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Buddies Boost Brains with books at Ellington

By Deborah Gertz Husar Herald-Whig Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 9:00 am QUINCY — Ellington School third-grader Ryleigh Hoyt and her first-grade buddy Carina Epperley have several things in common — including a love of llamas in red pajamas. Ryleigh read aloud “Llama Llama Red Pajamas” during a Tuesday afternoon get-together focused on the importance of […]

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Ready Set Grow Kids 2017

Liberty School was contacted by the Regional Office of Education to do a service project. The United Way initiative is called Ready. Set. Grow! One of our projects…. FULL ARTICLE > > >

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Books Build connections at Quincy SIU Clinic

Our Ready Community is helping families and children be Ready for school. SIU Clinic in Quincy is connecting children and books. SIU began the Books Build Connections Reading Project.  The project promotes early literacy by having the doctor not only give a book to children at their well-child visits (6 months to 5 years) but […]

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Quincy Public Library Little Read

Quincy Public Library announces the Little Read program that follows the Big Read theme. The kick-off will take place 4-7 p.m. September 11th at the Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine. Children birth to grade 2 will enjoy the book The Lost Dinosaur Bone by Mercer Mayer. Older children and adults will read mysteries also.  Save the date […]

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RSG Kids Take Action

What if we all do something that will change everything?  Third graders at Adams School took the challenge to get little ones ready for kindergarten. Under the direction of music teacher Sarah Guilford, they wrote and illustrated a children’s book, BINGO. BINGO is a delightful book to be read to and sung with children from […]

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Education initiative aims to put more learning tools in preschoolers’ hands

By DON O’BRIEN Herald-Whig Staff Writer From http://mobile.whig.com/printerfriendly/United-Way-Initative-110713 Debbie Niederhauser has a big dream. She’d like to see every child be on the same level when they enter kindergarten. “They are big dreams, but kids are worth that,” said Niederhauser, the regional superintendent of schools for Adams and Pike counties. With a financial boost from the […]

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New United Way-funded initiative aims to help prepare kids for kindergarten

By EDWARD HUSAR  Herald-Whig Staff Writer The book project being undertaken by Adams School third-graders was inspired by the new “Ready, Set, Grow” initiative rolled out in November by the United Way of Adams County and the Regional Office of Education. This educational initiative aims to help prepare preschool children for kindergarten by encouraging adults […]