CCTA Library in Sync w/ STC Library

2015 August/September Issue

Welcome Back to a Great School Year!

STC Librarian Mari Sanchez and PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS Librarian Lisa Hernandez are looking forward to working with students who attend PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS, PSJA comprehensive high schools, Pathways Toward Independence Transition Program, and STC. What a great educational opportunity for students to have one to three libraries to cater to their information literacy needs! The library will be implementing this year's Bright Summer Reader theme PEACE LOVE READ into library programs and initiatives.

Your School Needs YOU! HS Battle of the Books Team

PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS students interested in being a member of our HS Battle of the Books team, please come by the library to checkout selected books. The first four students who read and test with an 80 percent or higher average overall will make the team. There will be three team members and one alternate. Be one of the first four! Make HISTORY!!
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Author Visit Dr. Steven P. Schneider

On September 18th, Author Dr. Steven P. Schneider visited PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS Library in Partnership with STC Library. Twenty-four students attended the event. Several students were chosen to read Dr. Schneider's poetry to their peers. Every student received an autographed copy of Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives.
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Meet PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS Bright Summer Readers

Congratulations, PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS Bright Summer Readers! Students were recognized at our 21st Annual District Bright Summer Reader Event on September 21, 2015. The theme for this school year is PEACE LOVE READ.
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Author Visit Viola Canales

On September 24, 2015, twelve PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS students attended Viola Canales's author visit hosted at PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS. A McAllen native, Viola entertained students by reading from several of her novels. Students were able to have their books autographed by her.
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Texas Teen Book Festival

As a district initiative, PSJA CCTA/CTE-ECHS Library in Partnership with STC Library had the opportunity to invite six students to the Texas Teen Book Festival on September 26, 2015. The festival was held at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Students were able to attend author panel discussions, author signings, and have a guided tour of St. Edward's University. Special thanks to Library Coordinator Nora Galvan and Library Department Secretary Mary Gomez!

MackinVIA

It is finally here! An eResource Management System which allows students to access numerous library databases with just one username and password. Some of the databases available to students are American Indian Histories & Cultures, American West, BrainPOP, Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna, Britannica Escolar Online, Britannica School, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Secondary Schools Explora, Teaching Books, and more. For details, come by the library for your brochure.

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Library Incentives-Don't Miss Out!

Students, visit the library for your chance to win library incentives.
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