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Student Recognition Program

Award of Academic Excellence

Students who earn a 4.0 GPA every semester during his/her three middle school years at Rockwood Valley will receive the Award of Academic Excellence at the 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony. Their name is placed on the perpetual Academic Excellence plaque at school and will be posted on the RVMS website.

Eighth Grade Promotion

At the end of each school year, eighth graders who are leaving RVMS are honored in an Eighth Grade Farewell Event in May during which each student is presented with an Eighth Grade Promotion certificate.

Excalibur Award and Special Award

The Excalibur Award is an award that recognizes students who have demonstrated remarkable work ethic, passion, and a commitment to excellence in their education. Special Awards may also be given to recognize students for excellence in an academic or performance-based competition. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders who earn these awards receive special recognition during the school year.

Honor Rolls

The names of students who have made honor rolls are displayed at school on the Honor Roll recognition board and are posted on the RVMS website.

Knights of the Round Table

Being a Knight of the Round Table is a prestigious honor at Rockwood Valley. Sixth graders or students who are new to RVMS who receive a 3.5 or higher GPA for the fall semester are celebrated as Knights of the Round Table (KORT) during an annual ceremony. In order to remain members of the Knights of the Round Table, students must maintain a 3.5 or better GPA each semester. The names of KORT members are displayed at school on the Knights of the Round Table recognition board and are posted on the RVMS website.

Positive Office Referral

Staff members refer students to a grade level principal for demonstrating good behavior or accomplishing individual achievements. A student who gets a Positive Office Referral will receive a certificate, a special pencil, and/or the opportunity to move to the front of the lunch line for a day. The student is also recognized on the RVMS website.

Student Birthdays

Student birthdays are announced daily. Students whose names are read during morning announcements may come to the office for a birthday pencil.

Students of the Month

Each month all teams recognize students who exemplify academic achievement, attitude, responsibility, citizenship, effort, cooperation, honesty, and leadership. Twenty-two students of the Month are recognized each month. Students’ names are also published in the school newsletter and are displayed at school on the Student of the Month recognition board.

Merlin Award

The Merlin Award recognizes any student whose GPA improved from one marking period to the next by 0.25 pts or more. Each student will be celebrated at a quarterly Merlin lunch ceremony.