One for the Record Books

May 2016

Sabercat Graduate

Cassandra Ramos, daughter of Albert and Patricia Ramos, will be a Robert Vela 2016 Graduate. She will be graduating under the Distinguished Scholar Graduate Plan. She will be attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the Fall 2016 semester. She will be studying Nutrition Science. Congratulations to Cassandra and her parents. Mr. Ramos serves as the librarian at Jessie Jensen Elementary. Mrs. Ramos serves as the librarian at Donna Wernecke Elementary.
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Bulldog Graduate

Congratulations to Jade Nicole Hartman! Jade is the daughter of Sally Hartman, BL Gray Junior High librarian. Jade will be graduating from McAllen High School this spring. She was accepted at Texas A&M University College Station. Jade has selected biology as her major and plans to pursue a career in the field of neonatal nursing.
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Wildcat Graduate

Andrew Koenig, son of Darvin and Sandra Koenig, will graduate this May from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. Andrew is finishing his final semester of school living in New York City. He is taking classes through a joint program that ACU has with Syracuse University. He was recently signed by Carson-Adler Agency. Darvin Koenig is the librarian for Sharyland North Junior High School. Congratulations to Andrew and his family.
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Prospective Bearkat Graduate

Sandra Rios, a Mission CISD elementary teacher, is set to graduate in May with a Masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University. Sandra has completed her internship hours in Mission libraries and at Pioneer High School with librarian Janie B. Flores. Sandra assisted in creating a Screencast video for students on how to navigate through the Texas Workforce Solutions site. In addition, Sandra recommended several Young Adult novels which focused on teen issues or promoted multi-cultural literacy. Overall, Sandra felt being at a high school was a rewarding and great learning experience.

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Bentsen Top Reader

Bentsen's first ever first-grader reached a million words read Katherine Gonzalez. Katherine is an excellent student and has been a top reader since kinder. Mr. Jose Guerrero serves as her librarian.

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I Am A School Librarian

Congratulations to SISD librarians for being featured in the TSLAC (Texas State Library Archives Commission) video. This video premiered at the Strong Libraries Strong Scores Administrator Conference at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston on April 20th.
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Author Tom Angleberger

Librarians Patricia Ramos and Elizabeth Moreno pose with wildly popular children's book author Tom Angleberger. Tom Angleberger artist-turned-writer. He is a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia, and began work on his first book while in middle school. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia.
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Why Are Student Book Clubs Important

Marcus Gutierrez, Sharyland High School senior, explains how his participation in the Sharyland High School Book Club has positively impacted him. Marcus is the recipient of the 2016 Senior Book Club Member Scholarship.
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National Library Week @ Sharyland North Junior High School

April 11-15 was National Library Week. Mr. Koenig, SNJH Librarian, received a plant and a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory assortment of delectable sweets.

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John H Shary Top Reader

Our top million word reader is fifth grader, Sofia Jordan who has read nearly six million words this school year! Sofia has always been an avid reader, but this year her goal is to surpass 1,000 AR points. With that sort of dedication to reading, there's no telling what other goals she can accomplish!

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Bentsen's Top Reader

Bentsen's top reader is Andres Cavazos. Andres has read more than three million words this school year. Andres's favorite book was The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull. Mr. Guerrero keeps Brandon supplied with great books to read at the Bentsen Library.

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School Library Standards Team

Nicole Cruz, Steering Committee member of the School Library Standards, recommended Pioneer High School Librarian Janie Flores and Shimotsu Elementary Librarian Zulema Bewley to participate on sub-committees at the Texas Library Association Conference. Both librarians participated and provided feedback.
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1st Grade Top Reader @ John H Shary Elementary

We are so proud of first grader, Eowyn Stroop. She will be our first million word reader in first grade at Shary Elementary! Some of her favorite books include the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Gregor the Overlander.

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DEAR Drop Everything and Read @ Shimotsu Elementary

On April 12, Shimotsu celebrated Drop Everything and Read for 15 minutes.

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Pioneer High School Book Display

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Required Advanced Placement and Pre-AP Summer Reading Titles

Check your high school's website to find required summer reading assignments for PreAP and AP classes. This display reminds students at Sharyland High School to plan ahead.
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We Need Diverse Books

Nicole Cruz knows the importance of diversity. She has served on the Tejas Star Book List Committee for many years. This year she was the Chair. She had the pleasure of meeting author/ illustrator Lulu Delacre at The Four Seasons as a guest of Jason Lee of Lee and Low Books. Nicole was joined by Maria Elena Ovalle, Janie B. Flores, and Monica Merritt.
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Texas Media Awards Ceremony

Ten student groups or individuals from Sharyland ISD were awarded Texas Media Award certificates and ribbons at the ceremony held at the Hilton La Americas Ballroom on Thursday, April 21st. Joining Janie Flores and Nicole Cruz in this photo are Texas Media Awards Chair Rachel Pilcher and SISD Board Member Jose "Pepe" Garcia.
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Nicole H. Cruz, SISD Lead Librarian

Congratulations to all SISD librarians! "One for the Record Books" won a PR Branding Iron Award for Editorial Categories at the Texas Library Association Conference.