Press Release

Saginaw Intermediate School District 01/14/2019

Supported by Nexteer Automotive and Saginaw ISD, Bridgeport’s Martin G. Atkins Middle School Drastically Improves Student Attendance

A True Story about the Benefits of Education and Business Partnership: Supported by Nexteer Automotive and Saginaw ISD, Bridgeport’s Martin G. Atkins Middle School Drastically Improves Student Attendance


BRIDGEPORT, MICHIGAN – Martin G. Atkins Middle School is turning student attendance rates around through a new attendance initiative thanks to school staff, Saginaw Intermediate School District, Nexteer Automotive, and other community business partners. Since the initiative launched in the 2017-2018 school year, more students are present on a daily basis and showing up on time. In fact, there has been a 50% reduction in tardy referrals. Here’s how they did it.


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Attendance Initiative Assembly

Friday, Jan. 25th, 9am

3675 Southfield Drive

Saginaw, MI

To take things a step further, an assembly is scheduled this school year to recognize students that have perfect attendance. On Friday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m., 12 students will be recognized at the assembly and awarded with gift cards, free lunch, and a Hummer Limo ride from Complete Limo. The limo will transport students to the Fashion Square Mall where they will enjoy a free meal and spend their gift cards.


RSVPs are enabled for this event.