Osceola School District Announces 2017 Summer Reading Opportunities For Students
Osceola School District Announces 2017 Summer Reading Opportunities For Students
Posted on 05/08/2017
Book Stock PhotoIn an effort to build a consistent, year-round culture of reading throughout the community, the Osceola School District is kicking off its 2017 summer reading opportunities with a number of fun and exciting programs for students:

Summer Reading Pledge— Students can sign the 2017 Summer Literacy Adventure Pledge from the Florida Department of Education by May 25 to pledge the number of books that they will read. Students who sign the pledge will receive a free ticket voucher (with a paying adult) to attend a Florida Fire Frogs baseball game and the Summer Reading Kick-Off Event on June 5. The Osceola school with the highest percentage of pledge participation will earn a school visit from Striker, the Florida Fire Frogs mascot, on May 30. In addition, Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott will visit and recognize the top 10 schools in the state with the highest participation.

Summer Reading Book Club - All students, parents, and community residents are invited to participate in the district’s Summer Reading Book Club by reading Framed by James Ponti. Copies of the book can be found in each school’s media center, local public libraries and book stores, and checked out through the district’s Media and Instructional Technology Department, located at 817 Bill Beck Blvd. (Building 2000) in Kissimmee. Ebook copies can be accessed through MackinVia through Classlink. Books-A-Million at the Loop in Osceola County will be hosting a Book Club Kick-Off Party with author James Ponti on June 6 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Book Club Meetup with the author at Books-A-Million on July 18

Knock It Out Of The Park! - The Fire Frogs will recognize the top three Accelerated Reader (AR) students from each school at their game on August 13. Students now have the option to take AR tests from home.

All students are strongly encouraged to battle the “Summer Slide” – the loss of academic skills when students are not in school – by reading over the summer months. Parents and students can find a list of Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award nominated books for all grade levels at www.osceolaschools.net.

Summer Reading Opportunities Flyer
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