A.R. TOP TEN LIST
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see Parent Guides and the A.R. (Accelerated Reader) Program for each teacher's classroom.
The following students have earned Accelerated Reader points by reading books, then taking and passing tests on the computer. As a reference, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is worth three A.R. points, while Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is worth 71 A.R. points. Each quarter, the top ten students have earned the most points out of all the students in the school.
Congratulations to seventh grader, Arianna Walker, who obliterated the reading record in 2014-2015 with an astounding 1012.9 total A.R. pts.
She was presented the Top Shelf Reading Award!
The previous title-holder of the most points read in one school year was Jazmin Fleener in 2013-2014 with 867.4 points. The very first Top Shelf Reading Award recipient was Christopher Arnold in 2011-2012 with 819.8 points. Before Arnold's accomplishment, the highest number of points earned at Central City in one year was 390.8 in 2008-2009.
Resources for Success!
Click on the attachments below.
The Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader - provides a complete reference to Accelerated Reader and explains how to help your students become stronger readers.
The Parent's Guide to AR BookFinder - for those parents who want to help their children choose books, or want to help their children learn how to choose the right books for themselves. BookFinder provides parents with the opportunity to search for titles at the appropriate levels.
The Parent's Guide to Renaissance Home Connect - parents can log onto Renaissance Home Connect to get instant updates on their student's reading progress.
TOP READERS IN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL FOR 2017-2018:
1. Beth Kendall - 8th Grade - 455.3 Points
2. Hannah Kennedy - 8th Grade - 295.0 Points
3. Aurora Amason - 4th Grade - 226.0 Points
4. Orian Switzler-Swenson - 8th Grade - 209.5 Points
5. Sophia Pennington - 4th Grade - 177.0 Points
6. Abram Miller - 4th Grade - 173.2 Points
7. Jayden Cushman - 5th Grade - 161.7 Points
8. Makensie Pearson - 7th Grade - 138.9 Points
9. Brooke Woolford - 7th Grade - 128.4 Points
10. Ridge Davis - 5th Grade - 126.5 Points
TOP GRADE-LEVEL READERS FOR 2017-2018:
Kindergarten - Landyn Baker - 30.6 Points
First Grade - Aubrey Cullip - 84.7 Points
Second Grade - McKenna VanDeveer - 118.5 Points
Third Grade - Ryland Altenbaumer - 66.8 Points
Fourth Grade - Aurora Amason - 226.0 Points
Fifth Grade - Jayden Cushman - 161.7 Points
Sixth Grade - Raven Chavez - 92.1 Points
Seventh Grade - Makensie Pearson - 138.9 Points
Eighth Grade - Beth Kendall - 455.3 Points
Mrs. Sampson's Class - Kylee Stuckey - 41.7 Points
Miss Schwartz's Class - Sheilla Dickerson - 42.8 Points
Fourth Quarter (2017-2018):
1. Beth Kendall - 8th Grade - 134.8 Points
2. Aurora Amason - 4th Grade - 104.8 Points
3. Sophia Pennington - 4th Grade - 77.2 Points
4. Hannah Kennedy - 8th Grade - 73.7 Points
5. Abram Miller - 4th Grade - 66.8 Points
6. Ridge Davis - 5th Grade - 60.9 Points
7. Brooke Woolford - 7th Grade - 60.0 Points
8. Jayden Cushman - 5th Grade - 59.1 Points
9. Daven Cook - 5th Grade - 50.4 Points
10. Mylee Cameron - 5th Grade - 44.6 Points
Third Quarter (2017-2018):
1. Beth Kendall - 8th Grade - 117.3 Points
2. Orian Switzler-Swenson - 8th Grade - 83.3 Points
3. Hannah Kennedy - 8th Grade - 68.0 Points
4. Aurora Amason - 4th Grade - 60.8 Points
5. Abram Miller - 4th Grade - 49.0 Points
6. Trey Williams - 5th Grade - 44.3 Points
7. Makensie Pearson - 7th Grade - 40.3 Points
8. Tessa Neikes - 8th Grade - 38.0 Points
9. Oliver Cameron - 2nd Grade - 34.0 Points
10. Zacharie Smith - 8th Grade - 33.9 Points
Second Quarter (2017-2018):
1. Beth Kendall - 8th Grade - 84.6 Points
2. Hannah Kennedy - 8th Grade - 70.1 Points
3. Sophia Pennington - 4th Grade - 52.2 Points
4. Jacob Brooks - 7th Grade - 50.5 Points
5. Orian Switzler-Swenson - 8th Grade - 49.2 Points
6. Makensie Pearson - 7th Grade - 41.6 Points
7. Raven Chavez - 6th Grade - 37.6 Points
8. McKenna VanDeveer - 2nd Grade - 37.5 Points
9. Abram Miller - 4th Grade - 37.4 Points
