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Turning Pages from a Distance

Creativity, innovation, and good old-fashioned A+ work is occurring in every corner of the #UMFSCommunity. At UMFS Charterhouse School in Edinburg, for example, English teacher George Merryman introduced a way to reach students in their homes without being physically present. 

“Charterhouse School has allocated a budget, which is to be used to buy our students some books of their choosing,” Mr. Merryman said. “We will purchase each student one book at a time and have it shipped directly to their home.” Mr. Merryman challenged students to keep a reading log, and when they complete a book, they can request another.  

The students were challenged with keeping a reading log, and upon completing their book were eligible to have another shipped to them.

George also had an innovation in 2018, when he collaborated to bring a brand new library to the school. Alongside his father, they put their carpentry skills to use to build the bookshelves, and George worked with colleagues and community partners to gather donations, catalog books, and make the concept a reality. Click here to learn more about the library.

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