Despite cooler than normal temperatures, when the Kona Ice truck rolled up to the bus line curb at Yerger Middle School recently, a crowd of students who hit attendance goals for the nine weeks was there to meet it.

Despite cooler than normal temperatures, when the Kona Ice truck rolled up to the bus line curb at Yerger Middle School recently, a crowd of students who hit attendance goals for the nine weeks was there to meet it.
YMS Principal Josclyn Wiley said the students had met improved tardy attendance goals for the nine weeks under the districtwide Strive for Five attendance initiative. The program rewards students with attendance incentives for five or fewer absences and three or fewer tardy reports per nine weeks on the YMS campus.
Students reaching the current goal at YMS included Aiden Aguilar, Luz Elena Alvarenga, Kaleo Anderson, Aldair Arizmendi, Jamesha Armstrong, Tylesha Armstrong, Shakira Arnett, Taylor Banks, Keyuan Booker, Pedro Cantu, Aldair Cardona, Julian Chapa, Grayson Cole, Alexander Cortes, and Ka’asijah Cox.
Also, Andre Dafney, Jamaya Davis, Gilberto Dominguez, Esmeralda Dominguez, Montavious Eason, Alashia Ellis, Makenzie Easton, Alashia Ellis, Zy’kell Farris, Caitlin Faulkner, Jamaria Flemming, Alana Flenory, Chandler Flenory, Rebekah Fulton, Brandon Gallegos, Chris Garcia, Carlos Gomez, Geovanny Ibarra Gonzalez, Ahyanna Gulley, Chance Gulley, Markayla Hall, Tomas Hall, A’necia Hardiman, Naziyah Harper, Denashia harris, Keyontai Haynes, Dahja Henderson, Joseph Hensley, Eduardo Hernandez, Reyes Hernandez, Jakya Hickman, Samual Houston, and Austin Hurd.
Also, Byron Jenkins, Isabella Johnson, Ty’zhan Jones, Melanie Lara, Ke’von Leaks, Brenda Lopez, Steve Luna, Daniel Marrufo, Alecia Martin, Brandon Martin, Mariah Martin, Alexis Martinez, Damaris Martinez, Rocio Martinez, Thalia Martinez, Darlene Matamoros, Austin McWilliams, Ilesha Morris, and Alexia Muldrew.
Also, Janiya Nash, Mya Ogden, Jimmy Paredes, Da’mariye Patrick, Diamond Pearson, Maryana Perez, Ermelina Piza, Briana Puente, Da’sheunna Purifoy, Roberto Rangel, Emy Resendiz, Cortez Rhodes, Maliyah Richardson, Daisa Ricks, Jaden Sampson, Andrew Sanders, Victor Santamaria, Da’torrion Scott, Paige Shroads, Joshua R. Smith, Khyianna Smith, Enrique Solis, Javarious Solomon, and De’tavlyn Stockdale.
Also, Corwin Turner, Krystal Vasquez, Brenda Ventura, Merlyn Wahyudi, T’khyah Walker, Marvin Wheaton, Dillion White, Kylin White, Ta’layshia White, Draelon Williams, and Triston Young.
Each campus sets its goals for students under the program, with the overall intent to increase student class attendance.