Gillette Elementary hosts Book Prom

Gillette Elementary hosts Book Prom
Posted on 06/08/2018

A total of 261 Gillette Elementary students took part in the school’s second annual Book Prom hosted by Gillette Elementary Librarian Lori Laguna.

The event, themed "I Love the 80s," was a reward for students who met their Accelerated Reading goals for their grade level this school year.

“Last year, we had 141 students.  We are very thrilled to see how many kids are reading and meeting their reading goals this year,” Laguna said.  

At the book prom, the students were acknowledged for their reading accomplishments.

At each grade level, a queen and king were crowned for having the highest number of points with highest average. They were given a crown, a sash and a set of reading books.  

This year, Nicholas Mora and Jasmine Alaniz were nominated as an All Star AR King and Queen.  

Nicholas had 646 AR points, and Jasmine had 539 AR points. Nicholas received an Atari Video Game for having the highest number of AR points in the entire school.  

Afterwards, every student who was in attendance received four new books. The party continued as students played games related to the book prom theme, and took advantage of the photo booth to make the occasion memorable.  

“Generous book donations were given from H-E-B Give 3, Rainbow Books, Mackin, and Texas Bluebonnet Committee.  Anything that we didn’t have was purchased through First Book.  H-E-B was also generous in providing a $200 gift card to help with food served at the book prom,” Laguna said. “On June 6, 2018 the entire school received a free book from the surplus of books remaining from the book prom.”

Way to go, Gillette Elementary!


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