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Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

Houston Independent School District and Houston Final Four Local Organizing Committee announces the 32 schools advancing to the next round in a bracket-themed reading challenge held in advance of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. So far, 1,141,283 minutes have been read by over 6,700 HISD third graders as part of this program.

Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

In September, nearly 6,800 third-grade students from 68 HISD campuses began participating in the NCAA Team Works Read to the Final Four Literacy Program, which calls for students to read hundreds of books and log their reading time. Schools advance in the literacy competition based on the amount of time their students spend reading. Only schools with the highest average number of reading minutes continue in the competition. Schools that do not advance are encouraged to continue reading, as there will be “Most Valuable Readers” selected at each school.

Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

The competition was created by the district in partnership with the Houston NCAA Final Four Local Organizing Committee and Houston Public Library. Houston will host the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four on April 2-4 at NRG Stadium.

Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

The 32 advancing schools were announced at a district-wide pep rally with performances by the North Forest High School Color Guard and Kashmere High School band. Each school received a classroom set of books during the rally.

Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

All participating schools will be recognized on Friday, April 1 during Reese’s Final Four Friday at NRG Stadium, where the winning school will also be announced. The winning school will receive a $5,000 cash prize, Final Four trophy and a celebration event will be held on their campus, on championship day, Monday, April 4.

List of 32 schools:

1. Carrillo ES

2. Browning ES

3. Dogan ES

4. Fondren ES

5. Marshall ES

6. Kennedy ES

7. Janowski ES

8. Petersen ES

9. Tijerina ES

10. Cook ES

11. Bonham ES

12. Anderson ES

13. Hobby ES

14. Brookline ES

15. Tinsley ES

16. Barrick ES

17. Elmore ES

18. Port Houston ES

19. Walnut Bend ES

20. Patterson ES

21. Blackshear ES

22. Codwell ES

23. Montgomery ES

24. Smith ES

25. Lewis ES

26. Piney Point ES

27. Garden Villas ES

28. Martinez (C.)

29. Scarborough ES

30. Looscan ES

31. Young ES

32. Highland Heights ES

 

Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

Source: Carrillo ES 

 

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