From Pottstown School District Director of Community Relations John J. Armato:
students recently accepted a challenge from their Principal Calista Boyer and read nearly 6,000 books.
As a reward, Boyer allowed students to transform her into a human sundae complete with ice-cream, chocolate syrup, butterscotch syrup, bananas, whipped cream and sprinkles.
“Books Are Your Ticket to the World” is Edgewood’s reading incentive program that asks students to read at least 25 books during the course of the year.
“This year I wanted to do something extra special to motivate students to read," Boyer said. "Together with Mrs. Connie Belin, Mrs. Kerry Kline, and Mrs. Lisa Kolb we planned special events that I would do if students met their reading goals each marking period."
The faculty stressed to students the importance of reading, Boyer said.
"If you know how to read you will achieve," she said. "The students loved the ideas and it truly motivated them to read more and more books."