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Hugo “buzzes” into Shiloh!

Our event organizer Mrs. Barrows poses with Fly-Ty from the Charlotte Hornets.

Shiloh was treated to a performance by members of the Charlotte Hornets organization on September 14, 2015!  Their mascot Hugo came to help put on a show for all of our students in grades 3-5  on the importance of reading.  The show highlighted many reasons why it is important to read. Students were told stories, listened to fun songs about reading, and shown inspirational videos that truly emphasized the power and importance of reading.

This interactive event also featured some audience participation, special “moves” by Hugo, and even a surprise visit by mini “Air Hugo.”  To make this event even more special, Hugo traveled to Shiloh on the Hornets Literacy Bus. After the show, approximately thirty lucky students were able to go onto to Literacy Bus and pick out a book to take home. Shiloh 5th grade teacher Mrs. Wendy Barrows organized the event. As she stated, “Shiloh Elementary has been very fortunate to partner with the Charlotte Hornets and their Book Bus program.  The students heard Hugo's message loud and clear- reading everyday will open many opportunities in their lives.  When we returned to class, my 5th graders asked if the Book Bus would be visiting them in Middle School next year.  They loved the show!  But most importantly, they asked if we could finish reading Out of My Mind and what novel will we be reading next!!”

This show left a positive impression on our students, and it served as the official kick-off to our Fall Book Fair! Our Scholastic Fall Book Fair will run from September 15-24. It will be open until 2 PM from the 15th-18th.  It will stay open until 5 PM on the 21st-23rd, and until 7PM on the 24th. Yes, that’s right: The Book Fair will be open from 8 AM- 5 PM on the September 23 Teacher Work Day! Thanks to Mrs. Klutz for organizing the Book Fair, and thanks again  to Mrs. Barrows for organizing today’s visit by the Hornets.  Shiloh is certainly thankful for the recent visit by the Hornets. The Literacy Bus program is part of the many community outreach programs that they do and that we support.  

Written by: Scott Spencer, Principal
Posted: Sep 15, 2015 by Mark A. Greene

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