Fifth Grade Reading ProgramNacogdoches Fire and Rescue is proud to announce their 4th Annual Fifth Grade Reading Program. Beginning Tuesday, January the 20th through Friday, February 27th, local fifth grade students will compete to see who’s reading improves the most. Both private and public elementary schools will participate and each school sets the contest parameters for their campus and tracks student’s progress. Upon completion of the program, each school announces the winning participant at an assembly before the entire student body. Winners receive a special prize bag, as well as a ride to school on a fire engine.
The primary goal of the program is to stress the importance of reading to our local youth and to support them in their efforts. Nacogdoches Fire & Rescue’s Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Michael Self explains, “We chose the fifth grade students for the program because next year they will be attending intermediate school, and reading becomes more and more important as they advance in their education. This program was one way that we feel we can serve our community while also giving these students encouragement for their futures”