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On February 28, twenty-five volunteers including State Superintendent of Schools Dr.Tony Evers, community leaders, Elmbrook Rotary Club representatives and others took part in the annual Read Across America Day at Capitol West Academy (CWA) in Milwaukee.

 

 

Each volunteer read two Dr. Seuss books to a small group of students and according to Executive Director Donna Weber, there were a total of 280 students involved in the program. After the reading sessions Dr. Evers addressed the CWA staff, volunteers and students.

On another issue the CWA was recently selected as one of only two schools to be named as a Wisconsin School of Character. The school received the award for its rigorous academics and character education. CWA students are taught core values to help them become respectful, responsible contributing members of the school community. Acting on these values helps children build character - driven skills that can last a life time.

The Read Across America Day event celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and focuses on creating a love of learning. The message to kids is: reading is important, and fun! Last year, Larry Hisle, a former Milwaukee Brewers player and current manager of Youth Outreach for the team, read to a group of students and provided a brief keynote presentation. Fox6  News was on hand last year and captured the following articles and videos. http://fox6now.com/2013/03/01/tony-hangs-at-capitol-west-academy-for-read-across-america/

 

Thanks to everyone who attended or took part incuding Elmbrook Rotary Club members, CWA Board members and guests.