South Scotland Scotties
Accelerated Reader has been purchased by the school district for every school in the county. This means that if your child moves from one school to another in Scotland County, their previous quizzes and login information will follow them to the new school. They will be able to pick up right where they left off working towards their personal goal. Way to go Scotland County Schools!
This also means there is a little more to the setup for getting it ready this year. All information needed to create accounts and put the students in classes so they can login and begin taking quizzes is being loaded by Renaissance Learning, the company responsible for Accelerated Reader. Please be patient as we wait our turn to have data loaded by the company. We will let you know when AR is up and going as soon as we find out. In the meantime, remind your child(ren) reading is also for their enjoyment...encourage them to read anything they are interested in-and any level they choose, books, magazines, comics, game manuals, backs of cereal boxes while they eat breakfast, jokes from popsicle sticks ...see, I really mean anything.
Reading is an essential skill for so many other subjects in school and life in general. Take time to model the importance of reading by letting them see you read something...the newspaper, a blog, facebook, magazines, store advertisements, coupons, etc. Then go the extra mile and bring them into your "adult" world by sharing something you found from your reading that was interesting, funny, or a great bargain. You'd be amazed at how interested they are in knowing how you think. And you won't even have to tell them how important reading is because they will see you using it in everyday life.
How AR works