“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss
St. Stephen’s High School aims to produce or raise good readers and eventually send more learners to the best/acclaimed universities of the country ready and armed with all the skills they need to successfully finish their chosen fields of studies. The school believes that one of the best avenue that would help usher the learners to where they dream to go is providing them the rich opportunities and resources to learn with.
To realize the school’s advocacy of promoting reading among the learners, a special reading program introduced by Scholastics was employed. Added to Assessment and Enrichment Program (AEP), a reading center was set up in the library to provide the readers/learners various reading materials that match to their reading ability.
Last July 30, 2013, the Scholastic Reading Center (SRC) was launched. The launching was attended by the school Principal, Mrs. Judy Tan, School Directress, Mrs. Marianne Tan, Chief Librarian, Mrs. Judith Sy, English Academic Supervisor, Mrs. Milagros Endo, Academic Asst. Supervisor, Mrs. Meriam Alimpolo, AEP Elem. Coordinator, Ms. Norma Claveria, and other administrators with Ms. Louella Marie Mendoza and Ms. Roxanne Villare of Scholastic.
The first part of the launching program was started with the explanation of the mechanics in the use of the Reading Center and the objective of the program by Ms. Mendoza and the showdown dance of Scholastic’s mascot on stage during the flag ceremony in the quadrangle.
A Read Aloud was also featured with Miss Norma Claveria, the Elem. AEP coordinator as the storyteller. The children representing their respective classes enjoyed the story told as well as the prizes given to those who can answer the questions posted by the Scholastic Reading Program consultant, Ms. Mendoza.
The Scholastic Reading Center (SRC) is stuffed with many interesting books which the pupils can read any time they are free. The books in the reading center are arranged according to the Lexile level or reading ability of the pupils so that pupils can enjoy their reading experience in the center.