Northport K-8’s reading leadership team, consisting of 36 teachers and administrators, is offering students a variety of enrichment programs to extend the classroom learning experiences. One of the opportunities offered to students is a Reading Mentorship program. Students are learning all about the program on the morning announcements and are actively engaging in informal reading mentorships. Media specialist Lynne Gruszka, literacy coach Deb Mock, and math coach Josie Bailey are urging the students to forge ahead and join the mentorships, which meet informally to talk about books that are being offered. For example, Mrs. Gruszka is providing students an opportunity to talk about the book as she does her morning patio duty. Students stop on their way to class to discuss the previous night’s reading! Northport is offering an exciting opportunity for students to read and move forward by becoming involved in the mentorships. Deb Mock is offering the book, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, Josie Bailey is offering “Eggs” by Jerry Spinelli and Lynne Gruszka is offering “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper. It is an exciting period of growth for the reading leadership team and an excellent opportunity for students to belong to a dynamic and encouraging Reading Mentorship Program. Pictured is Mrs. Gruszka and one of her reading mentor students, sixth grader Jaelen Walters.