SSHS joined Asia Read Week Celebration

SSHS joined Asia Read Week Celebration

With the desire to produce good readers and lovers of books, St. Stephen’s High School has employed a reading program, the Scholastic Assessment and Enrichment Program (AEP). This program has offered different activities which ignite the interest of the learners in reading authentic printed books. In addition to the improvement of the pupils’ reading comprehension skills, the program has greatly helped breed fanatics of books. For three years the program has already developed among our learners the habit of reading especially during their free time (recess, lunch break and dismissal time).

This year, St. Stephen’s High School, Elem. Dept. has accepted the challenge of Scholastic Asia Read Week 2017 wherein the top three (3) schools in the country with the most number of books read and quizzes passed for the week long celebration/contest will be recognized and awarded. In relation to this celebration, the Elementary English Academic office has given the pupils more opportunities to read books and take the quizzes in the library. This was made possible by arranging special schedule for each class’s library time. With this, the elementary pupils were able to read a total of three thousand six hundred sixty seven (3,367) books which consequently raised our total number of books read for the whole academic year 2016-2017 to 27,400 from 16, 708 as the target set for the year.

To make the celebration more memorable having the school joined for the first time the Asia Read Week Celebration, the Elem. Library launched the “Scholastic “I Love You” Challenge, an intergrade level competition wherein the pupils who have read lexiled/Scholastic books and quizzes passed will be given a paper HEART cut out to be dropped in their respective grade level container. The level with the most number of hearts will be treated with pizza party and the grade level that topped the competition was the Grade 1 with the total of seven hundred eighty seven (787), followed by Grade 2, six hundred twenty seven (627) and thirdly, Grade 3, six hundred twelve (612).

There was also Read Aloud Marathon, a modified storytelling contest among the Read Aloud Workshop/Training participants. There were 25 pupils from Grade 5 and Grade 6 who participated in the competition held last February 16, 2017 in the Activity Room of the Elem. Library and four participants emerged victorious: Ryezel Ann Te of Gr. 6 Love, 1st place, Jaymee Kursten Cokimso and Megala Caitlyn Raj Kumar both of Gr. 6 Love ranked 2nd and Maria Angela Madrigal of Grade 5 Mercury, 3rd.

An added attraction to the day’s event last February 16, 2017, Thursday was the participation of Miss Norma Claveria, Elem. English coordinator and Mrs. Meriam Angelitud Alimpolo, Elem. English Academic Asst. Supervisor as the guest Read Aloud story reader to the elementary pupils. To show the school’s support to the Scholastic Reading Program, the Elem. Library also scheduled the Lexile Book Fair, the third Book Fair for the academic year 2016-2017 wherein the books being sold are arranged based on the lexile measure. The book fair offered great opportunity for the students to purchase discounted book collection which they can enjoy come summer.

Fri, 24-Feb-2017