Viking Summer Reading Challenge

GCS Summer Reading Challenge--Viking Version

Kersey Valley is once again offering a free ticket to two attractions—the Cornfield Maze and Spooky Woods—for students who complete the GCS Summer Reading Challenge. This year, Northwest is offering a Viking Version of this challenge. Students who complete BINGO on our summer reading board—five in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—will be eligible for the free ticket. Students must submit their BINGO boards to Mrs. Pinyan at by August 25 to receive their free tickets! Students can also return the completed board to the Media Center by August 25. For a copy of the board, click here.

This newsletter contains information to help you complete the BINGO board.


Looking for ways to better understand race relations in America and to discuss these issues in a safe place? Then, join members of the Viking community this summer as we read All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. Mr. Murphy and Mrs. Pinyan will facilitate two different virtual discussion groups about the book--see below for dates and Skype links for these meetings. If you need a copy of the book, email your address to Mrs. Pinyan at She will happy to mail you a copy of the book.

E-Book Resources

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Summer Book Lists

Summer Virtual Book Clubs

Find a Book Without Leaving Your House!

Thursday, June 25th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Learn about using your school id to access FREE e-books and audio books this summer by clicking here:


Thursday, July 16th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Join Mr. Murphy and Mrs. Pinyan for a discussion of All-American Boys. Click here for our virtual book club.

#1Summer1Book--Using What We Learned to Impact Our World

Thursday, July 30th, 3pm

This is an online event.

This discussion group will be rescheduled. Please check back on August 7 for a new date. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Best Book I Read This Summer

Thursday, Aug. 6th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Read a book that you just loved this summer? Want to share it with other people? Stop by our final virtual book club of the summer to discuss your favorite summer book! Click here to join the conversation: