Report: Extracurriculars keep students engaged

The Elgin High School marching band enters the football stadium prior to the start of the Comets game against the visiting Mount Gilead Indians Friday night. Keeping school engaging with activities, like the band, is important to keep students interested in coming to school.
The Elgin High School marching band enters the football stadium prior to the start of the Comets game against the visiting Mount Gilead Indians Friday night. Keeping school engaging with activities, like the band, is important to keep students interested in coming to school. / Bill Sinden/The Marion Star

Written by Kurt Moore
The Marion Star

MARION – A national report claims to shed some light on why students are skipping school.

Local school officials say they hear a variety of reasons as they try different ways to encourage students to attend.

According to the report from the Get Schooled Foundation, students don’t understand “skipping even a few days of school can dramatically affect their grades and even decrease their odds of graduating.” Though their parents could impact whether they attend school, their parents often don’t know how much they are skipping.

Read more…  Article provided by Mary Ann Herrera.

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