August 17, 2018

Perfect Attendance at HHS

Attendance(Franklin) — Heard County High School, in conjunction with Partners in Education Coca-Cola and Kathy Knowles (Heard County Chamber of Commerce), awarded over 22 students with nearly $1,000.00 dollars worth of gift cards and prizes for their perfect attendance efforts from first 9 weeks.

Grand prize winners were Cody Johnson ($100 Walmart Gift Card) and Aurora Britt (Beats Studio headphones).

There were 134 students who achieved perfect attendance during the first nine weeks of school.

Criteria: Be present at least 60 minutes of all 90 minute blocks every day to be recognized at the awards ceremony.

Kathy Knowles works to procure grant monies for the celebrations and Coca-Cola donates drinks for all children!

20 other children were presented with gift cards from local restaurants.

Comments

  1. Kathy Knowles says:

    Thanks for the write-up on the attendance awards. Our students work hard and deserve acknowledgement. Just to clarify, the funds for these awards don’t come from the Chamber of Commerce. Kathy Knowles, also Director of Heard County Community Partnership, applies for the grant funds from the Community Foundation of West Georgia which serves Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties. Donors provide funds to CFWG who then grants them out to local non-profits in the communities through an annual grant round. This is the 8th year that our schools have received funding. The funds are used as incentives to encourage attendance, improve behavior, increase our graduation rate, and encourage attainment of a GED for those already out of school. HCCP and Heard Schools are grateful to CFWG and to the donors who contribute to CFWG to help provide these rewards. We encourage local philanthropists to donate through CFWG as well since you’ll be able to see the impact of your donations locally. The students in all our schools love the program as do the school staff and we want to be sure to give credit where due. Currently, we have one of the highest graduation rates in the state and much to be proud of in our school system. Again, thanks for the acknowledgement of Heard High and congratulations to the winners!! It’s a privilege to be able to help.

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