One for the Record Books

November 2014

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Benji and Zulema Bewley share a moment with Artistrator E.B. Lewis at the McAllen Book Festival

Mr. Lewis was one of the keynote presenters at the McAllen Book Festival on November 8th. E.B. Lewis is dyslexic, and as a child he had a speech impediment. He stuttered. "I was retained in 3rd grade and by the 6th grade I was such a behavior problem that my parents sent my three younger siblings to an elementary school across town to avoid association with me." His uncle started driving from New Jersey to Pennsylvania every Saturday morning to take him to art classes. "He saved my life." Now, Mr. Lewis is a world reknown artist and a sought after children's book illustrator. He is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King and Caldecott awards. He has illustrated more than 70 books. His work is on display in six galleries nationally and internationally. EB Lewis impressed on adults at his presentation the importance of tapping into the passion of children and focusing in on their gift to inspire them to success!
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Dianna Hutts Aston poses with Shimotsu Elementary Principal Anthony Limon and Librarian Zulema Bewley

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SHS Librarian Nicole Cruz and CTE Teacher Guillermo Carriaga partner on grant!

Little Free Libraries will be popping up around the Sharyland community soon. The Education Foundation funded this joint CTE Building Skills and SHS Book Club grant. It was featured in the November 7th edition of the Sharyland Times. Find out more by checking out the story. http://www.sharylandtimes.com/features/851-little-free-libraries-to-cross-mission

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Librarian Jose Guerrero partnered with Bentsen Bilingual teachers for Library Centers Grant

Athit Farias and her tech department crew @ David Garcia Memorial Library.

Mrs. Flores, PHS Tech Showcase Committee Member credited Instructional Software Specialist Athit (Dede) Farias for coordinating the Mindcraft: Technology Showcase on Tuesday, November 4th. The attendance for the event represented all SISD campuses.
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State Representative Sergio Munoz picked the winning pumpkins for the Shimotsu Elementary Student Council Competition.

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Darvin Koenig's Book Recommendation

Darvin writes: Excellent book to help us all understand better the students with Autism Spectrum, which I know from a training this summer now includes Aspergers Syndrome and all levels of Autistic Behavior.

Nicole H. Cruz

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