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March is Reading Month kicks off across LOCS


Lake Orion Community Schools embraced March is Reading Month from the first day with many of the schools diving into the project.

Waldon Middle School

The theme of "Get Caught Reading" began early as students were lined up outside the media center at 7 a.m. Thursday to begin reading. They are given tickets throughout the month for the amount of time they're seen reading -- and they acculmulate to win prizes, including a movie with media specialist Katherine Montei.

The first opportunity for tickets was Thursday and they flooded in.

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Scripps Middle School

Students are reading in the media center before school and during lunches for 10 minute intervals to enter into gift card drawings held on Fridays. The top readers in each grade will earn a free movie ticket to go see A Wrinkle in Time in theaters. We will make an after school trip to go see the movie with anyone who wants to join us. Students can also earn tickets by making an author poster. The book fair began Thursday.

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Carpenter Elementary 

Students are reading for the gold during "Carpenter Reading Olympics" for March is Reading Month! As students meet their weekly goals, they will fill the Olympic rings with color in hopes of reaching the gold medal level of 150,000 reading minutes! Red, white, and blue day kicked off the month of fun reading activities.


Oakview Middle School

Students will be working together as a STAR class to try to earn the most points weekly to win at the MIRM scavenger hunt using the app, Goosechase. They'll play the game every full week in March, for a total of four times. The winning STAR classes, will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for each student. There will also be weekly and monthly contests in the Media Center.

Orion Oaks Elementary

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was announced as the One School, One Book selection. The PTO planned to embrace that Friday with costumes and there is a month of activities plans, including WONKA Bingo.

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Lake Orion High School

The LOHS Learning Center is in on the action, asking students to tweet photos of themselves reading and tag @LOHS_LC. Prizes will be awarded each school day of the month for the best shot.


Paint Creek Elementary

The Paint Creek staff and PTO hosted a Books and Bites Book Exchange before school on both Thursday. Families enjoyed a light breakfast and heard a good story. A book swap followed, allowing the kids to find a new favorite to take home.

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Blanche Sims Elementary

Despite being thrown a weather curveball Thursday evening, the students still had a great time at Sims for the pancake dinner to kick off the reading month. With Chris Cakes of Michigan flipping the all-you-can-eat pancakes along with a book swap, it was a fabulous kickoff to the month.

Stadium Drive Elementary

The kickoff assembly at Stadium was a sight as they embraced the theme, "Reading is our Superpower." They took the Super Reader oath.


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