Leaders & Readers
Canutillo ISD Celebrates Read Across America
Posted on 03/02/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Canutillo ISD Celebrates Read Across AmericaOh, the places you’ll go when you read a good book. Students throughout the Best Small School District in Texas spent the week reading here, there and everywhere as they celebrated Read Across America Week.

In 1998, the National Education Association launched Read Across America as a year-round program to celebrate reading and encourage the nation’s youth to develop a love of the written word. The week of March 2 - 6 marks Read Across America Week to commemorate the work and birthday of one of the world’s most popular children’s authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as, Dr. Seuss.

Canutillo ISD kicked off Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration on March 2 with a visit to Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary School by Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz where he took time to read to students and emphasize the importance of literacy. Throughout the day, 30 District leaders will stop by campuses to read to and inspire students.

The fun was not just allocated to one day. All week long, students across the District enjoyed taking part in various dress-up days such as crazy hair day, crazy socks day and dressing like their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Campuses saw cats in hats, Grinches and Whos, plus an abundance of Thing Ones and Thing Twos.

“Instilling a love of reading is important for all of us to do as educators,” said Dr. Galaviz. “Read Across America week gives us the opportunity to show our kids that reading can be fun and allows them to celebrate literacy in creative and exciting ways.”