Media Center Minute

Library Schedule Next Week

Next week students will come to the Library during one of their Specials times. Please follow the same schedule as before. Please share this with your substitutes and others on your team to ensure everyone gets to the library during their scheduled time.
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The Hour of Code

Students enjoyed getting acquainted with computer science this week and proved that anybody can learn the basics of code. Every student was able to participate when their class visited the computer lab this week and they LOVED doing it! The links for the sites we used will remain on our website under the Library section for students to access and get some more logical thinking in.

Check the sites out for yourself here:

Upcoming Trainings

Wired Wednesday - Pearson Math & STEMscopes

Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 8:15am-2:45pm

Counselor's Classroom Rm. 41

Bring your laptops and get more information about Pearson Math & STEMscopes. If you missed our last session that covered Discovery Education we can discuss that as well if needed!

** Register in Eduphoria **

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Teacher & Student Surveys

If you are a 3rd - 5th grade teacher and have not filled out the Teacher Survey regarding the Chromebooks yet, make sure you do that before Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Remember, it is anonymous and it will help the Technology Dept. improve the program.

You can access the survey by clicking on this link:

If you could also make sure your students received the survey I sent to them and are able to complete it before Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM as well I would greatly appreciate it.

Remember, this is only for 3rd - 5th grade teachers and students.

Just in case, here is the link to the student survey:

Student Survey.

Upcoming Videoconferenes

Reading Discovery - January 29

Reading Discovery Featuring First Lady Barbara Bush

For Grades: 3rd -8th

Cost: FREE

Times: 10:00 - 11:15AM

Deadline to Register: January 23

Share an exciting reading experience with First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Students from various states and abroad ask questions during the interactive video conference with Mrs. Bush. She will read excerpts from "Rushmore" by Lynn Curlee. It covers a STEM topic about the engineering feat of building Mount Rushmore and American history from WWI and WWII.

Please complete this form and submit up to five written questions by Friday, Jan. 9 that your class would like to ask Mrs. Bush. Selected schools will be notified by Jan. 23 however, it is possible that some schools may not get to ask their questions due to time constraints. You must be registered in the videoconference to participate in the Q&A with Barbara Bush.

The Politics of General Sam Houston - January 21

The Politics of General Sam Houston

For Grades: 4th

Cost: FREE

Times: 10:00-10:45AM

Deadline to Register: January 16

General Sam Houston is a key figure in the history of Texas. Join Michael C. Sproat, Curator of Collections at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas as he provides brief glimpses into the life of General Houston and learn about what made Texas' most notable figure become the hero that he is today.

Participants in this interactive session will explore why General Houston's political fame turbulently rose and fell during his 50 years in public service and discover how Andrew Jackson influenced General Houston's politics.