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 Ribbon Week Activities

October 25-28, 2016

You Only Live Once (YOLO)

Be Drug Free

Tuesday: Live like a star

Dress for the Red Carpet

Wednesday: Live to Tell Drugs to take a Hike

Dress like you're going camping

Thursday: Live in the future

                                                              Dress in a career outfit

                                                        Friday: Live like your favorite character

                                                      Dress like a children's book character

Helping Kids Grow up Safe, Healthy and Drug Free

Red Ribbons will also be provided to wear this week to students and staff.

School Attendance Matters: Make Attendance a Priority

As we begin the new year, I hope everyone with a student at North Daviess R-III will commit to a shared resolution of making school attendance a top priority for 2016-2017. At North Daviess R-III we are concerned about our students’ attendance and monitor it closely.

Attendance is one of the ways the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education evaluates school districts. In the past, DESE was most concerned with our average daily attendance. North Daviess R-III’s average daily attendance runs about 95 percent. Now DESE has a new goal. It wants 90 percent of students to attend 90 percent or more of the time, and that is the standard by which we are evaluated. This may seem like a small difference, but it is not. While North Daviess R-III’s daily average last year was near 95 percent, only 90 percent of our students attended at least 90 percent of the time, just barely meeting the state minimum requirement. For the entire state of Missouri, only 89 percent attended 90 percent or more of the time.

A student can miss 17 days of school and still meet the 90 percent attendance mark. In my opinion, that is too much. Perfect attendance is the ultimate goal, but 95 percent is a reasonable goal. Ninety-five percent is also the required rate for a student to qualify for the A-Plus program in high school. Sometimes, parents and students ask about excused absences. In reality, this is not really the issue. Excused or unexcused: absent is still absent, and absences affect learning. It’s not just consecutive absences that matter either: sporadic absences add up, as well. Missing just a couple days a month means missing as much as 10 percent of the school year. A 2011 report by Applied Survey Research found that students who arrived at school academically ready to learn but missed 10 percent of their kindergarten and first grade years scored an average of 60 points below similar students with good attendance on third-grade reading tests.

Help your child avoid absences by scheduling doctor, dentist, and other appointments after school hours or on days when school is not in session. Schedule family vacations during the summer or holiday breaks. Realize that if you don’t, student absences add up very quickly and have a direct impact on both learning and grades.

Help us reach our attendance goals in 2016-2017. 

Mr. Dan Street, Superintendent


North Daviess R-3 School District

413 E. Second St.

Jameson, MO 64647

(660) 828-4123   FAX: (660) 828-4122

School Status:

In session 



    Cereal, toast, juice, milk
Bologna & cheese sandwich, cheese puffs, carrots, dip, fruit, milk 

Scrambled eggs roll up, salsa, juice, milk
Beefe & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, milk 

Oatmeal, toast, juice, milk
Ham & potato casserole, broccoli, fruit, milk

  Grilled cheese sandwich, juice, milk
    Breakfast for lunch, buttered potatoes, fruit, milk

  Biscuit with sausage gravy, asst. fruit, Juice, Milk 
    Vegetable soup & crackers, fruit, milk

"Education is the movement from darkness to light."

                     ~Allan Bloom

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