District 123 is proud to announce the opening of three Ben Carson reading rooms within the district. The Ben Carson Reading Room project began in 2000 and has since established over 100 reading rooms in over 14 states. Covington, Hometown, and Hannum schools recently opened their rooms provided by the Carson Scholars foundation and Advocate Christ Medical Center.
The Ben Carson Reading Room grand opening took place on Friday, April 11. The opening day festivities began with Mrs. Candy Carson visiting students at each of the reading rooms. The grand opening celebration took place at Hometown Elementary in the afternoon. Students from Hannum and Covington Schools looked on and participated via a Google "Hangout."
Special guests at the grand opening included Superintendent, Dr. Paul Enderle, Senator Maloney, Cleo Lampos, Ken Lukhard, and the Hometown School Choir.
The primary purpose of the Ben Carson Reading Rooms is to provide funding and support to local schools for the creation of a nurturing environment for children to develop their love for reading. Each reading room is filled with hundreds of books for children to explore. D123 is one of the first to incorporate digital tablets inside the Ben Carson Reading Rooms. The addition of digital materials allows all District 123 schools the opportunities to use the resources regardless of their location.
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Carson Scholars Fund. Carson Scholars, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. <http://carsonscholars.org>