That’s why Highlands Elementary officials are thrilled to present their new reading-themed spring fundraising event, Seussapalooza. The giant Dr. Seuss-themed event will celebrate the literary legacy of Dr. Seuss on the final day of Read Across America week, Friday, March 7. Highlands students will engage in Seusserific activities, including listening to celebrity readers, playing Seuss-themed games and making Seuss-themed crafts, and the day will culminate in a book character costume parade. Combining individual student sponsorships with community and corporate sponsors, Highlands Elementary will use the funds raised during Seussapalooza to purchase two classroom iPad carts to be shared throughout the school, at a cost of approximately $31,000.
Highlands Elementary School is the only non-magnet school within the Dothan City School system that does not qualify to receive Title I (federal funds) for serving high poverty students. While other Dothan City Schools may receive in excess of $300,000 per year for technology, personnel and other student expenditures, Highlands relies on fundraising efforts to meet these same needs.
The use of iPads in the classroom has revolutionized teaching methods and has proven extremely beneficial for teacher/student collaborative education. New technology combines the innovation of the iPad with our school’s interactive white boards for the ultimate combination of education and technology.
Seusspalooza activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon, when the students will break for lunch. Weather permitting, the students will participate in a book character costume parade outside the school, led by the Dothan High band, at approximately 1:30 p.m.
For more information or to cover this event, please contact Seussapalooza co-chair Angie Revell (812) 343-8745 or Highlands Elementary School Principal Vicki Davis (334) 794-1459.
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