Record number of students attend reading program

Schuyler County R-1 student participating in the summer reading program.

Students were either eager to learn, or just wanted to see their friends during summer break, but either way a record number of students headed back to Schuyler County R-1 for the reading program for kindergarten through 6th grade students. More than 80 students attended the program taught by Truman State University students.

Each room had a different theme and Truman student Erin Hartzel said she had a blast teaching students in the invention room. â??Thereâ??ve been a lot them, so it's been loud, but it's been fun,â?? Hartzel said. â??And they all seem really excited about it. They were really engaged and excited about the book, which is cool, and the whole point. We really want to involve them with reading and get their parents involved with reading this summer, so it's exciting that they're excited.â??

Emily Jameson said she had a great time teaching the students. â??I'm in the Wild Wild West room, and we are doing three different activities,â?? Jameson said. â??We're doing storytelling around a fake camp fire and having sâ??mores. Weâ??re having sheriffâ??s badges and cowboy vest and then outside we have them panning for fake gold.â??

Jameson will be teaching fourth grade this upcoming school year at Schuyler County R-1 Elementary. The reading program was for one day and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.