Students of the Month for January in the Helena-West Helena School District are: Landyn Denson (front row right), Ollantrious Shaw (front row center, and Shawn David Thomas (pictured separately). The group picture also includes the students' parents, principals and school board president.

Students of the Month for January in the Helena-West Helena School District are: Landyn Denson (front row right), Ollantrious Shaw (front row center, and Shawn David Thomas (pictured separately). The group picture also includes the students' parents, principals and school board president.

Landyn Denson  is an honor student at J. F. Wahl Primary School where she participates in the school's college preparatory academy. She has the sweetest personality and greets her teacher with a big hug and a huge smile daily. She is resourceful and self driven, and she enjoys reading.

Ollantrious Shaw is a fourth grade student at Eliza Miller Elementary. He is a very hard worker an does whatever is asked of him. He is willing to listen and is very accepting of instruction. Ollantrious is caring and respectful of all students and adults. His favorite subject is math and he likes to play football.

Shawn David Thomas is a seventh grade student at Central High School. He may be small but he stands out among the crowd because he is polite and helpful to everyone he encounters. Shawn greets everyone each morning as he enters the building and helps the custodians out in cafeteria during lunch.

The mission of the Helena-West Helena School District is to produce graduates who are fully prepared for life as productive, responsible and caring citizens.