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The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Now entering its 16th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure. The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library.

Accelerated Reader

 Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most popular and successful reading product of all time.  AR’s advanced technology personalizes reading practice to each student’s current level and builds a lifelong love of reading and learning.  With the new Accelerated Reader Enterprise program we have at our school, our students have access to over 140,000 quizzes.  They are not limited to books at our school.  You might have books at home or from the public library that your child can read that are a part of the AR program.  Students cannot test from home, but they can take tests at school on books from home.

     Here at school we do everything we can to encourage reading and AR with our students!

          Every Friday in the gym, before the students go to class, we show a slide show that reveals each grade’s AR points for the week and we announce the winner.  

     Teachers have set individual AR goals for each student and the students who reach their goal at the end of each nine weeks will be recognized.  We are also setting class goals.

          Reading Success is as Easy as 1-2-3 with AR!

  1. Student Reads a Book.  Students choose books at the appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace.
  2. Student Takes a Quiz.  Accelerated Reader Enterprise offers more than 140,000 quizzes to help motivate and monitor students’ reading performance and vocabulary growth.
  3. You Get Information.  You get immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress of each student.

How Parents Can Get Involved:

     With the new Renaissance Home Connect, you can be involved by logging on from your home computer. Renaissance is fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand and web-based. You, along with you child can:

  • monitor progress toward reading goals
  • conduct book searches using AR Bookfinder (this gives you a list of all AR quizzes available)
  • review results on AR quizzes
  • view number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed
  • click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student’s quiz or test results

TO LOG IN TO RENAISSANCE HOME CONNECT:   RENAISSANCE

*Your child brought home a letter with their User Name and Password 

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Students played  "Minute To Win It Style" games and won AWESOME prizes for reading!!

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The Book Club and CAPA Club partnered for a trip to Live Oak Retirement Home to play Christmas Bingo with the residents. This was such a fun and special time for our students and the residents of Live Oak!

The NDMS Book club and Art club partnered for a community service trip to Shriner's Hospital. The students read and did crafts with the patients! It was a wonderful experience!!