iRead for 112 Education Foundation

 Save the Date for the iRead Kick Off event – Saturday, January 12


For the iRead 2019 Minute Tracking Form, click  here: Minutes Tracking Form 

For over 15 years, the Foundation has sponsored a fundraiser that fosters our preschool and elementary school students’ love of reading.   As students read and record their minutes, they raise money from sponsors. The funds raised from the iRead program 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 trophy.  iRead is typically held in January following winter break.

iRead for 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.

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 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.