St. Pius X School started the school year on a high note as School Librarian, Rowena Apodaca, was notified by Scholastic Book Fairs that the school’s entry in the Spring 2015 National Elementary School Contest received a President’s Award for Exceptional performance winner for Jr. Crew.
St. Pius X School is the 2nd school in the Southwest to have received national recognition. As a winner the school will receive 500 Scholastic Dollars.
For a small school, St. Pius X School sure had a big Junior Crew. Even though the small Catholic elementary/middle school had a total of 350 students in the entire school, nearly half of them participated in the library club, which made up this spring’s Book Fair 122-Junior Crew.
The theme was “Under the Sea” and the library was transformed into an under the sea atmosphere featuring sharks, jellyfish, seahorses and more. In conjunction with the fair, Sonic Restaurant partnered in the “Grand Event” by providing one of their signature drinks “Ocean Water” for all the grandparents who had been invited out to visit the fair.
Students managed every single aspect of the Fair, exemplifying the school’s beliefs that if students feel they have a direct impact and ownership of something, the results will be phenomenal.
Despite their size, St. Pius X School sold scores of books, at an average sale of $23, and totaling a 22% increase over last year.
A total of $8,100 was sold during the week event.