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When Was the Last Time You Read 2,100 Books or Chapters in Just Over a Week?

During the recent winter recess, Union Memorial School collectively read more than 2,100 books and/or chapters!

The Title I program hosts an annual reading challenge to all students and faculty at UMS. This voluntary contest is designed to encourage and excite students about their reading. Students who elect to participate receive a certificate for their literary accomplishments, and Principal Chris Antonicci visits each class during snack time to read a special story aloud.

UMS Principal Chris Antonicci reads aloud to students as a special reward for their reading acheivements
UMS Principal Chris Antonicci reads aloud to students as a special reward for their reading achievements

“We will do this again over April break—only this time, we are working with Vermont Lake Monsters to raffle off two free tickets per grade,” said UMS Title I teacher Lynn Mazza. “All students who return the book log will get to add their names into the drawing.”

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This effort is another great example of the school and the district’s efforts around literacy.

Way to go, Champs!

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