The return of the Accelerated Reader program to the District's K-12 curriculum has received positive reviews from SCA's students and staff who recently celebrated improved student reading habits with end of the marking period AR parties. According to Sixth Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher Mrs. Tiffany Bloom, there is a noticeable improvement in enthusiasm for reading among the Middle School's students and cites the reintroduction of AR as a motivating factor. A goal of the program is to encourage students to read, thus helping them to acquire new reading skills and to strenghten those skills already attained.
 
Students who amassed 25 AR points during the First Marking Period were treated to hot chocolate and donuts donated by the Middle School teachers, SMART, and Dunkin Donuts of Shamokin. At the Sixth Grade AR Party, teachers Mr. Bobby Visnosky and Mrs. Tiffany Bloom toast to the 47 Sixth Graders who met their goal! 

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