10. Tristan Bierman - 5th Grade - 35.9 Points
First Quarter (2017-2018):
1. Beth Kendall - 8th Grade - 118.6 Points
2. Hannah Kennedy - 8th Grade - 83.2 Points
3. Orian Switzler-Swenson - 8th Grade - 77.0 Points
4. Jayden Cushman - 5th Grade - 55.5 Points
5. Tessa Neikes - 8th Grade - 52.0 Points
6. Logan Warner - 8th Grade - 48.0 Points
7. Zane Miller - 5th Grade - 47.5 Points
8. Brooke Woolford - 7th Grade - 37.8 Points
9. Rylan Franklin - 6th Grade - 31.0 Points
10. Tristan Bierman - 5th Grade - 30.3 Points
Kindergarten Mrs. Beasley Mrs. Lankford Mrs. Williams No A.R. Points are required. Students may read A.R. books and take the tests in order to earn points for the A.R. Store.
K-4 Cross-Cat. Mrs. Sampson
This year, for AR, my class will be using it as part of their reading comprehension grade. We read the story 3 days in our class and ask questions. After reading the story for 3 days, they will take an AR test individually and their score will be recorded in the grade book. I will start with a goal of 3 points and then move it up as the year continues.
1st Grade Mrs. Bozett Mrs. Schaubert
1st Grade is required to read 5 Books in September and 10 Books during the rest of the months. IEP students only need to read 5 Books per month. All students are encouraged to read as many Books as they can. We do not take grades on AR or AR Tests. We use AR as an incentive program where students can earn AR Points to use at the AR Store. Our focus is on both reading fluency and reading comprehension. Students will frequently be given the opportunity to retake an AR test if they have failded the 1st time. Students are asked to retake failed tests because we want them to comprehend what they have read. Having them retake a failed test and passing it gives them a chance to show us that they now understand the story.
2nd Grade Mrs. Capps Mrs. Stover
No A.R. Points are required. Students may read A.R. books and take the tests in order to earn points for the A.R. Store. I do use the AR Tests for the stories that are in the student's Reading Book and I use these scores as part of their Reading Grade.
3rd Grade Mrs.Johnannes Mrs. Crouse
There are no required AR Points in 3rd Grade - but our reading stories are for both Grades and for AR. The AR points are counted as part of the student's Reading Grade. Books that students pick-out and read during AR time/free time are for their benefit and they count for points at the AR store. We would like to see the kids read a book a week if possible. We understand that Chapter books may take longer.
4th Grade Mrs.Schulte
8 pts. are required for the 1st. qt., 10pts. for the 2nd and 3rd qts. and 8 pts. for the 4th qt. Books do not have to be 4th grade level. The students should be reading books based on their STAR test generated level. Each student has their Reading Range written in their planner. As we take the STAR Reading test throughout the year (Benchmarks), their Reading Range SHOULD increase. The student will get the "new" Reading Range written in their planner. I encourage students to read in the middle of their Reading Range so that they are challenging themselves to increase their range and to not always stay on the low end of the range and not start at the high end either. I take each student's total points at the end of the quarter and assign it a letter grade which will in turn be calculated as a number and then doubled like a Test score given in other subjects. That "test score" will be added in with the rest of their Reading grades for the quarter. So, based on the above ( AR Points then count as ONE test grade) per quarter. 5th Grade Mrs. Starr I require 10 pts. per quarter. The 10 pts. are a combination of independent reading, teacher read aloud and classroom group reading. The 10 pts. are worth a 100 pt. test grade each quarter.
6th, 7th & 8th Grades
For AR....6th, 7th, and 8th grades...We require 10 points for the first quarter and 15 for the rest of the quarters. We count AR as a 100 pt. test grade for each quarter. 5-8 Cross Cat. In my class, AR is extra reading. It does not factor into the student's reading grade. The students and I decide at what point they get incentives.