On Monday Feb. 27 students at West Union Elementary kicked off their 2017 Right to Read Week.
As a school, students were challenged to read 1,000 books during the week and competed against other grade levels in literacy based competitions.
The week’s exciting activities began a bit early with a visit from Senator Joe Uecker on Friday, Feb. 24. Senator Uecker read to students as a part of the WUES ongoing literacy- based initiative that encourages community members to emphasize the value of reading.
On Monday, fourth grade students had another special visit from Judge Brett Spencer. Judge Spencer read a chapter from “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Students in the class were given a copy of the book with a special inscription written for them by Judge Spencer.
The WUES staff and students sincerely thank Senator Uecker and Judge Spencer as well as other community members who continue to give their time in support of the students at WUES.