Summer may have passed, but we are still celebrating! Today we had our Summer Reading Challenge Celebration. Our school read 172,643 minutes this summer. Our goal was 100,000 minutes. We had 142 (of just over 300) students participate in the challenge. We had 37 students read over 1,200 minutes this summer, and those students were invited to a special celebration after school. Parents were invited to come as well because we realize that parents have a lot to do with students reading over the summer months. Students were awarded a certificate of achievement for their reading efforts. Students also were able to select a new book or receive a gift certificate for a new book at our upcoming book fair in November. Many of the students chose to delay gratification and take the gift certificate. They will certainly have something to look forward to when our book fair comes next month! We served a delicious cake and punch, too. Finally, students shared their favorite read from the summer and posed for pictures. Check out those smiling faces! Great job and congratulations to our summer readers!