Mrs.  Jennifer  Huskins
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Principal's Corner

READ 20-Importance of Reading

           Waterville has just adopted the Read 20 program. Tennessee’s First Lady, Crissy Haslam, visited WCES to help us kickoff Read 20. It is vitally important for all children to be on grade level in reading by the third grade. We believe that this program will help us achieve this goal.

            According to Mrs. Haslam,“Reading is the basic tool for success in school, work, and life and must be promoted early in childhood. The First Lady’s READ20 Book Club encourages Tennessee children and families to read aloud each day to help young children develop a larger vocabulary, a longer attention span, better listening skills, and a solid reading foundation. Reading together will also build stronger relationships and will be fun.

Research demonstrates that reading with a child during the preschool years has a ripple effect which positively impacts the child, the family, the schools, and society as a whole through increased economic development, reduced special education, and reduced criminal justice costs.”

            Waterville is blessed with families who understand the importance of education. I believe that our families will embrace this program. Reading at least five days each week for twenty minutes each time for the school year will make your child a Millionaire Reader.