UPDATED WITH MORE PHOTOS!
Cobb County schools joined in the fun of Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1. For 16 years, this nationwide celebration of literacy has taken place on or around March 2, the birthday of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association launched Read Across America to foster a love of reading in our nation’s youth.
Many Cobb schools welcomed special guest readers from the community and held special, literacy-focused events. We’ll update the gallery of images from Read Across America in Cobb as we receive them!
Eastvalley principal Karen Wacker read stories to several classes today for Read Across America.
Eastvalley Elementary office staffers dressed as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’
Osborne students, staff and community members joined in the ‘Osborne Community Reads’ sessions.
Osborne AP English students talked about ‘The New Cool’ by Neal Bascomb.
AP English students at Osborne High led three community reading and discussion events.
Kemp Elementary Kindergarten students dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters on Friday.
Kemp Elementary’s media center celebrated Dr. Seuss all week long.
Vaughan first graders enjoyed meeting Max, who is training to be a Reading Education Assistance Dog.
Students in Mrs. Clemson’s class at Vaughan Elementary read their favorite books to Max, a certified therapy dog.
Sprayberry students read books for kids at Addison, Bells Ferry, Blackwell and Mountain View elementary schools.
For the 14th straight year, Sprayberry High School students read to classes at four feeder elementary schools.
Addison parent Chris Ward helped students make their own ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’
L-R: Addison principal Susan Hallmark (Thing 1), Assistant Principal Brad Cohen (Thing 2) and office staff Sue Fulton, Stephanie Runge, Cathy Varva Anne Schneider and Brooke Stanchie.
Addison’s ‘Fathers Being Involved’ (FBI) helped run activity centers for the day.
Addison Elementary third graders show off their Seuss style.
Mrs. Lloyd’s Kindergarten class at Brumby Elementary showed off their ‘Cat in the Hat’ top hats.
Russell Elementary students celebrated the legacy of Dr. Seuss.
Students and teachers at Russell Elementary dressed as their favorite story characters.
Carrie Padgett of Wellpath Center read to students at Pitner Elementary.
Pitner principal Sherri Hill read Dr. Seuss stories to several classes.
Pitner Elementary hosted ‘Bedtime, Books and Brownies’ reading night.
Tritt Elementary third grader Chloe Patterson read to her Kindergarten reading buddy Juliana Holl.
Tritt Elementary cafe monitor Garth Stoltz wore a Dr. Seuss quote while on duty Friday.
Kennesaw mayor Mark Matthews stopped by to read to Hayes Elementary students.
Special education teacher Donna Lewis became ‘Rosa Parks,’ sharing stories with Hayes Elementary students.
Hayes Elementary incorporated Black History Month into its celebration of reading.
The Seuss-a-bration at Brumby Elementary.
Brumby Elementary teachers became all sorts of ‘Things.’
Kein Bomely & Mary Jo Miller of Target read to Hollydale Elem. students.
Mr. Kells, one of Murdock’s RAD DADS (Really Awesome Dads) had fun reading to fourth graders.
Murdock P.E. Teacher Mr. Renna read a Dr. Seuss favorite to third graders.
Murdock Elem. music teacher Mr. Tighe led a choral reading of One, Fish Two Fish.
King Springs students enjoyed the reading celebration.
The Cat in the Hat visited King Springs ES students.
Mrs. Baer, with Jillian and Dylan at King Springs ES.
The King Springs team got into the spirit of RAA.
Dr. Adeli (Principal), Marilynn Mueller (AP), and Beth Lair (AA) welcomed Ronald McDonald to kick-off their day with a reading rally.
Varner students listen to a story told by Dr. Cheryl Hungerford.
CCSD HR Chief Michael Shanahan read a story to Varner Elementary students.
CCSD supervisor Carmen Regester was among the guest speakers at Varner.
Varner’s Things 1 and 2
Deputy Supt. Dr. Cheryl Hungerford and Board vice chair Brad Wheeler stopped by Varner Elementary to read with students.