Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez reads to  a classroom

On October 26, 2023, MD Fox School staff and students rolled out the red carpet to host our community of partners and volunteer readers for the 2023 Jumpstart Read for the Record.  

Some of the MD Fox  Student Council

The student council welcomed all guests warmly and after the kick-off ceremony escorted readers to the classrooms where they shared with students “With Lots of Love,” a story about a child who moves from Central America to the United States, but is missing life back home. More than half of our students identify as Hispanic or Latino, and many have moved here from places like the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and more so this story was especially relevant and moving.  Hartford Public Library provided  book copies that were left with the classrooms as a gift by the over 200 volunteer readers organized by United Way of Northeastern and Central Connecticut.

The MD Fox School Drum Line

The MD Fox School Drum Line , led by their proud music teacher, Mr. Prescod, opened the kick-off event with gusto, followed by speakers including  Principal Kevin Geissler, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin,  Eric Harrison, United Way CEO, and  Bridget Quinn, HPL CEO, plus an adorable dance performance by 2nd grade MD Fox student, Sherlyn Mendoza.

You can watch the kick-off ceremony here.

Principal Geissler, student dancer Sherlyn Mendoza (2nd grade), and Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Chief Partnerships Officer Nuchette Black-Burke makes reading interactive with Ms. Thompson's class

Jinelle Hooker, Community Schools Manager engages with Ms. Thompson's students

Daisy Torres-Hill, Acting Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning & Multilingual Learners enjoyed the book in Spanish with these MD Fox 1st grade students

The group shot!!!