One District, One Book: The Trumpet of the Swan


Coach John Blackburn wants to make sure the coaches have read their book before football season starts!

We know that reading is important. Not just for school children, but for everyone. That’s why QSD and Quitman Public Library are excited to conduct this district-wide reading event. Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to read the children’s classic, Trumpet of the Swan. Each family who registers their child(ren) for school will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Around town you will see art inspired by the book, weekly questions about it, yard signs that say “We’re Reading, Are You?”, and you’ll spot a “flock” of swans appearing in yards from time to time.

If you don’t have a child at QSD you can purchase a copy of Trumpet of the Swan anywhere books are sold.  The library also has a few copies. Once you get your book you can read it with us.
August 11 – 15  Read chapters 1 – 7
  August 18 – 22  Read chapters 8 – 14
    August 25 – 28  Read chapters 15 – 21
Read the book alone.

Read along with us as we enjoy a sweet story of friendship and determination.


Read the book to a child. 

Whether it’s family members at home or QSD students at school, every child needs to be read to.


Read the book with friends. 

Read the book and talk to your friends about it.  This book will give you lots of conversation topics for your next gathering.


Answer the questions.

Well, after all, we are a school.  There must be some questions, right?   Don’t worry; we kept it simple…no essay assignments.


Art activities for ages 1-5.

The Early Childhood Education classes at the Career Center will host art events for the youngest members of our district.  Bring your child or grandchild who is not yet enrolled in school to the Career Center (910 N Archusa) August 13, 20, and 27 for free activities. 8:00-9:00, 9:30-10:30, or 12:00-1:00.  For more information contact Tara Tucker at 601-776-5219.


Go to weekly Trumpet of the Swan Book Club meetings.

Quitman Public Library will host a book club at 10:00am on August 13th, 20th and 27th. Go and be a part of the community discussion. Bring a friend and make new ones.


Attend the big event.

Join us August 28th at Quitman Upper Elementary when we will host a movie night for the whole community.

You don’t want to be left out!  Grab your book and enjoy!

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