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Myths About School Attendance
by Hedy Chang
MYTH #1: STUDENTS DON’T START MISSING A LOT OF SCHOOL UNTIL MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL.
Actually, one in 10 kindergarten and 1st grade students misses at least a month of school every year, national research shows. In New York City, one in five elementary students falls into this category—a figure that led Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to launch pilot programs addressing the problem in 25 schools this fall. This can’t be labeled truancy in the early grades, since most 5- and 6-year-olds don’t stay home without a parent’s knowledge. It’s chronic absence. Unexcused absences become a bigger problem in secondary school. But the bad attendance habits that lead to skipping school can become entrenched in the early years.
When too many students miss too much school it affects the entire class because the teacher begins to repeat material to help children catch up.
MYTH #2: ABSENCES IN THE EARLY GRADES DON’T REALLY AFFECT ACADEMICS.
National research shows that chronically absent kindergartners demonstrated lower academic performance than their peers once they got to 1st grade. For many low-income children, the poor performance persisted through 5th grade. A long-term study in Baltimore showed that many chronically absent 6th graders later dropped out of high school. In Chicago, poor attendance in 9th grade was a better predictor of dropping out than 8th grade test scores.
How do the numbers add up? Income levels for high school drop outs to college graduates.
by Janel Davis
There are several sources that have examined Americans’ earnings by education level.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that weekly median annual earnings in 2012 for a high school dropout were $471; $652 for a high school graduate; and $1,066 for a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Multiplying those weekly figures by 52, and the annual earnings for a high school dropout were $24,492, compared with $33,904 for a high school graduate and $55,432 for a college graduate.
The BLS data, last modified in May, is for people age 25 and over, and earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.
Holistic Treatments for Stress or Anxiety
taken from Health.com
The 21-minute cure
Twenty-one minutes: That's about how long it takes for exercise to reliably reduce anxiety, studies show, give or take a minute. "If you're really anxious and you hop on a treadmill, you will feel more calm after the workout," Dr. Ramsey says.
"I generally ask my patients to spend 20 to 30 minutes in an activity that gets their heart rate up, whether it's a treadmill or elliptical or stair stepping—anything you like. If you rowed in college, get back to rowing. If you don't exercise, start taking brisk walks."
In The News
Ms. Murphy coordinates amazing field trips for students!
Have you every been to the Museum of Tolerance or wanted to go on a coastal hike? These are just two examples of awesome field trips that Ms. Murphy planned for students participating in the after school programs. FREE! Stop by room 20 to learn more. Get involved!
STEM Club Construction
Last year Palomar HS won the pumpkin smash competition going against multiple schools in our district. Join Mr. Rosales again this year to build the perfect pumpkin smasher. Listen for the first meeting. The event takes place on Nov. 4th.
The Audacity of Hope
by President Barack Obama
I'm not talking about blind optimism here — the almost willful ignorance that thinks unemployment will go away if we just don't talk about it, or the health care crisis will solve itself if we just ignore it. No, I'm talking about something more substantial. It's the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs; the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta; the hope of a millworker's son who dares to defy the odds; the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too. Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!
Democratic National Convention, 2004
Words of Wisdom
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
— Bryan Dyson
Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from OVERCOMING the things you once thought you couldn't.
— Rikki Rogers
DREAMS don't work unless YOU do.
Logic will get yoiu from A to B but imagination will get you everywhere.
— Albert Einstein