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District 54 will help to break world record for reading

On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, School District 54 will once again join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign designed to break the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever, while also working to break the cycle of illiteracy.

With the opening of the District 54 Early Learning Center in the fall of 2014 and the implementation of full-day kindergarten for all students in 2016, the district has put a profound focus on ensuring students are provided a strong educational foundation from their first experiences in school.

This year, all early childhood and kindergarten classes across District 54 will participate by having their teachers or other guests read the children’s book Maybe Something Beautiful by authors F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.

“We know that literacy proficiency is crucial to achieving our mission of ensuring student success,” Superintendent Andy DuRoss said. “We are pleased to partner with Jumpstart to emphasize the importance of early literacy.”

District 54 thanks the school board members, mayors and Schaumburg Township District library representatives who are visiting our schools to read the book to students.

The 2018 campaign is designed to encourage young people, their families and educators to read. The day’s activities are designed to generate public awareness about the importance of early literacy for long-term academic achievement.