One for the Record Books
Meet Monica Silva SHSU Library Student
This past summer, I began the Master’s program at Sam Houston State University for Library Science. I started taking 6 hours each semester, meanwhile balancing two children, their extracurricular activities, and teaching 1st grade. Needless to say, I have been very busy. I experienced one of my biggest challenges this summer when I first began my courses. We had a big family trip planned before I started, so having to work through my courses and try to take a family vacation was tough! Luckily good planning and technology worked in my favor. I packed my laptop and books, and brought my syllabus on our trip. With my hotspot, I was able to connect and work while hiking.
I can truly say that my experience in the Library Science Program has been very rewarding. I am enjoying learning all that a Librarian job entails. Because of my courses, I am becoming more familiar with technology and all the programs. This will be very beneficial for when I finally begin working as a librarian. I am expected to graduate at the end of summer 2016 and I can’t wait!
RD Martinez Elementary Hosts first SISD Librarian Meeting
Wernecke Librarian Distributes Books to PreK Students
The Molina Foundation provided each elementary campus with free books for PreK students. Mrs. Patricia Ramos, Wernecke Librarian, poses with a group of her PreK students during Diez y seis de Septiembre.
Zulema Bewley Reads to All Shimotsu Students
Rapid Review by Darvin Koenig
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin Sandler
Do you remember learning about what happened to the Japanese Americans that were in the United States during World War II in any of your High School History classes? Me either. And it is no wonder. It was such a shameful thing that I am sure the “Powers that be” do not want anyone to know about it. In 1941, 120,000 people living on the West Coast were stripped of their homes and businesses and forced to live in Relocation Camps. Yes, unfortunately, Germany was not the only country that sent people to camps during the war. Through interviews, photographs, and art created by the internees themselves, Sandler tells this sad story in America’s history.
SHS Book Club Members
New Look at SNJH Library
Twenty four more computers have been added to the main area of the library as a result of converting one of the Computer Labs into a regular teacher classroom. SNJH has a record setting student enrollment.
BL Gray Invites Feeder Schools to AR test @ Family Reading Night
Parent Victoria Lopez reads with daughter Peyton Lopez. Peyton is a 3rd grade student at Harry Shimotsu Elementary.
Pioneer High School S Team
Librarians play vital roles in both their schools and communities. PHS Librarian Janie B. Flores was invited to join in Pioneer High School’s S-Team (Support) to assist with a collaborative effort between the Mission Economic Development Corporation and RGV Lead. RGV Lead works as a liaison between the schools and the business community to develop a plan for a well-prepared and competent workforce—the community’s human capital. S-Teams from La Joya, Mission and Sharyland gathered yesterday at the University of Phoenix to discuss and map out school goals for the 2015-2016 school year. Pioneer S-Team members include CTE Counselor Renee Huddleston, Go Center Counselor Gloria Ramirez, Librarian Janie B. Flores, CTE Teachers Jackie Thatcher, Alex Lopez and Ashley Garza, English Teacher Lydia Gomez, RGV-Lead Student Representative Juan J. Salazar and community member, Nicole Marshall with the advertising agency, MADWorks! Renee successfully led the team’s goal-setting with ease and confidence and the plan of action was quickly in place with recommendations from the group.
Constitution Day Celebrated @ RD Martinez Elementary
All generations can appreciate a good story!
The entire family is reading @ BL Gray Junior High Reading Night
Shary Elementary Family Reading Night Event
Shary Elementary kicked off the year with a wonderful Family Reading Night event on Thursday, September 24th. Staff from the McAllen Public Library were on hand to sign up parents and students for a library card. We also had student volunteers from the LEO Club and Pioneer High School Book Club to help read to students or shelve books. The librarian, Mrs. Guzman, noticed the high turnout that evening and so many excited about reading and taking AR quizzes. "What a great start to the school year!"
Constitution Day Lessons @ Sharyland High School
Reading and Research Connection
The Jensen Elementary students are reading the book as a group with another teacher.
LIbrary Card Sign Up Month
PHS Leo Club and Book Club Members Volunteer @ John H Shary
What can you see?
Did you see the blood supermoon lunar eclipse?
Stargazers in the UK and in many parts of the world have had their smartphones and cameras out for a rare supermoon eclipse, the first of its kind since 1982, and the last we'll see until 2033.
John H Shary Students Know the Importance of Reading
Have you purchased your Education Foundation Ticket for the Concert? There is still time!
LLoyd and Dolly Bentsen Host Public Library Card Sign Up
Mr. Jose Guerrero, Bentsen librarian, had this to say about the event:
Students were very excited receiving their first library card. I could see the joy in their eyes as they held the card in their hand. The weather didn't help the event but we still had great turn out. Rolando Ramirez from the McAllen Public Library was great in signing up students and parents for library cards. Parents were very surprise on the resources the library provides its members. Overall it was great event for our students and the McAllen Public Library.
Book trucks empty fast with SHS Book Club Volunteers
Pioneer High School Students Learn About Banned Book Week
MackinVIA Training Provided for SHS Band Booster Parents
SISD Librarian Participates in CYBILS
Samantha Silva, O Garza Librarian, is participating in CYBILS this year. It is a the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards. She participated in this a few years ago when she was an academic librarian.
Now she'll be participating as a first round judge creating the short list for the second round judges in the graphic novels section.
You can find the link here: http://www.cybils.com/
Tomorrow CYBILS will be opening all categories for book submissions. That means if you liked a book that has been recently published you can submit it for consideration.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Jessie Jensen Students Listen and Learn from Mr. Ramos
BL Gray Boys Read and Test for Accelerated Reader Points
Speer Memorial Library Card Sign Up @ SHS
Parents attended a Rattler Parent Connect Meeting to hear information about TSI testing, Apply Texas Application process, FAFSA, and Gale Testing and Education Reference Center. Many thanks to the public library staff members Issa Garcia and Samuel Quintanilla.