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Charles Town school gets reading grant

September 24, 2007

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Schools Education Foundation has approved a $5,000 grant for a Charles Town Middle School reading program, according to a Jefferson County Schools press release.

The grant was awarded following a presentation on the reading program given by Cheryl Hawkins, coordinator of curriculum for middle schools, and Debra Corbett, Ranson Elementary School principal.

The reading program at Charles Town Middle School will operate two days a week after school, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and will run in conjunction with the West Virginia Achievement Program. That program addresses reading difficulties, according to the release.

Students will read novels, practice writing and receive instruction in identified areas, according to the release.

Two to 12 students will participate in the program for 12 weeks, beginning in October.

Students will keep the books provided in the sessions, according to the release.

Students with an attendance rate of 80 percent will participate in a scheduled educational field trip. They will also receive a free pass to school events, according to the release.

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The grant will fund the teacher's salary, materials, a field trip and supplies for students.

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