As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s grant program, we help fund various programs throughout the school district. The foundation will periodically receive material highlighting what one of our grants has accomplished. One of the initiatives funded was the Everyday Counts grant at Amherst Middle School.
Here is an overview by Shari Bauda School Counselor at Amherst Middle School of what the grant achieved.
I wanted to share with you and the Amherst Alumni Association an update on what we have been accomplishing here at AMS with the generous grant money you provided us. We kicked off our “Every Day Counts” initiative this past month with outreach to families and shared research based information showing the correlation between consistent school attendance and academic success. Students participated in a program during their lunch a few weeks ago and everyone in attendance received a pencil to use with the reminder that “At AMS, Every Day Counts!” 12 students, 4 from each grade level, were chosen randomly by our newly formed student “Attendance Squad” to receive incentives for their perfect attendance thus far in the school year. They were excited to choose from gift certificates for local restaurants,school bookstore coupons for free merchandise, ice cream passes and more.We will do this after each 5 week period.We now post all names of students every 5 weeks who have perfect attendance on our NBA(Never Been Absent) All Stars Wall.
Thank you so much for your support of this initiative. The grant has made this all possible! I have attached some pictures for you to see.
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Through the generous support of Amherst Alumni, you helped make this happen.
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