Reading Rocks! for Literacy Day
Published by Laurie Pender on December 17, 2016
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Image of Teacher and student reading at table.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) asked YOU to wear red and read for at least 15 minutes on Wednesday, December 7 to observe Cumberland County Schools’ Reading Rocks! for Literacy in Cumberland County Day.

After the school system’s 13th Annual Reading Rocks! Walk-A-Thon and Block Party, scheduled for Oct. 15, was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, school system administrators felt it was necessary to celebrate literacy in a deliberate way so, Reading Rocks! for Literacy in Cumberland County Day was born.

Various local government boards, commissions, and councils passed resolutions supporting the effort and declaring Dec. 7 as a day for all citizens of Cumberland County to dedicate time out of their schedules to read and show their support of literacy by wearing red, the designated color of this year’s Walk-A-Thon t-shirt.

“The community has shown its toughness by recovering from Hurricane Matthew,” said CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Frank Till. “We will now proudly wear our red and show that ‘reading still rocks!”

Prior to the Walk-A-Thon’s cancellation, staffs, students and parents at schools throughout the district worked hard to raise funds to support literacy at their individual schools. Each school keeps 100 percent of its profits in order to purchase literacy resources and materials for its students.

According to organizers, more than $210,000 was raised across the district. 

 

        
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