Students who miss too much school suffer academically at every age and every grade. Throughout the month of September, hundreds of communities across the country have worked hard to raise awareness about the harmful impact of chronic absences by celebrating Attendance Awareness Month. On October 1st, MSP students gathered around on the break area to participate in a school wide event to promote attendance. The students who had 96% or above attendance had the chance to "Dunk the Principal/Assistant Principal" while their classmates cheered them on.