Sixth grade students annually write business letters as part of their language arts standards. They write soliciting items for a reading auction that is held at the end of the school year. Sixth grade student Sidney Richar wrote a letter to Shaq asking him to send something. Shaq’s father called sixth grade teacher, Patty Welch, to ask what would be appropriate for them to send. After talking to him a couple of different times, it was decided to set up a skype conversation.
At the conclusion of the convocation Beth Styers from Teachers Credit Union awards one fifth-grade student and one sixth-grade student who earned outstanding achievement on Achieve 3000, an online reading program designed to improve students’ reading levels. The non-fiction reading requires students to answer questions. Those with a 75% rating or better receive a ticket to enter into the drawing for a Kindle. Last week Hailey Boal, and Catelyn Becker were the lucky winners.