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Winners of the 2009/2010 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest
For the fourth year in a row, students from across the district demonstrated their artistic talents through the No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest. The No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest asks students to illustrate 12 rhymes describing the importance of going to school – every day. The illustrated rhymes will be printed as posters to promote strong attendance.
The winners of the 2009/2010 No Excuses – Go to School Poster Contest will be recognized at the EGUSD Board of Education meeting on January 20, 2010. The winning students and their posters are listed below:
Don’t be late. School’s just great!
Isha Samy, John Reith Elementary School
Woke up late? School won’t wait.
Olga Kolesnikov, Maeola Beitzel Elementary School
Health and fitness is so cool. Put on your shoes and walk to school.
Janae Hadden, Anna Kirchgater Elementary School
Bad hair? We want you there.
Riley Van Vorhis, Helen Carr Castello Elementary School
Test today? Don’t delay.
Trista Gayas, Robert J. Fite Elementary School
Feeling tired? School’s required.
Allysen Xiong, Carroll Elementary School
Skipping school? That isn’t cool.
Chanelle Abeyta, Harriet Eddy Middle School
Don’t whine. Just get to school on time.
Emily Barnes, Joseph Kerr Middle School
If you want to pass, go to class.
Quyen Nguyen, James Rutter Middle School
Put down the remote. Go to school to promote.
Samantha Meza, Elk Grove High School
Intelligence is life’s fuel. Fill up your tank at school!
Inna Kurudimova & Vicky Ly, Sheldon High School
School is your passport to success. Go to school. Don’t settle for less.
Thao Nguyen, Elk Grove High School
Consistent school attendance is an important factor in academic success. Students with regular attendance are often more engaged in school and fair better academically. Attendance is also important for the school district. Every day that a student is absent from school, the district loses $33 per student in state funding.
The campaign consists of a number of events and contests. Elementary, middle and high school students with perfect attendance for a calendar month are eligible to receive recognition through the district’s incentive program. Each month, one student with perfect attendance at each campus throughout Elk Grove Unified is randomly chosen to receive a prize. These prizes are donated by local businesses.
At the elementary school level, students at each elementary school in the district have the chance to win a new bicycle and helmet at the end of the school year. Each month a student has perfect attendance, they earn one entry in the drawing for the bike. The more entries they earn, the more chances they have to win the bicycle and helmet. One bike and one helmet will be given to one elementary student at each elementary school at the end of the school year.
At the middle and high school levels, students have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card of their choice to Best Buy, Target or Kohl’s. Each month a student has perfect attendance, their name will automatically be entered in the drawing that will be held at the end of the year. One $100 gift card will be given out at each middle and high school.
After three successful years, the Elk Grove Auto Mall 2009/2010 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive is back for the fourth year in a row. This popular contest has returned for the Class of 2010 as a special incentive to encourage consistent school attendance. The Elk Grove Auto Mall has graciously donated $20,000 towards the purchase of a vehicle from one of their dealerships for a graduating senior with at least one month of perfect attendance. Each month, graduating seniors at all EGUSD high schools have the opportunity to earn one entry for an end-of-the-year drawing for the $20,000 grand prize. For more information on the Elk Grove Auto Mall 2009/2010 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive, click here.
The No Excuses – Go to School Attendance Campaign would not be possible without the help of community organizations and businesses. EGUSD would like to thank the generous sponsors of the 2009/2010 No Excuses – Go to School Attendance Campaign:
American Eagle Outfitters
Anderson & Doig Structural Engineers
California’s Great America
Cox Construction Services, Inc.
Crusader Fence Company, Inc.
DecoTech Systems, Inc.
Dos Coyotes Border Café
Health Net of California, Inc.
It’s A Grind Coffee House
Law Offices of Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley, LLP
Rainforth Grau Architects
Schools Financial Credit Union
The Habit Burger Grill
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Oct. 29, 2009 - EGUSD elementary school students team up to help Salvation Army through Socktoberfest
Oct. 19, 2009 - Character Education at Elk Grove Unified
Oct. 7, 2009 - EGUSD celebrates Walk to School Day
Sept. 8, 2009 - The Work of Academic Excellence
Aug. 18, 2009 - All EGUSD Schools are back in session!
