Reading Challenge, supply lists, 2020-21 calendar – it’s all here!

Introducing our first whole school WILDCAT READING CHALLENGE! This is for entering Kindergarten through entering 8th graders. Everyone can get involved and challenge themselves to read this summer! This is to replace the typical summer reading assignments. 

Each grade will work together to read more pages than other grades in their competition.

– Once you reach one of your target pages read/or pages read to you, record it on a Reading Record Sheet . You can print off your own or there will also be some in the Wildcat Reading Challenge cooler outside the Mitchell entrance. If you are out of town or unable to print or pick up the recording sheets, you can scan the sheet, or send information required to Mrs. Hoeper at
– If you don’t reach your target in 2 weeks, just keep reading and turn in your sheet the following week.
– Fill out the sheet completely with first and last name, grade entering and date.
– Turn these sheets into the Wildcat Reading Challenge cooler by the entrance on Mitchell St.
– Each tracking period is 2 weeks. Turn in your sheets anytime by these Fridays at 3pm: July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st and August 14th.
– You can turn them in at any time during the two week period and you can also turn in multiple sheets too. But don’t wait until the end to turn everything in!
– Charts tracking the grade level competitions will be hung in the front windows on Mitchell St. and will be updated on Monday of every other week.
– Challenge ends Friday August 14th.

Every student that participates will be recognized with a certificate and a shout out.
Each winning grade (within each category below) will win a whole grade No Uniform Day and an ice cream treat.
In addition, the boy and girl in every grade that reads the most during the challenge will receive a NUT card.

Grade Level Competition Groups Reading Targets
Grades K-2 – target is 50 pages in 2 weeks
Grades 3-5 – target is 100 pages in 2 weeks
Grades 6-8 – target is 150 pages in 2 weeks

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