Who is participating in the OHS Summer Reading Challenge?
All students entering 9th through 12th grade.
How do I participate?
Every Friday, starting July 1, enter the number of pages you have read that week (along with some other information) via your grade-level's Google survey. You can find that survey on the tab marked "Enter Pages Read Here" and then the subtab with your specific grade level on this website. It's a good idea to bookmark this website!
Each grade-level will be competing for the MOST PAGES READ THIS SUMMER. The winning grade level will be honored by the Student Projects office by making a donation to the charity the grade-level chose in advance of the competition. SO THE MORE YOU READ, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE OF HELPING A REALLY GOOD CAUSE!!! Let's not forget bragging rights for being the winning grade! THE STUDENT WITH THE MOST PAGES READ IN ALL OF OHS WILL WIN A KINDLE PAPERWHITE!!
Do I have to read something specific?
No. You can read whatever interests you. The point is to read - and to read A LOT!! However, you will find some recommendations from the OHS English Department on this website. Check them out!
Where can I get books to read?
Borrow from friends, go to the Oceanside Public Library, order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or check out some iPad APPS that have a ton of free books. Here are some suggestions: Guttenberg Project, Overdrive, Free Books Interested in Audio Books, check out this site: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/books/
Where can I find some suggested books I might be interested in reading this summer?
You can check the tab on this website for OHS English Department Recommendations, research titles that might interest you on Amazon or Goodreads, or websites such as Teenreads.com or YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)
When does the Challenge start? When does it end?
The Challenge officially begins on Friday, July 1st. The Challenge ends on Friday, September 2nd.
Will there be updates posted throughout the summer?
Check back right here throughout the summer to keep track of the standings!