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  • Sponsor sought for the Rocket Times sixth grade newspaper

    Posted by Lisa Smith at 9/11/2014
        Not only is writing an important academic skill, but it is also a critical asset for any career field. Nearly all professions require some form of writing on the job. With an ever-increasing variety of communication methods available to us, writing remains at the center of it all as a fundamental part of engaging in professional, social, community, and civic activities. 
       A group of SGI sixth grade aspiring writers developed the school’s first newspaper in the fall of 2013. The Rocket Times is published in-house, with a goal of 15 editions in a school year. The fifth and sixth grade students look forward to each edition with great anticipation.
       The publication includes world news, school news and information about various activities in each learning team. National sports information and popular features round out the six-page tabloid. Distribution is handled both digitally and in hard copy.
       Just as in the professional world of journalism, printing costs are prohibitive; yet the thrill of seeing their work in print continues to motivate and reward these young writers. Sponsorships are needed to help keep the presses running and provide this worthwhile venue to some very prolific junior journalists.
       Annual estimated need is $5,000; so we are seeking several sponsors at various levels: $500; $1,000; $2,000. In addition to the Basic Benefits listed, sponsors receive ads in each issue of the Rocket Time, sized by sponsorship level. District staff and SGI parents are avid readers of the publication, along with the students.  
       INTERESTED? Call Lisa Smith at 717- 225-4731 ext 3031.  
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