Read Across America

Read Across America is an annual event celebrated on or near March 2nd, which is the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. It is a nationwide reading celebration that was created by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1997 to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading among children.

This week (February 27- March 3), students at HPS have had the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss through various activities!  From hats, to crazy socks, green eggs and ham, guest readers, artwork, snacks that resemble each of Dr. Seuss' book themes, to making oobleck; it's been a packed week of promoting literacy and embracing the love of reading!  

Today on Dr. Seuss' birthday, students in each grade level were surprised with a guest high school student who read them their favorite book of choice.  Each student in grades PK-6 were also given a new book of their choice to take home to add to their library!  A special thank-you to Mrs. Duggan who lined up today's event of guest readers and handing out the free books to each student!  We would also like to thank our HELP Club for paying for the new books that were purchased through Scholastic!  This wouldn't be possible without them!

We are grateful to the following High School Students who read to our elementary kiddos today: Elizabeth Schmitt, Michalee Brownawell, Eva McConnell, Lauren Haddow, Evelyn Lewis, Ruby Nutter, Avalon Quick, Baylee Halouska, Brandy Bode.  Thank you!

"The more that you READ, the more things that you will KNOW.  The more that you LEARN, the more places that you will GO".  Great job Panthers!

Please check out all of our photos from today here!