Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager
For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2017
Homer 33C encourages students to “keep the learning going”
Summer may be a good time to relax and hang out with friends, but it’s
also a great time to read something for fun.
It’s a message resonating throughout Homer School District 33C as
students approach the last day of school.
“We want you to enjoy your summer,” teachers tell their students in a
video being shared on social media. “We also want you to keep reading.
You’ve learned so much this year; keep it going all summer.”
According to a three-year study by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville,
students who read over the summer tend to gain a month of reading
proficiency while those who do not read lose two to three months of reading
So, as the last day of school approaches, teachers throughout Homer 33C
are encouraging students to pick up a book, magazine or newspaper and
“keep the learning going.”
“We hope students use some of their free time this summer to engage in
reading by choosing books they will enjoy,” said Homer Junior High School
English Language Arts teacher Shannon Schroeder. “We’re hoping to instill a
love of reading for pleasure, and summer is a great time to escape into a
At Homer Jr. High, students are being encouraged to join the school’s
Summer Reading Program by considering their Lexile when choosing a book,
and recording what they’ve read by filling out a Google form.
Those who participate will be entered in a drawing for exciting prizes.
They’ll also be recognized in a variety of ways.
At the elementary level, students are being challenged to read a certain
number of minutes or a certain number of books during the summer months.
Those who complete the summer reading challenge will be rewarded with a
special school celebration when classes resume in the fall.
As the video concludes: “When you get back (from summer break), you’ll
be ready to learn and grow.”
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