MILLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NEA’s Read Across America began March 2, 1998, as an annual reading motivation and awareness program to celebrate reading on the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. This year Millington Elementary School hosted a week-long celebration ending with a reading party on March 1 with special guests like the Millington Trojan Basketball team, Millington Municipal Schools Superintendent Bo Griffin, officials from the Millington Police Department, Millington Mayor Terry Jones and many more. Events included hallways converted into scenes from Dr. Seuss’ books, dress up days, special snacks and gifts for every student. On Friday, readers from Millington Middle School’s Beta Club, school district leaders, and civic and community leaders visited the classrooms and read favorite stories by Dr. Seuss and other children’s authors. Students also celebrated with a special birthday treat provided by the PTA organization and a free book for each child’s home library. What a wonderful way to celebrate the joys of reading.