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Student of the Month

The Student of the Month program is a schoolwide program meant to promote and recognize student success in and out of the classroom.  Students must exemplify outstanding characteristics as a student and/or as a citizen of the school community.  This program is designed to nominate and select students who demonstrate Viking Pride at South Gate Middle School.


Nomination Criteria
To be nominated as Student of the Month for Academics, the candidate must be in good academic standing, i.e. no D’s, F’s, or U’s.  A student can be nominated for either Academics or Citizenship but not both.  Students cannot receive an award more than once within a year.


Who Nominates?
SGMS Viking faculty and administration will nominate students each month.  Each month the staff will be reminded of the nomination deadline, the 3rd Friday of the month, and will be sent a link to complete the electronic nomination application.   Each staff member can only nominate one (1) student per month.


One boy and one girl will be randomly selected (computer generated) for each grade level.  The selected student's picture and name will be showcased during the month of recognition in the school’s newspapers, SGMS Today, on the school’s website, and in the Student of the Month display case in the main building.  Administration will also present a Student of the Month certificate and a prize to the student during Lunch.  Applicants that are not selected may be nominated for the following month.


Nomination Questions to Consider:

Does the student prepare for classroom activities?

Does the student go above and beyond his/her role as a student?

Has the student made significant progress in your classroom?

Has the student been working to/or above their potential?

Does the student have all work turned in?

Has the student improved grades or participation in your class?

Has the student improved their attendance and/or punctuality?


Is the student a positive role model?
Does the student actively participate and put forth full effort?
Does the student follow school rules?

Does the student arrive to school and to class on time?

Does the student engage in extra-curricular activities?
Has the student volunteered at school or in the community?

Is the student a member of a club or organization outside of school?

Does the student demonstrate respect to self, the student body, staff, and faculty?

Does the student demonstrate responsibility to self, the student body, staff, and faculty?

Does the student demonstrate care to self, the student body, staff, and faculty?

Does the student demonstrate trust to self, the student body, staff, and faculty?

Recipients recive

  1. A school certificate of recognition
  2. A gift certificate for a free hair cut from Great Clips Salon at the Azalea Shopping Center
  3. Lunch with the Principal

August 2016 Recipients

September 2016 Recipients

October 2016 Recipients

November 2016 Recipients

December 2016 Recipients

January 2017 Recipients

February 2017 Recipients

March 2017 Recipients

April 2017 Recipients

May 2017 Recipients