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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807

October 19, 2017

2017 Read for the Record features ‘Quakers”
Thousands of Coweta County School System Coweta County School System elementary school students heard the story “Quackers” on October 19, during this year’s Read for the Record event.

Elementary students throughout the county joined children nation-wide to read Liz Wong’s story about a kitten raised as a duck.

Students were read the story by teachers, classroom guests and middle and high school students. It was the 12th year of the national Read for the Record event.

“I am excited that all 19 of our elementary students participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record,” said Dr. Paula Baker, Coweta County School System’s Language Arts Curriculum Specialist. “As a literacy specialist I am excited that Coweta County schools continue to participate in this one-day event to promote and celebrate literacy.”

Students at several middle and high schools joined the reading celebration by partnering with elementary schools to read the story to classrooms. Teacher Pipeline students and Future Educator club members from county high schools visited elementary students also.

Poplar Road Principal Leslie Goodwin and Coweta Schools curriculum administrator Schwanda Jackson were host readers for this year’s Coweta Read for the Record.

Past year’s books have included “ The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach and “Not Norman: A Goldfish Story” by Kelly Bennett and Noah Jones.

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Newnan High School students Austin Thornton and Mattie Ellsworth – center – appear above with 5th grade students from Atkinson Elementary School teacher Janice Davis’s class. Thornton and Ellsworth read the story “Quackers” to Davis and other teacher’s classes Thursday, along with other student members of Newnan High School’s Future Georgia Educators organization.