Saint Andrew School kicks off new reading awards program | Events
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - As part of Catholic Schools Week, January 28 through February 1, the first Tony La Russa Accelerated Reading Awards will be given to a child in each grade from first through eighth.
Saint Andrew students have traditionally scored high, averaging in the 80th percentile, for reading on standardized testing. Parent Todd Compardo has made a connection between his friend, former St. Louis Cardinal Manager, Tony La Russa and the school’s program, in part, due to his passion for reading.
La Russa has endorsed the program and provided the encouragement to award the young readers who excel.
Each student selected received a certificate signed by Tony Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10:35 during the Catholic Schools Week activities. Students are selected based on a series of metrics as well as their enthusiasm for reading.
To show appreciation to La Russa, the students have committed to volunteering at a local humane shelter, which is he is also very supportive of in the St. Louis area.
Annual Tony La Russa Accelerated Reading Awards will be made during the awards banquet in May of each year.
If you have questions regarding the Accelerated Reading Program at Saint Andrew School, please contact Dr. Steve Dollinger, Principal, at 618-687-2013.
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