Dictionaries for Southern Heights

On November 29, 2015 the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center gave Dictionaries to the 3rd grade classes at Southern Height Elementary School in the Highline School District. The students were excited and grateful to receive their very own dictionary. They listened as Kathy Reed explained what our Rotary Club does for this community and around the world as well as helped them learn about the 4 Way Test. Then the students looked up the word “beneficial” and participated on how they can be beneficial or helpful to their family and community.

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The object of the Rotary Dictionary Project is to provide third grade students a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them at least through elementary and middle school. Many educators and researchers see this as a key to better reading, speech, and writing. These skills will improve student performance in other subjects as well. Receiving the dictionaries from Rotary members is beneficial to students as well. The young people meet successful adults in their community who care enough about them to purchase these dictionaries and come to their school to present them personally. The brief explanation of Rotary service in the community and around the world gives students a lasting positive impression of Rotary and the ideal of service..