Student Spotlight - November 16, 2023

The Student Spotlight segment of each Board meeting celebrates a student or a group of students who are living out the Portrait of an LPS Graduate, which highlights the life skills each LPS graduate should have. Tomorrow’s workers will succeed by constantly adapting to the changing world around them, and today’s students must begin by learning and developing life skills - where every student should be well-adjusted, thriving, and balanced.

Additionally, students will develop skills in:

  • Communication
  • Global/Cultural Awareness
  • Character
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Risk-Taking
  • Resiliency
  • Collaboration
  • Self Advocacy
  • All surrounding Rigorous and Relevant Academic Skills

LPS strives to implement opportunities to grow these skills at every level of education and recognize students of all ages. At their regularly scheduled meeting on November 16, 2023, the Board of Education recognized a third grader from Wilder Elementary School.

Gio Vasquez Armas consistently shows the Portrait of a Graduate traits of Resiliency, Collaboration, and Character throughout all parts of his day as a Wilder Wildcat! Gio shows perseverance and strength as he is always sticking to a task and working very hard. Gio never gives up when learning something new. His teacher, Ms. Domnauer, has shared that Gio is one of the hardest working third graders at Wilder. Gio is a friend to everyone and shows kindness and compassion. He will hold the door open for others to always be a model for helping out. He collaborates with all his peers and is always aware of including others in activities. Within the classroom, Gio will always make sure everyone has a partner and even a snack. Lastly, Gio cares deeply about our school. Gio and his siblings, Benji and Antonella, stayed after Wilder’s fall festival this year to help pick up trash and to make sure the school was clean. Principal Devon Reinert said, “It truly is a joy to have students like Gio and his family that make Wilder the special place that it is!”