Stop, Drop, and Read! is a recurring school initiative where students are encouraged to stop and drop everything that that were doing, pick up a book and begin reading. Once it is announce that all students must Stop, Drop, and Read, they are free to find a place of their choosing. This program emphasizes the importance of reading. Furthermore, it demonstrates that you can take a break from what you are doing and do a little reading without with little or no preparation. This year our theme was from Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Directors and other administrative staff then hand out raffle tickets to students who are reading quietly. Students can collect tickets for the prize raffle to be held at the end of the month. Often times trying to encourage students to read can be challenging. However, this program proves that reading is more enjoyable that students think. They just need a little encouragement!. The overall participation from staff and students was incredible.