To emphasize the importance of school attendance to success toward high school graduation, Hellgate High School will kick off the month of March next week with March Attendance Madness, to highlight the goal of 95% or better student daily attendance.
Fourth period “teams” will compete head-to-head in weekly attendance to progress in the March Attendance Madness Bracket. Each Friday, beginning March 6th, administration will announce winners, unveil the new bracket, and acknowledge all teams with 90% attendance for the week. The month-long competition will culminate with a spirit day and assembly on Friday, March 27th to celebrate the achievement for all.
A March Madness Bracket will be created (first round is not head to head in order to fit the bracket into 4 weeks) and the “game” winners will be decided by student attendance based on the class average of students who are in daily attendance Monday-Thursday of that week. The four days of attendance will be averaged for the weekly score. (EX: Monday 80%, Tuesday 95%, Wednesday 92.5%, Thursday 84% equals a score of 87.88)
Tie-breakers will be determined by tardies to the fourth period class. If additional tie-breaker is needed, total tardies for all periods by all students. If additional tie-breaker is needed, a coin flip will be utilized.
Each week all classes will be acknowledge that attain 90% or better attendance for the week.
On Friday, March 27th, a school-wide assembly will occur during 4th block to acknowledge the winning class. Mayor Engen has been invited to the assembly to present the winning class with their award.
Also at the assembly, we will acknowledge all classes that achieved 90% or better for the entire month of March, and one class will be selected as the most improved.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning classes, as well to all classes achieving the 90% attendance mark.
We are excited to announce the establishment of the Hellgate High School Finance Academy beginning the fall of the 2015-16 school year! Any MCPS student who wants to learn about financial literacy or has an interest in a career in the business world can enter the academy at any point of their high school career.
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