Southwest ECHS Library

Volume 1. Go Javelinas!

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Welcome Back!

I look forward to meeting and hearing from all our students. I am so excited to get this year started and meet all my students! You can find resources, upcoming events and more on the library google class.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Quiroz - Torres, Librarian



COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: Cultivates Community Partnerships Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (including families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses) to promote engagement and a community of readers. LITERACY: Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers Creates inclusive collections that acknowledge and celebrate diverse experiences and provide instructional opportunities to empower learners as effective users and creators of information and ideas.

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Book Hogger Recruitment

The goal of the Southwest Javelina Book Club is to encourage reading by providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a casual but respectful manner.

Membership is open and free to all Southwest High School students. New members can join throughout the year by contacting scanning the QR-code located at the circulation desk. Members are expected to help during fundraising events and in community events in which the book club is involved. To remain an active member, a participant can miss no more than two meetings per semester. If you know you are going to be out in advance, please notify Mrs. Quiroz-Torres or Mrs. Rivas.
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Top PSJA Summer Readers

PSJA Southwest ECHS would like to congratulate our 2021 Top Summer Readers. We are extremely proud of your dedication to literacy even during your time off. We would also like to thank all students who submitted a reading log.


LITERACY: Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers Creates inclusive collections that acknowledge and celebrate diverse experiences and provide instructional opportunities to empower learners as effective users and creators of information and ideas.

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PSJA Southwest ECHS Top SUMMER READS 2021

Book Club Meeting

Go Book Hoggers!
I was happy to meet my wonderful book hoggers for the first time. The goal of the Southwest Javelina Book Club is to encourage reading by providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a casual but respectful manner. We currently have 40 members in the book club.

Book Club Members Stats

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Device Distribution

TEAM WORK! During the first few weeks of school we worked hard to make sure all students had a laptop. Distributing to the class rooms or in the library were CIT Mr. Whitelaw, Lab Manager Mr. Estrada, Librarian Mrs. Quiroz-Torres and Library Clerk Mrs. Rivas. We were glad to help our students needing assistance the first few weeks with password changes, computer software updates and other technical issues.

Banned Book Week

Celebrate the freedom to read!


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 diversity, student choice for leisure reading, and reading for information as well as the needs of the curriculum and the state standards.

Library Card sign-up Month

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Freshman Orientation

During Freshman Orientation students were given an overview of the library hours, procedures, resources and programs. Students were also shown how to access Mackinvia, create an account and view the many resources available.



The school library promotes selection of appropriate resources and tools for information use by: 1. Demonstrating and documenting how resources and technology are used to address information needs. 2. Providing opportunities for all members of the school community to develop information and technology skills needed to promote the transfer of information-related problem-solving strategies across all disciplines.

What can your library offer you?

The Southwest Library
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
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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.

Mackinvia

Students in Ms. Pena's (CTE) business class created a Mackinvia backpack to utilize the resources for an assignment.
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Library Stats

Book Circulation 857

E Sign in 3,410

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Class Set Resources

Hog Time

Southwest Staff:

There are novels available in class sets in the library and other reading resources available online. Feel free to reach out to our librarian, Mrs. Quiroz - Torres, to learn more about it.

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Recognition Days

Southwest library appreciates everything our security officers and custodians do daily for our campus. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

Student Recognition

Upcoming Events

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