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Block N Awards

The Clovis Unified motto “Be the best you can be in mind, body and spirit,” comes to life in our block award.  Students in grades four through six who demonstrate success in mind (academics), body (athletics or performing arts) and spirit (character) are eligible to earn our school’s Block Award.  Students who qualify as Block Award winners all six semesters earn a special recognition at the conclusion of their sixth grade year.
The Block “N” award is the highest award a student may earn at Nelson. The Block “N” is available to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students, and is awarded at the end of each semester. The criteria for this award is designed to recognize students who exemplify the qualities that Nelson hopes to foster in all of its students, namely: (1) the desire for self-improvement: (2) dedication and commitment in reaching for goals: (3) concern for and service to others: and (4) the willingness to be a positive role model to others. Individuals earning this prestigious award will receive a Block “N” plaque. Block N criteria forms will be passed out to all upper grade students during the first week of each semester. 


    Nelson Personal Responsibility Program

    The Nelson Personal Responsibility Program (PR) provides for a reward at the end of each quarter in recognition of those students who have demonstrated appropriate personal responsibility. Criteria for earning the Personal Responsibility reward will be explained at Back-To-School Night.

    If a student receives four (4) or more behavioral points (PR) per quarter they will be excluded in participation in the reward trip or special event. Any student who is suspended is automatically disqualified. Teacher decisions on personal responsibility points are final.

    Student Recognition

    At Nelson Elementary, we recognize students for performance, effort, and improvement.  Academic Awards programs are held once per quarter.
        Principal's High            Honor RollRecognizing students who have earned a GPA 3.9 - 4.0
        High Honor RollRecognizing students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 - 3.89

    Honor Roll

    Recognizing students who have earned a GPA of 3.0 - 3.49

    Student of the Month

    Monthly, one student (primary/sp.ed.) and two students (upper grade) are selected by each classroom teacher as Student of the Month. These are students who have demonstrated good behavior, worked hard, and have been a good example for others to follow. Presented at Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    Character Counts! Award

    This award is presented at the Quarterly Awards Assembly to the student who exemplifies the Character Pillar of the Month from the Character Counts Program.

    Reader of the Month

    Selected by the classroom teacher and awarded in the Quarterly Awards Assembly to the student in their classroom who has shown the greatest progress in reading.

    Writer of the Month

    Selected by the classroom teacher and awarded in the Quarterly Awards Assembly to the student in their classroom who has shown the greatest progress in Writing.

    The Big Four Math Award

    Students who master the 100 addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact sheets in three-three minute timed tests are awarded the Big Four Award certificate. These are given at the Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    Site Word Master Award

    Students in first, second, and third are given a certificate after completing their grade level’s site word list. These are given at the Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    Vocabulary Master Award

    Students are given a certificate after student has shown understanding of their grade level’s list. These are given at the Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    Computer Lab Award

    All first, second, third and fourth grade students who complete their grade level standard for typing will be given the computer lab typing award at the Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    All fifth and sixth graders who meet a standard score on the computer vocabulary test will be given a certificate at the Quarterly Awards Assembly.

    Perfect Attendance Award

    Students in grades K – 6 are eligible for this award. The Perfect Attendance Award is given at the end of the year. A student must be present every day of the school calendar year or successfully complete an Independent study contract in order to receive the award and have no unexcused tardies.

    District Physical Fitness Award

    At the end of the year, those students who meet the District standards for Fitness will receive an award. Certificates will be given in class.

    Ms. Matson’s  Math Club

    Given to students in 3rd-6th who master each multiplication family. Begins with 2’s and runs through the 9’s. Teachers will be asked to chart those students who pass each family.

    Special Awards

    Occasionally, local businesses donate certificates for our awards assemblies and incentive programs. Some examples are: Baskin-Robbins, Me-N-Eds, McDonald’s, MiMi’s Café, Wahoo’s, Cold Stone, Elephant Bar, Red Robbin, John’s Incredible Pizza  and In-and-Out.

    President’s Education Award Program

    This award is given to any exiting elementary school 6th grade student who meets the criteria set for by the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals. These students will receive a framed certificate signed by the President and the secretary of Education and a Presidential Seal Pin. Student must have a GPA of 3.5 and score proficient or higher on state tests since 4thgrade.

    Parents Notes

    Parents will be notified when their son/daughter has been selected so that they may attend the awards assembly. 

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