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March 2015

SISD Library Volunteers of the Month

Andrea Galindo & Sarah Kujanpaa help Mr. Guerrero at the LLoyd & Dolly Bentsen Elementary Library. These sixth grade students are involved in many activities and still find time to volunteer at the library and serve as reading buddies to kindergarten students.
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Jessie Jensen 1st Graders Receive Bilingual Books

Mr. Ramos, Jensen Librarian, poses with 1st grade students. Mr. Ramos received books from Mrs. Cruz, SISD Lead Librarian. Mrs. Cruz serves as the Vice-Chair of the Tejas Star Book List Committee. She donated the books to the Jensen library.

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Shimotsu 2nd Graders

Students explore the world using the National Geographic online resource. Access to digital content can be found @ any SISD library! Just ask your librarian for your campus username and password.
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Morning Rush

The SNJH Library is the place to be in the mornings before school starts! There are at least 50 students that come to the library every morning to take AR tests, read books, study, do homework, and return and check out books.

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BL Gray Library Springs into March

Librarian Sally Hartman and Coach Nathan Aguilar take time to decorate the library for Open House on March 3rd. One way to keep students and faculty coming back is to provide a welcoming environment.
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PHS Teen Leadership Hosts Women Together/ Mujeres Unidas Speaker

Coach David W. Munson has been quoted as saying, “If you need resources, you need to visit your school librarian often.” Little did Coach Munson know that those brief visits would act as a catalyst to bring a representative from the community agency Women Together/Mujeres Unidas to Pioneer High School.

Marcela Balquinta, the agency’s Prevention Education Program representative, presented information to Coach Munson’s 5th Block Teen Leadership class, leading discussions and facilitating activities relating to the day’s topic. The program seeks to prevent sexual assault and abuse through awareness education.

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SHS Book Club Guest Speaker

Investigator Romeo Ortega, Mission Police Department, spoke to students at Sharyland High School on Wednesday, February 18th. The students had read Jennifer Brown's book Thousand Words. The book focuses on the problems that arise from sexting. Officer Ortega shared real-world scenarios and laws regarding cyberbullying and inappropriate computer usage.
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PHS LEO Club President Reads with John H Shary students

Cyana Arrendondo helps a young student read at the Family Reading Night at John H. Shary Elementary. Librarian Sharron Guzman is so happy to have the helpers assist.
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Laura Edwards Texas Library Associaton Conference Stipend Winner

Zulema Garza, RD Martinez Librarian, was selected as the Laura Edwards Conference Stipend Winner. She will represent Sharyland ISD when she is presented at the Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon in Austin in April.
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Library Square

Zulema Garza contributed the 82 block to the RD Martinez 100 Day Quilt. The block is made of AR labels. You can find books at just the right reading level in every SISD library!
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O Garza Librarian Substitute

We welcome Mrs. Sheri Dittman to Sharyland ISD. Mrs. Dittman is the permanent substitute at the O. Garza Library for the remainder of this school year. Mrs. Dittman says, "The students are so happy to come to the library. I love their enthusiasm. Many thanks to all the librarians who have been so helpful as well."
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SHS Caught Reading Winner

Lauren Alvarez, junior, was "Caught Reading" by her teacher Sherry Dickenson. She was reading Before I Go To Sleep by CJ Watson. She won a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Lauren is the daughter of Erica Alvarez, SHS Attendance clerk.

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The Book Whisperer author Donalyn Miller

Wenndy Pray, Sharyland High School ELA teacher, and Zulema Garza, RD Martinez Librarian, met Donalyn Miller at the Region One Spring Extravaganza. Miller shared her reading strategies with more than 100 participants.
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PHS Students Volunteer

PHS Book Club members and LEO Club members take time to read with students at the John H. Shary Family Reading Nights.
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New Furniture for Hinojosa Elementary Library

Ruben Hinojosa Elementary students enjoy reading great books on the furniture recently donated by Lack's of the Valley.
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Wernecke AR Ticket Challenge Incentive Party

Mrs. Ramos rewarded readers who met the "ticket challenge" for the 1st semester with a pizza party and a prize of their choice. She promoted this fun idea @ the library!
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Sam Houston State Library Students: Past, Present, & Future

Nicole Cruz graduated from SHSU in 2001. Zulema Garza will graduate this spring 2015. Wenndy Pray will start her classes this fall and plans to graduate in 2017. Dr. Perry and Dr. Lesesne pose with Sharyland ISD past, present, and future SHSU grads.
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PHS students Selena Aguirre and Max Ibarra Share Positive Messages

Janie Flores, PHS Librarian, had students write positive self messages on hearts. The Happy You Year display shares how it is important to feel good about yourself through inner strength and characteristic traits.
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KICK: Keep It Clean and KInd Ambassadors on the Road

Nicole Cruz and five Sharyland High School students are ready to bring the KICK message to any campus! This photo was taken on Thursday, February 19th. The students visited Pioneer High School. The KICK message is Keep It Clean and Kind. Students share the importance of online safety and posting appropriate messages and photos on any social media sites.
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BL Gray receives new books

Librarian Sally Hartman and student library aide, Derek Bryan Delgado, are kept busy with processing new books for BL Gray readers.
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