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Marietta High School Seniors Host 2nd Graders for “Read Across America Day", March 2

The Advanced Composition Seniors at MHS hosted the Burruss Beaver 2nd grade classes for a “Read Across America” celebration to promote a love of reading, life-long learning, and serving others. The second graders got a quick tour of MHS, read and crafted with seniors, took pictures with Mari-Etta and the Graduate Marietta cutouts, and went back to Burruss with Seuss pencils, treats, and more than 30 Dr. Seuss books for their classroom libraries.

The event was created by the Advanced Composition teachers to serve as an example of how to propose, plan, and execute a service project through writing and collaborative teamwork. This month, the seniors are in the process of creating their own community service projects while learning important and relevant writing skills, such as proposals, business letters, and resumes. They are writing individually and using collaborative google docs with the two class sets of Chromebooks that their teachers, Laurien Avery and Andrea Lyons, received from the MCS Charter Innovation Grant in October. Their teachers along with the PLC team of co-teacher, Laura Lindsay; student teacher, Lacey McLemore; and KSU student volunteer, Kassidy Gaffigan, are excited to see the difference the Class of 2016 will make through writing and service in the upcoming month.