2009-09-25 / Education

Reading really rocks in Richland One

Contributed by Richland One Schools

Hundreds of students, parents, employees, and community members turned out in full force at Crayton Middle School Saturday, September 12 to celebrate the joy of reading at

Reading Rocks Our World,

the kick–off for the district’s new literacy initiative.

Activities included storytelling, book giveaways, appearances by local and national authors and other celebrities, special information sessions for parents, and student performances.
Logan Elementary Principal Dr. Richard Moore helps entertain the children by doing a little clowning around at Reading Rocks.      Logan Elementary Principal Dr. Richard Moore helps entertain the children by doing a little clowning around at Reading Rocks.
Students from Horrell Hill Elementary help get the day’s festivities rolling by joining in the literacy parade led by USC mascot Cocky. Students from Horrell Hill Elementary help get the day’s festivities rolling by joining in the literacy parade led by USC mascot Cocky.
Columbia Mayor Bob Coble (center) presents a key to the city to renowned children’s book author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney (left) as Superintendent Dr. Percy Mack (right) looks on. Coble also presented a special Reading       Rocks proclamation to Dr. Mack. Columbia Mayor Bob Coble (center) presents a key to the city to renowned children’s book author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney (left) as Superintendent Dr. Percy Mack (right) looks on. Coble also presented a special Reading Rocks proclamation to Dr. Mack.

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