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

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15661

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 8212

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 4276

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 01, 2015 3570

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 3475

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 46010

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15661

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 3351

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 2273

White Plains Man Accused of Firing Shotgun at Car…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1959

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 06, 2015 1415

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1413

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 1207

Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Two MPD…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1041

KLC to Hold Free OSHA Training for West Kentucky

by Daniel Lowry
July 06, 2015 793

Kentuckians Touched by Organ Donation Featured on…

by Karen McKnight
July 06, 2015 784

Swingin' for Sadie Scholarship Recipients

by Karen Robinson
July 06, 2015 775

City Launches New Website, Online Payment System

by Leslie Curneal