Mt. Vernon Middle School challenged each student, team and grade level to read more books than they have before. The result was astounding! A combined 5,103 books were read by grades 6-8!
Staff encouraged students to read more with a "what I am reading" sign outside of their classroom door, as well as giving students 30 mintues to read three times a week. Students met periodically with their teachers to talk and discuss the books they are reading. There were also large pictures of staff and students reading that were placed in the hallway to motivate students. And, of couse the competition wouldn't be complete without a championship reading trophy!
The winners from the first quarter are:
6th Grade - Team Central Stars - Read a total of 654 books
7th Grade - Team Spirit - Read a combined 797 books
8th Grade - Team All Stars - Read a total of 422 books