The THUNDERBIRD AWARD is the highest, most prestigious award a student may earn at Kastner Intermediate School. The honor is available to seventh and eighth grade students and is awarded at the end of the year at the Principal's Award Reception. The criteria for earning this award reflects a broad base of participation, achievement and service. To earn the THUNDERBIRD AWARD, a student must accrue a minimum of points in four distinct categories:
- MIND - Scholarship
- MIND - Co-Curricular
- BODY - Physical Activity and Effort
- SPIRIT - Personal Service
The purpose of this award is to recognize these well-rounded individuals who exemplify the qualities that Kastner Intermediate hopes to foster in all of its students: (1) the desire for self-improvement, (2) dedication and commitment in reaching goals, (3) concern for and service to others, and (4) the willingness to be a positive role model to others.