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Bingham Middle School Fall 2014

IMPACT Students Prepare for History Day

8th grade IMPACT students dig into historical research in preparation for the History Day contest. This year the students will focus on learning about a historical leader and the legacy he/she left behind. They do extensive research using a variety of primary and secondary resources then apply analysis and critical thinking skills. It will take the students four or five months to pull all this together, and then they have to ask the big question: "So what?" What does this mean, why it is important in history, and what effects does it have on current events? All before they begin work on the project to showcase what they have learned.
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Do you ever find yourself in desperate need of library resources after school or on the weekends? Don't forget to use Bingham's Electronic Library! Get access to eBooks, great research databases, specially selected project resources plus our school catalog and Overdrive. Check it out!
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Reading Idols Mystery Party

Friday, Jan. 9th 2015 at 6pm

1716 S Speck Rd

Independence, MO

Follow the red carpet to the Reading Idol Mystery Party! Every guest will come as a favorite character or author then will try and determine the identity of the other characters portrayed at the party. Before the night is over everyone finds themselves in the middle of a mystery that must be solved at the party!

Invitations delivered during library check-out

in early October.

More information coming soon!

Volunteers Needed

Student, Staff and Family Members!

Want to be part of planning the Mystery Party?

Fill out this form and return it to Burnsie ASAP!

(I would really make a Google Form for this but I already made a form for another class).

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Student Book Review

Title: Vixen (The Flapper Series #1)

Author: Jillian Larkin

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .

Student Review

I liked Vixen, but didn’t love it. I didn’t love it because it was kind of hard to follow at times. Between who was talking and what they were talking about. Also it was kind of slow in the beginning. But on the contrary after you get past the slow part it’s pretty good. It’s also pretty funny throughout the book. So all in all it was OK but not in my top ten, but not in my bottom ten either. Just sort of in-between.