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Friday, April 21, 2017

More winners! Plus a final chance to win!

Building communities through reading is a powerful thing. Via the One School One Book programs at the middle and high schools, we are working on building these communities. This year each building will be reading four books school-wide, one each quarter. I choose varying genres, styles, and lengths of books so students are exposed to a variety of literature through the program. Students that read the selected book and write a review of the book in Destiny get entered in a prize drawing. All books are available as an ebook through Destiny.

Our third quarter winners had the opportunity to read an amazing realistic fiction book. At the middle school the book was The Way by Joseph Bruchac, while the high school students read Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston. And our winners were.....
  • 5th - Gage Kramer
  • 6th - Nathan Stark
  • 7th - Devin Wasley
  • 8th - Trevor Germain
  • HS - Robyn Pfeifer
Congratulations to our winners, and really to everyone who took this opportunity to read something new and share what they thought. Great job!

We have one quarter left in the year, and students have a couple of great choices! At the high school student are reading book Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself edited by Luke Reynolds. This book of personal essays explore how we should break or bend the rules we live our lives by. As a special 4th quarter deal, students at the high school only need to read one of the essays and write a review.

The middle school students for 4th quarter have the opportunity to read a great graphic novel - Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis and illustrated by Brooke Allen. This fun graphic novel is a very quick read and is a great way to roll right into the summer season.

Remember that since we want to get our winners their prizes by the end of the year, there is an early deadline for Destiny reviews. Both buildings should have their reviews submitted in Destiny by May 18.

If you have any questions about the program, the books, or Destiny, please contact me via email aolson[at]scc.k12.wi.us. DFTBA!


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