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