CMS has launched a new literacy initiative, North Star Reading Partners, that focuses in particular on 3rd and 7th graders. Superintendent Ann Clark has asked every CMS employee to spend an hour a week serving as a mentor and working on reading skills with a student in one of these grades. The goal is to have every 3rd grader (or 7th grader) reading on grade level by the end of the school year. CIS is following CMS' lead, and has asked every CIS employee to participate in the North Star initiative,
Volunteers are also needed
in order to reach every student who needs a mentor! Training and a series of Lesson Plans are provided. Visit the
CMS North Star website
for more information, then contact our Volunteer Coordinator,
, and she will match you with a student!