Each week staff and students acknowledge the accomplishments of students. Individuals are selected based on nominations made by staff members
Week of May 11, 2015
Duane Henry has been nominated for the student of the week for the 7th grade. Duane has been a model student for behavior and high academic performances; more importantly his level of maturity. Mr. Henry has consistently made good choices has earned respect of his peers and faculty. Duane is on the high honor roll and a valuable contributor to the Lacrosse Team.
Week of March 9, 2015
This week we acknowledge the students in the Model UN program who spent the weekend participating in the program activities with Mr. Snyder at St. John Fisher College. Highlights of their weekend will be shared next week.
Week of February 23, 2015
Romario Clark: One of Romario’s teachers has been very impressed with him and wanted to acknowledge him as student of the week. Romario is focused and ambitious and always strives to do the most. His commitment to his school work is admirable. He is a true scholar. This is certainly noteworthy!
Week of February 9, 2015
Jeremiah Anderson: This week we acknowledge a very special 8th grader, Jeremiah Anderson. Jeremiah is a top student with the highest GPA and consistently at the top of his game. He is respected by his teachers, as well as his peers for his attitude, behavior, and accomplishments. Jeremiah is a fantastic role model and we are extremely proud of him.
Week of February 2, 2015
Eyan Weaver was nominated by his counselors who are very proud of him for stepping up to mentor another student who was in danger of dropping out. He shared his own stories and struggles and gave that student a new perspective. He may have saved this young man’s life! Thank you, Eyan.
Week of January 19, 2015
Giovanni Hall and Gianni Campbell have accepted an invitation to audit a Social Justice class at Nazareth College every Wednesday evening. These students are motivated learners who take advantage of opportunities, no matter how challenging or inconvenient. Thank you for representing UPrep so well and for being great role models for your peers!
Timothy Cato was one of the students who attended the Pippin performance at the Auditorium Theater this past Thursday evening. The next morning, he presented Ms. Lucchese with a beautifully written note of appreciation in which he articulated both his thanks and what he learned from the performance. What a special gesture on the part of this student!
Week of December 15, 2014
Dre’Shaun Brock was nominated for Student of the Week by his English teacher. Brock has a great attitude toward school and education. He always comes to class prepared, ready to learn, and actively participates in class conversations. He made high honor roll first quarter and continues to be an excellent student.
Week of December 8, 2014
This week two upper classmen were nominated for turning things around and getting great results!
Larry Boykins is a senior who has really made significant strides this year and is commended for doing a great job this first marking period. We are proud of his success.
Kory Wyatt is a junior who has also made great strides this year and turned things around so much that his GPA this first marking period has soared to a 4.43!
Week of December 1, 2014
Will McDermott, Thaw Htoo, Lucky Edwards and Gianni Campbell
At the end of the first quarter, these students all had A’s or A+’s in Algebra 2/Trigonometry, but that wasn’t good enough for them, even the students who already had A+’s! These students completed test corrections and corrected homework problems to raise their grades to A+’s (or to higher A+’s). This level of dedication to their schoolwork, and the fact that each of these young men will settle for nothing less than their absolute best, should be held up as an example for all UPrep students to follow: that education is their highest priority.
Week of November 24, 2014
Congratulations to Levie Johnson for being nominated by his English teacher as the student of the week. For this past unit on writing historical fiction, Levie surpassed all of the requirements, stayed after school to type it up ahead of time, created additional pages for the piece such as an “About the Author” and “Reviews” page, and helped motivate other students to do well. He always comes into class on time with a smile, is extremely respectful, and is a leader in the classroom. Levie also recently aced his Unit Two test! We are very proud of him!
Jerome Henderson has earned the attention of his teacher for his improvement in Spanish. He has stepped up and has been a most well-behaved and focused learner. Way to go, Jerome!
James Barnes was also nominated for student of the week. Mr. Barnes is a 10th grade student-athlete. In addition to playing Soccer and Basketball he is an A student. Mr. Barnes approached his teacher this week and said that he would like an opportunity to plan a lesson and teach it to his peers. Over the next two weeks Mr. Barnes will be staying after school with his Social Studies teacher to create a lesson and make the handouts for a lesson that he will instruct from start to finish. This is an example of learning and leading at its finest!
Week of November 17, 2014
Johnny Rivera is making a complete turnaround as a new 7th grader. Although he was off to a shaky start, Johnny has made his mom, his teachers and Mr. Eason very proud as he has been focused on his classes and completing his homework. His grades are up and so is his attitude! We are so happy for him and glad that he is a part of our UPrep family!
Week of November 10, 2014
Eugene Street is one of our most energetic students. He brings a happy spirit each day and participates fully in school activities. No one or nothing can stop this guy. As he refers to himself, he is certainly a “Huge”genes around our school.
Week of November 3, 2014
Mustafa Sultan, a 7th grader was nominated by his resource teacher as student of the week for being attentive, eager to learn and enthusiastic. Way to go Mustafa!
Brandon Collazo was invited by the Horizons Program at the University of Rochester to present his architectural structure he created during the summer program. This will occur in November at the U of R. The event, which includes dinner, will take place from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. What an honor for Brandon!
Week of October 20, 2014
Bryant De Jesus was nominated for Student of the Week for his excellent class participation. He adds his own personality to group discussions with his thoughts and humor which always make the classes more fun. Bryant is always smiling and offering hugs to his peers and teachers, and even helps me bring the 7th and 8th grade cell phones down to the ground floor at the end of the day to be handed back. Every day at 3:20 he shows up to my room, ready to assist me with this. He’s just a great kid all around.
