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Spotlight Story: Students Get a Head Start on Reading Skills 


To get a head start on their reading skills for the upcoming school year, nearly 40 students are enrolled in a new summer program offered through the Wissahickon School District.  The program, Summer Reading for Proficiency Program, was offered to students entering grades 1-3 based on their performance of various assessments.

Taught by a certified Wissahickon classroom teacher with experience in teaching reading, the students will continue to build on skills and strategies they learned during the last school year to improve their reading performance. The three-week program, held free of charge at Lower Gwynedd Elementary School, will run from July 6 - July 23, 2015.

Additionally, 18 students are enrolled in Wissahickon’s KIDS (Kindergarteners Investigating and Discovering in the Summer) Program. This program, held at Lower Gwynedd and Stony Creek elementary schools, focuses on introducing children to the school setting and strengthening early literacy and math skills. It was offered to registered incoming kindergarteners who participated in the Wissahickon Kindergarten Screening to assess early literacy skills such as letter recognition and sounds, concepts of print, as well as number recognition and basic kindergarten readiness skills.

“We are thrilled to offer these programs to give our students an extra boost of confidence they need and to continue their reading skills over the summer,” said Matthew Walsh, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning.




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