Korte Elementary School

Independence, MO


On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Korte Elementary opened its new Ben Carson Reading Room. One of three Kansas City reading room’s sponsored by The Hearst Foundations.

students singing

The reading room is sure to create “Adventures in Reading,” which is the theme. Students particularly enjoy the fun seating in their Ben Carson Reading Room, which includes beanbags and benches while creating a nurturing and cozy environment.


During the Grand Opening ceremony, Korte’s administrative staff gave the welcoming remarks followed by a video from Dr. Carson, and presentations from various students. Korte‚Äôs 3rd grade choir performed for the audience and then it was time to cut the ribbon and start reading!

A special thanks again to The Hearst Foundations!

hearst foundation logo


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