JHS Students Visits Schools as Part of Read Across America Day

“Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do. He can go like cow. He can go, ‘moo, moo.’ Can you go moo?” asked JHS Sophomore Matthew Leon to a group of Ring Elementary School Universal Prekindergarten students.

Matthew and his reading partner, JHS Junior Andrea Swiderski, read Mr. Brown Can Moo. Can You?, to Ring Elementary School students as part of Read Across America Day. About 50 JHS students from the National Honor Society, Key Club and Raider Readers Club, read at every Jamestown elementary school and for the first time this year, to fifth graders at Persell Middle School, to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The students were asked to bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book to read to the elementary students.

“It is important that we give back and spread our love of reading to the younger students to encourage them to read more,” said Matthew. “Hopefully, they will remember us reading to them and come back once they get to high school.”

Jamestown High School has been participating in Read Across America for 18 years. 

“It is so important for our younger students to see that reading carries you throughout your educational career,” said JHS teacher and advisor, Donnelle Conti. “It is also encouraging to see the high school students share their passion for Dr. Seuss as well.”

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

posted on 03/05/2015 - filed under: Academics, Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Students