TMI students share the gift of reading

TMI Episcopal seventh graders visited with kindergartners at Mead Elementary School on March 23, reading with them, sharing new books, and enjoying some time outside together.

tmi-meadelementary.pngMead, in the Northside Independent School District, is near the Medical Center, a 10-minute bus ride from TMI. More than 85 percent of Mead’s students are economically disadvantaged. TMI has a long-standing relationship with the public school, having visited for reading help and aided needy families with a holiday Adopt a Family drive since 2012.

The TMI students had concluded a unit in their English class on “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” with students considering the concept of neighbors.

“On the most basic level, being a good neighbor is about knowing each other,” said their teacher, Lucy Adams. The Mead visit was “an opportunity for our students to serve some younger students by helping them with their reading skills,” she added. “More fundamentally, we hope to build connections with another school community, with our students sharing their gifts in conversation with some of our neighbors in northwest San Antonio.”

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit www.tmi-sa.org or call 210-698-7171.