"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book." -Frank Serafini
E.E. Jeter firmly believes that reading is one of the most crucial keys to a student's academic success. We focus on building a love from reading not only the day they enter our school, but we aim to reach all children within the community. Literacy Week was designed to expose the students to an abundance of books, authors, and genre's. During the week, we celebrate reading with dress up days, community readers, Literacy Night, and we launch our yearly reading incentive Race to 10,000. Our students decorated our hall with character pumpkins from their favorite book! This year for Literacy Night we CAMPED OUT WITH A GOOD BOOK! Our parents and students were invited to an evening full of activities centered around literacy. We had a campground campout in the lunchroom while we watched A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Duse. The gym was set up as our campsite with tents, blankets, flashlights, and books! Parents and students were able to have some quiet time under the stars and read a book by our campfire. Our library hosted a Scholastic Book Fair, and we provided parents of young children the ability to sign up for Books from Birth. Students enjoyed making raccoon book marks in our art room! Jeter organizes a Race to 10,000 every year to encourage students to read a variety of books by different authors and genres. Each student in K-4 reads 50 books and passes the AR tests with 80% accuracy. Grades 5-8 work to earn 100 AR points. Students who reached this goal were invited to our Race to 10,000 Field Trips to Discovery Park of America and Six Flags, St. Louis. Our students work as a team to read 10,000 books as a school! Providing the students with these opportunities and exposing them to a variety of books helps us find the perfect book for each child. We want to set our students up for lifelong success.
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." Margaret Fuller