Phoenix Middle School has completed its school-wide reading challenge with an accomplished goal.
Between students and staff, more than 2013 books by the start of Winter Break. And that was done with more than a week to spare.
As of the Dec. 12 book count, students read a whopping 2,132 books, well passing their goal.
As a class, sixth graders just eeked out the eighth graders by three books! What a close battle.
The school kept track of the results with paper "chain links." Each class has its own color, as does the staff. The loops are linked together in the Phoenix Middle School library. One link was added for every book read by a member of the Phoenix Middle School family.
By accomplishing the goal, students earned a special fun day on Dec. 21. The day will include classes in the morning followed by an afternoon of fun, including basketball and volleyball in the gym, a dance in the cafeteria, movies in the auditorium and Great Room, games in the library, cooking and crafting in the FACE room, and computer games in the lab.
The event was held as part of the district's focus on literacy, where the goal is to have every student in the district read for understanding, comprehension and learning!
Way to go Phoenix students!