2012-08-27 / General

Spencer Lions Club Provides S-OCS Third Graders With Age-Appropriate Dictionaries

Lions’ Donation Helps Students Prepare For Annual I-Read Testing
Staff Report

Third grade students at Spencer Elementary School were recently visited by members of the Spencer Lions Club, including Lion Joe Drescher (standing). Each student received a free, age-appropriate dictionary. (Staff Photo) Third grade students at Spencer Elementary School were recently visited by members of the Spencer Lions Club, including Lion Joe Drescher (standing). Each student received a free, age-appropriate dictionary. (Staff Photo) Spencer Elementary School served as the fourth and final stop for members of the Spencer Lions Club, who presented each child with a free, age-appropriate dictionary.

Lion Joe Drescher spoke to the more than 100 SES third grade students about the importance of their elementary school years.

“Your six years in Spencer Elementary School are so important, they are the most important years in your educational career,” the former Pike High School teacher said. “These years are more important than junior high, high school, college or graduate school, because these years will build your educational foundation and we want to help you build a strong foundation to succeed.”

SES third grade student Gavin Truesdel, son of Mark and Holli Truesdel, receives a dictionary from Spencer Lion Mike Harvey. (Staff Photo) SES third grade student Gavin Truesdel, son of Mark and Holli Truesdel, receives a dictionary from Spencer Lion Mike Harvey. (Staff Photo) Each student from the classrooms of Mr. Tom Morgan, Mrs. Sara Wheeler, Mrs. Courtney Knapp and Mrs. Susan Moon received age-appropriate dictionaries that are geared toward students in grades third through sixth.

Drescher noted that the donation was aimed at helping students increase their vocabulary in preparation for the I-Read test later this school year. S-OCS third grade students had a 97-percent passing rate on the state standardized test in 2011.

The Spencer Lions Club also provided dictionaries to third grade students at Gosport, Patricksburg and McCormick’s Creek elementary schools.

Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs world wide.

SES student Emma Lanham, daughter of Josh and Robin Lanham, receives a dictionary from Spencer Lion Vernon Provines. (Staff Photo) SES student Emma Lanham, daughter of Josh and Robin Lanham, receives a dictionary from Spencer Lion Vernon Provines. (Staff Photo) For more information, visit the Spencer Lions Club online at: spencerin.lionwap.org.

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