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LITERACY CELEBRATION WEEK
February 18-22, 2008
Purpose:
The skill of reading  is a critical one for a person's success...especially in today's world.  Whether you are going to become a brain surgeon, auto mechanic, math teacher, drive a log truck or enter into the military....you will have to read and read well.  The literacy committee also recognizes that beyond the  "skill of reading" is the joy or enjoyment of reading.  So, this literacy week is being designed to have some fun with reading.  Please join in....and celebrate the joys of reading.

RHS will be celebrating literacy with many fun reading related events throughout the week of February 19th through the 22nd.  The Roseburg High Literacy Committee has been diligently working on how we address the reading needs of RHS students. See the calendar of events and other web pages.

EVENTS
February 7th, Arts Assembly
Preview video and announcement of Literacy Celebration Week
Show video from Ethiopia Reads and introduce the penny drive

READ Posters
Get a READ poster created in the RHS library starting at the beginning of February. The posters will be hung up around the library and campus to promote the Celebration of Literacy in the month of February. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate!

Winter Wonderland Book Fair at the Library
All week long, in the library there will be a book fair with books for sale. Scholastic Books and Ingram Books will be represented. Come check out the decorations and browse the books! Money spent on books will result in money donated back to our library for more books. There will be an evening open house for parents and community members as well.

Global Literacy—RHS Becomes a Friend to Ethiopia Reads
Starting February 8th, RHS Leadership students will be spearheading a school-wide penny drive to help raise money for books in Ethiopian libraries. In the whole country of Ethiopia there are only 10 libraries. It costs $1 to publish a book in Ethiopia and we hope to raise enough money to publish at least 50 books! The class that raises the most money will receive a donut party. The week of the literacy celebration at RHS, there will also be a book drive. Bring in your gently used books from home, which are no longer being used. Half of the donated books will be sent to Ethiopia to help fill their fledgling libraries and the other half will be given out to children around Douglas County!

Celebration of Literacy Assembly—Friday February 22nd
Friday there will be a culminating assembly to celebrate literacy and the student and staff participation in the week’s activities. The assembly will include student made videos, montage video from the week, the text-off between students and staff, cheerleaders cheering for reading, music from the band, the announcement of our contest winners, etc.