Michael L. Hopkins, Superintendent
31 Wakefield St.
Rochester, NH 03867
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 17, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
School Street School Participates in Read Across Rochester
ROCHESTER — School Street School Principal Jennifer Hersom is pleased to announce that students, staff and faculty participated in Read Across Rochester last week.
Modeled after Read Across America, the week-long event, which is held every year to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, focuses on highlighting the joys of reading through interactive events and activities.
From March 6-10, students, teachers and staff partook in different events each day:
Monday: Classroom Door Decorating — children decorated their classroom doors and surprise judges picked winners in a number of categories. Best Overall Decoration went to Meghan Walkama’s class for their Harry Potter montage.
Tuesday: Read many Dr. Seuss books
Wednesday: Surprise guest readers from 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Thursday: Teacher “Switch-a-Roo” — from 9-9:20 a.m., teachers went to the class below their grade (kindergarten went to grade four) to read a story!
Friday: Dress up as your favorite book character. Showing of Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches,” which emphasizes the importance of taking care of one another regardless of differences.
Additionally, each morning, a mystery staff member read a portion of “The Sneetches” story during morning announcements. Guest readers included Music/Chorus Teacher Lorrie Dodson, Special Education Assistant John Connor, First Grade Teacher Danielle Veno, Special Education/Para Educator Patricia Nadeau and Special Education/Para Educator Salvatore Guzzardi.
“We selected reading and showing the accompanying video of ‘The Sneetches’ because it illustrates a message of acceptance, which aligns with our vision of creating a thriving school community,” Principal Hersom said. “As in years past, Read Across Rochester was a huge success. Students loved the week of activities and really got into the spirit of reading. Thank you to all our guest readers who took time of their day to come read to children.”