Students at Stanley Switlik Elementary School took part in a nationwide effort to "Read the Most Coast to Coast" on Friday, February 28. Switlik students joined Renaissance Learning's challenge to break the record set last school year for the number of accelerated reader quizzes taken in one day. The new one-day record is an amazing 4,987,949 quizzes. The school earned 360.5 points during this early release day, topping last year's 340 points during an entire day. Third-grade topped the charts with 128.8 points.
Approximately 450 students took part in this shared effort. Students read a variety of texts throughout the half-day. "Read the Most Coast to Coast is a fun-filled event that enables our students to join with others across the nation to set a new record, all while engaging in valuable reading practice," said Switlik Reading Coach Sarah Morton. "We are proud of our students. They were so excited to contribute to the national quiz count and to see the totals tracked in real time on Renaissance Learning's website. Students were thrilled when they saw they beat last year's one-day record."