Student Recognition & Honor Roll FAQs


What is a Dana Student Recognition Assembly & when is it held?
The Dana Student Recognition Assembly is an opportunity to acknowledge students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment towards demonstrating the values and beliefs we promote in our students. Students are eligible to receive three types of awards.

  • Character Recognition - Each teacher identifies one student per category. Students are recognized for consistently demonstrating character traits emphasized in our citizenship rubric. These include:
    • Demonstrating a positive/cooperative attitude with adults & students
    • Communicates well and focuses on trying to understand others before being understood
    • Independently solves problems
    • Practices self-control, kindness, honesty and respect for others
    • Grit/resilience - is a hard worker who consistently is on task and gives their best effort
  • Academic Recognition - Each teacher identifies two students per category. Students are recognized for demonstrating academic excellence.
  • Outstanding Students - A total of 14 students school-wide are acknowledged for:
    • Leadership Award
    • Richard Henry Dana Mariner Award
    • Award for Innovative Thinking
    • Larry Zeiger Award for the Arts
    • Tariq Khamisa Peace Award
    • OB People's Co-Op Go Green Award
    • Award for Physical Excellence.

Students are recognized during an assembly at the end of the year. Families of students selected to participate in the student recognition assembly will receive an invite two weeks prior to the event.

The focus of our student recognition program aligns with key concepts we are promoting with students through "The Pointer Way". Please click this link to learn more about The Pointer Way.

How do students qualify?
Students are nominated for the awards by their teachers. While it is true many children may exhibit the character traits mentioned above, we limit recognition to students who have gone above and beyond in a specific area. We encourage all families to celebrate their children’s successes.

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