November 2023 – Representatives from CMC (Collinsville-Maryville-Caseyville) Rotary presented a check for $3,000 to students and staff representing Dorris Intermediate School and Collinsville Middle School. The donation will support a reading incentive program for students in both schools.
Last year, CMC Rotary provided $1,500 in seed money to pilot a literacy program at CMS. Following a successful launch, the reading incentive program has grown to encompass DIS students, too. CMS Rotary generously increased their support for 2023-24.
Students earn rewards for reaching milestones based on the number of words they read. The top prize is a $50 certificate for Scholastic Books for every million words read.
The program includes students at all levels of literacy: from rewarding those who are already avid readers, to incentivizing and supporting students who desire to read, but struggle with comprehension.
For more information on the Kahoks Read program, contact Library Media Specialist Michael Hayman: [email protected].