Western row students break record during MSF Reading Challenge

MECC & MI Students’ Reading Challenge Starts Oct. 21

305,465. That’s the number of minutes Western Row second and third graders read in one week as part of the Mason Schools Foundation Reading Challenge! After reaching their reading goal, students cheered on their teachers and principals who weren’t afraid to get silly while performing wacky “Minute to Win” stunts on October 4.

“This was a blast for the kids and us teachers – our students earned it!” said Robin Limpert, second grade teacher.

Western Row’s Reading Challenge earned more than $21,000, which will be used to fund innovative programs for Mason City Schools students that the school district could not fund on its own. Over the past five years, the Foundation has provided 135 grants totaling $300,000 to take Mason City Schools students above and beyond.

The Mason Early Childhood Center and Mason Intermediate School students will start their Reading Challenges on October 21.

“Western Row students set the bar high. We can’t wait to see how much reading our MECC and MI students will be able to accomplish!” said Mindy Patton, Mason Schools Foundation president.

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