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Dragon Awards, sponsored by CHE PTA, is a program recognizing our students’ achievements. It encourages students to strive for excellence by motivating them to be involved in extra‐curricular activities. Participation in such activities stimulates learning on a variety of levels. This program allows EVERY student to earn at least (1) recognition pin.
Throughout the school year your student will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of offerings, depending on their grade level. Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of each program will receive recognition for their participation. At the end of the school year all of our students and parents are invited to attend a grade‐level assembly. At this assembly, pins are given to the students in recognition of their achievements throughout the year. Students are encouraged to collect their pins to display on special recognition days.
Please contact Janice Varkey at 214-566-8132 or email@example.com with any questions regarding these programs.
The following is a list of the programs that are included in the Dragon Awards, along with a brief
description of each.
A OR A/B HONOR ROLL (2ND – 5TH GRADE)
In order for a student to receive the "A" honor roll pin at the end of the year, a student must have all "A"s on his or her entire report card. The Language Arts block is made up of three areas: Spelling, Writing, and Language Arts. A student must have "A" in each of these subjects to receive the "A" honor roll pin because we do NOT USE THE OVERALL AVERAGES for the end of year pin award. We use each individual subject. If the student's report card contains a "B" anywhere on it, then he or she will receive the "A/B" honor roll pin.
BEE KIND CLUB (3RD-5TH GRADE)
Students have participated in the Bee Kind Club and have displayed great acts of kindness towards others. This encourages students to be respectful and helpful to their fellow peers.
BREANNA’S BUDDIES (2ND – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to members of Breanna’s Buddies who mentor new students.
BLACK BELT RECORDER KARATE FORMERLY COOL TUNES GRADUATE (4TH – 5TH GRADE) Awarded to those who complete the requirements set forth in music class.
CLASSICAL MUSIC LISTENING CLUBS (4TH & 5TH GRADE)
Students will study 10 pieces of classical music. They will dig into the lives of the composers, strategize ways to identify melodies, learn to recognize what instruments sound like and figure out how the pieces are constructed! Students will have the opportunity to participate in a festival sponsored by LISD, The Festival of Music Listening Masters (FMLM). The students will be asked to identify music listening examples on this day and are asked to recognize the composer and name of the piece and or major work.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION (K – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded for participation on a DI team during the school year.
FASTT MATH ® (2ND – 5TH GRADE) Awarded to students who complete specified levels of FasttMath ® by year-end. 2nd grade= completion of addition, 3rd grade= completion of addition and subtraction, 4th & 5th grades= completion of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
GEOGRAPHY BOWL (4TH – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who represent their classroom in the school-wide Bowl.
KINDER DRAGON (KINDERGARTEN)
A pin to recognize each student completing Kindergarten at CHE.
KINDNESS CHALLENGE (K – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who participated in a kindness act and submitted their Kindness Story form.
KINGDOM TALES (K – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded for participation in the Kingdom Tales Publishing Company by authoring and submitting an original book for publication.
LIBRARY PAGE (3RD -5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students that assist patrons and help with library responsibilities. This gives students the opportunity to be leaders in our school.
LIVING LIBRARY (3RD GRADE):
Awarded to 3RD grade students who participate and complete a presentation for the Living Library held in March.
NEWS CREW (5TH GRADE)
Selected group of students responsible for morning announcements.
NEWSPAPER CLUB (4TH & 5TH GRADE)
Members of the Newspaper Club work together to create an exciting monthly newspaper for students to read. Things like "weird, but true" facts, fictional stories, kid-friendly jokes, staff/student spotlights, and upcoming Castle Hills events will be included in this paper.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE (K – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who are not absent (excused or unexcused) or tardy a day of school the entire year beginning on day one
PRINCIPAL’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A special group of students selected by Mrs. Taylor who give her insight in to certain areas she needs student assistance.
READING COUNTS (1st – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who achieve a specified number of points for their respective grade level throughout the school year in this CHE Library reading program. The points needed to receive the pin vary by grade level and are as follows:
Grade 2 – 20 points
Grade 3 – 30 points
Grade 4 – 40 points
Grade 5 – 50 points
REFLECTIONS (K – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who submit original artwork to the National PTA art
competition held at CHE in November.
RISE AND SHINE TEAM (4TH & 5TH GRADE)
Take charge leaders who are poised and comfortable to stand in front of the school to lead our Rise and Shine Assemblies. They help with the planning, setting up and leading of each Rise & Shine program.
RUNNING CLUB (2ND – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who achieve 26 miles from the start of the school year through the first of May. Running Club provides opportunities for runners of different ages and abilities to have fun running with friends no matter how fast or how far they go. Running Club builds
strength, endurance, and promotes daily physical activity. Also, the club promotes staying consistent with
having a healthy lifestyle in order to perform your best. Results are amazing to see the growth of students
throughout the year.
SAFETY PATROL (3RD - 5TH GRADE)
Honor duty given to 3 rd and 5 th graders who are selected by teachers based on citizenship and helpful attitude. Serve as greeters as students arrive and help get students to designated location during dismissal.
SNAPPING DRAGONS (4TH – 5TH GRADE)
Membership is based on leadership skills, excellent behavior,
vocal quality and music reading ability. This group meets after school hours for practice. Performances are held at a number of community events.
SPELLING BEE (4TH – 5TH GRADE)
Awarded to students who represent their classroom in the school-wide Bee.
STUDENT COUNCIL (3RD – 5TH GRADE)
Student Representatives are selected through classroom nomination and voting. Student Council holds meetings after school to coordinate various community service activities throughout the school year.
PTA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.