Published on Mon., March 4, 2024

Three elementary students reading at a table

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1,670 students at five LCS schools set out to read a combined total of 439,000 minutes by Friday, March 8. Lynchburg Virtual Academy (LVA) and R. S. Payne, Paul Munro, Bedford Hills, and Perrymont elementary schools are joining more than 5,000 schools participating in the national Read-A-Thon challenge. 

The goal of the reading frenzy is twofold: to get kids reading and to raise money for their schools’ Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs), which play a vital role in the schools by supporting teachers and staff members, volunteering at school functions, providing school supplies and snacks, organizing enrichment activities and family engagement events, and more.

Learn more and support the schools by visiting their Read-A-Thon fundraising pages:

Bedford Hills

Read-A-Thon Link:
Goal: 180,000 Minutes
Number of Students: 390

Paul Munro

Read-A-Thon Link:
Goal: 110,000 Minutes
Number of Students: 337


Read-A-Thon Link:
Goal: 50,000 Minutes
Number of Students: 338

R. S. Payne

Read-A-Thon Link:
Goal: 80,000 Minutes
Number of Students: 446

LCS Virtual Academy

Read-A-Thon Link:
Goal: 19,000 Minutes
Number of Students: 159

Special thanks to this year’s Read-A-Thon sponsors for providing monetary and in-kind support: Foster Fuels Foundation, Appalachian Orthodontics, Sugar Rush Candy Shop, Moore & Giles, Chick-fil-A, One Community One Voice, Freedom First Credit Union, the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the LCS Education Foundation.

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