Jefferson Middle School 7th grade students in Lori Nystrom’s class recently received treats for having the best average attendance for the month of September of 96 percent through the school-wide attendance incentive program. The program’s motto is “Be Here Today, Be There Tomorrow.”
Each month, the homeroom with the best attendance receives treats from the Jefferson PTA and a visit from Principal Carm Proctor. All students who have perfect attendance each month receive small incentives such as attendance logo pencils, bracelets, lanyards and free homework passes from Jefferson teachers and PTA.
In September, all perfect attendance students received tickets to the JHS Red Raider football game donated by the JPS Athletic Department. The Red Raider Football team and JHS Band Boosters also donated a family-friendly basket that was raffled off to those students with perfect attendance. The winner was 6th grader, Matthew Weatherby. The October give-away is a Movie Package including four free theater tickets and Little Caesar gift card to treat the family.
“We know attendance is a family effort. So, in addition to individual and homeroom incentives, we wanted to thank the families that make the effort to be sure their children are in school everyday,” said Jefferson Middle School Principal Carm Proctor. “We all know how important attendance is to a student’s success in school so as a building we wanted to encourage those who work hard to be here everyday.”