Pictured here are BMS 6th & 7th graders who have each read over TWO MILLION words during the 2016-17 school year.

This year students at Bemidji Middle School checked out 25,474 books from our media center and took 12,809 book quizzes using the Accelerated Reader computer application.

On May 30th sixth, seventh and eighth grade students were honored for reading at least 500,000 words this school year. Each student was given an ice cream treat. The two boys and two girls with the highest number of words read from each of our nine pods were given the opportunity to select a book donated from our Media Center and First Books.

Our staff donated funds to purchase three Kindle Fire eReaders. A drawing was held for one Kindle Fire for each grade level. Students who had read a million words were eligible for the drawing.  If they had read two million words their name went in twice, and so on.

Our top reader was 7th grade Casey H. who read 11.4 million words during the 2016-17 school year.

Combined, BMS students read over 549 MILLION words!!! That is just about ½ a BILLION words!

Summer’s here, time to find a good book and READ!