Moss Point School District collecting books, challenging students to read more

The Moss Point School District is collecting gently used books to add to the resources available for students. In October, the district kicked off its 'ALL INto Reading' campaign and challenged educators and school leaders to create print-rich environments in the schools and to encourage daily reading. Along with focusing on informational and fictional reading, students are challenging themselves to increase their reading levels through the Accelerated Reader program and schoolwide reading incentives. Colorful bulletin boards and banners encourage reading and teachers participated in a bulletin board challenge. In a few weeks, more than 400 books had been collected from drop boxes around town. Drop boxes are in place all around Moss Point at Burnham Drug Store, Moss Point City Hall, Moss Point Parks and Recreation, First Federal Savings and Loan, Merchants and Marine Bank, Singing River Federal Credit Union, Navigator Credit Union, Hancock Bank and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Books may also be dropped off at any school. Book drop boxes may also be requested for placement at other locations by calling 475-4558. Pictured: Students Mieya Joseph and Kesley Alexander enjoy reading 'Charlotte's Webb.'