Friday, March 1, 2013

The Big Read is Over

Thanks to the generosity of many in the Houston community and beyond, all of our students were fully sponsored! Thank you!

Our students brought in their final reading logs this morning. Their teachers were excited to see that not only had almost every student met the challenging goal of reading for 40 hours in March, many of them went above and beyond!

Congratulations, KIPPsters! We are on our way to a fantastic trip to Guadalupe Peak. To learn more about the Read-a-Thon, read on.

The hard-working 6th graders of KIPP Sharpstown College Prep in Southwest Houston go to school from 7:30 to 5:00 every day, go to a mandatory summer school, and do homework every night so that they can achieve their college and life dreams. To practice the persistence and teamwork required to succeed in life, they also want to climb the tallest mountain in Texas: Guadalupe Peak! 

To raise the bus, hotel, and equipment funds for this big goal each KIPPster has committed to reading 40 hours in March--on top of their usual load! They are doing fantastic. Most kids--whether they've been fully funded or not--have read over 30 hours and have a long weekend to finish!

Watch the YouTube video about their goals here.

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