Beverly families attend literacy luau

Beverly-Center students and their families were treated to a ‘Literacy Luau’ Thursday, March 7, to celebrate their annual Literacy Night. Participants could attend various teacher-created learning centers related to making reading fun as well as a special family learning experience.

As part of the Literacy Luau, the 6th graders presented their ‘2019 World’s Fair’.

Each student chose a country to research, then prepared a presentation board and written report to share about their country. For the evening, they were ‘the expert’ on their country as families visited each station to learn about countries around the world. Information included maps, flags, special landforms, language, religion, government, business and industry, exports, economy, and other facts related to the student’s chosen country.

Participating students and their countries were: Rebecka Boyd — Malaysia; Regan Bradford — England; Kyndal Buchanan — Belgium; Ivy Campbell — Thailand; Katelyn Coleman — Turkey; Emmie Duskey — Madagascar; Kyla Duskey — Scotland; Ethan Eddy — Italy; Coen Fouss — Qatar; Dylan Hamilton — Greece; Gianna Kasun — Croatia; Alex Long — France; Treven Nicholson — Singapore; Braxton Ross — Chad; Janessa Ross — Fiji; Hayley Shaffer — South Korea; Cole Shilling — Pakistan; Julia Silvus — Cameroon; Laine Spindler — Australia; Owen Wagner — Spain; Ethan Wells — North Korea; Chaytan McCoy — Vietnam; Kealey Beehler — South Africa; Alexis Bishman — Iran; Alexis Broomfield — Israel; Baylee Campbell — Kenya; Abby Carpenter — Iceland; Ashuntae Cline –Mongolia; Avah Day — New Guinea; Maggie Fulton — Switzerland; Tyler Howard — Yemen; Camryn Huck — New Zealand; Maddox Huck — Afghanistan; Elaina Lang — Hungary; Laurana Lashley — India; Madyson Long — Slovakia; Ryelyn McKinney — Indonesia; Emma Richards — Slovenia; Jonah Richardson — South Arabia; Chrystah Riley — Egypt; Layton Stewart — Germany; Jackie Tornes — Japan; Kaylee Wilson — Jordan; and Lilly Lucas — Sri Lanka.

Sixth grade social studies teacher is Rob Nelson.



Ready to do more reading after attending the “Literacy Luau”? Well, the Beverly branch of the Washington County Library is ready.

Tuesday and Wednesday is story time for children ages 2-6. Children, along with an adult friend that needs to stay with them during the story time, , are invited to attend the program for great stories and activities that may include crafts, games, snacks, and music. Tuesday’s program is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s group meets from 11 a.m. to noon. The same program is presented at each meeting.

If story time is not for you, how about Book Buddies? Join the Beverly Library on Wednesdays for their new Book Buddy program. New readers are invited to schedule a time to stop in and read to either a staff member or a volunteer. A rewards program has been organized with Doughboyz for students that participate in the program on a regular basis. Volunteers are always needed to listen and encourage readers, as well as readers that would like to practice. This program will run each Wednesday through the end of April.

Still not for you? Well, Thursday from 3:30p.m. to 5 p.m. library patrons will have the opportunity to stop in to try out Virtual Reality headsets. This is part of the library’s afterschool program.

For questions, contact the library at 740-984-4060.



Lenten Services, sponsored by the Beverly-Waterford Ministerial Association, will be held this Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at Smith’s Chapel United Methodist Church on State Route 83 in Beverly, OH. Speaker for the evening will be Pastor Jerry Penrod. Everyone is invited.


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.