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Nicoloff School Kicks Off Battle of the Books

Aug 19, 2016 03:11PM ● Published by Paul Spear

                                  Nicoloff School Kicks Off Battle of the Books

                                                  Program Improves Engagement in Reading

Imperial Beach, CA – Nicoloff School, located at 1777 Howard Avenue in San Ysidro, is launching their Battle of the Books program on Friday, September 2, 2016. This is the third year the school has hosted this program, which boosts student engagement in reading and challenges students to read rigorous texts dealing with a variety of awareness issues.

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program. The purpose is to encourage students in grades fourth through sixth to read books and have fun while competing with peers. Research suggests that the more time students spend reading independently, the higher their gains will be in reading achievement.

Principal Rigo Lara and his teaching team are committed to the program, “We are thrilled with the participation and excitement of the students and parents. We look forward to continuing Battle of the Books and building on the success of prior years.”

This year, Nicoloff will welcome guest speakers to their book club meetings. The speakers include ACLU Executive Director Norma Chavez Peterson, award winning author Kathleen Krull, and Naval Robotics Engineer Cody Neslen. Each speaker will present a book linked to their life experience or work. In addition, the school has again partnered with the Otay Mesa Nestor Library to support the program with a special section in the library just for Nicoloff students. The program culminates with an end of the year reading competition for various prizes.

 Contact: Amy Cooper
(619) 628-1605
acooper@sbusd.org  
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