GEARS is Silverado’s campus-wide reading program. Each trimester students, faculty, and staff are challenged to read specific books. (GEARS stands for "Get Excited About Reading, Silverado."

How do I know what books to read?

Look at the GEARS shelf in the library, look in the display case in the quad or check the G.E.A.R.S. link on the Silverado website.

Where do I get the books?

You can check them out from the Silverado school library or the public library. Or, you can purchase them on your own from a used bookstore, a regular book store, an on-line book store, or for your e-reader/phone. Check with your friends and teachers; you might be able to share a copy with someone else.

How do I earn elective credit?

Read one of the books. There is a 3-part assignment to earn credit: 1. keep a reading log, 2. answer the questions on the assignment sheet, 3. complete one of the projects on the assignment sheet for that book. You will earn one elective credit for each book and project you complete, and you can earn up to 10 elective credits during your time at Silverado. All work should be turned in to Mrs. Phillips in the library.

Where can I get more information?

In the Media Center from Mrs. Phillips.

How do I earn a free t-shirt?

If you read 3 books, you earn a free GEARS t-shirt.

What if I have a suggestion for a GEARS book?

Talk to Mrs. Phillips in the Media Center.