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NMS and LODAC Partner to Encourage Attendance

This local, non-profit agency is working with area schools to offer much-needed services.  Newbern Middle is thrilled to have LODAC assisting in the much-needed area of student attendance, a new critical service available to their community partners. 


The organization hosts small group sessions with students from all grade levels of the school. These sessions target improving attendance by decreasing absences and reducing student tardiness and early checkouts. During these sessions, small group leaders work to address the causes and reasons for absences/tardiness.


NMS principal Dr. Ponder,  representatives of LODAC, and donations from other community partners will only assist in furthering the success of the program.  Everyone at Newbern is grateful for LODAC and their support!



Back Row (l to r): Mr. Northcutt, NMS counselor; Ms. Valencia Jones, LODAC counselor; and Mrs. Jennifer Williams, LODAC counselor

Front Row (l to r): Abigail Garcia; Leticia Martinez; Zymari Waldon; Dr. Ponder, NMS Principal; and  Ms. Melissa Hayes, LODAC counselor