MHS Students Celebrate Literacy During Read Across America Week
In honor of National Education Association’s annual Read Across America event, Milton Hershey School students spent the week expressing their creativity and celebrating their favorite book characters. Read Across America is an annual reading awareness program that encourages children to celebrate reading in honor of the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.
MHS elementary schoolers read a different Dr. Seuss book each day and had the opportunity to design their own book trailers to help other students learn about the characters and plot. They also celebrated by wearing colors that matched the books, including green to celebrate the popular story, “Green Eggs and Ham.”
At the high school level, students spent the week reading “Dracula” and learned about the author’s purpose and character development. They also explored how to evaluate different pieces of fiction and nonfiction.
Read Across America led to collaboration and relationship-building throughout the MHS community. Individuals from Country Meadows of Hershey Retirement Community volunteered their time to read to elementary students, and students from different grade levels formed pairs and read to one other, building meaningful connections across campus.
Milton Hershey School provides a top-notch education to pre-K through 12th grade students. With our whole child approach to education, advanced technology, supportive environment, and comprehensive science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum, MHS students are prepared to achieve success today and in the future.