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Monday, June 19, 2017

RCS Summer Reading Camp
Students enrolled in Rogersville City School’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Camp engaged in several fun literacy activities during the first week of reading camp. Each day of camp, students were immersed in high-quality children’s books and completed activities relating to the literature, including making their own breakfast one morning, creating their own individual greenhouses, and designing various art projects. The camp also hosted a daily “Mystery Guest” from the community who visited the camp to discuss his/her job or hobby and how it uses literacy skills. Mystery Guests during the first week of camp were Hawkins County Extension Agent Jack Price; Colby Waggoner, RCS School Child Nutrition Director; Barbie Combs, RCS Board of Education member and retired RCS teacher, and State Representative Gary Hicks, who also serves as the RCS Technology Director.

The RCS camp is made possible due to a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which reflects a $30 million dollar investment by the Tennessee Department of Human Services to better support the state’s youngest students in becoming lifelong readers and learners. The Read to be Ready Summer Grant funds instructional programs that provide rich, authentic literacy opportunities to eligible students entering first, second, and/or third grade. The goal is to develop students’ love for reading and writing over the summer months by providing them with access to a multitude of high-quality, high-interest texts and literacy experiences.

Instructors in RCS’ camp are:  Jennifer Blackburn, Debby Frazier, Carol Gibson, Jennifer Housewright, Jessica Price, and David Sandidge, and the camp is directed by Missy Testerman.

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