Reading Caravan makes stop at Goessel school

TV news anchor Susan Peters, representing the EMC-KAKEland Reading Caravan, rolled into Goessel Nov. 4 to affirm the work of elementary school librarian Russell Pauls.

The program is a partnership between EMC Insurance Companies and KAKE-TV designed to promote the importance of reading to elementary school students.

Pauls was nominated for recognition by a patron of the comunity, according to Superin?tendent John Fast, for his ability to motivate?young readers about books and reading.

?Mr. Pauls has worked in the district for 11 years and has demonstrated an exceptional ability to help young children learn the joy of reading,? Fast said. ?In addition to being a librarian, Mr. Pauls?tutors students as part of the building?s MTSS initiative.?

The Kansas MultiTier System of Supports is a systematic approach to helping all students learn based on prevention and intervention strategies.

Peters, wearing a pirate hat and jewelry, came to the library to read the book, ?Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies? by Carolyn Crimi to all students and staff.

In the story, Henry, the only pirate bunny?with the?interest and ability to read, ends up saving the pirate?bunnies because of?the knowledge he has acquired.

After the story, Peters and John Sprague, representing EMC Insurance, presented a check for $500 to the library.? The money will be used to purchase additional books.

KAKE indicated it would air the presentation on the evening news Saturday, and will air it again periodically through November.

Fast said he, Pauls and the school staff were grateful ?for selecting Goessel and for their generous donation.?

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