Students rewarded for independent reading
June 6, 2012
Junior high school students who participated in this quarter's Reading Counts program were rewarded with a surprise visit from the CapCom Ice Cream Truck Wednesday, June 6. The CapCom Federal Credit Union truck provides free ice cream in support of school, youth, nonprofit and community groups in the local area.
"We appreciate the credit union's help making reading a priority for our students," Watervliet Junior-Senior High School Principal Ryan Groat said.
Reading Counts is a program intended to inspire students in grades seven and eight to read books independently of school. Students read books of their own choice on their own time. At the end of five weeks, they take an online quiz or alternate assessment to test their knowledge and comprehension of the book.
Through Reading Counts, students develop such reading skills as comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. The program motivates students to achieve reading success.
Congratulations to the following students for successful independent reading.
Jeremy Billetts Jr.
Xavier Ortiz Reyes
Adolfo Brito, Jr.