WB SCRANTON PENGUINS VISIT RICE ELEMENTARY-Rice Elementary had the pleasure of hosting a visit by two WB/Scranton Penguins along with Tux on February 22nd. Mr. Koptcho’s 5th grade class won a reading contest which allowed the players to visit the school. This is the 10th year the reading contest has been in place. Thirty schools in the local area participate in the contest. Children from K-6th grade are encouraged to read as many books as they can in a specific time period. Mr. Koptcho’s class read over 350 books. With their victory the students were able to spend an afternoon with Brett Stern and Casey DeSmtih from the Penguins Hockey Team. This program has been a success for Rice Elementary due to the continued work of Librarian Mrs. Sapak. Congratulations to Mr. Koptcho’s class!