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GCS Holiday Reading Challenge Runs Through Jan. 12

GCS Holiday Reading Challenge Runs Through Jan. 12

Dec. 14, 2017 – Parents, consider putting some extra books under the tree this year. GCS students who read at least 300 minutes during the winter break could win an iPad mini or a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

The GCS holiday reading challenge asks students to continue reading 30 minutes per day during the winter break from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Those who complete the challenge and submit their holiday reading logs by the Jan. 12 deadline will be entered to win one of two iPad minis, a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card or a $75 Barnes & Noble gift card.

In addition, elementary and middle school students who participate will receive a free ticket to the UNCG men’s basketball game on Friday, Feb. 23 against Chattanooga. Additional tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $5. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m.

The winter break is a great time for students to take advantage of thousands of books available free on the GCS eBook shelf. Click here for more information and access to the eBooks.

The holiday reading challenge continues the mission of GCS Reads 30, which invites students to read 30 minutes per day for pleasure. Studies have shown that time spent reading helps increase student achievement in all academic areas.