Waxahachie ISD enjoyed the 24th annual “Drop Everything and Read” Day on February 26, 2021.
Volunteers from businesses, service organizations, churches, colleges, PTO’s, and student groups had the opportunity to connect virtually with Waxahachie ISD classrooms to share the value and the joy of reading by being reading role models.
D.E.A.R. Day partners and friends were invited to share, through email to a matched teacher, how reading is valuable in both work and home. In addition, the district asked partners and friends to share their favorite childhood books, favorite places to read along with a picture of themselves reading at work or home and wearing their D.E.A.R. Day ribbon, which was sent ahead of time.
D.E.A.R. Day has become an anticipated event throughout Waxahachie as volunteers around the community participate year after year.
“We are very grateful for the continued and faithful support of Waxahachie schools from the outstanding volunteers of the Waxahachie community,” said Partners in Education Director Melissa Cobb. “Although D.E.A.R. Day will look different this year, we are excited about this opportunity to connect our campuses, community, and student groups during this most unique time.”
Businesses, organizations, and individuals also donated books for WISD libraries in honor of this special reading event. Since the program began 24 years ago, over 5,500 books have been donated and 11,500 hours of reading have been volunteered for this one-day event.
We are thrilled that so many Waxahachie businesses and residents joined as we celebrated reading in all prekindergarten through fifth-grade campuses. D.E.A.R. Day registration details are coming soon!