Kilgore ISD Libraries Update

Volume IV-V Spring 2015

KISD Elementary Libraries

Read below to find out the latest news of the KPS, CES, and KIS Libraries.
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KISD Secondary Libraries

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Kilgore Middle School

The KMS Library had two 6th graders participate in Bluebonnet book award voting. These students will score $10 each to spend at the upcoming KMS Book Fair and they will also be getting a pizza lunch in the near future.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming KMS Book Fair during the week of March 23. There will be a great selection of books available for all ages. If you can't make the fair, check out the link below to shop online.

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Kilgore High School Library

2015 has been a busy year so far at the KHS Library. In January, Robotics classes used library resources for their research projects and Sophomore English classes came in for help with their Ancient Greece research projects. The English students utilized Destiny Resource lists to find books, the KHS databases, and received instruction on how to use the EasyBib citation tool. In February, Theater I classes came in for help on their coat of arms projects. These students utilized web resources cultivated by Mrs. Cole and books. AP Biology students came in for help researching animals. We also hosted UT Tyler and UT Arlington as they visited us to speak with Senior government and economics classes. The first week of March Junior English students came in for a two day lesson on plagiarism, authoritative web research, and citing sources. In mid March all of our Physics classes came in to do research on wave applications.

We have continued our tech initiative training during PLCs here at KHS. In January, teachers received in depth training on Google Drive. In February, the topic was Web Based Student Projects and More. In March, Mrs. Cole presented on Google Classroom. In April, we will have a session on using web tools to organize resources.

Work continues on the collection of the KHS Library. We have rearranged our Fiction collection and we have a lot more room on our shelves and the books are much easier to see and find. We are still working on moving our non-Fiction section but I am happy to say that as of today, we are on the 900s so we should be done with this very soon!

Stay tuned for announcements about the National Library week festivities coming up in April.