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Central sixth grade teacher Melanie Mattocks hands out copies of “The Trumpet of the Swan” to her students Feb. 3. Photos by F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media
Eighth grade teacher Karen Marcotte slips into her “swan costume” in support of One District, One Book.
Students gather around the swans to learn more of their visit.
F. Amanda Tugade, Editor
2:18 pm CST February 14, 2017

Central Middle School students walked into their library Feb. 3 and were greeted by a couple unexpected guests. Two large swans – who sat, squawked and occasionally roamed comfortably around a cage – were placed in the middle of the room. 

Media Center Director Mary Crowley stood close to the cage, welcomed the boys and girls and directed them to their seats. As the students began to take their place, they shouted a couple questions at Crowley to get her attention: “Can we pet the swans?” and “Can they fly?”