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Ryerson Academic and Social Awards Program

To encourage academic excellence and to recognize hard work and sustained effort, Ryerson Middle School has developed a comprehensive Awards Program. Awards are handed out on a monthly and year end basis at school assemblies. The teachers and Principal form the Awards Selection Committee. The award criteria are reviewed with the students throughout the year and students are encouraged to strive for these awards.

Ryerson Extracurricular “R” Points

At Ryerson Middle School, students earn extracurricular points when they are involved in extracurricular activities. At the end of the school year, each student´s points are tallied and students are eligible to win awards based on the number of points accumulated (see AWARDS below). Points are awarded based on the activities in which the students participate (see POINT ACCUMULATION below). For example, if a student plays flag football, he/she would get 15 points for participating in an intramural sport. If a student was in the school band, he/she would get 25 points for being on a team that represents the school. If the band was in a competition and they placed 1st, the student would receive an additional 15 points. If the band placed 3rd in another competition, the student would receive another 11 points.

AWARDS
POINT ACCUMULATION
Award
Number of Points Needed
i) – Participation Points
Intramural team or club
20 points per team or per intramural/club
Small “R”
100
Interschool teams
35 points per team
1st Crown
200
i) – Performance Points
1st place
15 points
2nd Crown
300
2nd place
10 points
Large “R”
400
3rd place
5 points
3rd Crown
500
 4th Crown
600
 5th Crown
700
Trophy
800
6th Crown
900
Extra Curricular Hall of Fame
1000

Grade 8 Graduation Awards include: 

AWARD CRITERIA
 Alma  Knapman Award Presented to a (male)  graduating student who has demonstrated the most progress in general proficiency and character development.
 Alma  Knapman Award Presented to a (female)  graduating student who has demonstrated the most progress in general proficiency and character development.
 Nikola Tesla Award Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated inquisitiveness and innovation in science class during their elementary school years.
Ryerson Award of Excellence (multiple) Presented to graduating students who have fully participated in all aspects of school life and achieved high academic achievement.
Hamilton Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local Award Presented to a graduating student who demonstrated superior and consistent leadership skills or abilities, was a positive role model/mentor to fellow students (counsellor/guide/tutor) and has independently, or even with some prompting, helped a peer in some way.
Ryerson Award (six recipients) Presented to six (6) graduating students who have been in attendance for the full grade 8 year, demonstrated excellent attendance, showed leadership or initiative along with excellent social skills and have earned a Scholarship (Honour) Award.
Principal’s Award Presented to a graduating student who demonstrated the greatest consistent commitment academically and socially, attended Ryerson for a minimum of 2 years and achieved high academic achievement.
Ontario Principal’s Council Association Presented to a graduating student who has displayed a mature sense of responsibility, demonstrated the ability to motivate peers and shown student leadership.
French Immersion Certificates Presented to all students graduating from FI program.
Scholarship (Honour) Awards Presented to graduating students who have earned an average of 80% during the 3 terms of grade 8  (no failures).
Special Achievement Award (Yes I Can) Presented to a graduating student with special needs who demonstrates determination and achievement.
Gibson Award Presented to the two (2) graduating students who have achieved the highest average in grade 8 and attended Central Elementary School in grade 5.

Rotating Awards

Stella Osborne Award – This award is given to the student who receives the most subject awards and is presented on a rotating basis with Tweedsmuir and Bennetto schools. The award was presented at Ryerson in 2000.

Russell N. Eden Award – This award recognizes achievement in the Visual Arts subject areas. The award is presented on a rotating basis amongst Hamilton-Wentworth Schools

Updated on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
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