Atlanta Public Schools is making strides in our district-wide reading campaign, APS Race2Read! This year, we’re challenging students, teachers, staff, parents and community to read 20 minutes daily and collectively reach 10 million minutes of reading by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. In our second month of the challenge, APS students have already read and logged more than 2.5 million minutes and counting!
Check out our highlights below (data calculated Oct. 1- Dec. 3)!
School Leaders in Logging: These are our 10 top-performing schools in terms of total minutes logged)!
|1. North Atlanta High School||555,051|
|2. Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy||554,252|
|3. Crawford Long Middle School||245,283|
|4. Garden Hills Elementary School||196,279|
|5. Deerwood Academy||123,684|
|6. Mary Lin Elementary School||100,587|
|7. Sarah Smith Elementary School||92,725|
|8. Hope Hill Elementary School||84,799|
|9. Finch Elementary School||82,423|
|10. Bolton Academy||75,765|
Student Leaders in Logging: These are our top 10 student readers in the District!
|Student – School||Minutes|
|1. Ny’zhan Russell – Deerwood Academy||11,584|
|2. Frederick Bazan – TAG Academy||11,438|
|3. Khe’jon Hill – Benteen Elementary||10,918|
|4. Mohamed Diallo – Deerwood Academy||10,475|
|5. Betcy Eliseo – North Atlanta High||9,450|
|6. Dominique Kendall – Sylvan Hills Middle||9,062|
|7. Jaiden Bruemmer – TAG Academy||9,019|
|8. Braylen Clinkscales – TAG Academy||8,631|
|9. Marisa Harper – Sarah Smith Elementary||8,425|
|10. Ella Sipe – Sutton Middle||8,404|
Student Leaders in Progress: These are the top students with the most minutes logged in November!
|1. Braylen Clinkscales – TAG Academy||8,120|
|2. Jaiden Bruemmer – TAG Academy||7,695|
|3. DeAnthony Cade – Parkside Elementary||7,656|
|4. Mohamed Diallo – Deerwood Academy||7,565|
|5. Marisa Harper – Sarah Smith Elementary||7,165|
|6. Vernell Smith – TAG Academy||7,151|
|7. Daniela Restrepo – Grady High||6,600|
|8. Jose Marin Gonzalez – Garden Hills Elementary||5,825|
|9. Montrel’ Clerk – Dobbs Elementary||5,774|
|10. Makenzie Hall – TAG Academy||5,532|
Join the Winter Reading Challenge (Dec. 21- Jan. 21) for our chance to win $50,000 in books, prizes and author visits!
APS needs the community to help us reach our 10 million minutes goal. Register for the race and designate your minutes towards your favorite school! Minutes logged between De. 21 and Jan. 21 will count toward the Third Annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Penguin Random House U.S. Children’s Divisions. APS joins over 1,500 schools and libraries in this nationwide winter reading challenge as we compete for $50,000 in prizes, including author visits and new books!
Remember, #APSRace2Read is about free-choice reading. Read books, magazines, articles, scholarly papers, etc. Read, read, read — and log your minutes at www.beanstack.com/race2read to count toward our 10 million minutes goal!