A Reading Odyssey: Kenny and the Dragon

Cover of Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi Last fall, Odyssey shared "The World According to Humphrey," by Betty G Birney, with the school community. Reading together with all grade levels and family members brought the community together with an experience staff, students and families will never forget. As Humphrey would say, it was fun, fun, fun!

Now into 2017, what better way to continue growing as a community than to enjoy another book together. Please join the rest of the  Odyssey Comet community in reading "Kenny and the Dragon," by Tony DiTerlizzi.

Each child received their own copy of the book Feb. 3. During an all school assembly, students watched a video greeting the author made especially for the school. 

Each week, audio or video files will be available to help you follow along at home.
Chapter  Narrator File
Before I Forget... Pam Holloman, instructional coach
Chapter 1  Barbara Colby, third grade teacher 
Chapter 2 Andrea Aragon, assistant principal 
Chapter 3 Andrea Aragon, assistant principal
Chapter 4  Judy Suarez, first grade teacher
Chapter 5  Pam Holloman, instructional coach 
Chapter 6  Amy Roberts, third grade teacher 
Chapter 7  Ingrid Daniel, SOAR instructor 
Chapter 8  Andrea Aragon, assistant principal 
Chapter 9  Dave Pratt, safety and security specialist 
Chapter 10  Meghann Lords, English instructor VRHS  Watch the YouTube video
Chapter 11  Mike Pickering, POWER Zone leader 
Chapter 12 Peter Hilts, chief education officer
Chapter 13George Cullins, English instructor VRHS Watch the YouTube video 
Chapter 14Kristine Kelleher, first grade teacher  

Library Services Overview

A school library, or media center, is a library within a school where students have access to a variety of resources. The goal of school libraries and media centers is to ensure that all members of a school community have equitable access to books and reading, to information, and to information technology. School libraries are distinct from public libraries because they serve as learner-oriented laboratories that support, extend and individualize a school's curriculum. A school library often serves as the center and coordinating agency for learning materials.

Districtwide Book Drive

In an effort to help some of our struggling readers, we are asking you to donate any of your gently used books. By providing students with reading materials, you can help them grow their personal libraries. You can help us put every child on their pathway for success, whether that leads to college or career. We are accepting any books, but would like to focus on materials suitable for ages 5-10. If you would like to donate, visit one of our book collection centers: 
  • Vista Ridge High School
  • Sand Creek High School
  • Falcon High School
  • Enrollment Office (Tutt Blvd.)
  • Central Office (Woodmen Road)
If you have any questions or want more information on how you can support this initiative, please contact Ami Craig at 719.494.8933 or acraig@d49.org.