On Friday, March 7, at 9:30 am, Blue Rocks mascot, Rocky Bluewinkle, will visit Chester Charter School for the Arts to honor students’ participation in Rocky’s Reading Challenge.
Chester Charter School for the Arts is located at 200 Commerce Drive, Aston, PA 19014.
Chester, PA, March 6, 2014 – The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA), a K-7 public school, is dedicated to improving the Chester community through high academic achievement and artistic excellence. In 2012, The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts (TCF) created CCSA to eradicate poverty in Chester through the empowerment of Chester children. CCSA’s core values, a commitment to fostering literacy and a love of learning, enable students to serve as thoughtful and compassionate agents of social change. On Friday, March 7th, Wilmington Blue Rocks mascot, Rocky Bluewinkle, will visit CCSA at 9:30 am to celebrate literacy and reading achievement.
When the Wilmington Blue Rocks announced Rocky’s Reading Challenge, in partnership with the Delaware State Education Association, they encouraged students to read ten books in a month. If a student accomplished this goal, he or she would receive 2 free tickets to a Blue Rocks game. CCSA students rose to the challenge. First grade teacher Mindy Nguyen notes, “In a class of 25 young readers, 23 of my students, 92% of the class, exceeded Rocky’s expectations, reading 10 books a week. Over the course of six weeks, CCSA first graders read 60 books.”