Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Bloomington Reads

April 23, 2013  |  Blog, Event List, events, news

Bloomington Reads – A Week Devoted to Literacy Awareness and Reading!
May 6 – 11, 2013
For a complete list of all events click here.

Schools’ foundation fundraiser a virtual party this year

December 15, 2011  |  news

Each year, members of the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools and the community throw on their party shoes and ring in the new year during the foundation’s annual gala fundraiser.

This year, the foundation is doing things a little different by asking community members to stay home and instead take part in a virtual party aimed at both raising funds and promoting reading.
“We just thought everybody is so busy at New Year’s, maybe this is an opportunity to promote reading and have a fundraiser at the same time,” said foundation executive director Sara Neeley. “And everybody’s invited!”
“I’d Rather Be Reading!”…

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Bloomington Reads at the Farmers Market a Huge Success

May 4, 2011  |  featured, news

On Saturday, the weather was perfect and that meant a big crowd at the Farmers’ Market. Keith did an excellent job of MC-ing. Alan kept the place in the book and didn’t lose a single one! Betsy and Kelly and Tina recruited a steady stream of celebrity and walk-on readers. Cyrilla and Tamar somehow magically produced fliers, banners, stage, and sound system. Scott and Martha (who was probably the only one warm enough, at least early in the morning) created quite a buzz.

James and the Giant Peach turned out to be the perfect choice, as it was funny, fast-paced, and offered lots of dramatic possibilities. The reading went faster than expected, so the first reading finished at 11 and started over again. Read More

Bloomington Reads asks: What are you reading?

April 29, 2011  |  news

What are you reading?

That’s the question the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools hopes people will ask themselves and others during Bloomington Reads, this week’s series of reading-related activities aimed at highlighting literacy.

“Nothing defines the success of a child better than the ability to read and to read well,” foundation executive director Tina Peterson said via email. “Throughout this week, we want our young people to see others reading everywhere: reading for pleasure, reading for work, reading for survival.”

A public conversation about the changing face of literacy titled “Digital Media: The End of Literacy As We Know It,” will be…

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Fit4Lit a Program of FMCCS

April 1, 2011  | 

Join The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools and Leadership Bloomington Monroe County Class of 2011 and get Fit 4 Lit!

To be fit for life, our young people must be literate. It is an indisputable fact. Students who read at grade level by the third grade are poised for success. They graduate from high school, make more money, vote, volunteer, raise healthy children, and succeed in life.

Today in MCCSC schools, over 30% of all students read below grade level. These students sit at desks across our district, and they are falling behind. Without action, they…

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