Miss School Miss Out program revamped
The Miss School Miss Out program offered at Airdrie high schools, which rewards students for perfect attendance each month, has been revamped this year.
Rotary member, and owner of The Hair Lounge, Wendy Bates-Wiebe, is spearheading the program. She is hoping to revitalize the program, which didn’t reward everyone who had a perfect annual attendance.
The revitalization aims to reward every student who maintains perfect attendance over the course of a school year.
“We are trying to close the generational gap between Rotary and high schools,” said Wiebe-Bates. “We have changed the program around so the children who haven’t missed an entire day of school will be put into a draw, they can win a $250 gift card, or a cash prize, which has yet to be determined.
“Each person who didn’t miss a day of school and are entered into the draw will win $100.”
Students with perfect attendance in a month will be entered in a draw at the school for a gift certificate to a local business.
Wiebe-Bates is asking for businesses to come forward to sponsor 11 minimum $25 dollar gift cards for each month.
The program aims to convey to students the importance of education and commitment to attendance at school.
“I think that children have to understand that they have to stay in school and get an education,” said Bates-Wiebe. “In today’s society you have to have that education, but also that dedication and drive.”
Wiebe-Bates has said the business community in Airdrie has responded well, but is still looking for companies to step up to support the program.
For more information on Miss School Miss Out or to contribute to the program, call 403-700-5488.