CCTA Library in Sync w/ STC Library

October 8, 2016 to December 14, 2016

E-Research Plan Portfolio Prepares Students for Dr. King's Class Visit

To prepare students for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel P. King's class visit, Instructor Ms. Linda Moncivais scheduled her Supervision Management dual-credit students for a library orientation on Mrs. Hernandez's e-Research Plan Portfolio. Students learned the difference between open-ended questions versus closed-ended questions, which they were able to implement during their Question & Answer session with Dr. King. Without question, students and staff members present gained insight from his experience as a nationally known educational leader, a 2014 White House Champion of Change. The e-Research Plan Portfolio can be found on our library web page. Click on the following link: e-Research Plan Portfolio.

University of Southern Maine Reference Librarian's Blog Post

On October 13, 2016, USM Reference Librarian Maureen Perry highlighted the e-Research Plan Portfolio in her weekly blog after being an attendee in the webinar session Mrs. Hernandez participated in as a panelist for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. You can read her post by clicking on the following link: Transitioning to College Research.

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Schools United-STC Christmas Tree Display Contest Entry

PSJA CCTA ECHS Library, which is located at the STC Pharr Learning Center, entered this year's STC Christmas Tree Display Contest. The entry is entitled, Schools United. PSJA CCTA ECHS Librarian Lisa Hernandez and STC Library Media Specialist Mari Sanchez would like to thank the following school programs for their participation: Fire Science, HVAC, Law Enforcement, Pathways Toward Independence Program, and Welding Program. The winner will be announced in January.
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And the WINNER is...PSJA CCTA ECHS Library!

On October 27, 2016, District Library Coordinator Nora Galvan announced PSJA CCTA ECHS Library as the high school fundraiser winner. For the second year in a row, Mrs. Hernandez has won author visits for selling the most t-shirts. This school year, students enjoyed meeting Poet Guadalupe Garcia-McCall and Author Rene Saldana and obtaining autographed books. A BIG SHOUT OUT goes out to those who purchased camouflage t-shirts and made these author visits possible. You make PSJA PROUD!! Thank you!!!
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The Molina Foundation Book Grant Recipient

On November 10, 2016, PSJA CCTA ECHS Library was announced as a recipient of The Molina Foundation Book Grant. The Molina Foundation is a national non-profit organization. Our library received 250 books worth over $3,300 to distribute to students for their personal home libraries. On December 14, 2016, the first book distribution was conducted. A special thank you to Georgia Montoya our district grant writer for helping Mrs. Hernandez with the application. Enjoy the pictures!

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PSJA CCTA ECHS Students Vote

PSJA CCTA ECHS students were able to cast their vote at a mobile voting site. Thank you to Student Services Administrator Orlando Noyola for making transportation arrangements for our students. Learn more about PSJA ISD making a difference one vote at a time by clicking on the following link: PSJA ISD students and staff cast their vote.
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Mock Election Held at PSJA CCTA ECHS Library

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