One for the Record Books
B. L. Gray Jr. High Library Helpers Host Book Spine Poetry Café by Wenndy Pray
NJHS President and library aide Jihun Bae organized a Book Spine Poetry Café for students during their lunch times. Students explored their creative, poetic skills to form some of the greatest poetry on demand by aligning book spines of their choice. "I am very proud of Mr. Bae," shares Mrs. Pray, librarian, "Jihun was able to market the event by submitting live and silent announcements. He also created graphics that motivated students to attend. He is a leader in the library and in his class." Mrs. Pray and her Library aides create various events to promote library services and reading.
SISD Librarian Meeting November 3rd @ David O. Garcia Memorial Library
Rapid Review by Darvin Koenig, SNJH Librarian
salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
After several years of research traveling across the European continent Ruta Sepetys brings to light the little known story of the worst maritime tragedy in history, which resulted in the death of over 9,000 people. Sepetys tells the story through the eyes of four teenage alternating narrators: a Lithuanian nurse who is haunted by her past; a Prussian who has something Hitler wants; a Polish girl who is hiding her nationality; and a self-centered Nazi sailor. Their paths cross in the winter of 1945 as thousands of refugees, fleeing the Soviet advance, make their way to the coast for evacuation.
RD Martinez Elementary Literacy Events
Students Expand their Minds by Reading @ Jensen Elementary
Congratulations HEB Read 3 Read In Grand Prize Winners
Reading is My Super Power
Author Xavier Garza Visits Shimotsu Elementary
Code Diamonds Receive Donation
Century Club Celebration at Bentsen Elementary
Bentsen students are very excited in meeting their century mark in Accelerated Reading. Students are even more excited in receiving their own Century Club shirt. The Century Club youngest member is a first grade who just meet his century mark this week. Bentsen Elementary is very proud of all our students enjoying the love of reading.
O. Garza Students are Bear-y Good Readers!
Classes with the most students who made their AR goals were awarded gummy bear gift bags. This was an added incentive for students who made their AR goals for the 2nd six weeks. Classes also display a gold star outside of their room until the end of the six weeks.
Ruben Hinojosa Elementary Hosts Author
Google Slide Lesson Incorporated into Veterans Day @ John H. Shary
During a library lesson, students from 3rd-6th grade learned how to create a presentation using Google Slides. Students were able to explore and practice on the different features that Google Slides has to offer. For their assignment, each student created a slide thanking our Veterans for their service. All the slides were then put together to create a special presentation that was viewed during our Veterans Day assembly. Students loved using Google Slides and are anxious to use it again.
Local Author Visits and Encourages B. L. Gray Scholars To Write Their Story by Wenndy Pray
November is National Novel Writing month. Victoria Lopez, author of Fire In May, spoke to B. L. Gray scholars to inspire and encourage them to believe in themselves and to share their story through writing. Miss Lopez, who started writing by sharing poetry via Instagram, believes that teens have many stories to tell, and that their voices are worthy to be heard. Students were thrilled to have her on campus and were able to speak to her about her growth and fears as a writer and speaker.
Jamie Corkhill speaks at Code the Region Workshop
SNJH Spanish Classes
SA3 Students travel to McAllen Book Festival
3rd Place for RD Martinez HEB READ 3 READ IN
Read to Succeed Like Oscar Cruz @ Jessie Jensen Elementary
Read Blue Outreach Project @ Shimotsu Elementary
The Season of Giving @ Pioneer High School
Boo Out Drugs During Red Ribbon Week
John H. Shary had a character parade to "Boo" out drugs for Red Ribbon Week. Students and staff who participated each chose a character from a book, dressed-up, and paraded through the school. We were all excited to participate in this fun, but educational activity.