Masons Support Stevens Reading Program

posted May 16, 2013, 4:23 PM by WMLodge 208   [ updated Feb 11, 2014, 4:51 PM ]

Robert Neises, the Worshipful Master of Wilmington Masonic Lodge No. 208 is pictured presenting a check to Michael Merritt, principal of Lester J. Stevens Intermediate School, to help pay for the renewal of the school's license to use Read Live, a computerized reading assessment program.  The donation made by the local Masonic Lodge will be matched by the Illinois Grand Lodge of Masons through its Coins for Children program.  Also pictured are (l to r) Christine Dooley, Sherri Callis, Chris Flannery, and Sara Allred.  These are some of the teachers who will be using the program as an intervention tool to identify and remediate reading deficiencies of 'at risk' students.