McCollum HS hosts Literacy Night

The fun in reading and writing came to life at McCollum High School’s Literacy Night on May 4.

Hundreds of students and parents packed the library to take part in hands-on activities that promoted the art of literacy.

“We want to show the parents how we are integrating technology in the classroom and we have representatives from Bibliotech showing parents and students how they can take advantage of their resources during the summer months,” MHS ELA teacher Cynthia Tamez said.

The event featured dramatic and poetic presentations that moved listeners to tears, a thrilling escape room puzzle adventure, blackout poetry, a book crafting session and free books.

“It’s important to help promote literacy not only at the elementary and middle school level, but also at the high school level as they are about to take off for college,” Tamez said. “Literacy happens at all levels for their families as well, so it’s also important for adults.”

The event had a successful turn out as the library was packed even before the event started at 5 p.m.

“We advertised like crazy and we were hoping for a good turnout, but the fact that they were here before 5 p.m. and that we had students sign up to volunteer is amazing,” Tamez added. “We are very pleased with how everything turned out.”

MHS Literacy Night

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