UMS Hawks read, lead and succeed

UMS Hawks read, lead and succeed
Posted on 02/25/2021
This is the image for the news article titled UMS Hawks read, lead and succeedUintah Middle School uses the Lexia PowerUp Literacy program to help improve student proficiency in grammar, word study, and reading comprehension. We’re seeing excellent progress in this school-wide initiative!

All students complete PowerUp (Lexia) units, conference with teachers, and set weekly goals in their assigned advisory class. Teacher teams monitor student growth and distribute buttons to students who have “leveled up”. We currently have two ways for students to earn and participate in our PowerUp Rewards Program.

Button Bonanza: All students are given a lanyard and when a student levels-up, they receive a button to show their growth. Different levels get different buttons in various sizes and designs. Once a student completes all three levels of PowerUp in each of the three categories, they receive the largest button, a specially designed UMS button with our literacy motto, “READ, LEAD, SUCCEED”! Students can earn up to 10 buttons.

Whole School Competition: Members of student council represent their grade and one area of PowerUp: grammar, word study, and reading comprehension. The competition is to see which grade can get the most students reading on grade level. Because there are three levels of PowerUp, there are three ways each grade can win. The class that has the most students at grade level will win a day of fun in the sun with outdoor activities chosen by their student council representatives.
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