XCS is bringing Mike Thaler, "Black Lagoon" author to each of the five elementary buildings during the week of September 29th. Mike’s belief is that story writing and riddles are the tools needed to stimulate children's awareness of language and its creative use. As an award-winning author and illustrator, Mike travels the world sharing his message with teachers and children. He has written over 250 books for children. Mike has created word play games, software, and audiocassettes. He created and wrote "Letterman" for TV’s Electric Co and launched the Jell-O Reading Rocket Program, designed to motivate children to read.
XCS and the XCS Foundation have joined together in an effort to raise funds to purchase a “Black Lagoon” book for each elementary child in the XCS. The goal is to raise $6,225.00 by September 20th! The District will use these funds to buy grade level appropriate books for all 2037 elementary students.
The XCS Foundation is coordinating the fundraising effort. Donations can be made through the XCSF website: http://xcsfoundation.com or to the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, 334 W. Market Street, Xenia, OH 45385. All gifts designated for this initiative will be acknowledged as charitable contributions.
The public is invited to attend a session with Mike Thaler on September 30th at Tecumseh Elementary School. This event will take place between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.