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Clara Barton Receives Recognition Banner From Network 11 For Great Work Around Attendance

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Clara Barton Elementary School Principal August Smith, received a very welcomed gift, from the Chicago Public Schools Network 11 office. With all the "real" work Principal Smith, staff and teams are doing at Barton, this is not such a surprise. To quote Principal Smith's school opening message, "Our school is growing by leaps and bounds! We can not thank you enough for your support and recognition of the hard work that we do everyday on behalf of your children." 

This Network 11 accolade is no different, it proves that hard work really does pay off. Today the leadership team received a large banner, from the network in recognition of the collaborative impact, of all the hard work a small team of school staff and community organization have made towards major attendance improvements, over the last several years!

Barton Attendance team shares banner received from CPS Network 11 office

The reaction of Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporations, School-based Health/Parent Coordinator, Anya Cawthon, "I am very proud to be a part of the team that is taking Barton to the next level!! This is so awesome!!!" And she should be very proud. Anya's work assisting schools with attendance best practices, especially at Barton, has been steadfast, focused and by strategic design.

The GAGDC is extremely proud of this school based partnership, which is part of the Auburn Gresham GOLD community driven education initiative. Congratulations Principal Smith! We look forward to the continued partnership to ensure Barton has the academic and community supports in place to continue school success.

Keywords: Attendance, Chicago Public Schools, Clara Barton Elementary School, Illinois

Posted in Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights


4:17 PM
Sep 21, 2016
Norma Sanders says:

:-)) Team work!

Happy teaching and learning,

August Smith
Barton Elementary School

4:16 PM
Sep 21, 2016
Norma Sanders says:

Congratulations to the Barton team on a job well done!

-Tenisha J., GAGDC Education Director

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