Siyiane Lee is awarded Student of the Week for always coming to class prepared to learn and excited to participate. He is helpful to his classmates when working in groups. Siyiane is always polite and respectful to all teachers and peers. He always comes to class with a smile and says “Good Morning”. He is an absolute pleasure to have in class.
Darnell Williams was nominated for Student of the Week for going above and beyond in Spanish class. Darnell has taken the time to find additional outside resources to share with his teacher and classmates to further support our class lesson topics. Darnell has proven to be a very resourceful young man.
Week of October 13, 2014
Jason Holley was nominated for Student of the Week. He has had an excellent start to the school year! He currently has a 98% in Global History and always seeks feedback in an effort to become a better a student. Way to go, Jason!
Cameron Lowry was nominated for his outstanding citizenship. Without prompting, Cameron gathered books from students at the end of the period while his teacher was busy collecting classwork. Cameron is a great student and role model.
Blake Crayon is acknowledged for his positive leadership skills. In Economics and English, Blake always comes prepared to learn and contributes thoughtful input. In squad, Blake has fully embraced the community reading of Slam! He gladly volunteered to read long sections of text to his peers. Great job, Blake!
Week of October 6, 2014
Jahaad Shairi was nominated this week for going above and beyond in doing his class work. His attention to detail and following directions were stellar.
D’Andre Hardaway is nominated because he brings genuine curiosity and excitement to science class every day. He asks thought-provoking questions and goes above and beyond what is required of him to satiate his desire to learn more. Monday, he asked for a Regents chemistry exam so he could preview the type of questions that showed up on the test. Wednesday, he accepted the challenge of tackling chemical calculations beyond the scope of the class. It is important to stress that he was not nominated because he just does what is expected, but instead because he goes above and beyond expectations.
Week of September 29, 2014
This is Timothy Cato’s second nomination and award. He was nominated for being so eager to participate and share. He goes the extra mile in showing his enthusiasm about being successful. He is a great example and role model for his peers. With this attitude, Tim has an amazing future ahead of him!
Giovanni Hall for student of the week. He was nominated by his Social Studies teacher for putting a ton of effort into his comparative analysis essay in PIG and was very thoughtful throughout the entire writing process. Great work, Giovanni!
Chasmere Mister-Dixon is new to school but demonstrates a strong desire to learn coupled with a high motivation to succeed. Chasmere is always actively engaged in class and contributes to class discussions in ways that are far above and beyond the typical 8th grade student.
Randy McCray-Miles wanted to make sure that all of his work was up to his standards for five week reports. Therefore, he stayed after school one day and came in early the next morning to make up his work. Randy is acknowledged for stepping up to give attention to what really counts.
Jamir Miller was nominated for always being in perfect dress code, always willing to participate, and always doing his best work. Jamir is a great role model.
Tafari James was nominated for student of the week for many reasons. He has been staying after school every day this week. He has been doing extra work: preparing for the Regents by doing practice Regents problems, practicing SAT questions, etc. He is very respectful and polite and this acknowledgement is well deserved.
Krystian Lee is noticed for working hard and giving his best effort, helping to maintain a productive intellectual community with positive attitude and willingness to learn, and for actively keeping the room organized and clean. Thank you, Krystian!
Jalen Barker: Not only are Jalen’s grades at the top of the class, he is consistently a model student for others to look up to. His maturity, motivation, and attitude separate him from his peers as a leader and he truly is a pleasure to have in class. Wow! Jalen is awesome.
Week of September 22, 2014
Marquese Green has been working very hard in his classes, leading discussions, completing his homework. His leadership in regards to academics and on-task behaviors has been very impressive and worth attention. Thanks to his teacher for nominating him for student of the week.
Timothy Cato: The teacher who nominated Timothy wants us to know that Tim is the definition of a real student. He greets teachers in the hall, participates in classes, completes his work, is respectful and manages to help his peers as well. He is a student who should be celebrated.
Rahsheem Jones was nominated by one of his teachers for how he has really stepped up this past week. He has been making mature decisions in order to do his best. He selects seats in the classroom that will allow him to focus on learning. He has completed work early and has asked for advice regarding making improvements. He has helped other students by explaining the assignment and the content. He has been encouraging to classmates and a great help to me and my co-teacher.
Gianni Campbell stands above as a UPREP student. He is mature and never falls into the trap of fooling around, even when it might be happening around him. He is insightful and serious about his goals and speaks intelligently. He is helpful and always a leader. He has impressed so many at UPrep, especially the adult who nominated him for being the focused and confident young man and role model he is.
Brandon Brooks is a UPrep student who left UPrep and has returned after a few years at another school. Brandon is welcome back and commended for his work and leadership. In class, when designing Science investigations, for example, Brandon led his group, making sure everyone was on point and knew what they needed to know in order to answer their questions. Way to go, Brandon!
Terrance Bethel was nominated by one of his teachers for his dedication and commitment to both his academics and sports. While being a star defensive-end on the JV Football team, he also carries a 90% average in his class. Terrance is very respectful to his teachers and is always willing to help his classmates.
Patrick Thompson is a new UPrep student who models exactly what a student should be. He is organized, attentive, engaged, hard-working and respectful. He is a true leader and performs exceptionally well on any task that he is given. What a great addition to our UPrep family!
Week of September 15, 2014
Miguel Cordova-Gonzales was nominated by Mr. Stopka for getting off on the right foot and having a great start to the new school year. Miguel expressed his commitment to making this his best school year ever!