Polk School District hon­ors Ki­moto Tech for help with Ja­pan trip, hears re­port on Cedar­town Middle School read­ing

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PSD School Spot­light at the Fe­bru­ary board meet­ing was on Cedar­town Middle School’s read­ing pro­gram and in­cen­tives. CMS’s Mo­bile Minds Spe­cial­ist, Wes Astin and Me­dia Spe­cial­ist, Laura Cox shared the many suc­cesses the school is ex­pe­ri­enc- ing with myON Read­ing. myON is a lit­er­acy pro­gram that al­lows stu­dents and teach­ers to have ac­cess to more than 10,000 books dig­i­tally.

The pro­gram not only pro­vides a wealth of read­ing ma­te­ri­als for all age groups and in­ter­ests, but also al­lows teach­ers and stu­dents to ac­cess the pro­grams quizzes, projects and as­sess­ments to mea­sure growth in read­ing.

Cedar­town Middle en­cour­ages stu­dents to read on a daily ba­sis and chal­lenges them to read 80 min­utes in­de­pen­dently each week. The school pro­vides stu­dents in­cen­tives to read, read, read! Some re­wards stu­dents have earned so far are:

Break­fast in the Me­dia Cen­ter and the Birds of Prey show. Stu­dents are rec­og­nized for “Most Time Spent Read­ing” and “High­est Lex­ile Growth.” In ad­di­tion, Cedar­town Middle School won the ti­tle of school with “Most Time Spent Read­ing” for the first se­mes­ter.

On Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 8, the Polk School District Board of Education rec­og­nized Ki­moto Tech Pres­i­dent, Miguel Leal, and Hu­man Re­sources Di­rec­tor, Ta­nia Drain for their con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with our school district. Most re­cently, the part­ner­ship...

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