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Dolphin Pride!

Dolphin Pride awards are given in recognition of exemplary behavior. For example, a student saw that another student that really needed help and took initiative to help her. This is an example of leadership and community. The categories on the Dolphin Pride awards align to our Classroom Champions themes, and students can be recognized for any of them at any point in the year. The categories are: Goal Setting, Feedback, Leadership, Perseverance, Community, Optimism, Healthy Living, and Emotions. Think about random acts of kindness or the little things that really make life great. When students earn this award, they visit the assistant principal’s office for recognition, a picture, and a prize. There is a also bulletin board where the awards are posted and students are recognized again at our nine week awards ceremonies for their outstanding character.


The Community Foundation of the Middle Keys recently awarded both Stanley Switlik and Marathon Middle High School with $1,000 in funds to support the prizes that individual students receive for earning this prestigious award. This is an open grant and donors can contribute at any time- just note Dolphin Pride in the notes area. The foundation will double any donations.


We hope that this upgraded recognition encourages the continued growth of good humanitarians are so thankful!


Pictured (left to right) Sarah Adams, Assistant Principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary with Kevin Bowes and Lavarski Smith, Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

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