Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of September 17th

Here's your 2012-2013 WFSS News Team!

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen to serve on the WFSS News Team!


  • Kolby Bonds
  • Matthew Brodsky
  • Mylah Buenafe
  • Connor Dickson
  • Dylan Finkbeiner
  • Christopher Hattan
  • Jamie Kinsella
  • Aniston Kiser
  • Sam Lookadoo
  • Dylan Masterson
  • Kayla Matthews
  • DaMariah Palmer
  • Dorothy Peden
  • Jalyn Rodriguez
  • Alex Ross
  • Alina Scalzitti
  • Amanda Wallace
  • Maleyah Wilson
  • Grace Wood
  • Luke Younts


As part of the news team, these students will help to produce a daily morning news program that will be broadcast throughout our school. These students will report for duty on Monday, September 17th, at 7:30am. All news team members will come for training everyday for the next two weeks to learn how to operate equipment, write scripts, and learn the policies and procedures of producing our show.

Summer reading celebrations this week!

As a reward for participating in our summer reading program, close to 100 Fork Shoals students will be invited to our summer reading celebrations this week. Students will enjoy snacks, door prizes will be given out, and each student will leave with a few goodies! Students who were the top readers for their grade levels will receive medals and a certificate for a free book at our upcoming book fair.


The summer reading celebration for K5-2nd grade students will be on Thursday, September 20th, at 1pm. The summer reading celebration for 3rd-5th graders will be on Friday, September 21st, at 1pm. Both celebrations will take place in the library.

Save the Date: The Fall Book Fair Is Coming Soon!

The Fork Shoals Library will have three book fairs again this year, and our first fair will be October 8-12 (with a special parent/teacher preview day on Friday, October 5th).


For more information on our upcoming bookfair, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/forkshoalselemsch.

Book of the Week: A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

Abby’s best friend is her beloved Shetland sheepdog, Tam. The two are always together, and they even compete in agility competitions (which they usually win because they seem to read each others’ minds). On the way home from a competition in Virginia, however, a horrible accident on the treacherous Blue Ridge Parkway separates Abby and Tam. Abby is sure that her precious dog is still alive and trying to find his way back to her…all the way home to Harmony Gap, North Carolina. Even when Abby and her family move to Nashville (something Abby is not happy about), she never loses hope that she will be reunited with Tam one day.


Tam is lost and alone for the first time in his life. He has only two goals: survive and find his way back to his girl. As Tam makes his way south toward where he’s sure he’ll find Abby, surviving is becoming more difficult. Winter is on its way, and Tam must rely on all his instincts–and the help of some surprising new friends–to live through the season. As the days, weeks, and months pass, Tam begins to forget much about his old life as he becomes more like a wild animal and less like the pampered dog he once was. But, somehow, he always remembers that he belongs somewhere else, and he is doing everything he can to get back to the place–and the girl–that is his true home.


Both Abby and Tam are facing new situations and dangers they never expected, but these two friends have a bond that transcends everything. It’s this bond that helps both of them hope for the day when they’ll see each other again. Even though hundreds of miles separate them, Abby and Tam are determined to find each other…and they’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. Find out how Tam makes his way home to Abby’s welcoming arms when you read A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron.

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Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

2012-2013 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominees
2012-13 South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees

Dates to remember:

  • September 17 - 12-13 WFSS News Team reports for duty
  • September 19 - Ms. Knight absent
  • September 20 - K5-2nd grade summer reading party, 1pm
  • September 21 - 3rd-5th grade summer reading party, 1pm

Interested in being a club sponsor?

Do you know someone who could help students to learn a new hobby (crafts, music, scrapbooking, games, etc.) New this year, fall Short Term Clubs! The PTA is actively looking for club leaders. Fall session will be held Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 2:30-3:30. If you know someone who could help, please contact the PTA at forkshoalspta@gmail.com