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A Joyful Noise

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, events, parties, and songs include opportunities to create or listen to joyful noise. As you read th…

Spreading the Word Through Creativity: Attendance Awareness Poster Contest 2023

Editor’s Note: Special thank you to the Attendance Awareness Team…team work makes the dream work. Karen Windon, Team Leader, Overall Title…

Attendance Awareness — Laurie’s Musical Message

Dear Friends, Welcome back to school! I hope you had a phenomenal summer filled with laughter and learning. I don’t know about you, but the s…

The Unstoppable Double Contests!

Since the Attendance Awareness Poster Contest began in 2015, hundreds of thousands of posters have been created by local students about the i…

Attendance Superstars: The Nice List

Dear Mrs. Claus, I’m writing to let you know about some extraordinary educators that should definitely be put on the nice list (and because I…

The Gift of Attendance

Friends! The holidays are coming up just around the corner and my family is going all in. I don’t know about you, but I, like a lot of people…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…