September Saga

News from the Creston MediaPlex

Deadlines in the Mirror May Be Closer than they Appear

In some ways, I think the end of the first quarter is the most hectic: first report card, preparation for conferences, and for us, the book fair. This year we have more performance assessments and new programs.

AMLE National Convention During Break: October 15-17 in Columbus, OH

Shirley Wright of IMLEA (Indiana Middle Level Educator Association) has made an arrangement with the national association to register Indiana educators together in order to obtain a deep discount. Currently, there are at least 67 people from Indiana on her "super team". The conference has a fabulous line up, and is nearby in Columbus, OH. Let me know if you are interested; I am going. There is nothing to compare with a conference with over 1000 middle level educators! Learn more here.

Indiana Computer Educator Conference, October 14-16

This conference will also be during break at Noblesville HS. I went last year, and it was a great deal for only $100. They have several nationally-known speakers, it includes breakfast and lunch, favors, door prizes, and very useful sessions and fun attendees. I would go again if I could! You can find out more here.

As promised.... When Students Were Asked What They WANT to Read... (Last Month We Shared Their Favorites)

So, What Does This Wordle Represent?

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Circulation Stats: Print Up Slightly, eBooks Up Considerably

For the month of August, we checked out 2736 print books, or a little over two books per student. This was an increase of about 30 from 2014. However, we did have a greater increase in eBooks and books placed on hold. In August, 2014, we did not have any eBooks checked out, but last month we had 84 checked out. The number of holds placed on books increased from 10 to 59. The eBook market for schools is still a bit unsettled, but we are adding more popular and simultaneous, multiple user titles. We will be reminding students that they can check out our eBooks during break.
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