Bentley Primary School hopes to win an online contest to get up to $60,000 worth of software and other materials for its library.
The K-3 school in the Halstead-Bentley district is in the running for prizes through the Follett Challenge if it is among the top vote-getters by March 15.
School librarian MaryKay Raple and other officials put together a video showcasing reading and technology activities at the school, including its recent Read Like a Pirate Day. The background music is a “Gangnam Style” spoof Raple helped write: “Reading Bentley Style.”
“We’re just trying to put the word out everywhere, because we’re a tiny little school” and the only one in the Wichita area participating in the online contest, she said.
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Raple, the librarian, said the school would use any winnings to update its library holdings with more reading materials and teacher resources.