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March 25th, 2009

“Reading Counts” in Gardnertown school

Pictured above, Garderntown Fundamental Magnet School Librarian Roberta Ferris and student Leslie Mejia stand before Mejia’s high-score announcement in the hallway of Gardnertown School recently.

Newburgh - Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School student Leslie Mejia is the first girl in the school to reach 300 points in Gardnertown’s "Reading Counts" program. "Reading Counts" is a program through Scholastic where the students read books, then take tests on the computer and are scored. The program is software-based and helps develop reading skills while motivating students to take responsibility for independent reading. It also fosters friendly competition between the students.

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