The district will celebrate the improvement of literacy rates across all grade levels in every school thanks to the Superintendent’s Reading Challenge.
WHAT: Superintendent’s Reading Challenge Carnival
WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mount Vernon High School fields
100 California Rd.
Mount Vernon, New York
2,000 students are expected to attend the 3rd annual carnival which celebrates the Superintendent’s Reading Challenge which began in September, 2014. A total of 157,000 books were read by students in grades PreK-8 as part of this year’s challenge. 200 nooks and Barnes & Noble gift certificates will be handed out to children at the carnival, which will feature games, rides, food, and clowns.
To help students avoid the “summer slide”—learning or reading skill loss during the summer months—the district is also providing more than 8,400 students in grades Pre-K–12 with take-home book packs customized by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company. The book packs will also include a letter from Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton promoting the importance of summer reading.