South Euclid Lyndhurst School District News Article

Rowland Elementary Hosts African-American Read-In Event


In honor of Black History Month, Rowland Elementary hosted an African-American Read-In on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The event was part of the National African-American Read-In which seeks to raise awareness regarding African-American authors and incorporate literacy into Black History Month celebrations.  During the program, a guest reader visited every classroom to read a selected book, poem or speech written by an African-American author.  3rd graders took the opportunity to read to students in PreK-1st grade, while Greenview administrators visited each 2nd and 3rd grade classroom.  The National African-American Read-In is the nation’s oldest event dedicated to celebrating diversity in literature and was founded in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English.  Great job to all Rowland students who participated in the African-American Read-In!  Thank-you to Greenview Principal Kelly Murphy and Assistant Principals Andrea Walker, Damon Loretz and Corey Russell for sharing in the celebration with Rowland students and staff.


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