Summer Reading Program

  • Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean students should take a break from reading! In fact, summer vacation threatens to reverse many of the achievement gains that students—and teachers—worked so hard to reach during the previous school year. Students who don’t read during the summer are especially vulnerable to the “summer slide” and can often lose more than two months’ worth of reading skills.

    At Oak Ridge, we want all of our Colts to continue to read all summer! As we do each summer, we will be participating in the GCS Reads 30 Summer Reading Challenge. Students simply need to read for at least 900 minutes between June 11 and August 25, and complete their logs to return by September 4. Students who meet this challenge will receive a ticket to Kersey Valley attraction. Reading logs will be sent home before the last day of school, and can also be found by clicking here.

    Not sure what to read? Get some ideas from the Scholastic summer reading list, or check out the American Library Association's summer reading list for Grades K - 2  and Grades 3 - 5. 

    Did you know that the Greensboro Public Library has an amazing summer reading program? Be sure to check out their Summer Reading Adventure Calendar!

    Click here for the link to enter your total minutes at the end of the summer! Be sure to enter them no later than Wednesday, September 4 to be eligible for your prizes.