Middle & High School
Studies show that literacy rates tend to decline during the summer months when children are not engaged in active reading. Therefore, the first several months of the next school year are often spent reacquiring those skills. When students read during these months, brains stay active, allowing students to begin learning new skills at the beginning of the next school year instead of having to relearn the previous ones. In an effort to keep our GMS students actively reading over the summer months, all incoming and current students are required to participate in summer reading. Each grade level has specific criteria to meet concerning reading selections and time requirements. In addition, assessments are due the first day of school. To keep your child active during the summer months, twenty to thirty minutes of daily reading is recommended.
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