PSJA Memorial ECHS Library

Newsletter: 5th Six Weeks

Happy Spring!

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." --Ruth Stout

The Wolverine Library Celebrates Read Across America/Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

In conjunction with NEA's Read Across America, students at PSJA Memorial ECHS had the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd. During the the lunch periods, students became artists when frosting became the paint and graham crackers the canvas. They had the opportunity to "paint" their favorite Dr. Seuss characters then eat them! Much fun was had by all!
Dr. Seuss Day

It's that Time of Year!

As the school year winds down, it is important to return overdue books and pay your fines, especially Seniors!

Author Visit: Simone Elkeles

GROWL Book Club members had the opportunity to visit with Young Adult author, Simone Elkeles, at the PSJA Auditorium. Students from all of our high schools attended as well. Ms. Elkeles spoke to the students about her books and even showed us some book trailers she has produced. Every member received a complimentary book and Ms. Elkeles autographed them. The books were provided by Mrs. Nora Galvan, PSJA Library Coordinator, and the Wolverine Library.
Simone Elkeles Author Visit

Tech Corner: Mentimeter

This free tool allows you to engage your students with the Mentimeter audience response system. Visualize your participants' opinions with real-time graphs and charts. Mentimeter shows the results live while your students are voting with the web based mobile polling app, making sure everyone is a part of the presentation. Involves your students in a fun way!

Come by the library and I can show you some examples and how to set up your own FREE account!

Happy Retirement Mary Gomez!

The Wolverine Library would like to wish Mrs. Gomez a happy retirement. Mrs. Gomez was the PSJA District Library Department's secretary. We are going to miss you, but we are happy for you! Enjoy your retirement. Many blessings!

Pictured are: Mrs. Nora Galvan, Library Coordinator, and Mary Gomez

#Early College High School Week

PSJA Memorial ECHS Library participated in the first annual Early College High School Week Book Display contest. The theme of our display was Early College Makes it Possible! We contacted Wolverine alumni and they sent pictures along with information about what university they attended or are attending as well as their majors and graduation years. We had a great response from our former students and they were very excited to see each other's accomplishments. We currently have students who are about to graduate from Harvard, Cornell, UT Austin, are studying in Washington DC, Michigan State, and many other universities! After viewing the display, current students are now extremely motivated and realize just how many opportunities they have available to them because they are part of an early college high school. One student said, "That's me in two years!"

Bookface Contest

In Celebration of National Library Week, the Wolverine Library held its first ever Bookface Contest. We had great participation with a total of 90 entries. After narrowing the entries down to 15 finalists, the PSJA-ISD Librarians voted and here are the results:

Thank You Ms. E. Garner's Class!

The Wolverine Library would like to thank Ms. E. Garner and her 5th grade students from Kelly-Pharr Elementary for also submitting some Bookface pictures. Ms. Garner's son, David, is a sophomore at Memorial. We think her students did a great job!
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New Wolverine Millionaires!

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Top AR Readers 5th Six Weeks

Virginia Martinez: 232.5 Words

Roxanna Sanchez: 200 Words

Jennifer Munoz: 174 Words

Ashley De La Garza: 171.2 Words

Top AR Classes 5th Six Weeks

A. Gonzales 3rd/4th A: 486.1 Points

S. Velarde 3rd/4th B: 456.3 Points

S. Velarde 5th/6th A: 359.3 Points

E. Boahene 1st/2nd A: 281.3 Points

School-Wide Results 5th Six Weeks

Wolverines earned: 3,908 Points

Wolverines read: 24,915,586 Words

Year to date words read: 188,053,355

GROWL Book Club News

  • The GROWL Book Club met on Thursday, April 7, to discuss the book The Testing. Thank you Roxanna Sanchez for creating the PowerPoint with the discussion questions.
  • Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 and we will be discussing The Program by Suzanne Young.
  • We will be selling snacks after school the weeks of May 2-13. Come by to earn book credit!
  • Our field trip is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. We will be going to tour the McAllen Public Library and Barnes & Noble.

The GROWL Book Club is Currently Reading...

When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.

Summary from Destiny Catalog

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.

Carmen S. Garza, MLS

PSJA Memorial ECHS Librarian

Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.