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Reading Games Coming to District 58

Beginning Nov. 1, teams of four to eight students can register to participate in the Reading Games, a district-wide reading competition for third through eighth grade students in District 58.

Look out, Katniss Everdeen: The Reading Games are coming to District 58.

Beginning Nov. 1, teams of four to eight students can register to participate in the Reading Games, a district-wide reading competition for third through eighth grade students in District 58.

“The goal of the Reading games is to increase the quality and quantity of books District 58 students read for enjoyment,” said Whittier reading specialist Christy Gergits, who is co-chairing the Reading Games along with Whittier sixth-grade teacher Debbie Krygeris. 

Teams of students will collaborate to read 20 books from one of two book lists: Level 1 and Level 2. During a competition on March 15 at Herrick Middle School, teams will answer questions that the Reading Games Committee has written about the books.

“The Reading Games are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest, and all participants will be awarded ribbons,” Krygeris said. “Our hope is that the Reading Games will generate a lot of excitement about reading and collaborating together, and will be a rewarding experience for all students and adults involved.”

Interested in getting involved with this great new event? Community members who would like to volunteer on the day of the competition and/or donate prizes are encouraged to e-mail the Reading Games Committee at readinggames@dg58.org. 

Submitted by Downers Grove Grade School District 58 

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