McCollum HS Library Newsletter

September 2, 2022

Welcome Back, Cowboys!!

It's a whole new year!

We hope you had a great summer and a good start to the school year. We have many wonderful things happening in the McCollum Library, so make sure to view the announcements and visit us before school, during your lunch, or after school.

Stop by our Cowboys Read stations and grab one of the Cowboys Read! titles for September!

We now have 5 Cowboys Read! stations throughout the campus! You can pick up a copy of this month's titles in the 800s library foyer, the 200s downstairs, the 300s downstairs, the 500s downstairs, and the cafeteria.


I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

How does a 17-year-old become a spy for his country? It all starts with a little blackmail -- and being a Romanian in 1989.


Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Poems describe the people and events that lead to a horrible tragedy on May 5, 1970.


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara's family restricts her ideas, feelings, and relationships. Thankfully, she can express herself through her poems -- until her mother finds her journal.


They Better Call Me Sugar by Sugar Rodgers

How do you become a basketball superstar? Sugar Rodgers takes you through her amazing experience, step by step.


Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora edited by Saraciea J. Fennell

This collection of short stories and essays ranges from ghost stories to science fiction adventures, and everything in between!

Our first Cowboys Read! Snack and Chat on September 1, 2022

And, as usual, I got busy talking about books and forgot to take pictures of all the fun we had! We made fortune tellers from old book pages, and talked about the September titles and our Harry Potter Book Club! Our next Snack and Chat will be on October 3rd.
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The Cowboys Read! Harry Potter Book Club Begins!

Our first meeting on September 1st was held to establish regular dates for our upcoming meetings and to hand out copies of the book.


If you are interested in joining us but were unable to make it to this meeting, we will meet in the MHS Library after school on the last Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be on September 29th at 4:00 in the MHS Library. Everyone is welcome!


Fill out this form to join our Google classroom and stay up-to-date on our announcements!

Important September Dates for the McCollum Library

  • TSI Testing for SENIORS -- Check your email, seniors! You have been assigned a specific date for your test, and should come to the library computer lab on your assigned date and time.
  • Spanish Credit By Exam, September 7th, 8:20 through 1:00 -- Speak with a Spanish teacher to learn how to register for the exam and earn course credit.
  • Student Holiday on September 19th -- Teachers will be on campus, but students don't need to be!

Need TSI Test Prep? Visit Learning Express!

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Chromebook Shortcuts and Tips

Click on the picture of the Chromebook to learn about all the Chromebook shortcuts!


Chromebooks are now issued through the 3rd Hall Vice Principal's office.

Activities at the HISD Sosa Family Engagement Center

The Sosa Family Engagement Center is located at 906 March Avenue. They offer several services to our community and have awesome events throughout the year. Visit their HISD web page for more information.

McCollum High School Library

The mission of the McCollum High School library is to assist the learning community to become enthusiastic readers, empowered critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information, ideas, and technology.