Millsboro Middle School will host a special community kick-off event on Thursday, January 26 for its One School, One Book program. All MMS families are invited to the event, which will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium and cafeteria.
Sponsored by Read to Them, a non-profit organization promoting family literacy, One School, One Book allows schools to choose one novel that all students will read together. Students also engage in a variety of learning activities focusing on the novel.
The kick-off event on January 26 will culminate with the official unveiling of the novel Millsboro Middle School has chosen to be the focus of its One School, One Book program. Copies will be provided to every student and staff member.
In addition, the school’s enrichment students will be showcasing their knowledge and talents at several stations in the gym and cafeteria. These activities will include a performance by the school’s steel drum band and a demonstration by the fire cadets. Students and families in attendance will be given a “Passport to Literacy” that will be stamped at each of the stations.
The goal of One School, One Book is to not only improve literacy, but to build a culture of community at Millsboro Middle. For one class period each week, the entire school will engage in learning activities centered on the chosen novel. The Schoology system will allow for whole-school discussions that involve students, teachers, administrators and other staff members.
The Resort at Massey's Landing and Massey's Landing Park recently donated $5,000 to Millsboro Middle for the purchase of books and other materials for the One School, One Book program. The school would like to thank The Resort at Massey’s Landing for its generosity in helping to implement this worthwhile program.
For more information about One School, One Book, visit readtothem.org.