Columbia Elementary Celebrates Reading Record!

Columbia students and teachers holding up sign with number of minutes readThey are creating a legacy of literacy at Columbia Elementary School and students are doing it in a big way. At the beginning of the school year the student body was challenged to spend 2 million minutes reading.

Mission accomplished!

The students not only reached their goal of reading 2 million minutes, they surpassed it with a total of 2,147,097 minutes! This is now the school record, exceeding the previous school record by over 200,000 minutes!

The school celebrated at an assembly recently by covering students with silly string and awarding 5-pound chocolate candy bars to individual students. Teachers wore costumes, dyed their hair purple and cheered on students because the reading goal was met. Even Principal Kathe Riding got into the act, surprising students by dressing in purple and wearing an outlandish purple wig!

Congratulations to all the students at Columbia on their reading accomplishments and keep up with reading this summer!

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