Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Houston Rockets Read

Students at Hollibrook Elementary School have won first place in the Houston Rockets Read to Achieve Program. Students and staff will be honored Friday, May 23, for their pursuit of the reading prize when a delegation from the Houston Rockets visits the Spring Branch ISD campus.

A school rally and celebration is being planned. Hollibrook students enrolled in grades one through five read for a total of 746,975 minutes, and prekindergarten and kindergarten students read an additional 20,000 minutes to help place first in the monthlong competition with other schools across Houston.

The Houston Rockets “Read to Achieve” program is designed to promote both the value and sheer fun of reading for elementary students. The reading contest among schools was held in March. School Librarian Kari Heitman captured contest interest among students and staff in several ways, including cafeteria signage; weekly updates on minutes read on a grade level basis; a March 8 Read-a-thon; Book Fair; library activities coordinated with Read Across America Week and Hat Day.

In addition, the librarian and school Principal Elsa Delgado presented two separate book readings using a digital-based broadcasting system.


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