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November 1st, 2010
Students have fun at Hernandez reading heroes day


H-E-Buddy reads to costumed Hernandez Elementary School Students on Reading Heroes Day. Left to right: Dorothy (Italli Suarez), Indian Chief (Jacob Zapata), Superman (Xavier Perez), and Trojan (Brough Cosgrove.)


Reading Heroes Day at Hernandez Elementary School last week featured special guest readers, students dressed as favorite book characters and a reading heroes celebration parade.

Various reading heroes guests met with Hernandez students throughout the day including Clifford the Big Red Dog, H-E-Buddy, A.J. the A+Federal Credit Union mascot and even a robot from San Marcos/Hays County Emergency Medical Services.

Reading heroes guests also included members of Texas State’s baseball team, students from Gary Job Corps and staff from the Texas House of Representatives, as well as judges, police, sheriff and other civic and government personnel.

Author Janice McCurry gave a special presentation to Hernandez students. McCurry’s book Rena Ringleader and the Rumor Queen was illustrated by Hernandez first grade teacher Mary Garibay.

Students particularly enjoyed seeing school administrators dressed as characters from Frank Baum’s classic, The Wizard of Oz.


A parade of Hernandez students dressed as their favorite book characters.


Clifford, the Big Red Dog stands with Wizard of Oz costumed Hernandez administrators. From left to right: Clifford, Assistant Principal Lizette Salinas-Rodriguez, counselors Mary Williams and Juanita Fisher, Principal Rosemary Garza, and Assistant Principal David Underwood.


A San Marcos/Hays County Emergency Medical Service volunteer activates a robot while A.J. the A+ Federal Credit Union mascot watches from behind.

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Author Janice McCurry and her illustrator, Hernandez Elemenntary first grade teacher Mary Garibay, talk to students on Reading Heroes Day.


Little Bo Peep was at Hernandez for Reading Heroes Day.

110110bigbWolfThe Big Bad Wolf snarls for the camera on Reading Heroes day.

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