PSJA Southwest ECHS Library

Volume 2. Go Javelinas!

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Collaboration with Departments

The library is ready to set up, collaborate and assist with any departments, campus, and district needs. This month the library prepared seating arrangements and devices to host meetings for Migrant Department (University Rep), College Go Center, Professional Development for staff, College Readiness, gear up, leadership team, and university presenters.


The library program collaborates with regional libraries, institutions, and/or community partners to provide access to additional programs and resources for students and faculty.

The program includes opportunities for collaboration among members of the learning community and opportunities to help learners become independent users and producers of ideas and information. Principle 2. The librarian works collaboratively with students, teachers, and the community to promote local, state, and national reading initiatives that encourage learners to read, write, view, speak, and listen for understanding and enjoyment.

Library Resources

Students are instructed in the access and use of library materials in person, virtually, and using a variety of devices
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Javelina Book Club

The book club voted for our 2021-2022 officers. These students will lead, collaborate, plan, and engage students in the book club meetings. Congratulations to our president Darien Sieng Senior, Vice President Angeles Moctezuma Senior, Secretary Stephanie Velazquez Freshman, Historian Samantha Omana Senior.


– School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Book Club Reading Selection

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Book Club

Principle 2. The librarian works collaboratively with students, teachers, and the community to promote local, state, and national reading initiatives that encourage learners to read, write, view, speak, and listen for understanding and enjoyment.
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Team Up for Literacy

Digital Citizenship

Book Display

Spooky Stories book display.


Strand 3: Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

Dimension 3: Library materials reflect the diversity, student choice for leisure reading, and reading for information as well as the needs of the curriculum and the state standards.

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Homecoming Week

Information Literacy: School library programs offer information literacy instruction that enables students to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, ethically use, and clearly communicate information in various formats

Find me at the library!

Strand 5: Safe and Nurturing Environment - School libraries are essential, safe, and flexible environments and are inviting centers for teaching and learning. Dimension 1: The school library program features a learning environment that cultivates a sense of community and respect among all students and staff.


The library environment is: • Stimulating • A focal point of learning • A place of community within the school • Flexible and provides a variety of spaces to accommodate different activities and learning needs • Home to a variety of resources to meet the need of a diverse learning community

Strand 5. Safe and Nurturing Environment - School libraries are essential, safe, and flexible environments and are inviting centers for teaching and learning.

Campus Involvement

Trunk or Treat

All Hallow's Read

It was a spooktacular library event, we had 41 students attend All Hallow's Read during their A or B lunch. Students listened and told scary stories in the dark. After they were treated to spooky snack.
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Pumpkin Book Character Contest

Thank you to the book club and Mr. Benavides art students who participated this year. Everyone loved all the entries. The PSJA district librarians carefully judged all entries. Pictured below are the winners.


Strand 3: Reading-School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.

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5th Grade Golf Tournament

This was the 1st 5th Grade Southwest ECHS Chip & Putt golf tournament for our elementary feeder campuses that was held at the PSJA Short shot golf course. The following campuses competed: Cesar Chavez Elementary, Carmen Anaya Elementary, Garcia Elementary, Berta Palacios Elementary, Palmer Elementary, and Aida Escobar Elementary. The cheerleaders, dance team, book club, and golf team helped out. An awards presentation was held at the end of the competition for the competing campuses. Great job Golf Coach Aaron Gonzalez for organizing the event and including the book club.


The program includes opportunities for collaboration among members of the learning community and opportunities to help learners become independent users and producers of ideas and information. Principle 2. The librarian works collaboratively with students, teachers, and the community to promote local, state, and national reading initiatives that encourage learners to read, write, view, speak, and listen for understanding and enjoyment.

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PSJA Southwest ECHS Elementary Golf Tournament

Cheering with the Squad

The cheerleaders selected a staff member they admire to cheer with them. We were all so honored to be chosen and care deeply for these wonderful girls. The cheer squad under the direction of Miss Reyes taught us five cheers during two practice sessions. We debuted our talent during the 1st quarter of the football game.


The program includes opportunities for collaboration among members of the learning community and opportunities to help learners become independent users and producers of ideas and information.

Dia De Los Muertos Altar Competition

Great collaboration with the Spanish Department and other departments who assisted on the altar. We were so happy to have received 2nd place as a campus for our altar entry. Team Javelinas students and staff you did an outstanding job in such a short amount of time.


The program includes opportunities for collaboration among members of the learning community and opportunities to help learners become independent users and producers of ideas and information.

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Library Resources

Students in Mr. M. Gonzalez class learned how to access books on myON, test a book on Accelerated Reader, and create a backpack on Mackinvia.


Strand 4: Effective School Libraries are a vital hub with equitable access to emerging technologies that provide curated and open access to a variety of print and digital resources. They support best instructional practices and curriculum standards through the integration of resources while assessing the impact on student learning.


Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.

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Javelina Café

UTECH at Region One

Library staff participates in professional development as a learner and as a teacher in at least 5 of these ways: • Social media • Virtual • Regional • Local • State • National conferences

Library Stats

Book Circulation 648

E Sign in 3,407

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Recognition Days

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Southwest library appreciates our Administrators and all that they do on a daily basis for our campus. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

Student Recognition

Upcoming Events

Character Dress Up

Strand 3: Reading-School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.


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