Zachry MS Community of Readers Book Club Awarded $20,000 Team Up Grant!

On Monday, April 14, the Zachry Community of Readers Book Club was awarded the Champion Team Up Challenge Prize of $20,000!  The Book Club, under the direction of Ms. Carnes and Ms. Mederano has worked hard all year to promote literacy within the community.  They have  bi-weekly book readings at Knowlton  Elementary School and Skype readings with Northwest Crossing Elementary.  They have hosted book socials and community-wide book swaps, donated books to the Children's Hospital of San Antonio and Communicare.  They've even built and donated books shelves stocked with books to our feeder elementary schools, and hosted several tables at the Spurs and Rampage game, promoting the importance of literacy. Over 1,000 new books have been distributed to children in the community so that they can have their own library at home! We are so proud of all their hard work and dedication.  Along the way, the members of the book club have fostered their love for reading and have spread the passion to others.  Readers are Leaders!  Go Spurs!  Go Team Zachry!  Go Zachry Community of Readers!  We are so proud!

More information is available in this NISD article, as well as the San Antonio Spurs Silver and Black Give Back article.

Spurs representatives, including the Spurs Coyote and Rampage Bull, T-Bone enter the
Zachry Library for the award ceremony, along with Ray Moncus, NISD Executive Director
of Secondary Administration.

More pictures to come!