School-Wide Reading Initiative
Each year the Reading Committee sponsors a school-wide reading initiative. This helps bring the entire student body together in the pursuit of better reading skills. Last year we strived to read 1,000,000 minutes as a school. And we did it! Students logged their minutes each month and at the end they were rewarded with an Irving backpack and a brand new book. This year we are focusing on reading stamina with Born to Read. Each month students participate in DEAR time for extended periods. They started with just 8 minutes in September and by the end of the year will be able to read for more than an hour!