Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, who, for the second year in a row, has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!
Spoede Elementary students read a total of 212,681 minutes this summer, about 21,000 minutes more than they read last year!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is designed to help kids turn the “summer slide”—the learning loss which can occur over the summer months—into a “summer leap” by discovering the power and joy of reading for fun. The program offered kids the chance to log their reading minutes to earn digital prizes as they completed weekly reading challenges, gaining access to 18 reading activities, including games, quizzes and videos based on popular children’s books. Parents and families also had access to free summer reading resources, including booklists across all age groups in both English and Spanish.
The school will be listed in the 2019 Scholastic Book of World Records and will receive a special personalized plaque to commemorate the students’ summer reading achievements.
Nearly 3,000 schools, libraries and community partners participated in this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Students from the U.S. and around the world read a whopping total of 135,865,170 minutes! That’s the sixth year in a row kids logged more than 100 million minutes.