Hubbard Heights ES Students Hear Superintendent Read “Peter and the Wolf”
Superintendent Kent P. Scribner read Peter and the Wolf to more than 100 second-graders at Hubbard Heights Elementary School on Thursday morning. The special story time prepared the students for their upcoming visit to Bass Performance Hall to see Peter and the Wolf performed on stage with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Texas Ballet Theater and a bilingual narrator.
More than 14,900 students and teachers will see the play between February 7 and 10 at Bass Hall. More than a million students have been to Bass Hall free of charge over the last 18 years.
Volunteers visit classrooms prior to these events and read to the students. Thanks to the generosity and support of the Red Oak Foundation and Bass Hall Performing Arts Children’s Education Program, each child is given a hardcover book to take home to read with a parent.
This outstanding collaboration with non-profit organizations perfectly aligns with the District’s 100X25FWTX literacy initiative. 100 X 25FWTX sets a goal of 100% of third-graders reading on grade level or above by the year 2025.
“Up until third grade, children are learning to read; after that, they must be able to read to learn,” said Dr. Scribner. “Statistics show third grade is a turning point in a child’s academic ‘career.’”
Joining the Superintendent at Thursday’s reading were Rebecca Brumley and Nan Matson of the Red Oak Foundation and Sue Burrato and several staff members from Bass Performance Hall.