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KCKPS Gearing Up for March Mayhem
As part of the school district’s efforts to improve literacy, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is hosting its first ever March Mayhem reading competition. This event places third graders in all of the district’s 29 elementary schools in play for the 2020 March Mayhem reading champion. March Mayhem kicked off on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at T.A. Edison Elementary School with a special assembly.
The reading competition coincides with the Big 12 Basketball Tournament and NCAA March Madness Tournament.
“Children’s motivation and level of academic achievement improves when parents are involved in their education. March Mayhem provides a fun and unique opportunity to encourage parents to help their child build confidence in reading skills,” said KCKPS Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust. “While the reading tournament is planned to coincide with the excitement centered around college basketball, it emphasizes that literacy enhances a person’s quality of life. The tournament also highlights the importance of community members serving as partners and advocates for early literacy education.”
The total minutes read by a single school will determine their placement in the tournament. Highest scoring schools will advance to the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight and then the Final Four. A special event will be held for the Final Four schools at Memorial Hall in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, April 3, 2020 where the championship school will be announced. In addition, the top three readers in the district will also be awarded.
Schools that advance each week will also be announced on the district’s Facebook page and live on KPRS Hot 103 Jamz! The winning 3rd grade class will be rewarded with a pizza party and ice cream bar sponsored by the Kansas Speedway.
“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools on their reading program, which will benefit third graders throughout the district,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “It’s important to develop a passion for reading at an early age, and I look forward to seeing how many hours the students read throughout this program.”
The top three students with the highest minutes read will receive an awesome prize provided by the Kansas City, Kansas Foundation for Excellence. We will share what the prize will be at the Grand Finale event to be held at Memorial Hall.
We look forward to your support and encouraging our students to thrive in a sea of text that will take them any place in the world.
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