- In my previous call I
mentioned how our team is focusing on the ABCs to improve overall academic
achievement. I explained that we
would share with you the average weekly attendance rate for our students
at Heaton and please remember that 95% is the goal. Last week, our average daily attendance
was 91.94%. This equated to
approximately 22 students being gone from school a day. 6th Grade had the best
attendance with 92.4%, 7th grade was 92.3% while the 8th
grade was 90.9%. On average for
the month of November, our school average was 92%.
Additional reports we have access to regarding attendance are more
alarming. On average only 70% of our
students are in school 90% of the time.
Our current 8th grade class has only 65% of students in
school 90% of the time. This means that
35% of students in 8th grade are missing 2 or more days a week. Again, please understand that our focus to
help students cannot be done when students do not attend school.
- Good luck to our NAL team
this week. They will play against
Heroes this week.
- Good luck to our boys
basketball teams. We travel to Roncalli
on Wednesday and play at home against PAA on Thursday.
- Our Winter Choir Concert
is this Thursday in the Heaton Auditorium
- Our AVID elective students
will be taking the PSAT on Monday during the day. This is an excellent opportunity for
students to get a baseline as all students will take the SAT during their
junior year of high school.
- We will be clearing for
Girls Basketball and Wrestling the week of December 12-16
7. Finally, I would like to send a shout out to our friends—the East
Eagles and their 3-peat State Championship victory on Saturday. Lots of former Heaton Hawks on that
8. If you have any questions about any of these announcements, please
feel free to contact the school.