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Firefighters Help Kick Off Read Across America
Firefighters Help Kick Off Read Across America
Posted on 03/03/2022
In celebration of Read Across America week, firefighters from the Asheville Fire Department went to Charles C. Bell Elementary on Wednesday, March 2. They read to kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. This opportunity helps the students see our everyday heroes in a different light.By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

In celebration of Read Across America week, firefighters from the Asheville Fire Department went to Charles C. Bell Elementary on Wednesday, March 2. They read to kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. This opportunity helps the students see our everyday heroes in a different light.

“Students had the chance to see local community members supporting their school,” said Title I Reading Specialist Mrs. Emily Truluck. “The firefighters shared their love for reading, which was wonderful to see. Students also learned more about firefighters, and how they serve the Asheville community.”

Principal Danny Fusco was glad to have the firefighters visit the school and bring excitement to the classroom.

In celebration of Read Across America week, firefighters from the Asheville Fire Department went to Charles C. Bell Elementary on Wednesday, March 2. They read to kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. This opportunity helps the students see our everyday heroes in a different light.“As principal I absolutely love bringing in representatives as role models from the community,” said Mr. Fusco. “Read Across America week teaches students to have a relationship with reading. They come to understand the enjoyment, and love of reading through experiencing reading from school community role models.”

This opportunity allows students to see what they can grow up to become. They also learn that you’re never too old to get lost in a great book.

“It was wonderful to have small groups of students interact with the firefighters,” said Mrs. Truluck. “It really personalized the experience for each student. The [students] were able to see them as ‘readers’ and experience their love for reading.”

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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