Probasco Readers Award Winners Are Middle Valley Elementary And Alpine Crest Elementary

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Probasco readers program winners for 2017-2018 are Middle Valley Elementary for larger schools and Alpine Crest Elementary for smaller schools.  

Students read outside of school time, which means families participated and supported the outside reading.

"This year, with feedback from the librarians and schools, Read 20 divided the $10,000 prize into two $5,000 prizes.  The schools competed based on enrollment, either larger than 475 or smaller than 475, which is wonderful since Read 20 has the opportunity to provide support to two school libraries," officials said.

Almost 3,000 (2,803) students from twelve elementary schools participated in the Probasco Readers program this year.

Shawn Kurrelmeier-Lee, chief reading officer stated, “Even the older children who read chapter books for the Probasco reader program read for at least 20 minutes, and usually more, to achieve the number of books they were required to read.  All of the participating children were supported and encouraged by their parents.”  

Mayor Coppinger will join Ms. Kurrelmeier-Lee in awarding the funds for each school.  The event for Middle Valley Elementary will be this Thursday at 8 a.m.  The event for Alpine Crest Elementary will be next Tuesday at 9 a.m.




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