Night a Resounding Success!
Much fun was had by
everyone during Burbank Middle School's Family Literacy Night featuring
author G. Neri! There were booths with activities to do, cupcakes to
buy, books to sign and horses to ride!
Last October 24, 2012,
the Reading and English Departments at Burbank Middle School under the
leadership of James McMains and Kylene Boswell-Jones, put together a
fantastic experience for us all. The theme for the evening was
"Giddy-up for Literacy" in keeping with the school
wide reading initiative "one semester, one book". Spearheaded
by Ms. Sharon Fry, the first book to be read was "Ghetto Cowboy", and
on Literacy Night we had the good fortune to have the author, G. Neri,
spoke to the students as well as signed copies of his book!
A students gets her own personalized
signature from Mr. Neri. Parents and students
stand in line to get their autograph.
Over 1,500 students and staff read
"Ghetto Cowboy"-- participating in morning reads, class projects, and
Reading and English teachers participated by putting together booths
with fun reading activities for everyone to enjoy.
of the Burbank Team said "present" to support Literacy Night. The
Cheerleaders performed their cheers in the courtyard, the Karate Demo
team delighted the audience in the cafeteria, and the Folkloric Dancers
gave us a demonstration of grace and elegance. The PTO was there as
well as members of the robotics team Luther's Droids. There was an Art
Barn and the Jazz Ensemble performed. We had the pleasure of having
some high schools represented, such as Sam Houston, Davis, and Austin.
There was plenty to see and do for every one!
exciting part of the evening was the horseback rides! Yes, indeed,
there were horses on campus, and our students were able to ride them
just like on Ghetto Cowboy!
the end of the evening, everyone was tired, but happy. Here the Burbank
Family poses in front of the Reading Barn:
What an outstanding effort by our Reading and English Departments!
Congratulations to Mr. McMains and Ms. Boswell and all the teachers for
a job well done. This Family Literacy Night will long be remembered!