CCMS holds ‘Real Heroes Read’ Week | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 18, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County Middle School is celebrating Literacy Week with “Real Heroes Read” events throughout the week of Nov. 14-18.
Tuesday morning, Principal Matthew Brantley and Curriculum Facilitator Tiffany Pearson welcomed local “heroes” from the community for a morning read-aloud in grades 6-8. Among those on hand for the event were representatives from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Walterboro Police Department, local government representatives, Colleton County School District staff, Assistant Superintendent Cliff Warren, Mayor Bill Young and Coach Corey Hendren, along with members of the USC Salkehatchie basketball team.
To promote the love of reading and improve fluency for their students, staff members are passing out tickets throughout the week when students are “caught reading.” A ticket will be drawn at the end of the week and the student winner will receive a cash prize.
In addition, “Stop Everything and Read” times will be held where students find a comfy spot to read, along with a grade-level competition for the most overall participants.