Community Wide Literacy meeting set for April 23

From press reports

Community members are invited to attend a community wide literacy
meeting on April 23, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Louisville.

“We are asking everyone in Winston County to come. You do not need
to have children who are presently in school in order to attend.
Parents of 1st – 3rd graders, it is very important that you attend
this meeting. Your input is necessary,” stated organizers.

According to the organizers, Academic success is essential in order
to overcome poverty. Reading well by the 3rd grade is a strong
indicator of future academic success.

According Yale University, three quarters of students who are poor
readers in the third grade will remain poor readers in high school.

Every subject in the classroom requires that a student be a good
reader. Whether working on math word problems, taking history notes,
or answering science questions, a successful student must be a strong
reader.

The Louisville Municipal School District has been placed on “Academic
Watch” and the citizens need to work together in order to see that
our over 2800 students begin to improve and excel, stated organizers
of the event

“Please join on April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church,
Louisville. Working together we can make a difference,” stated the
group.

For more information call Aline Haynes at 662-705-1001 or Linda
Humphries at 662-803-4146.