As teachers said goodbye to their students for summer they may have been wondering what they’ll be doing with their time off. For the students who attended the School District of DeSoto County’s Sail into Summer with Boatloads of Books event, the answer is reading!
On June 4, more than 250 families with students from every grade level gathered in the cafeteria of the DeSoto Middle School to participate in a book give-away meant to encourage summer reading and family learning. Fliers were sent across the district to advertise the opportunity for each child to receive at least three new books to read over summer break, and as a bonus, all parents in attendance were encouraged to take a couple of books for themselves. Attendees sifted through more than 3,000 new books purchased with grant funding, as teachers and staff from each area school entertained at over 30 interactive learning stations set up around the cafeteria.
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