To encourage Hope Hall Students to read throughout the month and over the February break, Hope Hall is holding Read-a-mania, a month-long reading competition during February, where kids read books, describe what they’ve read to an adult,  record the amount of time they’ve spent reading each day, and have the adult sign the log.

To ensure the kids have enough books at home to read, a table in the lobby next to Assistant Principal McLean’s Harry Potter-esque office was stacked high with books that the kids were invited to take.

As a launch to read-a-mania, the homerooms had a door decorating contest, with judging of the designs taking place on Friday, February 18, the last day before break.  Each wing of the school had a different theme:

  • High school wing: Snow White
  • Middle school wing: Little Red Riding Hood
  • Elementary School wing: The Three Little Pigs
  • Specials wing: Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Advancement/Accounting: Charlotte’s Web

The doors were judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Design/connection to your story
  • -Inclusion of students (meaning they helped make it)
  • -Something to do with reading involved

Mrs. Sherron’s winning homeroom group, who did the Jack and the Beanstalk design on the lower right, will get a pizza party when they return to school. The photos below show the doors created by our very creative teams of readers!