Quarter 3: March 2023
Spring Break is Near!!! We repeat...SPRING BREAK IS NEAR!
We hope you find a way to unplug, relax, and refresh as you have a much-needed and well-deserved break! Put yourself first and don't feel guilty about it!
- What's Been Going on... -
Elementary Read-a-Thon & Birthday Books
Also, the Mapleton PTO and Literacy Team passed out roughly 394 books for each student's birthday in grades PK-5. This was made possible by the Fall Scholastic Book Fair!
Adolescent Literacy Series
The Right to Read Film
Our literacy coaches had the opportunity to watch the screening of this film back in October at The Reading League Conference. It has now been made available for others to view till March 9th, 2023. To learn how you can watch it please visit the link https://www.therighttoreadfilm.org/watch-the-film.
- Staff & Student Successes -
Winter Benchmarking Data
Mapleton Receives a $200,000 Ohio Department of Education Literacy Grant
Mapleton Local District has been awarded the Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy project grant for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. Mapleton is one of 25 districts and community schools throughout the state of Ohio that received a grant award in the amount of $200,000 from the Ohio Department of Education.
The goal of the grant is to help districts improve their literacy instruction by drawing on structured literacy approaches and proven literacy strategies. This includes understanding language and dialect in the classroom, family, and community engagement, and building students’ background knowledge and vocabulary to improve reading outcomes.
During this school year, the district literacy team has been working with the Ohio Department of Education, the American Institute of Research, and various recognized experts in literacy, student culture, and family and community engagement to develop a project that will have the greatest opportunity for student growth in the area of literacy. This project will then be implemented during the 2023-2024 school year. The purpose of the grant is to fund all elements of this project.