Kilgore ISD Libraries

Volume III- Spring 2015

KISD Elementary Libraries

See below to find out what has been going on at the KPS, CES, and KIS Libraries.

KISD Secondary Libraries

Kilgore Middle School Library

All of the books at the KMS Library have been re-labeled with AR colored dots that correspond to the other KISD campus libraries. Thanks to the KMS library staff and student aides for all of your hard work!

During the 3rd six weeks, students from Mr. Sneed's GT Social Studies class came to the library for help with research on missions. They used the iPads and books to find information. Check out the pictures of their final products below.

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Kilgore High School Library

Books, books, and more books! We are still weeding our collection. We finished discarding outdated books from our non-fiction section and now we are working on our reference section. This section of the library has not been weeded in at least 20 years. Discarded books are placed on a table and are available to be taken free of charge by students and staff. We are about 75% done with the reference section. Any books that are not taken will be used for arts and crafts projects.

I am continuing to work with our instructional specialist, Christy McElyea, and our teachers on integrating technology into the classroom. In December, I created a short video to share with our teachers that demonstrated how to download video clips for classroom use from the web. This month, I presented a session on Google Drive and Google docs during PLC meetings. In February, I will be presenting a session on web based student projects. A new campus technology committee has been created at KHS and we had our first meeting during the staff development day on January 20. We are working hard to create a realistic plan for KHS and we are excited to work together on integrating more technology into our classrooms.

Teacher/Librarian collaboration continues each six weeks at KHS. In December, we worked with senior government classes on preparing presidential debates and doing research over U.S. presidents. This month, we will be working with sophomore English classes on researching Ancient Greece, properly citing sources, and using our databases.

We have three students that have met the requirements for the Bulldog Reading Club. Each student has read at least five books from this year's Bulldog Reading Club list and will have the chance to win a grand prize in May. For each five books the student reads, their name is placed into a grand prize drawing.