MYcroSchool Gainesville andSIATech El Centro were proudly selected to participate in World Book Night.
World Book Night is a non-profit annual event geared towards promoting literacy with non-, or light, readers. Participants applied back in October and eagerly anticipated the selection day. Pictured at right, MYcroSchool Gainesville student Charlie Fomby looks over the selections.
Mr. Michael Warren, Mr. John Fuller, Mr. Scott Hunter, Mr. Dennis Harsh, and Ms. Carrie Plotz (pictured, left to right) were selected to give out books at MYcroSchool Gainesville.
SIATech El Centro Independent Study also celebrated World Book Day.
The school received 140 books to give away to students in order to spread the love of reading. Students were ecstatic to receive free books! It was a successful celebration with pizza, cake, and refreshments. Students are pictured with their new books.
MYcroSchool Gainesville was given a total of 100 books to pass out to students. To meet the needs of all students, half of the books were distributed to the morning students and the other half to the afternoon students.
MYcroSchool Gainesville student Brooke Adams(pictured handing out a book to a student) said she loves the idea of World Book Night: “I think this is a cool and exciting way to introduce novels to students and hopefully encourage them to continue reading in the future.”
The books that were chosen for the teachers were Moneyball, The Alchemist, and Good Omens. These books are a special edition, only available for World Book Night.
MYcroSchool Gainesville Student Charlie Fomby stated, “I think World Book Night is a wonderful way for students to get free books that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. The books are high interest and should keep students engaged in positive activities.”
Reading across the curriculum is something that is critical to helping all students succeed. Student Ambassador Jade Taylor (pictured in the center between fellow Student Ambassadors Charlie Fomby and Brooke Adams) said, “I think that World Book Night is a great opportunity to keep students reading and it is amazing that all of the teachers are encouraging students to read.”
Mr. Randy Starling, MYcroSchool Gainesville principal, stated, “Although not all teachers are Reading Teachers, all teachers are teachers of reading.” This is the motto for our school as all staff work to promote reading for all students in all classes.
John Fuller is the English teacher at MYcroSchool Gainesville. Esmeralda Lopezis an Independent Study teacher at SIATech El Centro. For more information on how you can apply for World Book Night next year, simply go to