A New Way of Recognizing Students
Fairfax County schools provide the following profile for an IB learner:
IB Learner Profile
The awards were based on the above traits. I am proud to say that my son received the "Inquirer" award:
These awards were given to seventh grade students. Poe's principal, Jason Pannutti therefore took the opportunity not only to praise the students' efforts, but at the same time, reminded them of their responsibility next year when their class becomes the leader and the example to follow by sixth and seventh graders. What Poe Middle School had done this year went so much more than just praising the effort. One simply has to look at the description of each award. None of this leaves room for a student to compare himself or herself with other classmates. These traits have nothing to do with competing with other students. These traits talk to each individual student. It is truly a different honor roll.