dcps2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/11/13) – The Daviess County Public Schools district is participating in a statewide focus on school attendance, which will culminate with “High Attendance Day” on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The campaign is sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel.

Across the state, schools achieving the highest percentage of attendance will be recognized in six divisions – elementary, middle and high schools, divided by enrollment (249 and fewer; 250 and more). First-place winners will receive $500 and regional winners will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

Windy Kretman, DCPS director of student services, said good attendance is a key element in a child’s academic success.

“We have great expectations for student success, and the first step to success is just simply being in attendance,” he said. “It’s so important for kids to be in school every day, so they can establish a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build year after year.”

In conjunction with the event, each school is hosting a series of activities to encourage students to attend.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora Wimsatt

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,660.89
-115.23 (-0.65%)    
2 S&P 2,057.60
-10.29 (-0.50%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,866.16
-34.73 (-0.71%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6136

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5593

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5287

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5222

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4963

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4360

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14315

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11720

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 31, 2015 2295

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1692

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1610

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1379

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1326

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1116

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1094

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 894

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
March 31, 2015 830

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 726

Members from Madisonville Police, Hopkinsville…

by Abbie Darst