Reading Initiative

Read Under the Stars 2017

Read Under the Stars

November 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The second annual Read Under the Stars event will be held at Cardinal Stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Families are invited to bring a book and a flashlight and read under the Melissa stars. Each reader will receive a free glow-in-the-dark bracelet upon entering the stadium.


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About the Initiative

Over 30 students and faculty representing grades K-12 came together in November and December 2016 to develop a branded reading initiative for Melissa Schools.

The end goal of our district initiative is simple: promote and encourage reading in all. We aim to reach students, teachers, parents, and family and community members in Melissa, Texas and beyond as we spread our message.

Reading Initiative Logo

Our Brand

We used a collaborative approach as we developed our reading initiative brand. We held two meetings where students and faculty brainstormed and presented ideas, ultimately coming up with a universal logo and slogan that we feel will last over time.

We presented our brand to the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees on January 12, 2017.

Logo: A tree with green leaves, brown branches, and roots that connect to a red open book

Slogan: Grow Through the Pages

Hashtag: #Read2Grow

Student Participants

Sophia Alvarez, Landon Bartlett, Jossalyn Blake, Jack Clemans, Lleyton Costilla, Mikayla Coyner, Cooper Crawford, Alicia Enoch, Anna Gressett, Brooke Gorry-Pettit, Katie Hicks, Harkamal Kaur, Noah Lakey, Jonah Lanz, Aria Lewellen, Emily Madonna, Lauren Nager, Emma Piyakhun, Rylee Reddick, Rosie Ruiz, Abigail Schaffer, and Lydia Thompson

Faculty Mentors

Kim Boedeker, Lyssa Broach, Sharon Carroll, Jerad Castor, Maddie Coe, Christina King, Leanne Vargas, and Krissy Womack

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