Due to COVID-19 Safety Measures, we are suspending the Truman Spirit Awards for the 2020-2021 school year. The Awards are expected to return for the 2021-2022 school year.
Truman Spirit Awards Ceremony
In this ceremony, we recognize and award those students who embody the spirit of the Thunderbird.
* The Thunderbird
The meaning of the Thunderbird as a Native American symbol varies according to the tribe and geographic location. The prime people of North America held the thunderbird as a vision of glory and power as a Spirit Bird.
Almost universally, the Thunderbird as a Native American symbol conveys concepts such as…
* Power & Provision
* Expansiveness & Transformation
* Divine Dominion
* Unquestioned Authority and Indomitable Spirit
* Truman Seal
The Truman Seal on each award represents the long standing tradition of Truman Elementary. The date, 1977, signifying the year the building was opened, is written in roman numerals and represents the many years and the many lives that have been affected by Truman Elementary. The Shield represents the honor of being a Truman Thunderbird. On the shield are four symbols:
* The Book and Quill – representing Scholarship
* Scales – representing Equity
* Pick and Shovel – representing Industry
* Shaking Hands – representing Leadership & Collaboration
* The most prestigious award is the Principal’s Award, which is given to any student who received a 3.7 or higher in the given subject or subjects awarded on their term report card.
* The next award is Honor Roll, which is given to those students who were proficient in all subjects, meaning they received all 3’s or higher.
* The Citizenship award is given to those students who were proficient in all skills, meaning they received all 3’s or higher.
* The last award is Perfect Attendance, which is given to those students who had perfect attendance, meaning that they were here every day, all day, for the term.