KETCHUM — One hundred sixty nine staff and students at Ernest Hemingway STEAM School recently participated in the Winter Reading Challenge. Staff and students tracked the number of minutes they read over the winter break. The final tally was 78,916 minutes of reading.
Reading teacher Dori Madsen stated, “Students’ reading scores often dip during the vacation because they do not practice reading. Our school wanted to create an incentive for students to continue to practice their reading over the break.”
The student with the highest number of minutes in each class will receive a special lunch with Principal Tish Short. One of the focus areas for the 2017-18 school year is to improve elementary reading. The goal is that all students will read at grade level or above as they leave elementary school. Currently about 63 percent of students read at grade level before leaving elementary school.
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