Balto. County chief honors pupils for reading project
REISTERSTOWN - Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe Hairston honored readers at Reisterstown Elementary School on Thursday for their participation in the school's "Make Time for Reading" program.
School officials said the entire school of 532 children took part in what organizers called a read-around-the-clock project, logging a total of at least 24 hours of reading each since November.
Top readers and their parents had the opportunity to attend a reception at the Hilton Garden Inn in Owings Mills, which is a business partner with the school.
Author of historical fiction meets with eighth-graders
ELLICOTT CITY - Author Elisa Carbone visited Burleigh Manor Middle School recently to talk with eighth-graders about the writing process.
Carbone is the author of several books of historical fiction, including "Stealing Freedom," the story of a young slave in mid-19th century Maryland, and "Storm Warriors," about a boy's experiences living with family on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the late 1800s. Her visit was sponsored by Junior Editions bookstore in The Mall in Columbia.
Educators vow to dance if children meet goal
WHITE MARSH - Administrators at Joppa View Elementary School are putting their dignity on the line for the sake of reading, pledging to perform the "chicken dance" in costume on the school roof if children meet a reading goal.
Principal Russell Jones and Assistant Principal Sharon Anthony made the challenge as part of the school' s participation in the Book Adventure program, sponsored online by Sylvan Learning. This year's goal is for Joppa View participants to earn 600,000 points through the program.