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MacArthur Ninth Grade School Read Across America Day

MacArthur Ninth Grade School book club members celebrated Read Across America Day by reading to students at Johnson Elementary. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community and to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2nd.

The National Education Foundation sponsors the event to send a clear message to America’s children that reading is fun and important. The ninth grade students who traveled to Johnson Elementary on March 1st read Dr. Seuss books to kindergarten, first, and second grade students. The entire MacArthur Ninth Grade School, including all staff members and students, celebrated the day by reading for fifteen minutes during homeroom.

NEA’s hope is that parents, caregivers, teachers, and students will keep reading 365 days a year.