June 8, 2023

Thursday night, Centennial Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day with an after school literacy night.

The day, dedicated to advocating and encouraging children to read was taken to the next level by one local school in the Dickson community.

Instead of only celebrating with their students in the classroom, centennial elementary went above the requirement and exceeded each students expectations.

That afternoon, teachers and faculty dressed up as book characters, decorated a booth, and held a drive thru event for the entire student body- literacy night. 

Katie Williams, a first year teacher stated, “Literacy night with the Centennial staff and students was a success for many reasons. We  as a community could share our love and appreciation for reading. We all had a different book theme to share with our grade. Each student who signed up was given a brand new book to take home and read. It was also enjoyable to see the bond between all staff and students as the parents and guardians drove through the line to receive a book. As a first year teacher, I’m blessed to call Centennial home.”

The literacy night not only brought the student body together during the continued pandemic, but encouraged education which has been drastically changed by covid-19. 

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