Gorzycki Library News

October 2018

October Quick Facts!

In September, 2,238 books were circulated!

In October, there were 4,387 total individual student library visits!

(Average 200 students individual visits PER DAY!)

Mrs. Russell taught 63 classes. (That's about 1,890 students receiving instruction!)

Students have created over 1000 videos on Flipgrid!

Way to go, Tigers!

YOU are why we have such an amazing library program!

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Digital Citizenship Week was October 15-19. We celebrated by learning about our digital footprints and how to keep them safe. Students then used Flipgrid to discuss how they can make sure to have a positive digital footprint. To view the presentation click here.
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Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Makerspace Fun!

Staff Lunch and Learn!

We held the First Staff Lunch & Learn of the school year on Tuesday, October 30. Teachers learned about Flipgrid and how to use it in their classrooms. If you missed it, the presentation can be found here.
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The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the library November 5-9 and at One Gorzycki Night. To reserve a time for your class to visit the book fair, please e-mail Mrs. Russell or use the Library Reservation Form. Students may also visit before school, during lunches, and during EXCEL.


New E-books have been added to MackinVia! Students and staff all have access to the E-books in Sora and MackinVia. Instructions on logging in may be found here. MackinVia's e-books and audiobooks can also be accessed through the AISD Portal.

Don't Forget!

The library is open 8am-4pm and during EXCEL.

(Please only send one student at a time per class for crowd control.)

We have 7 desktop computers that will print.

Students are to sign in, conduct library business, and go back to class.

This is not meant to be a time to send your students who need to complete work or stay the entire time.

Upcoming Library Events

  • November 5-9 Scholastic Book Fair!
  • November 12-Vision & Hearing Screenings in Library
  • November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break!
  • November 28- GMS Staff Lunch & Learn