Ranson, W.Va. -- Teachers and staff at Ranson Elementary School (RES) connected with their students Monday during the second annual Ranson Book Blitz. The event enables staff to deliver school supplies and two or three new books to their students ahead of the 2022-2023 school year. It also allows students to meet their teachers in a familiar setting. RES Principal Lance Astorino said it is a beneficial and rewarding opportunity for staff, students, and families.
"Our motto this year at Ranson Elementary is 'One School, One Town, Making a Difference,' and the Book Blitz is one way to demonstrate how we as a school are committed to uniting with our students and families."
School staff quickly embraced the Ranson Book Blitz when Astorino proposed it ahead of the 2021-2022 school year.
"It's a great opportunity for our staff to see and meet their students and families in their environment, and it provides the opportunity to build a strong, collective foundation that only grows stronger as the year progresses," he said.
RES staff set out Monday afternoon to make the deliveries. Students return to school on August 22.