CHS Student Athletes travel to local elementary schools to kick off Read Across America WEek
Students from Clayton High visited Cooper Academy and East Clayton Elementary this morning to help kick off Read Across America Week! The student-athletes were able to spend some quality time with the elementary students over a good book!
Read Across America Day is a day to celebrate the joys of reading. It also brings awareness to the importance of reading in education and helps to motivate kids to read more. The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really liked the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the first Read Across America Day was held. National Read Across America Day, is held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.