Aug. 11, 2009 - EGUSD and the Ford Motor Company train Californian teachers to bring 21st century workforce skills to the classroom
July 21, 2009 - Year-round elementary schools kick off 2009-2010 school year
June 12, 2009 - Time Capsule Sealing Ceremony concludes 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 4, 2009 - Sheldon High School senior wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
May 19, 2009 - Elk Grove Unified School District Becomes National Ford PAS Resource Hub
April 28, 2009 - Amazing talent can come in small packages
April 14, 2009 - Young science scholars and inventors shine at EGUSD Science and Invention Fair
March 25, 2009 - Winners selected for 4th Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
March 12, 2009 - No Excuses – Go to School Attendance Campaign
Feb. 17, 2009 - Harvest of the Month program teaches elementary students about the wonders of fruits and vegetables
Feb. 5, 2009 - Community board meetings return for a third year
Jan. 23, 2009 - EGUSD students see history through a veteran’s eyes
Jan. 13, 2009 - A, B, C in A-G – Chart Your Course to College
Dec. 18, 2008 - Winners honored for EGUSD/U.S. Attorney’s Office Internet Safety Video Contest
Dec. 01, 2008 - Winners of the 2008/2009 No Excuses – Go to School
Nov. 17, 2008 - Bright Lights, Big Talent
Oct. 24, 2008 - Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles visit Florin High School
Oct. 9, 2008 - EGUSD Walks to School
Oct. 2, 2008 - EGUSD’s Science Initiative
Sept. 19, 2008 - Stephanie Lopez-Cox returns to Elk Grove a “Golden Girl”
Sept. 10, 2008 - Valley High School Students Get a Start on College
Aug. 25, 2008 - Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School and Cosumnes Oaks High School Open
Aug. 14, 2008 - Incoming 7th graders take a “Jump Start” into their school year
Aug. 4, 2008 - EGUSD’s Math Initiative
July 14, 2008 - Parents and students grow and learn together at Partners Preschool
June 16, 2008 - EGUSD Goes Gold – Celebrating 50 Years of Educational Excellence
June 6, 2008 - Kaiser Permanente Rewards EGUSD Elementary students with perfect attendance with the gift of a two-wheel ride
May 30, 2008 - Sheldon High School Student Matthew King wins Elk Grove Auto Mall 2007/2008 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive
May 20, 2008 - Harriet Eddy Middle School student wins pair of round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines
May 21, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified and the Elk Grove Education Association Celebrate the Day of the Teacher
May 6, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified School District’s 2008 Employees of the Year
April 28, 2008 - Sacramento County Educators Host Budget Forum at State Capital
April 16, 2008 - EGUSD Launches New Attendance Campaign Videos
April 4, 2008 - Winners selected for 3rd Annual Superintendent’s Art Contest
March 26, 2008 - Megaconference Jr. 2008 - Arthur C. Butler Students Take Their Voices to the World
March 17, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified Joins Call to Fix Governor’s Proposed Budget
March 4, 2008 - Elk Grove Unified Hosts Sacramento County Superintendents’ Press Conference on State Budget Cuts
Feb. 19, 2008 - 4th Annual High School Conference helps train the leaders of the future
Jan. 16, 2008 - Laguna Creek High School hosts ConnectEd Policy Site Visit
Jan. 02, 2008 - Senior Attendance Drive returns for second year
Dec. 12, 2007 - John Ehrhardt Elementary students combine academics and community service
Dec. 03, 2007 - EGUSD’s Commitment to Service Learning Honored
Nov. 15, 2007 - Winners announced for No Excuses – Go to School Rhyme & Poster Contests
Nov. 13, 2007 - Veterans Day celebrated at Elk Grove Unified
Oct. 23, 2007 - Time of Remembrance Project and Website
Oct. 15, 2007 - Markofer Elementary offers “Donuts for Dads/Muffins for Moms"
Oct. 3, 2007 - EGUSD elementary schools participate in Walk to School Day
Sept. 18, 2007 - Options abound on new College and Career website
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