PSJA Southwest ECHS Library

Volume 3. Go Javelinas!

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The 1st Semester flew by!

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

I really enjoyed my first semester as a High School librarian. Thank you teachers, students, administration, school board and Javelina community for making me feel at home. I am so blessed to be working with my PSJA Southwest Javelina family. Ready for 2022! #JavelinaNation


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.

1st semester as a High School Librarian

International Games Day!

Students had the best time playing board games, online games, and classics during their lunch period. It was nice to see students enjoying their time away from class and just de-stressing. It was so much fun that we now have games that may be checked out during lunch.

International Games Week is an initiative to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.


The library program actively provides an equitable, diverse, and open collection of digital and print resources, including open educational resources (OER), which support the academic and personal needs of students. Virtual library materials are available at point of need.

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International Game Day at PSJA Southwest ECHS
International Game Day SW ECHS

Feast of Sharing

Grateful and thankful to gather in the library to celebrate as a PSJA Southwest family. Everyone assisted in brining a prepared dish or dessert. The parent volunteers helped shred the turkeys and assist with serving. The balloon backdrop could not have been possible without the help of Sara Sanchez, Assistant principal Robin Hernandez, and librarian Laura Quiroz-Torres.
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Core Collaboration

The secondary library core gathered to meet about upcoming events, awards, and library promotions.

STAAR Manual Training

Assistant Principal Katia Garza presented the STAAR manual, procedures, and new updates to staff for The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness implementation (STAAR). Being prepared is key to success.

Javelina Book Club

The book club met in December for their last meeting of 2021. We had a surprise guest, former PSJA Southwest Librarian, Mrs. Letty Gonzalez and she brought donuts for the book club members. The students enjoyed talking to one another and catching up with their former librarian. The hot chocolate was an epic fail, but something to remember always. We had a great laugh after realizing it was burnt. The students who were present for the meeting were entered to win a prize.


Texas Library Standards: 5.4.0 The school library program is a central element of the school through its impact on student achievement, digital literacy, and school/culture.

Book Display

Remembering our Veterans


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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Cleaning out the AV Room

The library has been working on work orders for damaged or end of life devices. Many of the items have been entered into the district inventory, tagged and ready to go to property management. Thank you Mr. Estrada and Mr. Whitelaw for your assistance and guidance.

Update on Library Resources

1.Don't miss out on the second semester myON challenge

2. Renaissance is available for mid-year STAR reading assessment & Accelerated Reader Testing.

3. Mackinvia is now connected to your google account via your school email. You no longer have to create an account. Please see your librarian for more information.

4. Find books on destiny discover to checkout.


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. Dimension 1: The school library program features a learning environment that cultivates a sense of community and respect among all students and staff.

Campus Involvement

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.


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.

Holiday Window Painting

Spreading Holiday Cheer in the Library

Make & Take Holiday Ornament SW

Christmas Posada

The library ambassadors participated in the Annual Christmas Posada by selling Buñuelos de viento.

Christmas Staff Luncheon

The Javelina staff gathered one last time before heading into the holiday break. Administrators had prepared games, gift giveaways and delicious catered tacos. The entire Javelina staff had an awesome time.

School Toy Drive

PSJA Southwest ECHS held a campus-wide toy drive. Thank you Jaclyn Olvera for organizing this special event for the students of our community. All toys collected were distributed to the children in the Las Milpas community. We also want to thank all the students and staff that brought in a toy donation.
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Golf Fundraiser

The library was happy to assist the golf club with their first fundraiser by helping in selling tickets.


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.

Library Stats

Book Circulation 443

E Sign in 3,417

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PSJA Southwest Library Program Student Recognition

Top Accelerated Reader student for 1st Semester

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Top myON student for 1st Semester

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Top Accelerated Reader Teachers- 1st Semester

Kristina Young

Ernesto Rodriguez

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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

Upcoming Events

Second Semester Reading Challenge

Accelerated Reader Word Challenge-GAME ON

myON reading Minutes Challenge


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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Recognition

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