Hillcrest HS Library Media Center

4th Six Weeks

2nd Semester Proves Busy

After a restful winter break, the Hillcrest Library Media Center has been busy with activity.

We were able to accommodate 285 classes throughout the six weeks!! A special thanks goes out to Dr. Savant, Ms. Huntley and Ms. Guinn for allowing us to collaborate on your research assignments! We were able to demonstrate and reinforce searching and locating books in our library through the online catalog.

Students also used several online academic databases, like GALE and Easy Bib to put together their research.

This six weeks we circulated 756 library items, including e-books! We are so proud of our students for their increase in reading for both academic purpose and pleasure.

Click the Link Below to Access OVERDRIVE: DISD's FREE Ebook Resource!!

Username: your employee id# (you may need to enter a 10 before to meet the 7-digit requirement)

Password: last four digits of employee id#

New Year Displays by Mrs. Arvizu

Pictures Below:

Mrs. Arvizu helped co-teach with Dr. Savant, Ms. Guinn and Mrs. Jones.

Here, students are following along as she demonstrates a particular database that will aid them in finding information for their research project.


Thank you to Ms. Huntley for allowing us to display her student's work in the library!
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The 2nd Annual North Texas Teen Book Festival

We are gearing up for a HUGE TRIP on Saturday, April 23 to the Irving Convention Center.

Over 70 Young Adult Authors, like James Dashner ( Maze Runner Series), Marie Lu (Legend Series), Gayle Forman (If I Stay, If I Were Here), and C. Alexander London (The Wild Ones series) will be on site for a meet and greet!!

Please help us support this literacy event by encouraging your students to attend. We are requesting an activity bus to help transport students to and from the convention center that day. A sign-up sheet is located in the library at the circulation desk.

If you would like to help participate as a sponsor for the trip, please contact us immediately.


6th Annual Ethics Fair

The West End was transformed for two days to display the work of Hillcrest students for the annual Ethics Fair.

Students chose a theme (trust, friendship, equality, honesty, peace) to display via creative writing, visual or performing arts.

Great job, students!

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World Cafe Reading Club!

In January, members discussed Stephen King's The Shining.

In February, members discussed John Green's Paper Towns.

Next month's books club meeting will be on Friday, March 11 at 4:30pm in the library. All are welcome to join in on the discussion of Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion.

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Friendly Reminder


If you would like to reserve a space in the library, please view the calendar FIRST before submitting request. This will help us process your request in a timely manner.

Thank you!!