Dallas ISD celebrates lasting legacy of Dr. Seuss by focusing on literacy

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Schools across Dallas ISD honored the legacy of late children’s author Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 2, which marked what would have been his 113th birthday. Volunteers visited campuses to read to students and help with Seuss-themed activities.

At Paul Dunbar Elementary School, guests from Baylor, Scott & White and Aramark visited the school Thursday morning to read to students. Some staff members dressed as The Cat in the Hat, a favorite Seuss character.

At Roger Q. Mills Elementary, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas helped coordinate volunteers from Celanese Corporation and Texas Instruments to visit the school. In addition to reading to students, officials staged a Green Eggs & Ham cook-off.  Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas ISD Senior Executive Director Jolee Healey joined Celanese and TI officials to find who could whip up the best Seussian meal – judged by a panel of Mills third-graders. Afterward, Rawlings read Green Eggs & Ham to a group of students in the school’s library.

Frank Guzick Elementary hosted a reading event led by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr and legendary former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. Carr read a Seuss book, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, and then the two took turns reading Where is Pidge? The latter book was written by Staubach’s daughter Michelle Staubach Grimes, who also visited the school and pulled out props to illustrate the story.

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