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