We are a Reading School
Cathedral has several reading initiatives to promote and encourage lifelong reading and learning.
Books & Bytes --formerly Books & Bagels -- a virtual, once-a-month club that meets through Schoology to enjoy fellowship, talk about good books, and connect with other readers among our students and staff. Just ask to join via Schoology groups or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle of the Books is a reading team that meets throughout the year to read & discuss top YA titles, culminating in a county-wide competition among local high school teams. The event takes place at Central Library downtown in April.
5 by 5/5 kicks off September 5 this year, to encourage staff & students to read 5 books by May 5. Participants sign a digital contract, and virtually report on their books as they finish each one. Those who complete their contracts are treated to a special lunch, prizes and $5.00! #totallynotbribingyoutoread
The Breaks! Fac/Staff book club meets shortly after each school break, allowing staff to use their time off to catch up on reading. Fall Break is for Fiction, Christmas Break is for Classics, and Spring Break is for Non-fiction.
Title Tags -- to foment conversation and promote reading, students & staff are encouraged to visit the library for a Title Tag - a picture of the book they are currently reading, to attach to their lanyard/ID. Several teachers allow for Sustained Silent Reading time in their classrooms, and they request Title Tags for all their students.