The Write Path
Every year, select Monroe City Schools participate in the Write Path, a global writing project that began in 2008. Authors from across the globe write story starters every day for a week in October.
Students from around the world continue those stories paragraph by paragraph, and the finished products are published into books. Participating students vote on their favorite passages and a winner is announced each year.
In 2013, Mrs. Christina Nguyen’s class at Lee Junior High won the distinguished Write Path Award.
If possible, students are invited to Skype with the creator of the Write Path, Bev Humphries who lives in London.
Read the Most from Coast to Coast
Every year on the last Friday in February, Renaissance Learning hosts Read the Most from Coast to Coast to motivate students across America to read. On February 27, 2015, 4, 173, 153 quizzes were taken in schools from California to New York.
Carmel Hill schools in Louisiana are offered an extra incentive. If each Carmel Hill school has 100% participation, students are treated to a visit from the Kona Ice truck, and lunch is delivered to the teachers.
In Monroe, schools invite local community leaders, football players, cheerleaders, and dancers from area high schools and ULM, parents, and grandparents to read to classrooms. Teachers and librarians dress up in costume to make the day even more special. Just another way we are creating a culture of readers!