The Mississippi Achievement School District is off to a grand start with its mission to make every scholar a success story. On August 17, 2023, the elementary students of Ida Green and McCoy Elementary School received a school visit from Tonja Murphy, Community Engagement Coordinator for the MS Book Festival, and Alice Faye Duncan, author of Yellow Dog Blues. During the visit, Ms. Duncan engaged students in fun activities, including reciting affirmation poems, singing, reading, and coping strategies. After reading her book, Yellow Dog Blues and This Train is Bound for Glory, to students, Ms. Duncan provided students with a signed copy of Yellow Dog Blues and encouraged them to dream big and use their educational experience to leave a positive imprint upon the world. The Mississippi Achievement School District would like to thank the MS Book Festival organization and Author Alice Faye Duncan for providing the Mississippi Achievement School District students with this incredible learning experience.
Students at Ida Green Elementary School engage in fun-filled learning activities with Author Alice Faye Duncans.
Students at Ida Green Elementary School receive an autographed copy of Author Alice Fay Duncan’s book, “Yellow Dog Blues.”
Dr. Marquita Robertson, Tonja Murphy, and Author Alice Faye Duncan pictured with students at Ida Green Elementary showing their excitement about receiving their autographed book.
Students at McCoy Elementary School receive an autographed copy of the “Yellow Dog Blues" from Author Alice Faye Duncan.
Students listen attentively to Author Alice Faye Duncan read her book “Yellow Dog Blues” at McCoy Elementary School.
Students and staff at McCoy Elementary pictured after students receive a copy of Author Alice Faye Duncan’s book ” Yellow Dog Blues.”
Students engage in fun-filled activities at McCoy Elementary School with Author Alice Faye Duncan.