Shaw Heights

Spring Into the Arts 2019

Ben Carson Reading Room at Shaw Heights

    We are excited to announce Shaw Heights has been selected to receive a Ben Carson Reading Room. This is only the fifth Reading Room to be established in South Carolina, and the third in Sumter School District.  We will be working closely with the Carson Scholars Fund as we anticipate opening the Shaw Heights Reading Room in April.


From the Carson Scholars Fund:

The primary purpose of the program is to provide funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for children to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. The Reading Project is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s potential. Each room is filled with hundreds of books for students to explore from a variety of authors, topics, and genres. The Reading Room is decorated with attractive, eye-catching artwork based on Dr. Carson’s THINK BIG philosophy. The cozy environment encourages students and their families to come together to recognize the importance of reading. The Ben Carson Reading Project is seeing some amazing results.  Last year, students logged over 15 million minutes of independent reading in the Ben Carson Reading Rooms. The Ben Carson Reading Project nurtures the entire school and allows students to develop the skills necessary to become lifetime readers and learners.

Shaw Heights Elementary is a Leader-In-Me School