NES Celebrates–1st in New Jersey…

NES Places 1st in New Jersey
for Summer Reading Challenge

Since 2012, the students, families and staff of NES have been participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. AND, for the past 6 years, NES students have placed 1st in New Jersey, reading the most minutes! This past summer, the students of NES read a total of 1,544,625 minutes of reading which is equal to 1,072 days–wow! As our students and families know, much work is done in the area of reading during the school year, ensuring that our children have a strong foundation for reading. To prevent reading “summer slide” (where students regress or loose levels/skills) we challenge them to read throughout the summer, which also helps to keep those reading skills sharp!

In addition to placing 1st in New Jersey, NES placed 11th in the United States out of 2,735 schools. Very impressive!! To celebrate our reading accomplishment, NES held a Reading Challenge Student Celebration today. We had two very special visitors join us for our reading celebration, Commissioner Repollet, Commissioner of Education and Dr. Richens, County Superintendent. We were honored to have them celebrate with us!!

I would like to thank our School Media Specialist, Mrs. Kimee Moore along with our Reading Specialist, Mrs. Susan Downs and our Literacy Coach, Mrs. Julia Larkin for the time they spent to organize this wonderful celebration for our students and staff! I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful school community where the focus is always on the child!

Kelly Huggins