iRead for 112 Education Foundation
The Foundation is pleased to sponsor a fundraiser that fosters our preschool and elementary school students’ love of reading. In 2012, we renamed and revamped our Read-a-thon program, while still keeping the same basic principles. As students read and record their minutes, they raise money from sponsors. The funds raised from iRead for 112 Education Foundation help support the Foundation’s Author Visit program. The readers and fundraisers from every school are recognized with prizes and the school with the most minutes read per student is awarded the highly coveted iRead for 112 Education Foundation trophy. iRead is typically held in January following winter break.
iRead for the 112 Education Foundation 2018
Congratulations to the Sherwood Elementary School Pandas who won their unprecedented FOURTH iRead competition. The readers at Sherwood worked hard, logging over 1000 minutes per student, with more than 90% of the school participating. For the second year in a row, Sherwood set an iRead record for the highest average minutes per student. Sherwood principal, Nicole Bellini, and IMC Director, Helen Weiss, served as marshals during a school-wide victory parade through the halls.
Students in every elementary school, as well as Green Bay Preschool, participated in this year’s read-a-thon. iRead began with a fabulous Kick Off event at the Highland Park Library on January 6, with over 1000 students and their families attending. Collectively, students in NSSD112 read over 1,603,302 minutes between January 6 through January 31.
All participants receive a special ribbon and the student reading the most minutes in each grade in each school receives a 112 Education Foundation water bottle. The top reading classroom in each school also receives a classroom party of their choice. Each fundraiser receives a coupon for a free gelato at Arriva Dolce and the top fundraiser in each school also receives a water bottle. Congratulations and thank you to all of the NSSD112 readers!
iRead for 112 Education Foundation 2017
Sherwood Elementary School won the112 Education Foundation’s iRead trophy for the third year in a row. With 96% of its students participating, Sherwood recorded the highest number of minutes read per student in the history of iRead with 932 minutes per student. IMC Director Helen Weiss used the Cubs World Series win as the theme for encouraging Sherwood students to participate this year.
District-wide, 1,837 students in the 8 elementary schools and Green Bay Preschool participated in iRead 2017 by recording their minutes read outside of the classroom from January 7th through January 31st. Collectively, these students read for more than 1,674,000 minutes and raised nearly $29,000 for the 112 Education Foundation.
iRead for 112 Foundation 2017 began on January 7th with its annual kick off at the Highland Park Public Library. The hundreds of attendees were treated to performances by storyteller Chris Fascione, readings by their favorite teachers and visits with several children’s and young adult authors. Students attending also received an extra 30 minutes on their reading logs. The momentum carried through the entire contest. Each school encouraged participation in their own way, including before and after school reading clubs, special reading blogs and other incentives.
All participants receive a special ribbon and the student reading the most minutes in each grade in each school receives a 112 Education Foundation water bottle. The top reading classroom in each school also receives a classroom party of their choice. Each fundraiser receives a coupon for a free gelato at Arriva Dolce and the top fundraiser in each school also receives a water bottle.
iRead for 112 Education Foundation 2016
iRead for 112 Education Foundation began with a hugely successful kick off at the Highland Park Public Library. The Library outdid themselves with a line-up of award-winning children’s authors, live performances by storyteller Linda Gorham and photo and craft opportunities for the students. NSSD112 teachers and staff were on hand throughout the day reading to students, also. The momentum continued throughout the month with each school providing incentives and motivation to get the students reading in hopes of winning the iRead trophy. Both Sherwood and Edgewood prevailed to win their respective trophies for the second year in a row! Collectively, 2,390 students read for more than 1,700,000 minutes and raised more than $28,000 for the 112 Education Foundation.
iRead for 112 Education Foundation 2015
iRead for 112 Education Foundation had a successful kickoff on Saturday, January 10th at the Highland Park Public Library with performers, readers from our D112 staff and several children’s and young adult authors.
Students from NSSD112 read just over 1.9 million minutes and raised over $31,000 for the 112 Education Foundation! Two thousand eight hundred eighty-three students participated this year. This year’s iRead trophies were awarded to Sherwood Elementary School and Edgewood Middle School. Ninety-two percent of Sherwood’s students participated in iRead this year, and read an average of 794 minutes per student. Edgewood students read an average of 498 minutes per student with 75% of all students participating.
iRead for 112 Foundation 2014
iRead for 112 Foundation began with a day long kick-off at the Highland Park Public Library featuring children’s authors, performers and readers from our 112 staff. On February 28th, the iRead trophy was awarded to Red Oak School for the third year in a row. But, all readers from all District 112 schools are winners. Check out some of the amazing results from iRead.
