UPDATED: July 25, 2016 10:22 a.m.
We have one week left! Logging of minutes ends this Sunday, July 31 at midnight. Reading, however, should continue for a lifetime!
We are awarding $300 to one Jefferson County Public School in each category below that has the highest percentage of finishers based on school enrollment. Winning schools will each receive a Visa card presented at a school assembly in September 2016.
Here are the standings going into the final week of Summer Reading 2016! Go Read! Go!
- Total participants reading for their school = 22,417
- 52% of the total minutes read have been read by a Jefferson County Public School student (pre-12); as of 10:22 a.m. on July 25
- 12,142,353 minutes read by Jeffco Pre-12 students
- Student finishers = 8,259 (have read at least 8 hours)
UPDATED: July 25
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, logging of minutes ends. So hurry, get that last minute reading in and log your time. Make it count!
Updated July 12: Weekly school standings as of 7.12.16
- 64% of all the registered summer reading participants are reading for their school! (21,177 of 32,870).
- Since we announced the first round of preliminary leaders, we’ve seen a 19% increase in school-affiliated readers.
- As of July 12, nearly 7 million minutes (6,622,479) have been read by a Jefferson County Public School student between the ages of 4 and 18. This represents 40% of our total minutes read (16,681,648).
- 41% of the affiliated school readers have met their minimum goal of 8 hours (4,903).
The biggest changes to the school contest appeared in the Middle School category, with Oberon making a move up a lot to first, and Dunstan dropping out of the top five to sixth. The same five high schools continue to claim the top five spots, as do the five elementary schools who continue to battle it out for the lead spot. In the preschool category, we saw some newcomers to the top five. Dennison is making a move up to challenge and now claims second.
It's still anybody’s guess as to which school will claim top place in each category.
Go Read. Go! Keep logging your minutes and encourage your families to sign up, log any reading time they’ve done over the summer to make their reading minutes count!
As of JULY 1:
As part of this year's Summer Reading program, we are awarding $300 to one Jefferson County Public School in each category below with the highest percentage of finishers based on school enrollment. Each winning school will receive a Visa card presented at a school assembly in September 2016.
Total participants reading for their school = 17,124
- 43% of the total minutes have been read by a preschool – 12th grade Jeffco students
- Jeffco pre-12 students have read 5,000,355 minutes (total read = 11,576,596)
- Student finishers = 3,779
- Students still working on goals = 13,345
Do you want to read for your school and help them move up the ranks?
- Register. (Hint: Use a home email address (or parent’s email) to make sure you get emails over the summer when school is not in session.)
- Choose your school from the dropdown list.
- Read. Read. Read.
- Log your time online.
- Get prizes for reading (free Chipotle meal, McDonald’s ice cream cone, and book!) and boost your school’s chance of winning the big award!
- Open to Jefferson County Public Schools only, eligible to win $300 for their school.
- One school in each category with the highest percentage of finishers compared to enrollment receives a Visa card presented at a school assembly in September 2016.
- Preschool / Head Start
- Jeffco Option & Charter
- Only summer reading participants between the ages of 4 and 18 are eligible to affiliate with a school. Sorry parents and teachers – this one’s for the students to do and for you to cheer them on!
- A finisher is someone who reads and logs the recommended minimum reading goal (8 hours).
- In the event of a tie, prizes will be awarded to the school with the highest total average minutes per reader.
- Prizes are intended to be used to support literacy based projects, programs and materials.
- Winning schools are required to share a photo and report on how the school used the award by October 31, 2016.
Special thanks to the Jefferson County Public Library Board of Trustees for their generous donation of prizes!