Student Created or Inspired Materials

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Lake Region Vocational students developed, filmed and edited this public service announcement (PSA) about the importance of attendance in high school. This student created project was developed by the marketing class.

Attendance Matters, I Matter

In Lewiston, Maine a public services announcement (PSA) was created with middle school and elementary school students promoting the importance of attendance in the early grades. Developed by the Campaign For Grade Level Reading, Lewiston 21st Century Program, the Root Cellar, Longley Elementary School, Lewiston Middle School and Count ME In.


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Promise Early Education Center in Lewiston
The Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Lewiston and Auburn monitor their attendance. The bright eye-catching board makes it easy for families and kids to see the average daily attendance every month. It's one more way to help the school community understand the importance of attending preschool.

Great Falls Elementary School, Gorham
Every month, each grade at Great Falls competes to have the best average daily attendance. The entire staff is also involved competing for the best attendance. Each ribbon represents one month. The winning grade is announced and gets bragging rights!

Dayton Consolidated School
Dayton Consolidated School shares their attendance data with some panther pride on the field. Students calculate the average daily attendance rate for each grade.

Village Elementary School,

Alek and Daralyn calculate the average daily attendance for each grade every month. It's part of the Village School's comprehensive approach to increase student attendance

Walking School Bus to the School Bus!
Ocean Avenue School, Portland

Noah says good-bye to his mother and dog before he joins the walking school bus with Jeanne Crocker, Interim Superintendent for Portland Public Schools. Noah looks forward to the walking school bus and is now attending school every day.

Kaler School, South Portland
Everyone is involved in the conversation!
Each "mountain climber" represents a classroom and is identified by a photo of the classroom teacher. Their position on the mountain is determined by the average daily attendance (attendance percentages go up the side of the mountain). 4th and 5th graders use their math skills to calculate the attendance percentages for each class and plot the climbers. They have a mountain climber who represents staff attendance, too!

Raymond Elementary, RSU 14, Raymond

Skillins Elementary School in South Portland