- Collectively, District 112 students read over 1,750,000 minutes! Participation in our elementary schools and preschool was 65%, with 2,682 readers throughout the District. Donations totaled just over $29,000, which allows us to increase author visits, grants and scholarships.
- The iRead trophy and a $150 donation to the IMC for the school with the most minutes read per enrolled student goes to RED OAK! Red Oak students read an average of 749 minutes each.
- The middle school iRead trophy goes to Elm Place, who cruised to victory with 79% of all students participating.
- There were 96 classrooms that had 80% or more participation. These teachers were entered in a drawing for an iPad mini. Congratulations to the winner, Katie Janowiak of Wayne Thomas.
- This year, we recognize Sherwood as the school with the highest donation per student. In addition, we recognize Sherwood for the highest participation; 95% of all students read! The Sherwood IMC will also receive a $150 donation to their IMC for their donation efforts.
- We would also like to recognize Oak Terrace. Their participation increased over 1000% and their fundraising increased over 200%! What a tremendous effort. The Oak Terrace IMC will receive a $150 donation for their accomplishment.
- Classrooms at each school with the highest number of minutes read per class size win a classroom party of their choice and each student in the winning classroom won a free sandwich from Jimmy John’s!
- Readers received a ribbon and fundraisers a certificate for a free gelato at Arriva Dolce.
- 112 Education Foundation t-shirts were awarded to the the student in each grade at every school with the highest # of minutes read and to the top fundraiser in each school.
iRead for 112 Foundation 2013
For the second consecutive year, Red Oak School has won the iRead for 112 Foundation trophy for the most minutes read per student. Elm Place has won the first ever iRead for 112 Foundation middle school trophy for the most minutes read per student in the middle schools. Participation at Red Oak jumped to 86% of all students this year. Students enjoyed a variety of special activities and events geared to get them reading such as flash mobs, assemblies and reading blogs. At Elm Place, student participation was 78% as students were encouraged to read in their advisories. Both Red Oak and Elm Place will receive donations for their IMC’s.
Lincoln School has been recognized as the school with the highest donations per student. Donations were up 69% at Lincoln this year and participation increased greatly also. Lincoln’s Family Reading Night was one of the ways students got into reading. Lincoln will receive a donation for their IMC, also.
iRead for 112 Foundation 2013 kicked off in grand style at the Highland Park Public Library with children’s authors, performers and district staff on hand to read to their students. When the event concluded a month later, district-wide, 2,255 students read over 2,000,000 minutes and raised over $27,000! The percent of students participating and the dollars raised was up at nearly all schools. Sherwood boasted 95% participation, the highest of all. Sherwood students were “fired up” to have enough readers for their principal, Mr. Walker, to dress as Psy and dance “Gangum Style.” The number of students reading at Ravinia School increased greatly also. They finished second in the number of minutes read per student.
Teachers whose classes read 80% or more were entered in a drawing for an iPad mini; eighty-five teachers achieved the goal. Red Oak 5th grade teacher Ms. Granquist was the lucky winner!
Arriva Dolce provided certificates for a free gelato to all fundraisers. In each school, the class with the most minutes read per student will be treated to a hot chocolate and bagel party by the Foundation and a coupon for a free sandwich from Jimmy John’s on Skokie Valley Road.
Thank you to all readers and fundraisers.
iRead for 112 Foundation 2012
Congratulations to Red Oak School, winner of this year’s iRead for 112 Foundation trophy for the most minutes read per student. Participation at Red Oak jumped 36% and donations at Red Oak jumped over 70%. Sherwood School is again recognized for the highest participation – 90% — and the highest donations per student. Both Red Oak and Sherwood will receive donations for their IMC’s. District-wide students read over 1,200,000 minutes and raised nearly $20,000. All readers received a certificate for a free gelato from Arriva Dolce and all fundraisers received a certficate for a free book from Barnes & Noble in Deerfield. We thank all readers and fundraisers for their participation.
Indian Trail School Wins 112 Education Foundation Read-A-Thon
This year, 1,394 students participated in the READ-A-THON and collectively read 1,698,123 pages! The generosity of our students’ families and friends was amazing: donations districtwide rose 3% to $27,394!
Indian Trail School received the Read-A-Thon trophy from the 112 Education Foundation for the third year in a row. This year, the average number of pages read per student enrolled was 1,144 pages.
Once again, the Foundation recognizes Sherwood School for having the highest level of student participation with 93%.
At all schools, classrooms with the highest number of pages read per class size were awarded a Popsicle party. Other prizes included a free kiddie cone at The Cooling Station in Highwood and a coupon for a free book from Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Deerfield. In addition, at each school, the student in each grade with the highest number of pages read received a 112 Education Foundation t-shirt that said, “I gave 112% Effort.”