Summer Reading Challenge

build a better world summer reading 2017

Jackson County Schools are teaming up with the Piedmont Regional Library System and encouraging all of our students to participate in our summer reading challenge!  Research shows that many kids’ reading skills decline during the summer because they often don’t read as much as they do during the school year.  Reading even a few books over the summer will help maintain the progress students have made this year.

Students: We are challenging you to read 40 books or 20 hours this summer.  This is the same challenge that has been set by your local public library branch!  This means that you can visit your local library this summer to check out some amazing books and to fill out a reading log with the same books that you are including for your school reading log.

Use the provided reading log to record the title and author of each book you read this summer.

Completed reading logs are due Wednesday, August 9th.  All students meeting the challenge will be recognized and invited to a special celebration. This challenge is a wonderful way to keep your mind strong all summer long and prevent the Summer Slide.

Be sure to check out the JCSS Summer Reading Website at for more information and resources.