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Read Across America Day

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, two Raytown Schools sponsored Read Across America events.

Chief’s player Andy Studebaker visits with students at Laurel Hills Elementary in Raytown. Studebaker came to the school as a guest reader in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. He read Hop on Pop to first graders.

Laurel Hills Elementary celebrated by having Chief’s player Andy Studebaker read to 1st graders. Teachers Stephanie Guenther, Teresa James, and Rachel Hufferd arranged for Studebaker’s visit. He read a Seuss book to students, talked to them about the importance of reading, and then autographed the book.







Teaching and Learning Coach Alicia Wallace of Spring Valley Elementary in Raytown read Green Eggs and Ham to third grade students. The school had guest readers on March 1 and 2 as a part of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday.




Spring Valley Elementary celebrated by having guest readers on March 1 and 2. Those readers included parents, friends from the community, and members of the administrative team. Teaching and Learning Coach Alicia Wallace organized the Spring Valley event and was pleased with the results.

“We have been blessed to have a variety of readers come to school to read to our students. The students love having guests, and we love having adults model the skill of reading and emphasize its importance to students,” Wallace said.

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