the kindergarten Habit Hero. Nola is a born leader because she likes to help others. In addition to helping take care of others she also uses Habit 1 and takes care of herself and belongings. Nola uses Habit 3-put first things first by knowing what her jobs are and completing them. Outside of school Nola uses Habit 7-Sharpen the Saw and is involved in dance.

McKinley Watkins, first grader, is exceptional at using Habit 1-Be Proactive. McKinley is always so kind to others. She is in charge of herself and her own positive actions. If she makes mistakes, she is quick to fix them and she never blames others. She is a true role model by always being so in charge of herself! We are very proud of you, miss McKinley!

Zoey Clarkson was chosen to be the habit hero for second grade. Zoey is a leader by seeking out ways that she can make RCE a great place to be. She served on the student lighthouse team during first semester and now is serving on the student PBS team. She is really good at using Habit 5 Seek First to Understand then to be Understood. During class discussions, she listens to what others say, thinks about it, and responds by waiting her turn to speak instead of shouting out an answer or her thoughts. This is a great example of how to respect others.

Delaynea McMillen deserved the award for February's 3rd Grade Habit Hero. There is never a day where she isn't being seen as a true leader. She is proactive with turning in her homework, doing her nightly reading homework, and knows when things are happening at school. Delaynea is in charge of herself and that sets an example in our classroom. Mrs. Dempsey sees that Delaynea will offer to help others in a way that is not bossy, but is kind. She has developed a good friendship with two new girls to our school this year and has welcomed them from the start. Delaynea works hard on her assignments and tests. She also wants to voice her opinions as being part of the spring's student PBS team.

Brayden LeMar was chosen as the 4th grade habit hero. Brayden puts first things first and gets his work done before using his free time to read his AR book. He is always helping his classmates by reminding them of the expectations in the classroom. He is always willing to ask for help. He is also always willing to lend a helping hand to me, or his classmates.

Sophie Hicks, fifth grade, is a shining example of a true leader. Not only is Sophie a wonderful student who uses the habits daily with her schoolwork, she is a terrific friend to others. She notices when others feel left or lonely and finds a way to help...whether it be offering to partner with them, a few kind words, or simply sitting next to them. These “little” things showcase her BIG heart!

RCE was proud to honor Coach Akright, Lara Daugherty, and Tara Lewis as their February Community Habit Heroes. Coach Akright, Mrs. Daugherty and Dr. Lewis were recognized for using Habit 1 Be Proactive and Habit 6- Synergize. After a home basketball game, our scorekeeper John Palmer collapsed and fell to the ground. No medical staff was available at the time to assist him, so Dr. Lewis, Coach Akright, and Mrs. Daughtery jumped in and synergized to help John. Though the situation was extremely stressful and scary, all of our honorees remained calm and were proactive by putting first things first to save John. They administered CPR and used an AED machine to help John. By them using the 7 Habits and their heroic efforts, they saved John’s life. Coach Akright, Mrs. Daugherty and Dr. Lewis are truly are HEROES!