ACMS Amelianaires celebrated Teen Read Week October 18-23, sponsored by the ACMS library! This year’s theme, “Get Away @ Your Library,” encouraged students to explore the world around them and beyond. Students were busy answering trivia questions each morning for a chance to win a variety of sweet prizes. In the library, students could take a guess at the cost of a stack of new books. The student who guessed the closest received a gift card from McDonald’s. The entire student body and faculty were given a leaf to write their favorite book title and author. These fall favorites will be displayed in the library on the bulletin board where students can search and maybe find that next great book they want to read!
On Friday, October 23, Teen Read Week came to a close with the first Chill ‘n Chat, an incentive celebrating students who earned 10+ points or had read 10 books and passed 8 out of the ten reading quizzes. Approximately 125 students enjoyed cookies and juice while chatting with their friends about their great reads. They were also visited by a special guest, Dr. McKinley, ACPS Superintendent, who read to them either The Giving Tree or Rainbow Fish in honor of Virginia’s Read Aloud to a Child Day.
Students who earned 25 points or higher were recognized per grade level with prizes. All students received a READ band for their wrists. Ms. Amos, ACMS media specialist, made the students’ visits to the library a little more special by giving them a “Get Away @ Your Library” book mark and a sticker that promotes the library with “So much to see. So much to do @ your library.” These bookmarks and stickers will continue to be given out until all students have received one.