School district offers reading prizes
Hey kids. Like reading? Want an iPad?
Guilford County Schools elementary students who spend winter break with their noses in books may be rewarded with a new iPad or other prizes for reading at least 15 books and middle and high school students who read at least five books will be entered into a drawing to win items including iPads, iPod Touches and Barnes & Noble gift cards.
The incentives are designed to help the school district reach the goal for students to read 3 million books by Jan. 31.
“We wanted to give our students an extra reason to keep reading and help us make that goal,” said Beth Folger, district chief academic officer. “With everyone’s participation, we can meet the superintendent’s challenge and also reward those who are putting in a special effort during the break.”
Students must read books between Dec. 21 and Jan. 2 and record them on the Three Million Books reading log. Parents should sign the form and check the numbers. Students’ names can be entered only once, and prizes will be given to students at each grade level.
Elementary students who read at least five books also qualify for a free ticket to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro men’s basketball game on Jan. 20. Family members can purchase tickets at a discounted $5 price.
Log: Go to www.gcsnc.com/threemillionbooks to log your reading totals.
Progress: As of Dec. 17, students had read more than 2,824,000 books since January 2012. Guilford Schools leaders will announce the total number of books read on Jan. 31, at its State of Our Schools event, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.