NC Reads doing well in Davie

Published 8:44 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

Through the fifth annual summer reading book drive, NC Reads, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s statewide summer reading initiative challenged communities with a goal for each elementary school student to leave for the summer with five books of their own to read over the summer break.

All Davie County elementary schools participated this year:

• Cooleemee Elementary collected more than 3,200 books so that every student had the option of taking home up to five books for summer reading.

• Cornatzer gave away 2,085 books.

• Mocksville gave three books per child, totaling 1,800 books.

• Each Pinebrook student received two books to take home.

• Each child at Shady Grove received at least three books, with at least 1,629 books in the hands of children.

• William R. Davie gave away more than 2,000 books, each student Pre K -fifth grade had the opportunity to take at least five books.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to our students, staff and families as well as the community in Davie County for all of their donations,” said Lisa Nieters, media specialist at Cooleemee Elementary. “This was a great opportunity for our community to show their support of our students and we greatly appreciate the generosity shown.”

Students will once again have the opportunity to download free books to read over the summer using myON. More information will be shared with students in the coming weeks about how to access myON. To learn more about NC Reads, visit