Top Readers Recognized


Congratulations to the Joliet Public Schools District 86 elementary school and top junior high school students who received a Reader Award from the District 86 Board of School Inspectors at their May school meeting based on the number of minutes the students read this school year on Renaissance myON Reader.

Renaissance myON Reader is a student-centered, personalized online library that gives District 86 students (Kindergarten through eighth grade) access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. Books are matched to each individual student's interests, grade, and reading level.

The top three junior high students, all from Dirksen Junior High, were Yair Real (14,547 minutes), Dahlia Rosales (11,806 minutes) and Brianna Lenoir (6,414 minutes).The top three elementary students were Natalie Arroyo from Isaac Singleton Elementary (5,974 minutes) and two T.E. Culbertson Elementary students Joselyn Alcantar (4,296 minutes) and Dominique Dunn (4,281 minutes). Overall, District 86 students read 6,232,895 minutes on Renaissance myON reader during the 2018-2019 school year or a total of 103,882 hours of reading!

In addition to the Board of School Inspectors and Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse, Dirksen Junior High Principal Dr. Markisha Mitchell, T.E. Culbertson Elementary Principal Larry Tucker, Culbertson teacher Patricia Ingram, and Isaac Singleton Elementary Principal Christopher Latting also attended the meeting to recognize the students.

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