At H.E. Bourgoin, we believe that the foundation for all learning is the ability to read; in other words the ability to successfully recognize vocabulary, comprehend and write in a logical and coherent fashion. Research on student reading tells us that students who read both non-fiction and fiction on a regular basis improve their reading skills. Therefore, our school will continue to enthusiastically implement the JUST READ program -- a program that encourages students to read on their own time by carefully monitoring how the number of titles students read and interacting with students about what they read. This program positively impacts on the amount of reading and the variety of book types that students engage in over time.