APS celebrates Read Across America Day

seussEarlier this month, schools across the district celebrated Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide event with a mission to promote literacy, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

West Manor Elementary School had community partners, family members, and even Emperor Searcy, a radio personality from Hot 107.9, read to the students and encourage them to continue to be successful academically. This event was a highlight from their Mays Cluster Family Engagement Week, and was featured on Channel 2’s morning shout out as well as the Ryan Cameron Morning Show.

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Read Across America was one of the highlights of the Mays Cluster Family Engagement Week.
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Radio personality Emperor Sercy encouraged students to read, read, read!

Hope-Hill Elementary School had 20 community members and partners on hand to read to students for Dr. Seuss Day.  Partners included Ingersoll Rand/Trane companies, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, and board members Leslie Grant and Matt Westmoreland.

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Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland reads to students at Hope-Hill Elementary School.

At Thomasville Heights Elementary School, each grade level contributed a portion of their day for this event as they dressed in their Cat in the Hat attire and decorated their classrooms. Kindergarten and 2nd grade students had an opportunity to eat green eggs, from the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham.

“I had fun,” said Quateria, third grade student at Thomasville Heights. “We also read Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss and I’m going to make sure I read that book again.”

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Green Eggs and Ham was a favorite among the students at Thomasville Heights.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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Thomasville students learned about ‘the places they will go.’

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