Mrs. Melissa Johnson, South School Grade 3 teacher, coordinated the event by inviting various town and community leaders to read a story to a class and to discuss their roles in society. We were delighted to welcome Selectwoman Cynthia Walsh, Fire Chief Dolloff, Police Sgt Murphy, Library Director Pat Basler, Town Manager Hartman, Mr. Pickette, editor of the Stoughton Patch and former South School Principal Dr. Fisher. Also from the school department were School Committee members, Mrs. Sovinee and Mrs. Husseini, Dr. Rizzi, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Galligan, Humanities Coordinator, Mr Guglia, OMS Asst Principal and Ms. Miller the new SHS Principal. A bank president, Mr. Leetch and School Council Representative, Mr. Coughlin enjoyed interacting with a Kindergarten class and a fifth grade class respectively. Student Council members lead by Mrs. Shute, Mrs. Doherty, Mrs. Kalianiotis arranged for the students to offer refreshments ( set up by Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Barry) to the leaders and to escort them to the various classrooms.
It was a wonderful literacy celebration for all involved.