Highland Elementary School was honored as one of the Top Five schools in Kentucky for student participation in the 2017 KYReads Summer Reading Pledge project.
The Summer Reading Challenge program is coordinated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSS) and supported by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Students across the Commonwealth were challenged to submit a “Pledge to Read” for the summer on the “Find A Book, Kentucky” website – www.Lexile.com/fab/ky – between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2017. For the fifth year, Kentucky ranked first in the nation in summer reading pledges for the nationwide challenge.
Highland Elementary School media specialist Gina Dailey promotes summer reading at the conclusion of every school year and has participated in KDE’s “Find a Book, Kentucky” program for the past three years.
“This resource helps students and parents find the right books on their child’s reading level and interest,” Dailey said. “The last few weeks of school, students in the Highland library work on setting a reading goal for summer break. This has become a great discussion on setting realistic goals and how to meet those goals. This promotion by our state helps support the importance of reading over the summer.”