Westridge Library Newsletter
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
- NEA National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Smithsonian Education
- National Hispanic Heritage Month
- National Writing Project
- Teaching For Change
- Library of Congress' Hispanic Reading Room
Grandparents Day Event - International Dot Day
On Tuesday, September 15th, Westridge will be hosting a Grandparents Day event in the library media center from 7:15-7:40 AM. Grandparents and students will listen to The Dot by Peter Reynolds in honor of International Dot Day. After the story, participants will be invited to make their own dot artwork. All artwork will be placed on display around the school. Please make plans to attend.
5th Grade Girls Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch has officially started! For the past ten years, 5th grade students have had the option to participate in Library Lunch Bunch. During Lunch Bunch, students bring their lunches to the library in order to hear a novel of their choice while they eat. They attend each day until the novel is complete. Since boys and girls often like different types of novels, the genders are separated to make the experience even more exciting and special. This year, the girls have chosen The War That Saved My Lide by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. So far, the book is a huge hit!
2015-2016 Student Technology Leadership Program Underway
Congratulations to the 43 students who signed-up to be 2015-2016 Student Technology Leadership Program participants! These students will compete in the STLP competition held at Rupp Arena in April. Their competition areas include video production, photography, graphic design, community projects, gaming, art design, music production, digital storytelling, technical writing, robotics, and multimedia. In addition, eight of these students will compete in the newscast category and produce the weekly Westridge newscast. Beyond participating in competition, students in STLP will learn about media literacy, digital citizenship, video production, and robotics. Looking forward to another great year!
2015-2016 WestridgeFaculty & Staff Booknic
The annual Westridge Faculty & Staff Booknic took place on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 in the library media center. Faculty and staff members were invited to submit food items representing their favorite children's books. Over 25 food items were submitted representing 25 different children's books! Check out the video below to see some of the great submissions this year!
WRES Booknic 2015-2016
Congratulations 2015-2016 Westridge Library Helpers
Congratulations to the following Westridge students who were selected to be 2015-2016 Library Aides! These students will help to maintain the library, select materials for purchase, and support Ms. Holmes during library events.
2. Sonny Estes
1. Jayden Fannin
2. Sonny Estes
3. Lexi Carmack
4. Kaylin Rogers
5. Piper Hankins
6. Amelia Hamilton
7. Abigail Stout
8. Grant Parsley
9. Keilee Davis
September Author & Illustrator Birthdays
- September 8th - Ruby Bridges
- September 8th - Jack Prelutsky
- September 8th - Jon Scieszka
- September 13th - Roald Dahl
- September 15th - Tomie DePaola
- September 16th - H.A. Rey
- September 25th - Jim Murphy
New Titles Available In The Westridge Library