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New Salem Elementary 2014 Summer Reading Program

Come join your fellow classmates and continue reading this summer by participating in New Salem’s first summer reading program.

The Media Center will be open from 3:00-5:30 p.m. for checkout, reading and fun activities on the following days:
Tuesday June 24
Tuesday July 8
Tuesday July 15
Tuesday July 22
Tuesday July 29
Tuesday August 5

Students will receive a reading log on their first visit. The logs will be used to record minutes read so that when you reach a goal you may submit a log for rewards. Reading minutes may include books, ebooks, comic books, magazines and other reading formats.

Rewards are:
Read 10 hours- bounce ball or sticky hand
Read 20 hours- Free book and candy snack

If you participate in the public library program, minutes read can be counted in both programs.

On the last day, August 5th, there will be a drawing for prizes such as free books and fun toys. More information will be given later about prizes. (If you don’t want to participate in the program, just come to check out books and meet your friends.)

To find out what is happening each week, look for information on the New Salem web page or Facebook.

Other summer reading options:
*Visit the public library and join their reading program
*Tumblebooks http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com
*NCWiseowl ebooks Password- wiseowl
*ebooks on Destiny Quest http://destiny.ucps.k12.nc.us Login with student username and password- click on Catalog and FollettShelf

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Academic Excellence Awards

The Piedmont District Schools held their annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet on May 20, 2014 at Piedmont High School. Fairview Elementary, New Salem Elementary, Unionviille Elementary, Piedmont Middle, and Piedmont High Schools recognized the accomplishments of their top students. New Salem students honored for achievement included: 

Grade 3: Gage Howard and Kayla Stewart
Grade 4: Dylan Little and Sallie Parker
Grade 5: Clayton Austin and Madison Holt

Other students receiving awards included Adam Ruholl, Most Improved Award; Whitley Long, Principal's Award; and Adam Helms, Superintendent's Leadership Award.

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