To help our students continue to grow their literacy skills, GCS encourages students to read at home each day. Students can read any materials that interest them, including our free district eBooks available through each school's Destiny Discover library catalog, as long as they’re reading!
Reading challenges over winter, spring and summer breaks offer students incentives to continue their reading when they are not in school. Contact your school library media coordinator for more information.
2023 Winter Reading Challenge
GCS wants students to keep reading over Winter Break!
PreK-12th grade students can record the minutes they read over the break in Beanstack for an opportunity to earn prizes.
Students must read at least 300 minutes between December 21 and January 1 to earn the opportunity to win a prize! That's only 30 minutes a day for 10 days!
Reading minutes must be logged in Beanstack by January 12 to be eligible for a prize. Students who cannot record their minutes over winter break can enter them in Beanstack when they return to school.
Login to clever.com/in/GCS. Then click on the Beanstack icon to get started!
Prek-8th grade students who record 300 minutes of reading in Beanstack will earn two free UNCG basketball tickets. Up to four family members can purchase additional tickets for $10. The tickets will be for the game versus Wofford on January 20 and the game versus Chattanooga on February 10.
9th-12th grade students who record 300 minutes of reading in Beanstack will be entered into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card.