One for the Record Books
Wernecke Reading Warriors
At Wernecke Elementary, we have many students who have achieved rewards for all of their reading efforts! They have been recognized during their lunch periods for earned AR shirts and Ninja Reader tags. Featured in the photo: 5th-grade students Thanks to Patricia Ramos, librarian, for planning fun ways to reward readers.
Texas Youth Creator Awards Participants
PHS students submitted their media projects to TLA’s Texas Youth Creators Awards in early January. The students are looking forward to adding an award to their resume in April. Charles Brenner, media teacher, said, “Thank you (Mrs. Flores, PHS librarian) for finding avenues to showcase our students!”
Mr. Brenner's 1st Block Students
Pioneer High School Students not in a media class
2nd Annual Alumni Panel Hosted @ Sharyland High School
New Books Fly Off the Shelves at Sharyland North Junior High!
On Thursday morning January 19 Mr. Koenig put out 20 new books. By the end of the day on Monday, January 23, there were only 3 left!
Reading Can Be Sweet!
O. Garza students celebrate their AR achievements with cupcakes and devices in the library. The attendance at this incentive party was fantastic. Our O. Garza students are working towards and achieving their AR reading goals. Thanks to our librarian Samantha Silva for organizing this celebration.
B. L. Gray Librarian appointed Parental Involvement Liaison
As the library evolves, so does the librarian's role. As a result, librarians wear many hats, thus opening different platforms to promote what the library offers the community as well as the school. Here, Wenndy Pray promotes library services to parents at a monthly SPTSO meeting. She shared how parents who attend will learn how to operate and take advantage of the internet resources SISD libraries have to offer. In this photograph, she promotes an upcoming training to be given by SISD Lead Librarian, Nicole Cruz.
Dessert Social @ Shimotsu Thanks Volunteers
JHS Library Scavenger Hunt
To learn where to locate different books in the library, students engaged in a scavenger hunt. Students learned where to locate books like poetry, mammals, biographies, and many more. While on the scavenger hunt, students were practicing their problem-solving skills and learning the value of teamwork in a fun and engaging lesson.
Camp Read-a-Lot: Location-Hinojosa Elementary Library
The students who met their AR goal for the third six weeks at Ruben Hinojosa Elementary were invited to attend “Camp Read-a-lot” by Mrs. Elizabeth Moreno, the librarian. Students enjoyed snacks, “bug juice”, reading around the “campfire” and making crafts.
Bentsen Students Team Work
Students from sixth grade have teamed up with student from first grade to make reading count. Sixth grade student work together with first grade struggling reader. Both students are both motivated to read and making reading count. Its a great TeamWork!!!
Letters About Literature
RD Martinez Elementary students visit the library for research assistance after school.
Ms. Z. Garza helps Heidi and Juan with their Google slide presentation for their 6th grade project on South American countries. Library databases are used to find the information and to help students identify factual sources for their assigned country. Students learn how to cite their information, present it using Google slides, and share the work.
Wernecke Volunteer is Truly a Blessing
We have been blessed to have a volunteer coming in twice a week to read to kinder-2nd-grade students in the library. Mr. Jerry Morrow does an absolutely amazing job of reading with excitement and expression!
Library Aides Take Pride To The Next Level
Three library aides take advantage of a special schedule during Career Day to make the library shine for the new year. Office aide Kayla Moron (left) and library aides Luis Gonzalez (top right) and Nathalie Alanis (bottom right) learn about another aspect of service and discovered a newfound respect for B. L. Gray's custodial staff. As part of the library aide program, students not only learn how to shelve books, about the Dewey Decimal system, and how to check out books; they also learn to take pride in their place of work - the library. This semester, B. L. Gray Library will host 12 volunteers who personally requested to be a part of the program.
Rapid Review by Darvin Koenig, SNJH Librarian
Timothy's baby brother, Levi, was born with a condition that requires him to a trach in his neck so he can breathe. His father left because he could not deal with it. His mother works, but they are still barely getting by. Levi needs expensive medicine. In a moment of desperation Timothy steals a credit card to buy the medicine. Now he has been assigned House Arrest, has to see a counselor once a week, has to keep a journal, and has to stay out of trouble for one year or he will be sent to Juvie. Author K.A. Holt has written an exceptional work of fiction that is based on true events that happened in her life with her own son.
Reading @ Shimotsu
Career Day at John H. Shary
Our library hosted a breakfast for our wonderful parents and community members that came to our school to promote their careers to our students. Students were engaged with interesting presentations and hands-on activities. It was another successful Career Day at John H. Shary Elementary.