MRHS Media Message

Media Center Monthly Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 5)

February 2023

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Special Events!

This month the media center will host two special programs!

  • Get Caught Reading Raffle (January 30-March 1): If any staff member catches a student reading a MRHS library book, anywhere in the school and at any time, they will receive a ticket that they can enter to win one of three prize baskets! The drawing will take place over the morning announcements on March 2, 2023 as a way to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, and kick off Read Across America week!

  • Blind Date with a Book (February 1-15): Come into the media center to have a blind date with a book! Books will be placed on display at the front of the media center, but will be covered in paper so that you will not be able to see their cover or titles. Books will have messages on the front to help readers decide which book they would like to take on a date (AKA checkout and read)!

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Literature Spotlight: Black History Month

Fiction Book Pick

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

"From the 1940s to the 1960s, Cassie Logan journeys around the country, ultimately returning home to Mississippi where she witnesses the Great Migration north and the rise of the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher.

Nonfiction Book Pick

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

"Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks--those that are honest about the past and those that are not--that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves...A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view--whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be"--From the publisher's web site.

Looking for What to Read Next?

Teen's Top Ten

Take a look at YALSA's teen's top ten picks!

What Should I Read Next?

Use this website to search for recommendations!

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Canva for Students!

Looking for unique ways to create and present projects and assignments? Look no further than Canva for Education! Log in with your school Google account and access a wealth of Creative Commons licensed (no need to cite) templates, designs, images, videos, and music clips! Click the link below to access tutorials that will help you make the most of this technology tool!
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Make Something!

Did you know that our media center's makerspace is open every day during SMART Lunch? A makerspace is a place for students to practice STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts and skills. Students are encouraged to create, explore, design, experiment, build, think-critically, and problem-solve.

Click here to access directions for our monthly maker project- a heart bookmark!

Thank you for reading, and for supporting our school Media Center!