12 Schools Honored for Attendance Achievements

12 HCSD Schools Honored for Attendance Achievements

A huge congratulations to all of our schools and administrators in the Harrison County School District who were honored at the Harrison County School Board meeting Monday night for their attendance achievements! District leaders announced the winners of the 2018-19 HCSD “Count Me In” attendance campaign and surprised them with plaques, certificates, and gifts.

HCSD started the campaign in the fall of 2018 by challenging all 22 schools in the District to raise their attendance rates by at least two-percent over the previous year. The campaign was called “Count Me In”, because everyone counts when it comes to encouraging children to come to school every day, including students, parents, principals, teachers, school staff, community members and leaders.

The campaign also required support from local businesses. We are so blessed to have wonderful community partners who donated all sorts of amazing prizes and incentives to reward our students and staff!

The “Count Me In” attendance campaign was a big success, and we are extremely proud of all of our schools for working so hard to boost attendance for both students and teachers!

Once again, we congratulate these following schools for their outstanding attendance accomplishments:

K-12 OVERALL STUDENT ATTENDANCE:
First Place — Harrison County Child Development Center

HC Child Development Center

K-12 OVERALL TEACHER ATTENDANCE: 
First Place — West Harrison High School

West Harrison High

K-8 STUDENT ATTENDANCE:
First Place — Orange Grove Elementary School 
Second Place — North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle School 
Third Place — Pineville Elementary School 
Fourth Place — Saucier Elementary School

Orange Grove ElementaryNorth Woolmarket Elementary/MiddlePineville ElementarySaucier Elementary

ORANGE GROVE KIWANIS CLUB ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION:
*Bel-Aire Elementary School 
*Crossroads Elementary School

Bel-Aire ElementaryCrossroads Elementary

K-8 TEACHER ATTENDANCE:
First Place — Saucier Elementary School 
Second Place — River Oaks Elementary School

Saucier ElementaryRiver Oaks Elementary

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDANCE:
First Place — Harrison Central High School

Harrison Central High

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ATTENDANCE - SPECIAL RECOGNITION:
*HCSD Career & Technical Center

Harrison County Career & Technical Center

K-8 HIGHEST AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR:
First Place — Orange Grove Elementary School

Orange Grove Elementary

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHEST AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR:
First Place — D’Iberville High School

D'Iberville High

We cannot thank our local businesses and organizations enough for contributing to our HCSD “Count Me In” attendance campaign. When we launched the challenge last fall, we asked for everyone’s support and encouragement, and our community partners really came through.

To all of these following businesses that donated incentives to reward our students and teachers, we are very proud to “Count You In”! We would also like to thank the United Way of South Mississippi for assisting us with obtaining some of these great prizes!

*Belk Department Store (Gulfport) -
Three (3) $50.00 gift cards
$100.00 shopping spree

*Big Play Entertainment Center (Biloxi) -
$225 Big Silver Party
Four (4) passes for go-carts, golf or bumper rides

*Dunkin’ Donuts (Gulfport) –
Ten (10) dozen assorted doughnuts
Five (5) Boxes O’Joe Coffee

*Texas Roadhouse (Gulfport) –
Free dinner for two + sauces gift basket
Two (2) free entrees + sauces gift baskets

*The Village Florist (Gulfport) –
Three (3) large plants

*Harrah’s Gulf Coast (Biloxi) –
Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series
ICRAIG Slimbook Dual Core

*Papa John’s (Gulfport, Biloxi, D’Iberville) –
500 free pizza coupons
Pizza party for all perfect attendance students for one winning school

*El Agave Restaurant (Gulfport) –
Three (3) free dinner-for-one certificates

*Orange Grove Kiwanis Club –
Bicycle (Bel-Aire Elementary)
Bicycle (Crossroads Elementary)

*Gulf Islands Waterpark (Gulfport) –
Four (4) Waterpark Tickets
Four (4) Zip N Fun Tickets

*Scarlet Pearl Casino (D’Iberville) –
Fifty (50) Lava Links golf passes

*Allistons (Gulfport) –
Three (3) 20 oz custom engraved Polar Camel Tumblers
Discount on plaques for winners

*Panache Apparel & Accessories (Gulfport) –
Three (3) $50.00 gift cards

*Rock-N-Roll Sushi (Gulfport/D’Iberville) –
Ten (10) $10 gift cards

*Margaritaville Family Entertainment Center (Biloxi) –
Three (3) $50 game cards to Escape

*Harrison County School District Child Nutrition Department –
School wide Ice Cream Party for two highest performing schools

*** Special thanks to these following business partners for donating prizes to support our December 17, 2018, “Count Me In” Attendance Celebration ***

*Academy Sports & Harrison County Sheriff’s Department - 30 bicycles and safety helmets

*Walmart Neighborhood Market - Five (5) bicycles

*Lucky Langston Financial Services - Two (2) bicycles & three (3) Walmart gift cards

*Harrah’s Gulf Coast & United Way of South Mississippi - Ten (10) Nano Ipods & ten (10) $10 Apple gift cards

*Altitude Trampoline Park (Gulfport) - Eight (8) passes

*Cinemark Theater - Ten (10) movie passes

*Chick-fil-A (Gulfport) - Ten (10) free meals & cow plush

*Hancock-Whitney Bank - New Orleans Saints Junior Captain prize package

*Harrison County School District Athletic Department - Six (6) HCSD athletic passes