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Harper Launches Drop Everything and Read Program!
Harper Launches Drop Everything and Read Program!
Melvin Hugans
Monday, July 08, 2019

Harper Elementary is launching a school wide reading initiative titled Drop Everything and Read! The program( D.E.A.R)  is based on the theory, the more students are engaged in teacher or adult led reading intervention, the more successful they will be. Harper is looking for community volunteers to take part in the D.E.A.R. Reading Initiative. Volunteers will be asked to participate in a professional learning training session led by Southwest Georgia RESA consultant Mrs. Margie Jordan and Harper Instructional Coaches Mrs. Keyante Braswell and Mrs. Courtney Warner.  Harper Instructional Coach Kenyante Braswell stated “The opportunity for community and parent volunteers to be a part of developing readers is a win-win. Students will enjoy and benefit from the relationships and interaction with volunteers and parents! “ 

The training includes a schedule for volunteering, the class volunteers will be working with, books the volunteers will be using, and training on the curriculum being used. Training's will be held on August 22nd 11:00-12:45 and 6:00-7:00 P.M. or August 26th 4:00-5:00 P.M. - 6:00-7:00 P.M.  There will also be a follow up training in January 2020.  The D.E.A.R. Initiative will begin in September of 2019. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Drop Everything and Read Initiative, email Mrs. Margie Jordan -mjordan@swgaresa.org or Harper Parent Involvement Coordinator Ms. DeAngela Lewis - lewisd@tcitys.orgYou can also call Harper Elementary at 225-2622. Please leave your email and phone number. You will be contacted by August 1st regarding participation.