Read Across America

ACHS students partner with Charles Barrett.

A group of students from Alexandria City High School donned the attire of their favorite Dr. Suess characters to read to younger students March 2 at Charles Barrett Elementary School in honor of Read Across America Day.

ACHS Career and Technical Education (CTE) read in Barrett classrooms to stress the importance of reading.

“The Alexandria City High School students came to our school to teach our elementary students about the importance of reading,” said Charles Barrett principal Loren Brody. “The high school student who organized the event is actually a former Charles Barrett student. She reconnected with one of her teachers here and she had the idea to come to Charles Barrett to help inspire the students here.”

Second grade teacher Ian Norden reads Doctor Seuss to his students at Charles Barrett Elementary School during the Read Across America celebration. 


Annually, more than 45 million students, families and educators participate in the initiative to celebrate a nation of diverse readers.

“It's just so amazing to see the high school students as they take on leadership roles in our community,” Brody added.  “They are giving back to the elementary school students and helping them see themselves as future leaders.”

 Photos by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet