3 Elementary Students Leading #APSRace2Read 10 Million Minutes Challenge

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 School555,051
2. Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy554,252
3. Crawford Long Middle School 245,283
4. Garden Hills Elementary School196,279
5. Deerwood Academy123,684
6. Mary Lin Elementary School100,587
7. Sarah Smith Elementary School92,725
8. Hope Hill Elementary School84,799
9. Finch Elementary School82,423
10. Bolton Academy75,765

Student Leaders in Logging: These are our top 10 student readers in the District!

Student – SchoolMinutes
1. Ny’zhan Russell – Deerwood Academy11,584
2. Frederick Bazan – TAG Academy11,438
3. Khe’jon Hill – Benteen Elementary10,918
4. Mohamed Diallo – Deerwood Academy10,475
5. Betcy Eliseo – North Atlanta High 9,450
6. Dominique Kendall – Sylvan Hills Middle9,062
7. Jaiden Bruemmer – TAG Academy9,019
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 Academy8,120
2. Jaiden Bruemmer – TAG Academy7,695
3. DeAnthony Cade – Parkside Elementary7,656
4. Mohamed Diallo – Deerwood Academy7,565
5. Marisa Harper – Sarah Smith Elementary7,165
6. Vernell Smith – TAG Academy7,151
7. Daniela Restrepo – Grady High6,600
8. Jose Marin Gonzalez – Garden Hills Elementary5,825
9. Montrel’ Clerk – Dobbs Elementary5,774
10. Makenzie Hall – TAG Academy5,532

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!

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