The accelerated reading program at Westmount School is an online program through Renaissance Place that helps students improve their reading comprehension. Throughout the year students will take STAR Reading tests to determine their reading range. Once the student knows their range they choose books to read in that range. After reading the book they will take a quiz on the computer. The questions on the quiz are multiple choice. The students earn points as they read books and do tests. Once they earn points they are eligible for prizes. There are 23 prizes in total. Once a student reaches prize 15 they are allowed to take out two books for the rest of the year. Each month the student who has read the most books and earned the most points in each class can sign out two books for the next month.
Top Accelerated Readers for September
The biggest fundraiser for the library is the Scholastic Book Fair which is run twice a year, in October and May. Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraiser, it makes an incredible difference in the collection. There also needs to be a HUGE thank you sent out to the parents who volunteer their time during the sale, without your donation of time there would not be a book fair.
USED BOOK SALE
The library is always looking for books for the Used Book Sale which is held in November each year during Parent Teacher Interviews