LaSalle Elementary Celebrates Literacy Day September 8
- September 15, 2010
All of LaSalleElementary School’s faculty and staff celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8.The day began with an explanation of the importance of literacy in our world and how privileged American students are to have access to a free education, where they can learn to read and write.A video, created by the students and faculty of OcoeeMiddle School in Orange County, Fla., was shown to the entire student body.The video was set to the tune of The Black Eyed Peas I’ve Gotta a Feelin’,” and lyrics were changed to reflect an excitement for reading.By the end of the video, many LaSalle students were singing the chorus.They also will watch the video again during music classes next week.Afterwards, all faculty, staff and students enthusiastically opened their favorite book and enjoyed a few minutes of sustained silent reading.Before leaving the auditorium, the students joined together in chanting LaSalle’s reading motto, “The more you read, the more you know.The more you know, the further you go.”
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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