Celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read

Friday is Read Across America Day, and Marietta City Schools are celebrating with an array of activities. Check it out and tell us what your favorite book is!

elementary grade students will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the fifteenth annual National Education Association's Read Across America Day, March 2.

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

“In the spirit of supporting the Marietta Reads! literacy initiative, we encourage adults in our community to read to a child in commemoration of Dr. Seuss's birthday,” said Dr. Debra McCracken, MCS Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, in a press release.

MCS Read Across America Activities

  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Contest on BNN (Burruss News Network)
  • Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with a special visit from Cat in the Hat

  • 10-minute read-in in the cafeteria from 2:30-2:40 to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Contest on WJET (Morning News Show)
  • School wide Read In, each class receives a Dr. Seuss book for the teacher to read aloud

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

  • Dr. Seuss trivia during morning announcements
  • Dr. Seuss bookmark contest winners recognized during afternoon announcements

  • Dr. Seuss Trivia contest during morning announcements
  • Dr. Seuss stories read throughout the day in the media center

  • Dr. Seuss Trivia Contest on WSSN (West Side Stinger News)
  • Poster Contest promoting Read Across America and/or the theme “Read for the Trees” inspired by this year’s featured book, The Lorax

  • Students participate in Read the Most from Coast to Coast nationwide challenge
  • Marietta Reads! mascot, Mari-Etta visits school to encourage students to read during Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time


  • History of the NEA Read Across America Day and The Family Reading Pledge read on the morning News Show

Marietta High School

  • Students reflect on their favorite Dr. Seuss book
  • Students create a chain of Dr. Seuss fish at school Media Center circulation desk with their favorite Seuss title


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