To Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
We are pleased to announce our new Wappingers Central School District Summer Reading Program for students entering grades seven through twelve! You should have received a reading packet from your child and if you did not, it is available below and or your child's teacher’s website. The thrust of our program is: Read, read, read! Reading is the key to school success and improvement in all subject areas! We invite students in the pages they devour to fall in love with characters, open doors to new worlds, and embark on wild adventures! This initiative resulted from a collaboration between our teachers, library and media specialists, professional development specialists, and reading specialists. We are very excited to implement (roll out) our program that we know will not only enrich your child’s education but also help prevent the summer reading slide. Research shows that independent choice in reading will help your child reap academic benefits including improvement in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and verbal fluency. Most importantly, it will contribute positively to your child’s overall school success in all subject area courses. So take your child to the library or local bookstore or shop online for titles! Challenge your child to set a goal and read many pages or many books! Read together, read beside one another, read in the car, at the pool, or on vacation: Just read!
Thank you for your support,