More than 100 top readers from one of DPS’ excellent-rated schools walk the red carpet and enjoy a stretch limousine ride to a celebratory lunch

School is on track to read 30,000 books, collectively, this year

Harms Elementary School students were treated like celebrities during a “Red Carpet” event on Monday, June 9. Family “paparazzi” cheered for the students and took photos as 119 Harms students walked the red carpet and entered the stretch limousines.

As a culmination celebration for participating in the Accelerated Reader Program, where students track the number of books read throughout the year, all Harms students in grades 3-5 who met their reading goal three times out of the four card markings were invited to ride in a limousine and have lunch with their fellow accomplished readers. The students traveled to Pizza Papalis in downtown Detroit, where they made their own mini pizzas.

The Accelerated Reader Program is used consistently at Harms, ranked as one of the city’s top schools by Excellent Schools Detroit, and has contributed to an increase in students’ academic achievement.  Students read a book of their choice and reading level, take an online quiz that assesses ability and comprehension, and then get immediate online feedback.

Photography by: Harold Harris

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