Photo: Kids going to school in a boat

SCGLR Success Story – Lucas and Attendance

Ask Lucas D’Angelo about his recent morning routines that he and his family follow to get to school. “First I put on my water boots,” says th…
strive for less than five days absent

“Pacesetter” Communities Awarded for Attendance Achievements

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has named 32 communities Pacesetters for their efforts during 2018 to support early school success. Each…
strive for less than five days absent

Comunidades “Marcapasos” son Premiados por Logros de Asistencia

La  Campaña de Leer Para 3ro de Suncoast (Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading) a nombrado a 32 comunidades Marcapasos por sus esfuerzos…
Manatee Schools

Why Attendance Matters: When Kids Miss School, Their Learning Suffers

Editor’s Note: Hedy N. Chang is the executive director of Attendance Works, a national non-profit initiative dedicated to improving education…
Manatee Schools

Por qué es importante la asistencia: cuando los niños faltan a la escuela, su aprendizaje sufre

Nota del editor: Hedy N. Chang es la Directora Ejecutiva de Attendance Works, una iniciativa nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a mejorar l…
Playtime at the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Game

Gratitude at the Ballpark

There are countless reasons to celebrate children and their efforts. On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Readin…
Playtime at the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Game

Gratitud en el estadio de béisbol

Hay innumerables razones para celebrar a los niños y sus esfuerzos. El sábado 2 de marzo del 2019, la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Readi…

¡Es un triunfo para la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, los niños y los Orioles!

Tuve el privilegio de unirme a la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) para celebrar a los ganadores del Sarasota County Schools…

It’s a Win for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the Kids, and the Orioles!

I had the privilege of joining the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) to celebrate the Sarasota County Schools Attendance Awar…

Excellent Attendance is on the Horizon in DeSoto County

I never envisioned that I would get to brag about my perfect attendance in elementary school as an adult. However, after experiencing the Sun…
2018-19 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest winners from Charlotte County

Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Winners Illustrate Why Every Day Counts

Students across the Suncoast region started the 2018-2019 school year reminding themselves — and their peers that every day counts through pa…

Winners Selected in Attendance Awareness Poster Contest

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading contest drew almost 50,000 entries from across the region. The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Leve…

Striving for Less Than Five Days Absent in DeSoto County

This year, more than 2,300 DeSoto County elementary school students participated in the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Attendanc…

Celebrating Attendance Success at Nocatee Elementary School

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Rene Banard is the attendance coordinator at Nocatee Elementary School in the School District of DeSoto County. What if w…

Volunteering Brings Joy to All!

Editor’s Note: Caroline Russell is a 7th-grade student in the Panther Gifted Academy at Sarasota Middle School who volunteered with the Sunco…

Shining Brightly

I’m not sure which were brighter, the flashy-blinky snowflake hats adorning the heads of more than 400 people walking with the Suncoast Campa…

Manatee Attendance Warriors Drive Home Message that ‘Every Day Counts’

Graduation Enhancement Technicians work in Manatee’s Title I schools to combat chronic absenteeism, but often find themselves doing social wo…

Reflecting on Attendance at Atwater Elementary

Editor’s Note: Kirk Hutchinson is currently the Principal at Venice Elementary School. “Everybody at school, on time, and ready to learn!” jo…
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