Newell Student of the Month


High School Student of the Month: Justin Yates

Middle School Student of the Month: Malichi Whitacre

Upper Elementary Student of the Month: Karley Larson

Lower Elementary Student of the Month: Lillian Raisanen

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High School Student of the Month: Wyatt McGraw

Middle School Student of the Month: Jenna Yule

Upper Elementary Student of the Month: Jacey Larson

Lower Elementary Student of the Month: Rosie Suster

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High School Student of the Month: Jaelyn Wendt

Jaelyn not only has personal initiative, but she is kind and helpful to other students.  Great job Jaelyn! Mrs. English

Jaelyn is an outstanding student that is always smiling and telling jokes. She is driven to be successful and her attention to detail will keep her headed in the right direction.  Jaelyn is a run toward the challenge type of person.  Mr. Wince

Great job Jaelyn!  Remember to always keep asking good questions!  Mr. Decker

I am so happy that you are receiving this award!  I have had the privilege of knowing you your whole life.  I have seen your determination, drive, kindness, and great work ethic.  Due to these amazing characteristics, your life journey is going to be outstanding! Mrs. Smeenk

Middle School Student of the Month: Michael Lawson

Smiles all the time, helps everyone, good leader, and is positive to everyone.  Mrs. Erk

Michael is a model student in my class.  He is always kind to others.  He is quiet and respectful to his teachers and peers.  He is generous and always shares his gum with others.  He is a bright spot in my day, and I look forward to seeing his smiling face each day.  Mrs. Shaykett

Michael is one of the kindest most considerate students in Middle School.  He is always eager to learn and strives to do his very best every day.  He is kind to every one of his classmates, whether they are a close friend or not.  He always has a positive attitude.  I don’t think Ive ever heard him complain!  Thanks for being a delightful student, Michael.  Mrs. Decker

Michael treats others politely, considerately, and respectfully.  He is a cheerful and friendly young man who is very responsible, dependable, and fun to be around.   Mrs. McCann

Upper Elementary Student of the Month: Kiley Yates

Kiley is a very hard worker in and out of class. She is willing to help other students and doesn’t ever get mad when she is corrected. She just says, “Oh yeah, I know that isn’t right.” She is very kind to others and is always happy and smiling. She loves to help the other students. I truly enjoy her in class and she is liked by all her classmates. Mrs. Clements

Kiley is a very sweet girl who is very caring and cares about her classmates. She is also very determined to get her work done and do a good job. Mrs. Youngberg

Kiley gives it her all, no matter what the task. She never gets frustrated when she makes a mistake or doesn’t understand, she works through the problem. Kiley encourages others to do their best. Mrs. Waterland

Lower Elementary Student of the Month: Liam Raisenan

Liam is a kind-hearted boy. He is willing to share with anybody and includes everybody. He notices if someone is feeling left out and will welcome them into his activity. He always has a smile on his face and is excited about being at school and with his friends. He is respectful and listens well to the adults in his classroom and the school.



High School: Bailee Yule

Middle School: Jayden Tesch

Elementary 3-5: Rilee Crockford

Elementary Pre-K- 2: Paisley Braun

High School Student of the Month-Bailee Yule

Bailee is an amazing young woman that goes above and beyond in class and out of class.  She has a skill set that she is willing to use to better our school and community.  I love that Bailee is honest and always willing to try.  Her work on the production of the Veteran’s Day program was above and beyond.  She spent several hours working on this project including impromptu recording and editing the day before the presentation for the last-minute additions.  I believe that Bailee deserves to be student of the month.  -Mrs. Stomprud

Bailee goes above and beyond to help students understand concepts.  She is a GREAT role model. -Mrs. Burtzlaff

Bailee is a conscientious concession worker, teaming up with others to help the process go smoothly, correctly, and even serves the public with a smile! -Mrs. Jensen

Bailee you rock!  -Mr. Decker

Middle School Student of the Month- Jayden Tesch

Jayden is very helpful to his peers but also stays on task to complete his own work.  He is polite and very respectful.  `-Mrs Kondel

Jayden seems to be adjusting well to a new school.  He is a hard worker who cares about his grades.  He is friendly and has a positive attitude! -Mrs. Shaykett

Jayden keeps up with his schoolwork and is willing to help others with their work also.  He is cheerful and friendly. -Mrs. McCann

Upper Elementary Student of the Month- Rilee Crockford

Mrs. Reichert: It is a pleasure to have Rilee in my classroom. Rilee is very well liked by his classmates and teachers.   He is always polite.  His finest quality is that he is very trustworthy and honest.  Rilee is a hard worker, always getting his work done quickly and on time. He is a great storyteller, especially when it comes to his grandpa’s tractor. He can talk for a long time about that tractor. He always plays fair with his classmates and makes sure that everyone has a turn.  He is very helpful, helping both teachers and classmates alike.  He is a lot of fun to be around and an excellent student of the month candidate. 

Lower Elementary Student of the Month- Paisley Braun

Miss. Stalder: Paisley has one of the kindest hearts I have ever seen. She is always there for anyone when they are sad or when someone needs a helping hand. She carries a positive attitude with her every day and works hard in school. Paisley is an excellent role model for other students! 

Mrs. Fox: Paisley is always so caring of those around her. She is genuinely concerned about their well being! Paisley never has to be prompted to get her work done, she works at a steady pace until it is completed. Good manners are a part of her vocabulary and come naturally without having to remind her of it. She is truly a joy to be around. 



High School: Eli Myers

Middle School: Kianna Miller

Elementary 3-5: Alex Yates

Elementary Pre-K- 2: Caitlyn Rans



High School: Shaley Dirk

Middle School: Joe Eaton

Elementary 3-5: James Gatzke

Elementary Pre-K- 2: McCoy Mangis

"Shaley is an exceptional student. She is intelligent, diligent, and hardworking. Her varied interests extend beyond schoolwork to include animal husbandry. Shaley is quiet and good-natured. She serves as a valuable role model for other students."

"McCoy Mangis is an excellent example of what Newell PRIDE should look like. He works hard every day, giving 100% of his effort to everything he does. He is kind to all his peers and respectful to staff. He is willing to pitch in and help anyone! McCoy is an outstanding student!"

"James is one of those kids that everyone is drawn to. He is kind, fun, and caring. He is always willing to do what is asked of him. He is a little goof! He wants to make people laugh and make them happy. He is always respectful towards adults and his peers. You can count on him to be responsible, honest, and have integrity. I have never seen him upset another student. He is compassionate towards others and their feelings. James is a joy to work with and have in the classroom."

"It is with great pleasure to announce our first very deserving student of the month recipient, 6th grader, Joe Eaton. It is a pleasure teaching Joe each day for he is a respectful and responsible young man who consistently perseveres. He asks questions, learns, and works diligently every day. He is earnestly inquisitive with a positive mental attitude. Superintendent Fergen’s two goals/priorities for students this year were to be kind and to persevere and Joe does so daily in his words and actions. Congratulations Joseph!"