Weekly Announcements December 5 to December 9

Post date: Dec 5, 2016 3:12:59 AM

  1. 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.

  1. Good luck to our NAL team this week. They will play against Heroes this week.

  1. Good luck to our boys basketball teams. We travel to Roncalli on Wednesday and play at home against PAA on Thursday.

  1. Our Winter Choir Concert is this Thursday in the Heaton Auditorium at 7PM.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 team!

8. If you have any questions about any of these announcements, please feel free to contact the school.

Thank you