With the close of the first semester for the 2014-2015 school year, I want to congratulate all those students who passed their classes and have prepared well for the second semester. As we continue to set goals and raise expectations for student progress and success, student attendance remains a challenge for many of our students. Students must be in class every day, focusing on academics, and participating in their learning process. Staying focused now, at the beginning of the semester will prepare you for the remainder of the school year. As seniors get prepared to graduate, it remains critical that you finish all your requirements to graduate. I know many of our seniors are working to secure grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Your daily attendance is very important to this process.