CMS 460 Challenge
CMS 460 Challenge Overview
To promote a love for reading and to foster valuable reading skills, Couch Middle School encourages all its students to read for at least 460 minutes this summer. Students are free to read whatever they choose (fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, or magazines). Our goal is simply to keep students reading! Students who read and log at least 460 minutes will get to attend a CMS Reading Celebration in August, earn a free prize, and qualify to be automatically included in a prize drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet!
Students will use Beanstack to log their minutes. All GCPS students have an active Beanstack account, and students have received training on using Beanstack in their language arts class. Students will use their student number and four-digit birthday (MMDD) to log in.
Each school has its own Beanstack account, so students will need to log in to the website for the school they attended during the 2022-23 school year. Students can view a Beanstack tutorial video in English and a tutorial video in Spanish.
Rising seventh and eighth graders should use the Couch Beanstack website:
Couch Beanstack site
Rising sixth graders who attended Pharr should use the Pharr Beanstack website:
Pharr Beanstack site
Rising sixth graders who attended Starling should use the Starling Beanstack website:
Starling Beanstack site
Rising sixth graders will be switched to Couch's account at the end of July. All of their reading log information will be transferred to their Couch account.
New students: Students who did not attend Couch, Starling, or Pharr this past year can participate in the Challenge by signing up for the Gwinnett County Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. They will use the public library's Beanstack account to record their minutes. Students should choose Couch Middle School as their school when registering for the program. We strongly encourage students to link their school account to their Gwinnett County Public Library Account.
More information, including instructions on logging reading in Beanstack, can be found in the CMS 460 Overview Video.
We hope you will encourage your child to participate in the CMS 460 Summer Reading Challenge. Thank you for your support of reading!