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Summer Academic Challenge

We are excited to announce two fun summer academic challenges to help you keep your skills sharp and earn prizes while doing so.

Reading | Mathematics

Challenge #1 - #OCPSReads #IMSReads

Imagine Your Story

At Innovation Middle School, we are building readers, and we want our students to continue reading all year long! All our students need to do is simple: choose a book to read, read the book, and track that reading in Beanstack.

Read for pleasure, to find out, or to defend a point of view. Read to persuade, laugh, cry, and to understand. Read novels, newspapers, comics and more. Read, read, read anything! Just be sure to log your minutes and books read!

To earn prizes, you must log three 30-minute reading sessions before Friday of each week. All students who complete the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a $5 gift card and free pizza. Winners will be announced the following Monday.

Three Steps to Get Started

Step one. Sign in to Launchpad.
Select Beanstack.

Step two. Log Minutes and Books Read.
Select the 'Log Reading' button on the page and enter the material read, along with the total number of minutes and the title of what you have been reading (book, newspaper article, etc.)

Step three. Earn Virtual Badges and Recognition.
As you log reading, you will earn virtual badges and special recognition at school.

Need to Find a Good Book to Read?
IMS and Follett Destiny have got your covered with access to hundreds of e-books. To learn how to access e-books for free, watch the videos below:



Still looking for additional books to read? Sign up for a Virtual Library Card from the Orange County Library System.

Click HERE to learn how to get your card.

Challenge #2 - #IMSsolves

At Innovation Middle School, we are building mathematical problem solvers and we want our students to continue sharpening their skills all year long! All our students need to do is simple: complete online math exercises in i-Ready or Khan Academy.

i-Ready will allow you to work on skills at your personal level or you can choose your own adventure in Khan Academy.

To earn prizes, you must log 45 minutes of practice (3 lessons in Khan Academy) before Friday of each week. All students who complete the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a $5 gift card and free pizza. Winners will be announced the following Monday.

Four Steps to Get Started.

Step one. Sign in to Launchpad.
Step two. Choose i-Ready or Khan Academy.
Step three. Complete the practice exercises.
Step four. Log your minutes. If using i-Ready, it's already done. If using Khan Academy use this form to log your minutes.

What program should I choose?

i-Ready Khan Academy
I am preparing for...
  • 6th Grade Math
  • 7th Grade Math
I am preparing for...
  • 7th Grade Adv Math
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2

New to Khan Academy? Check out these handy lesson guides. Parents: You can monitor by creating a parent account (see instructions in the guides)

Preparing for 7th Advanced Math
Preparing for Algebra 1
Preparing for Geometry
Preparing for Algebra 2

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