WCS reading program quite a story


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Denver Elementary Principal Karen Long (shown) along with WHS Principal Stephanie Walker are spearheading the reading program.


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WILMINGTON — What happens when a high school principal and an elementary principal get together? They share and steal ideas from one another!

Recently, Stephanie Walker, the new principal at the high school, shared an idea with Karen Long, the Denver Place principal. If you follow the Denver Place Facebook page, you’ve already seen this idea in action as they go live each Monday at 7 p.m. for an evening bedtime story.

As a teacher and then principal, Mrs. Long knows firsthand that reading to children increases their vocabulary, helps them learn to recognize sounds and letters, improves literacy, and more. Reading to children ages 0-3 years old can make a difference in their readiness for kindergarten and increase their chances of becoming a strong reader and a successful student.

Each week Denver Place has a guest reader and a new book. One week their guest reader was WCS Superintendent Mindy McCarty-Stewart. As a special treat that night her husband, a high school Spanish teacher, also read the book in Spanish.

It’s always enjoyable and educational, so gather the kids and take some time to hear a great story on Mondays at 7 p.m. on the Denver Elementary Facebook page @denverelementary. You can also view prior readings in their Facebook video library.

Story time on Monday, Nov. 13 will be filmed live in the lobby of Denver Elementary and kids can come in their PJs with their families to enjoy the book of the week. Denver PTO will meet a 6:30 that same night.

Denver Elementary Principal Karen Long (shown) along with WHS Principal Stephanie Walker are spearheading the reading program.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_Karen-Long-Denver-Principal.jpgDenver Elementary Principal Karen Long (shown) along with WHS Principal Stephanie Walker are spearheading the reading program. Courtesy photo

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