Middle School Meets Reading Challenge

The Viborg-Hurley Middle School recently completed their reading challenge. The students read twice a week for the final 15 minutes of the school day while tracking their reading in a journal. The VHMS Student Council decided that Principal Mellem dressing up for a day would help motivate the student body. Suggestions were collected and the student council narrowed down the dress up choices to eight, allowing the VHMS students the final vote on what Principal Mellem would dress up like if they reached their goal. The top vote-getter was Tinker Bell. Principal Mellem set the reading goal at 13,000 minutes. Upon the completion of the final day of the reading challenge, the students had amassed 13,133 reading minutes, surpassing their goal of 13,000. Principal Mellem kept his end of the deal and dressed like Tinker Bell for the length of one school day. Principal Mellem shared these words about the student’s accomplishment: “Reading is such an important component of education and life. I’m proud of the VHMS students for reading over 13,000 minutes and my hope is they continue to read beyond the classroom. Thank you VHMS Staff and Students for making this reading challenge a positive experience for all.”