May 23, 2023 – Collinsville Middle School Library Media/Specialist Michael Hayman spoke to the Collinsville-Maryville-Caseyville Rotary club today to report on the $1,500 donation they made in the fall to support a new reading incentive literacy project at the school.
On November 18, 2022, CMC Rotary donated $1500 to help CMS re-boot their literacy efforts with a new reading incentive program to reward students for reading. Based on the number of words read, students received award certificates or tickets that could be redeemed for cafeteria snacks or books from the May Scholastic Book Fair.
Hayman said the Rotary’s donation was used as seed money to become $3,000 in books for the students who read the most. Sodexo food service provided the snack incentives.
At the end of the 2022-23 school year, Mr. Hayman reported the following figures:
- 156 Golden Certificates given for SODEXO snack rewards.
- 78 students rewarded for book fair purchases
- 22 Million word readers ($50 per million read)
- 14 RTI graduates ($25)
- 36 students identified by teachers for classroom reading achievements ($25)