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The Cyrus School is currently participating in the Minnesota Reading Corps preschool literacy tutoring program.  The Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade.    Reading Corps members work to implement research-based interventions in an effort to help struggling readers. 

The Reading Corps staff member at CMST is Christy Hubbard.  Hubbard is currently working in our preschool setting.   Her tasks include assisting in creating a literacy-rich environment in the preschool classroom, implementing interventions in the areas of rhyming, vocabulary development, alliteration, letter sounds, and letter naming, and collecting data for individual students so that interventions can be tailor-made for each child. 

If you visit our preschool classroom you'll see Hubbard working one-on-one with individual children on pre-reading skills, reading stories to small groups of children, writing with children, engaging in chants and songs that teach rhyming skills, beginning letter identification and sounds.  You also may find Hubbard engaged in conversations with children to promote vocabulary development.  Hubbard spends time each week promoting literacy in the students' homes through informational newsletters, literacy calendars, and nightly book reading.  She also reads in other classrooms at CMST, volunteers in the District's child-care center, and volunteers in the community.  Hubbard recently was elected to serve on the Cyrus Board of Education.    

We are fortunate to have the Minnesota Reading Corps preschool literacy program in our school and would like to celebrate the efforts of our Minnesota Reading Corps staff.   She is an integral member of our team and is helping to ensure that all students will be successful.  

If you would like to learn more about the Minnesota Reading Corp please visit

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 3 - STAR celebration Thursday, March 3 - Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Friday, March 4 - NO school

Sunday, March 6  - Cyrus First Responders Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - noon in the school lunchroom.

March 14 -- 18 - Prairie Fire Children's Theatre production of Cinderella 

Friday, March 18 - Cinderella performance at 7 p.m. with a Dip-It-Supper from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.