Potrero School Wins District Wide Attendance Competition for Second Trimester
By Shirley Burkhardt
May 15, 2013 • 716 views
Potrero School’s 7th and 8th grades earned first place in the El Monte City School District ‘s second trimester attendance competition between six district middle schools. The middle school with the highest attendance percentage earned a barbecue put on by the Child Welfare Department. There was also a competition for K-6 schools and Rio Vista won first place.
While the Potrero students ate their barbecue lunches, Ricardo Padilla, Outreach Consultant at Potrero, and Liz Raymond, Principal, drew names of students who then chose a prize. Prizes were provided by the Child Welfare Department as incentives for improving attendance. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Carol McLean addressed the group and praised their efforts and stressed the importance of being at school. Also in attendance at the barbecue from the District Office were Mike Raymond, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Oscar Marquez, Director of Student Support Services.
The attendance goal in the El Monte City School District is 98% or higher. Potrero Middle School earned first place with 97.82%, Columbia earned second place with 97.66%, while Frank Wright earned 3rd place with 97.56%.
The 14 elementary (or K-6) division, Rio Vista earned first place with 97.26%, second place went to New Lexington with 97.21%, and third place to Frank Wright with 96.93%.