Literacy Night at MacArthur Middle
MacArthur Middle held its second annual Family Literacy Night, bringing together over 150 students and family members for an evening of literacy activities, games, food, conversation, and a gallery walk of student work. Many arts and literacy projects were showcased, and families had the opportunity to participate in read-alouds, poetry writing, and a "book tasting."
Literacy Coach Saira Haas and Language Arts Department Chairperson Kristen Anderson organized the event to promote more communication between school and home, and encourage students and their families to be active readers. MacArthur Middle is an International Baccalaureate World School focused on building a culture of literacy and promoting a love of reading as one of its key initiatives. As a result, 908 MacArthur students have read one or more books nominated for the 2016 Black-Eyed Susan book award. Thanks to a partnership with DoDEA, all students were able to leave the event with brand new books to continue their reading.