From special guest readers at schools across the District like Goodfellow officers, local authors and Angelo State University and Howard College professors to a poetry slam of creative sonnets authored by ninth graders at Central High School, to an official proclamation by Mayor Brenda Gunter, the San Angelo community rallied with SAISD to inspire a love of reading for the 3rd Annual San Angelo READS! Day on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Click to read more. #SAISDReads
San Angelo READS! News Stories
On Wednesday, October 5th, San Angelo ISD first grade students were treated to a gift of their own copy of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff compliments of San Angelo READS! community supporter Atmos Energy. The giveaway is in support of the District’s community-wide literacy initiative, San Angelo READS!, created to inspire a love of reading and to encourage reading beyond the school walls.
Last Wednesday, September 7th, all San Angelo ISD kindergarten students district-wide were treated to a gift of their own copy of “A Box Can Be Many Things” by Dana Meachen Rau compliments of our San Angelo READS! community-wide literacy initiative and made possible by community supporters. The giveaway to students is in furtherance of the guiding purpose of San Angelo READS! - to inspire a love of reading and to encourage reading beyond the school day and classroom walls.
San Angelo community member Barbara Rallo is a proud supporter of San Angelo READS! and had this to say, “Volunteering in an after school program when we lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana made very clear the importance of early reading to small children. When we moved back to San Angelo with a passion to help get books into the hands of families with kids and encourage parents to read to their children, we were happy to see a program like SAISD’s San Angelo READS! Literacy opens opportunities and is key to helping all children (and adults) reach their full potential. I want to be a part of that!”
San Angelo ISD is eagerly awaiting the first day of the 2022-2023 school year this Wednesday, August 17, 2022. To celebrate, we are giving some of our youngest learners the chance to score their very own copy of the book “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg through our San Angelo READS! community-wide literacy initiative. Today, we shared a video read aloud of the book for families to enjoy together, read by SAISD Elementary Director of Curriculum and Instruction Ms. Rikke Black. Click for more information on how to participate in the book giveaway.
Stocked with books, colorful balloons and more, the San Angelo ISD Summer Book Patrol excitedly hit the town yesterday to deliver books to more than 25 SAISD students. The Summer Book Patrol is an extension of the San Angelo READS! community-wide literacy initiative to continue inspiring a love of reading in the critical summer months and as part of the District’s on-going commitment to our students and community.
We look forward to another round of delivering books to our youngest readers again soon. Community members can join us in inspiring a love of reading by nominating a child in the San Angelo area to receive free books through our nomination form.