Along with the required Boni Libri program, students can earn year-end recognition in our reading marathon. In this optional program, each student must read at home throughout the school year (over and above class reading and Boni Libri) from the SFS Literature List. Recognition is earned for the highest of three levels of consistent reading.
GOLD – earned with 600 minutes or more of reading in each and every month of the school year excluding September and June. This equates to approximately thirty minutes per school day or about two and half hours per week.
SILVER – earned with 500 minutes or more (but less than 600) of reading in each and every month of the school year excluding September and June.
BRONZE - earned for 300 minutes or more (but less than 500) of reading in each and every month of the school year excluding September and June.
A log of minutes shall be kept by the student on a Reading Marathon calendar in their daily folder and must be signed by a parent each night. Teachers shall also check the calendar and add their weekly signature. Students must hand these calendars in to the Language Arts teacher at the end of every month in order to maintain eligibility for an award. It is the responsibility of the student (and parent) to ensure that these calendars are signed and turned in on time. This optional program DOES NOT affect the student’s grade in any way. The student must select the book from the SFS Literature List. Worthy titles will be added to the school Literature List as they come to the attention of the headmaster and curriculum committee.
All students who complete the Reading Marathon requirements will be recognized at the Olympic Day Award Ceremony at the close of the school year.