Books for School Children

DeSoto Parish students received a surprise Thursday afternoon ahead of the upcoming holiday break. The DeSoto Parish School Board partnered with DeSoto Leaders of Faith to supply each student with their own personal copy of a book to own and read over the winter break in support of the Louisiana Department of Education’s literacy initiative occurring state-wide.

“We hope to make this Christmas break an opportunity for students to engage with a book that brings them joy and spark conversations across grade bands parish-wide. Our district staff has created a literacy challenge so students can showcase their books and accounts of reading in the parish with pictures and social media posts. We want to thank our Leaders of Faith and our extraordinary DeSoto staff for making this happen for our PreK-12 students. We truly are trying to make #TheDeSotoDifference,” stated superintendent Clay Corley.

Students received books in grade bands Thursday afternoon at each of the campus’ giveaway celebrations. Students are asked to take pictures reading and engaging with their books at home, with friends and family, and hashtag their literacy celebrations with #TheDeSotoDifference #LouisianaLiteracy. All pictures and videos posted with the hashtags #TheDeSotoDifference and #LouisianaLiteracy will be entered to win a prize drawing.  The deadline to participate is January 2nd, with winners announced on January 3rd.

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