The Extra Mile after school program wrapped up its 2017-18 academic campaign with a celebration of literacy. Entitled "The. A Literacy Event" the program played host to K-8 students and families in the district featuring an array of reading-centered activities at Circleville Middle School.
Extra Mile after school students and 6th-8th English Language Arts Honors students put on a Reading Fair for the public after school hours where they presented on a title they had read during the school year in a science fair styled presentation where they were judged on oratory delivery and content that covered character/plot development, themes, board design, and internal and external conflict.
In addition to the reading fair, the event featured Financial Literacy resources for families from the Savings Bank, the Pickaway County Community Banking Center, and Pickaway HELPS. Circleville Police Department's 'Safety Pup', SpongeBob, a Ninja Turtle, and Hello Kitty also made an appearance for photo op opportunities for families.
Representatives from the Pickaway County District Public Library were also in attendance providing sight word bingo, contractions games, and wheel of fun Scholastic book giveaways among other literacy driven games. Students also had the opportunity to create innovative book marks for their summer reads at an art creation station.
Many thanks to the community literacy supporters in attendance for the event helping to promote reading in our community.