Guilford County Students Challenged to Keep Reading This Summer


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The “lazy” days of summer are almost here, but students need to keep their minds active during the summer break. To help students avoid the summer slide, GCS has partnered with local businesses to encourage students to keep reading during the summer months.

Students who read at least 900 minutes over the summer will earn a free ticket to one of two attractions at Kersey Valley Adventures and a discount at a participating Triad Chick-fil-A restaurant. That’s equal to 30 minutes a day for 30 days. Last year, nearly 1,900 students achieved that goal.

“We want our students to take the summer months to use their minds creatively,” says Dr. Nakia Hardy, chief academic officer. “Reading books or magazines that interest them, no matter the subject, is the best way to keep them focused on learning and ready to start the 2017-18 school year on the right foot.”

Students can participate in public library programs or use the district’s eBook shelf, which is free. Some schools also have open library hours during the summer.

The summer reading program supports GCS Reads 30, the district’s ongoing effort to encourage reading for pleasure and boost literacy. For more information, click here. To view a summer reading flyer, click here. To download a reading log, click here.

Source: Guilford County Schools


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