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Local ‘Celebs’ Engage G.T. Woods Elementary Students in Day of Reading

Administrators and teachers at G.T. Woods Elementary have made reading their top priority for students. That dedication showed when the school hosted its first annual celebrity reading day. Familiar faces from across the community volunteered their time to share their experiences, encouragement, and a good book with these eager young children.  

Kenner Discovery a Top 20 School in Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

It’s not hard to tell what most students at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy were doing this summer. Chances are, they used much of those months for reading. The school ranked No. 1 in Louisiana and No. 14 in the world in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Students earned the honor by reading over 2,074,424 […]

Connection with Business Community Brings Reading Oasis to Pittman Elementary

As David Fennelly finishes reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to a group of Pittman Elementary third graders, one of the students excitedly calls out, “read another one.” Story time is over for today. Thanks to this area businessman and philanthropist; however, these students now have enough new books to last them until they head to middle school. “I just think […]

JPPSS Students Participate in Read Across America

Crazy Sock Day and Wacky Wednesday may sound like homecoming week festivities, but these colorfully themed days are actually part of a week-long celebration of reading at J.C. Ellis Elementary. Like schools across the nation, Ellis is taking part in the National Education Association’s 18th annual Read Across America. This national celebration of reading and of […]