Students log 354,540 minutes for the MyOn Summer Reading Challenge

According to the National Reading Panel, the more students read, the better their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Reading is the key to future success, and summer reading is instrumental to that success. Students lose literacy skills when they don’t read during the summer. Summer reading keeps literacy skills front and center for the coming school year.

This summer, St. Vrain students read for over 5,900 hours, enough to fill every minute of January 1 – September 3. As part of the MyON summer reading program, St. Vrain Valley Schools challenged schools to see who could log the most minutes.  The theme for this summer’s challenge, Reading is my Super Power, encouraged many of super readers to turn off the TV and pick up a book. Beyond bragging rights, winners received awards of $1,000-$2,500 to further support their school reading programs.

Drumroll Please…

  • First place was awarded to Mead Elementary School
  • Second place was awarded to Columbine Elementary School
  • Third place was awarded to Indian Peaks Elementary School

Individual students were also recognized for the reading super powers. Ellison Y. from Mead Elementary was the top reader with 6,843 minutes, Audrey M from Niwot Elementary logged 2,934 minutes, and Ryan L. from Mead Elementary was a close third, logging 2,931 minutes.

The district recently expanded its contract with the MyON program and will continue to offer reading challenges during school breaks.