Our elementary schools do something special in recognition of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd and the annual "Read Across America" reading promotion sponsored by the National Education Association. For example, Oro Grande Elementary went all out this year bringing in Lake Havasu High School athletes and coaches, Lake Havasu City police officers (pictured: police officers Painton, Huerta, and Smith) and other local dignitaries to guest read Seuss books to students. The school also had a Family Literacy Night. The 250 people that attended were treated to Doctor Seuss stories performed as readers theater. And, Oro Grande students participated in a "Laps For Literacy" event. Students signed up sponsors who made donations to pay for new library books and to help support the school's reading club. Four hundred students and staff then walked or ran laps on the school's athletic field. This event raised $2,750. Each student who participated got a free book for themselves. More pictures.
Local police officers, Lake Havasu High School coaches and athletes, and Oro Grande staff and students all support reading. Click a picture for a larger view.