The Scoop

Gibbes Learning Commons January 2015

Video Conferencing: To the Stars!

In December, Mrs. Hardison’s 8th graders did a video conference with the SC State Museum. Using a desktop sharing program, the students were able to control the telescope.

Read a Good Book Lately?

How about telling your students and colleagues about it? Mrs. Shier is making book trailers in the learning commons. Just what is a book trailer? Well, you know what movie trailers are. Book trailers are short movie clips about books. Book trailers aren’t just for fun. They are a tried and true summative assessment as well as an incentive to promote reading.

New Books! Get’em While They’re Hot!

The Gibbes Learning Commons has tons of new books. (Really. Those were heavy boxes!) Many are displayed on top of the shelves. Come see! And while you’re here, have a look at the 2014-2015 SCASL Junior Book Award Nominees. Students can vote for their favorite book.

Got Research? Got Collaboration? Got Technology?

Please feel free to ask Mrs. Shier for help designing research projects, for collaborating, and for instructional technology assistance. Need a mobile laptop lab? Mrs. Shier can tell you how to reserve one.

Are You a News Junkie?

Come to the library, where you can find recent issues of the New York Times, courtesy of Mrs. Shier.

ID Hours


Students can get a new or replacement ID during first period. Replacement ID’s cost $5.