Goodyear Reading Challenge

City of Goodyear Reading Challenge
Posted on 09/01/2017
Early Bird Reading Families


Please ask your child's teacher for more information.

Contest runs Sept. 5 – Oct. 6


Goodyear, Ariz. (Aug. 31, 2017) – Mayor Georgia Lord and the City Council have issued a challenge to all Goodyear students in kindergarten through eighth grade: “read as much as you can in the next month and help your classroom win a party with treats!”

The Reading Challenge provides incentives for students to read more. Students report the number of pages read on a weekly basis using a scorecard. Teachers then track the number of pages read by the classroom as a whole, competing against other classrooms across the city. At the conclusion of the challenge, teachers report their classroom’s total number of pages read and one winning classroom per grade receives a prize. The younger students receive an ice cream party while the winning middle school students receive a pizza party.

The Reading Challenge, in its fifth year, came from City Council member Joanne Osborne’s Building Blocks to Great Schools – a partnership between city officials and school administrators that provides a forum to develop policies and practices that enhance the quality of education for Goodyear students.  As one of the official ReadOn community members, Goodyear has pledged to make reading a priority to boost literacy and support reading proficiency for Goodyear’s students in support the state’s ReadOn Arizona literacy program.

For more information, call Jessica Perry at (623) 882-7776, email Jessica.Perry@goodyearaz.gov or visit www.goodyearaz.gov