Each year students in VPS join in the nation’s largest celebration of reading, Read Across America. Thanks to our community partners, there is a special tradition for first-grade students at all 23 VPS elementary schools. Throughout the weeklong celebration nearly 1,800 first-graders and their families celebrated with a delicious breakfast provided and served by Beaches […]

ENGAGING STUDENTS…Eisenhower Elementary unveils book vending machine

There’s a new vending machine at Eisenhower Elementary, but rather than dispensing a sugary snack, this machine is parent and librarian approved. Funded by grants from the Foundation for VPS and Eisenhower PTA, “Bookworm,” is a book dispensing vending machine that provides a fun, unique way to reward students for good behavior and encourages literacy […]

INSPIRING STUDENTS…School-wide reading project builds unity at Minnehaha Elementary

Creating a greater sense of unity is often difficult to achieve in a larger school, but that was the mission of Minnehaha Elementary’s school-wide reading project: One School, One Book. Organized by Teacher Librarians, Amanda Clow and Kelsey Andrewjeski, the entire school participated in reading the same book, Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate. Through a Foundation […]