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Summer Reading 2020
Welcome to NDCL's Summer Reading Headquarters!  Please read carefully all of the information below. Direct any questions to Mrs. Amy Myers.  Thanks and happy reading!
NDCL's school wide summer reading program is aimed at providing an opportunity for students to engage in reading in a positive way to encourage life long learning and to build community.   
1. Read what you want,
2. Record what you read,
3. Repeat! 
We are approaching Summer Reading a little differently this year becasue it is time to get your eyes off of the screen and into a book! This year, the NDCL Learning Community challenges you to read what you want, when you want and how much you want!  The sky is the limit!  Our main goal is to get you reading!  We are measuring our reading in pages--to keep things fair for the challenges.  Specifically, members of our learning community have challenged NDCL students to three challenges...are you up to the challenge? 
Challenge #1: Mr. Mooney challenges the whole school to read enough pages to stack up higher than a football goal post!  Don't worry, we did the math for you: a goal post is 30 feet high, that equals 90, 000 pages stacked on top of each other!  If you break it down by student, that equals only 125 pages read per student!  You can do it NDCL!
Challenge #2:  Mrs. Nicholson challenges the students and teachers to see who can read the most pages this summer--TEACHERS or STUDENTS?  It doesn't take a genius to figure out that there are A LOT more students than teachers--so, students, don't get embarassed by your teachers!!!
Challenge #3: Octavya D., Class of 2020, challenges ALL classes (Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Class of 2023 and Class of 2024) to see who can read the most pages this summer--who is going to reign supreme--will the Class of 2023 continue their winning ways?  We shall see...
 As leaders who seek to transform the world, you may wish to cosider reading one or more of these titles to expand our minds and enlarge our hears to respond to the issue of racism in our society:
Is participationn in this program required?
No, participation in NDCL's summer reading program for 2020 is optional but strongly encouraged as reading is so important for the mind, body and soul! 
How do you know how many pages I read?
Each participant should record their reading information on this easy to use online form.  We will do the rest!  Complete the form as many times as you want- one time for each book you read!  Even if you start a book and you aren't quite into it and stop halfway through--it still counts!  Record only the pages you read on the form.   
What are the requirements of this year's program--what do students have to do?
Participation is completely optional, but encouraged.  If you choose to be a part of the program, all you need to do is complete the online form to record what you are reading this summer!  You do not need to turn anything in to your teachers upon return to school in the fall.  However, your English teacher may have assigned you additional summer reading assignments if you are in Honors English 10 or Honors English 11- so check with your English teachers!
Where can I see the ongoing results of the challenge?
Results will be regularly calculated and shared ont he Student Life page on Blackboard.  Log in with your username and password.  Results will periodically be updated on this page as well and sent via email once a month.
My English teacher assigned summer reading, do I have to read those books?
Yes!  Any summer work assigned by your teachers is separate from the NDCL summer reading program.  Please follow all instructions given to you by your individual teachers.  But, any books you are required to read by your teachers count for the challenge, so be sure to fill out the form! Please find the English Department's required summer reading information HERE.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
Any questions can be emailed to Library Media Specialist, Amy Myers. 
Details coming soon! 
Summer Reading Video