Older Students Read to Younger Ones on Literacy Day at BRCVPA
- September 13, 2011
The International Reading Association and the Capital Area Reading Council held International Literacy Day on Thursday, September 8, and students at the Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts (BRCVPA) celebrated with a “readathon.” The purpose of the event was to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs.
Older students at BRCVPA took younger students under their wings and read to them that day. For example, third graders Asya Stewart (left) and Taylor White (right) read the book “Bootsie Barker Ballerina” to Pre-K student Meghan McCaskill (center).
According to the Association, more than 780 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children worldwide lack access to education.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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