Phoenix Awards

What are the Phoenix Awards?

The JPTA Phoenix Awards are given quarterly to outstanding students and adults in our school community who go above and beyond to make our school a wonderful place to learn.

Awards are given in the following categories:
- Elementary Student
- Middle School Student
- Teacher
- Staff Member
- Volunteer

Phoenix Award recipients will receive a personalized award and a gift certificate. Recognition will be provided on social media, on the Phoenix Awards board in the media center/library, and in person at a public school event, meeting, or in class, depending on the recipient.

Nomination Process

Please help the JPTA staff, PAC, and Governance Council by nominating JPTA community members for the quarterly Phoenix Awards.

Pick up a nomination form in the office or download one here or below.

Anyone in our community can nominate anyone else, and a person can submit as many nominations as they'd like for separate people. Self-nominations are acceptable. Only one nomination per nominee is allowed; multiple nominations of a nominee by the same nominator will not be considered.

To make a nomination for any award category, please complete the nomination form and place it in the wooden submission box on the wall in the front office by the following due dates.

Quarterly Phoenix Awards Due Dates:
- 1st Quarter: September 3
- 2nd Quarter: December 2
- 3rd Quarter: March 2
- 4th Quarter: May 4

Awards Selection

Nomination forms will be evaluated based on the following criteria. When making nominations, please provide as much evidence as possible that the nominee:

- Shows excellence
- Contributes to our community and/or makes JPTA a better place
- Demonstrates leadership
- Show kindness and consideration to others

Let's recognize those who do amazing things for our school community!

Phoenix Award Nomination Form

Phoenix Award Recipients

2018-2019 School Year

1st Quarter

Elementary Student:

Emilio Cano, 3rd Grade

Middle School Student:

Liam Etue, 8th Grade


Stephanie Sweet, Art

Staff Member:

Sharon Myers, Assistant Director


Amada Nunez, Parent

2nd Quarter

Elementary Student:

Daisy Pedroza, Kindergarten

Middle School Student:

Danika Rodriguez, 8th Grade


Tamara Alexander, 3rd Grade

Staff Member:

Mayra Diaz, Educational Assistant


Rebecca Berkson, JPTA Foundation President/Parent

3rd Quarter

Elementary Student:

Soraya Kamali, 3rd Grade

Middle School Student:

Sofia Morales, 8th Grade


Jaime Alvarez, 2nd Grade

Staff Member:

Manny Diaz, Technology Technician

Volunteer: Cathy Kemmer, Community Member

4th Quarter

Elementary Student:

Lila Schutte, 2nd Grade

Middle School Student:

Nathan Ayala, 6th Grade


Fatima Batres, 1st Grade

Staff Member:

Leticia Orona, Educational Assistant


Polly Kamali, Parent




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