Cascade Elementary’s Read-O-Thon cultivates leaders through reading

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Cascade Elementary School hosted their first Read-O-Thon earlier this school year with community partners, parents, and APS staff. The volunteers visited various classrooms to read with the students and focused on motivating and encouraging the students to read. This engaging and fun Read-O-Thon reinforces the belief in students that reading is fundamental for success in life.  The students were also encouraged to take accelerated reader tests and earn points through this event.

Community partners that participated in this year’s Read-O-Thon included the members of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta, Paradise Church of God In Christ, New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church, Atlanta Public Schools CLL staff, and YouthNet.

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.55.00 PMCascade Elementary School believes that “Today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders,” and affirm Dr. Seuss’s quote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“As an instructional leader, it is my goal to help students foster a love for learning. To this end, I promote and encourage reading among all students,” said Dr. Sylvia Hall, principal of Cascade Elementary. “We are pushing our students towards greatness as we prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow by ensuring that they are equipped with a very fundamental lifelong skill, the critical skill of reading.”

Another upcoming literacy event called “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” will be held at Cascade Elementary School on February 28th and will feature all male readers.

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