Read Across America
Read Across America Week at Nottingham, Elk Ridge and Hopewell Schools
Read Across America was celebrated at Jordan Bank, Elk Ridge, Nottingham and Hopewell elementary schools during the week of February 27 with a vareity of activities including guest readers from Oxford Area High School and the Oxford community, book character dress-up days, and games and contests. Now in its 20th year, Read Across America is a year-round program sponsored by the National Education Association that focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
On March 2, members of the OAHS National English Honor Society traveled to Jordan Bank, Nottingham, and Elk Ridge to read their favorite Dr. Seuss books in classrooms. The members also devised their own games, crafts, dances, and more for the students.
"Everyone had a wonderful time and the response from students, NEHS members, and classroom teachers has been awesome," said faculty advisor Carynne Burnett.
NEHS also sold READ t-shirts featuring two different designs to teachers at the schools they visited, as well as at the high school and Penn's Grove School.
On March 3, Hopewell Elementary School continued a long-standing tradition by having staff members read their favorites books with the fifth and sixth grade students.
OAHS Students visit Nottingham, Elk Ridge and Jordan Bank
Junior Elizabeth Lentz conducted an activity where students made mustaches like the one worn by Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.
Senior Sarah Shirk
Senior Sarah Buckley
Senior Ryan Hannum
Seniors Sean Griffin and Hailey Griffin
Nottingham fourth grader Megan Smoker and senior Zibby Harvey
Seniors Samantha Shirk. left, and Melissa Martin led students in a game of Dr. Seuss Bingo.
Senior Rachel Hannum and Nottingham fourth grader Chayden Williams
Nottingham fourth grader Elizabeth Smith and junior Alina Snopkowski
In front are Nottingham fourth graders Nick Ortega, left, and Nick Hughes; standing from left are Rebecca Powell, senior Miranda Marchiani, Addison Yaletchko, Alize Headley and teacher Lindsey Murphy.
Senior Ben Kalinoski
Senior Ellie Murphy
Junior Rebeccah Bruce
Elk Ridge second grader Jose Fonseca with seniors Kelly Prangley, left, and Lindsay Washkalavitch
Senior Rachel DiRosato
Senior Gillian McGuire and second grader Makayla Bishop
Junior Logan Wolfe and first grader Jimmy Metzgar
First grader Sergio Lainez-Ramos and junior Anna Malone.
Junior Emily Sniechoski fits first grader Nerelyn Sanchez-Garcia for a Read Across America crown.
Junior Jill Blessington with first graders Isabella Scharadin and Xavier Webster
Seniors Sidney Dawkins, left, and Natalie Giovan
Junior Sarah Wilkinson with kindergartners at Jordan Bank
Wearing the special T-shirts sold to faculty members by the National English Honor Society are, from left, OAHS teachers Kim Webber, Anne DeAngelis, Kristy Spano and NEHS advisor Carynne Burnett.
Guest Reader Day at Hopewell
ESL teacher Kim Martin
Principal Dr. Nicole Addis
Speech and Language Pathologist Karen King
School librarian Maureen Pongracz
Penn's Grove School Assistant Principal Kristen Chastain
Instructional Support Teacher Dr. Pam Brown
Instrumental music teacher Ryan Maule
Guidance counselor Krista Gioffre
Instructional aide Peggy Bachman
Oxford Area School District Superintendent David Woods
Oxford Area Board of School Directors member Becky Fetterolf
Math Specialist Matt Messick