Graves Schools urge effort to attend9/18

The Graves County Schools urge students and parents to make an extra effort to ensure students will be in school Tuesday, Sept. 18. That’s the day the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel have set aside as “High Attendance Day” for schools across the commonwealth.
“Student learning is our focus in Graves County and the first step toward learning is being there,” said Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Smith, who serves as the district’s director of pupil personnel. “Our schools, principals, and teachers do a great job of emphasizing that and of making learning fun for kids. We also are blessed to have parents and students who understand the value of attendance. In fact, our district consistently places among the top ten of districts with high attendance throughout the year. Two of our schools have won the High Attendance Day competition and we hope that will happen again!”
Cuba Elementary School won the competition among the commonwealth’s 747 elementary schools on High Attendance Day 2010 with 100 percent attendance. In fact, Cuba edged out Farmington, which also had perfect attendance that day. In the case of a tie, the award goes to the school with highest attendance the previous day. That’s when Cuba recorded only one child leaving early.
Fancy Farm won the state elementary competition in 2007.
Winning schools earn cash prizes.

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