Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dictionaries in Action!

Here's an update on our dictionary donations which are made possible thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Amherst, MA.)

Dear Reader To Reader and the Amherst Rotary Club Members,

Last week all our Sophomore students took their high school equivalency test, the New Mexico Standards and Benchmarks Evaluation for high school graduation. This standardized test requires many written questions to be answered successfully in order to receive a passing grade and finish high school with a diploma.

Every student is allowed to use a dictionary while they are working on the composition sections of the test. Last week, the dictionaries sent from the Amherst Rotary Club became a critical component, helping our students compete with other New Mexico schools. Your donation of dictionaries has helped each student take this very difficult test. Without your donation there would have been no dictionaries in our school.

Your groups, Reader To Reader and the Amherst Rotary Club, have supported our school and the donations continue to bear fruit--sometimes in totally unexpected ways.

Thank you all once again,

Carla Clauschee
Navajo Pine High School
Testing Representative

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