The need to read – that’s one thing all students have in common, regardless of their age or interests. The HHCS PTO recognizes the importance of reading and has organized a reading challenge for students in grades K to 8.
The challenge was announced at an elementary assembly to kick off Read Across America Week. That assembly also featured a visit from the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two. Junior Dedra McCaw read The Tooth Book.
For the challenge, every student in K through 8 was given a reading log to be signed by parents every night. Students and classes will be awarded prizes according to how many pages they have read. Prizes will include books, gift cards and tickets to DelGrosso’s.
Students in grades K through 5 are encouraged to read 50 pages per week; students in 6 to 8 are to read 75 pages per week. The contest started March 1; it runs through May 2.
“There’s nothing more important than having kids read,” said parent and board member Mrs. Brigette Emerick. “It touches every aspect of their lives.”
The PTO usually meets the first Tuesday of every month during the school year, added Mrs. Emerick. Parents who want to get involved in the PTO can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above are students Dalton Ackerman, Jordan Hiquet, Colton Mowery and Dedra McCall, along with teacher and Read Across America organizer Mrs. Danielle Callihan.