Attendance Bulletin Boards

Bulletin Boards can be used to display and promote attendance data, combining graphs, goals, and strategies for coming to school on time. Recognizing students for high attendance - and creating healthy competition between classrooms - can inspire an entire schoolhouse.
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This school featured class pictures on rockets to display monthly, whole class attendance. Students were very excited to see their pictures up on the walls of the school!

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It is important to remind students, teachers, administrators and parents of the why behind attending school - and interpreting the numbers and %s that indicate students success.

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This school utilized scrap booking supplies to highlight specific drops or peaks in attendance.

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Looking to help younger students understand the idea of attendance? In this K-2 wing, homerooms earned a part of a snowman for each day their students were present and on-time. The board was located on the way to the cafeteria, and teachers would frequently stop and ask their class to asses who was in the lead, in last place, etc. (The penguins were for homerooms that completed their snowmen early!)

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This display is located in a space not accessible to students. Each colored square represents a specific student's attendance; the squares move with each data cycle, helping staff to visualize both individual and holistic attendance information.

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If you were a middle-school student, how would this display engage you? What overarching themes would you carry with you as you walked from class to class?

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If you have the time and resources, field trips are a great motivator for increasing student attendance. Making the incentive (in this case, rollerskating) tied to a specific time period helps students and staff stay motivated.

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Never underestimate the power of positive, public recognition!

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This school has a culture of high attendance expectations. This board promotes a positive school climate by recognizing both student achievement and effort.

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When you were a student, what would have motivated you to get to school? Perhaps a record-spinning panther to greet you as you walk by the main office?

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On this "Attendance VIPs" board, each homeroom's attendance is displayed, week by week, with different color stars marking high achievement. The teacher with the highest homeroom attendance is noted in the bottom left corner, as "Coach of the Week." In addition, the "Best Plays" list explains the purpose of the display in both English and Spanish - a must for our bilingual students and families.

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This school's board changed as the season went on - the leaves slowly fell to the ground and then snow covered the branches of the tree. #creativeminds

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Not only does this display highlight this school's Attendance goal, it also helps to break down the reasons behind certain peaks or valleys - weeks with higher or lower attendance. The note reads "Blown away by the hurricane," a reference to October 2012's hurricane Sandy that disrupted Boston students and families for several days.

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This board was located near the main office, for all students, staff and visitors to see.

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This board displays the school's overall attendance goal (95%) and progress towards the goal in three ways: line graph, pie chart, and specific homeroom recognition. This approach makes the information accessible to a wider variety of learners.

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Attendance data, displayed grade-by-grade with a "outer space" theme.

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School is a time to teach students both academic content and social-emotional skills. This bulletin board, posted in a kindergarten-3rd grade wing, explicitly described ways for students to stay healthy - and as a result, supporting their presence both physically and emotionally at school.

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#creativity #eyecatching #ageappropriate

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This school incorporated student voice into their display by asking students with significant attendance improvement - or consistent high achievement - how and why they got to school on time.

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This board featured the school mascot - and some silly puns.

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This school used bright colors and a rocket theme to attract students to their board.

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This City Year team rewarded homerooms with the highest attendance with different prizes each month. This helped to keep students interested in the challenge.

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