2017 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Winners Announced

The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosted a poster contest in September to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. It was a fun and engaging activity to help schools and students raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day.

Dozens of students from eight elementary schools submitted entries. Over the last two weeks, we shared the grand prize winners for each grade level on the AR-GLR Facebook and Twitter pages. Check out the grand prize and runner up posters below!

Grand Prize Winners

Runner Ups

 kindergarten poster winner

Alison from Kindergarten at Western Hills Elementary knows why it is important to make every day count! “Miss five days or less to do your best!” Great work, Alison!

 

AAM Kindergarten Runner Up

Cahmari from Kindergarten at Blytheville Elementary wants you to go to school to make every day count! Great work Cahmari!

 First grade poster winner

Allyson from 1st grade at Knapp Elementary knows the importance of being in school every day because “school is cool!” Congrats Allyson! 

 

AAM First Runner Up

Jaxton from 1st grade at Trusty Elementary doesn’t want you to take a vacation from your education! Awesome work, Jaxton!

 second grade poster winner

Eduardo from 2nd grade at Knapp Elementary knows being in school today means achieving tomorrow! “School is great. Don’t be late. You must show up to graduate!” Awesome work, Eduardo!

 AAM Second Runner Up

Laith from 2nd grade at Terry Elementary knows he has to go to school to make every day count! Great work, Laith!

 AAM Third Winner

Karla from 3rd grade at Knapp Elementary knows school is great so “donut be late!” Congrats Karla!

 AAM Third Runner Up

Rea from 3rd grade at Monitor Elementary says, “You’re fun, you’re cool but you need to be at school!” Awesome work, Rea!

 AAM 4th winner

Luis from 4th grade at Knapp Elementary knows that to stay cool, you should go to school! Awesome work, Luis!

 

AAM Fourth Runner Up

Axel from 4th grade at Terry Elementary wants you to make every day count! Great work, Axel!

 AAM Fifth Winner

Nathalia from 5th grade at Monitor Elementary knows that you should make every day count! “Miss five days or less to do your best!” Congrats Nathalia!

 AAM 5th Runner up

Samya from 5th grade at Meadowcliff Elementary wants you to be prepared so you can make every day count! Awesome work, Samya!

 AAM Sixth Winner

Ineke from 6th grade at Trusty Elementary doesn’t want to miss a day of school! Congrats Ineke!

 AAM Sixth Runner Up

 

Karla from 6th grade at Sutton Elementary wants everyone to miss five days or less to do their best! Great work, Karla!

Thank you to all the participating elementary schools and every student who submitted a poster design. Attendance is critical to ensuring children gain the academic knowledge and social skills they need to succeed and read on grade level. In Arkansas, more than one in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students are chronically absent, which is considered missing 18 days of school a year or two days a month. Reducing chronic absence is important to keeping students on track to succeed long term.