Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Top Full" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-1". Manually set the id to "sidebar-1" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Top Left" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-2". Manually set the id to "sidebar-2" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Top Right" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-3". Manually set the id to "sidebar-3" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Left" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-4". Manually set the id to "sidebar-4" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Right" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-5". Manually set the id to "sidebar-5" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar Footer" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-6". Manually set the id to "sidebar-6" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4773

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-content/themes/paper/functions.php on line 60

Notice: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in weatherWidget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use
__construct()
instead. in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4503
Reading pays off at SHS

Reading pays off at SHS

by | May 30, 2012 3:17 pm

   Two Swainsboro High School students are going home for the summer with some big prizes. Sophomore Kaitlin Coleman has a Kindle Fire in her purse and Junior Samantha Bradford has to figure out a way to get a 32” flat panel TV back to her house.

   These big ticket prizes were the finale of the 2011-2012 reading initiative at SHS spearheaded by Media Specialist, Mac Barron. All year, students have been reading for recognition, rewards, and shear pleasure. Each time a student finished a book, they would turn in a documentation form to the Media Center. At the end of each month students who read two or more books got their names on the Star Readers list displayed on the school’s trophy case. They also got an invitation to that month’s reading rewards event. Events included screenings of popular movies in the auditorium, breakfast, and fried chicken lunches, all free. Each time a student read three or more books in a month, their name was entered to win a major prize. This semester, that prize was a Kindle Fire, a full color ereader/tablet valued at $200.

Because the idea of three books in a month can be daunting even to eager readers, students got a chance of winning a grand prize at the end of the year for each book read.  This way, even a student who only read one book got their name in the pot for the 32” TV donated by Swainsboro Wal-Mart.

   For those that may doubt the effectiveness of offering such rewards to students, they need only look at circulation statistics. Last year, the SHS Media Center checked out 2,740 books. This school year, it has almost tripled that number, checking out 7,854 books. Hopefully all that reading will continue to pay out dividends to students in the forms of better vocabulary, higher test scores, and richer lives.

  • Reading pays off at SHS
  • Reading pays off at SHS

  • Notice: Undefined variable: i in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas11_data01/35/2153635/html/wp-content/themes/paper/comments.php on line 35

    No comments yet.


    The comments are closed.

    © Copyright 2019 | Emanuel County Live

    SIGN UP FOR MORE! Get special offers and updates from us in your inbox. Sign Up!