District Literacy Events
Ongoing School Events:
- Like us on Facebook (SDCC Library Media Page)
- Art Contest: “Literacy Changes our World” Winners selected for K-5, 6-8, 9-12 – artwork will be displayed on the SDCC website banner; students will receive certificates.
- Essay Contest: “Literacy Changes our World” Winning essay for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 will be posted on the Reading page on the SDCC website; students will receive certificates.
- Schools will advertise Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! on outside marquees.
- School and district staff are encouraged to change their email signature to share what book they are currently reading.
- Book trailers from SDCC student winners of the 2015 “Jim Harbin Student Media Festival” will be available for streaming.
- Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Kickoff: Superintendent VanZant will address students during the morning news.
- Teachers are encouraged to decorate their classroom doors, illustrating how literacy can change the world.
- Buddy Reading (intermediate to primary; junior high to elementary.)
- A professional athlete will address students during the morning news, focusing on how literacy can change the world from an athlete’s perspective.
- All teachers are encouraged to access an eBook to share with students.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
- Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler will address students during the morning news, focusing on how literacy can change the world from a law enforcement perspective.
- All VPK classrooms will engage in the simultaneous reading of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Each VPK student will be given his/her own copy of the book to take home and read with their parents.
- All classrooms, office staff and administrators are encouraged to “Drop Everything and Read” for 20 minutes during some portion of the school day.
- Clay County dentist Dr. Dayn Boitet will address students during the morning news, focusing on how literacy can change the world from the perspective of a health care provider.
- Teachers are encouraged to utilize video clips from TeachingBooks.net to promote the importance of reading.
- Vice Admiral Raquel Bono will address students during the morning news, wrapping up Literacy Week and discussing how literacy can change the world from a military perspective.
- “Read My Shirt” day. Teachers and students are encouraged to wear shirts with words (language on shirts must comply with the SDCC Code of Conduct).
- Book Swap: Students bring new or gently used books from home and swap their book with classmates - for keeps. J