Avery, CA…Since 2016, the Attendance Awareness Poster Contest has been a collaborative effort of the Calaveras County Office of Education, the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB), the Calaveras County Sheriff and the Calaveras County District Attorney. Students from all over Calaveras County submitted posters demonstrating the importance of attending school. Nainoa Chance, a 7th grader at Avery Middle School won first place and received a $150 award.
(Pictured above left to right: Ashley Herd, DA’s Community Liaison; Karen Vail, Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools; Nainoa Chance, Avery Middle School 7th grader; and Scott Nicotero, Avery Middle School Principal.)
In addition, the poster is printed and distributed throughout the county. Nainoa understands the importance of attending school and said, “It’s important to attend so you can get good grades, and you don’t want to annoy your teachers!” “Missing school makes it hard to make up work and keep up, missing assignments just pile up,” added Nainoa.
The District Attorney’s Community Liaison Ashley Herd remarked, “SARB is a good opportunity for parents to get the resources that they need all in one spot and helps our local agencies support struggling families. SARB and attendance awareness campaigns help remind us to not forget the kids and their family’s needs.”