We Like Big Books

August 2016


Welcome to the first issue of we like big books. Here at Waynesville Middle School, we want parents, students, teachers and community members to be a part of the wonderful world of books. Each month we will send out a newsletter keeping you updated on the newest books, technologies, websites and events going on at The Middle School. We hope you enjoy reading with us!

What Are You Reading?

Read It First

Over the next few months we will see the new releases right and left. What you may not know, is many of the most popular movies your children are watching are also what they are reading. Beat the box office to the punch and read the books with your kids first! What a great way to read as a family while also doing something fun. Read the book, watch the movie, and discuss which you like better. Don't forget the popcorn!

Here are just a few of The New Upcoming Releases:

Mockingjay Pt. 2

The Scorch Trials

The 5th Wave

Paper Towns

About the Librarian

Hi there,

My name is Mrs. Cody-Rae Allen and this is my 4th year at Waynesville Middle School. I received my undergraduate degree from The University of Missouri- Columbia (M-I-Z) and my Master's in Library and Information Sciences from The University of Central Missouri. I am a lover of books and learning and hope to share my excitement for both with you and your child!

Meet the Teacher

Monday, Aug. 24th 2015 at 6:30pm

Waynesville Middle School

Meet the Teacher is not just for the classroom. Come see us in the library for updates on the newest Truman Award Books and check them out today! We will also be giving away copies of all Truman Award Nominees throughout the week, so make sure you student enters our raffle. You will be guessing how many books we have in the library!

Get Started On Your Truman Award Nominees

Read all of the following Truman nominees and pass The Reading Counts Test to receive a Pizza Party in the library. Also, with every book that you complete, you will receive 30 minutes of free reading time in the library ( at teacher discretion). Don't forget we now have Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate and Smoothies available in our Coffee Shop, thanks to the Special Ed. Department. Come support your school and your love of reading!



Rapunzel Untangled


A Matter of Days

Pivot Point

The Testing

Mila 2.0


Marie Antoinette: Serial Killer



Prisoner B-3087

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Marie Antoinette- Serial Killer Book Trailer

Marie Antionette Serial Killer

Stay tuned for more awesome book trailers made from students here at WMDS. Want to be part of the magic? Join Mrs. Jones' Media Class. Not only do you get to participate in awesome activities like this, but you will expand your knowledge of technology and journalism while delivering information to your peers.