Your child’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. This football season, the South Carolina Dept of Education is pleased to partner with the University of South Carolina and Clemson University to get students, parents and educators excited about reading by participating in the annual Read Your Way to the Big Game contest.
Students are challenged to read six reading-level appropriate books to qualify for the Grand Prize: Tickets to the South Carolina vs. Clemson Football Game on November 25, 2017! One winner will be chosen for each team. Each prize includes four tickets, pre-game sideline passes, and participation in pre-game activities.
DES students must complete the book list provided to them by their teacher for a chance to win tickets.  DES students will also receive a small prize for participation and an invitation to the “DES tailgate party” on November 21st. Completed book lists are to be returned to the homeroom teacher. Homeroom teachers will turn in their final student list to the media specialist.
For more information: go to or contact your DES media specialist (Shannon Petty)