One for the Record Books
Sharyland ISD Librarians Ready to CODE
SHSU Intern Assists @ Meet the Teacher Night
Future Ready Library Staff
Bentsen Library Receives a New LOOK
Newsela @ Sharyland North Junior High
Mr. Koenig has been busy helping students with the new reading program, Newsela. It is being used to help prepare our students for the STAAR Reading test.
Speer Memorial Library visits B. L. Gray During Curriculum Night
Students steadily visited Speer Memorial Library's table and learned about the new custom design ecard and the fast and easy way to access digital resources. Librarian Wenndy Pray collaborated with Library Director Mayra Rocha to orchestrate this successful visit during B. L. Gray's Curriculum Night. Students are excited to expand their reading options to include selections in their local public library. "I'm grateful to collaborate with our public libraries," said Mrs. Pray, "meaningful collaboration with public libraries will ensure that our students are supported as life-long readers beyond their school library's walls."
MPL Creative Writing Competition Engages SA3 Students
Shimotsu Parent Education Night Includes the McAllen Public Library
The Shimotsu Parent Education Night was held on Tuesday, September 19th. Rolando Ramirez from MPL was available to sign parents up for library cards and give information about the upcoming book festival. Shown in the photo along with Mr. Ramirez are Shimotsu Librarian Zulema Bewley and SHSU Library Intern Thanya Montemayor.
Being a Good Digital Citizen @ JHS
Students at John H. Shary Elementary were engaged by a lesson on being a good digital citizen and creating a digital footprint puzzle for their class. Being a good digital citizen is about connecting and collaborating in a positive, safe environment on the web. Teaching digital citizenship embraces the reality of needing to understand our responsibilities and risks that come with the use of technology. Students learned how to protect their private information, be thoughtful digital citizens, and be ethical users of information.
New School Librarian @ RD Martinez Elementary
September Collage from Wernecke
Wernecke welcomed new students in a fun way to the campus by setting up informational booths in the cafeteria. Mrs. Ramos was able to provide informational materials about her library and the AR program at this event and was able to introduce herself as the campus librarian. Mrs. Ramos is enjoying making changes to her library décor this year, which started with a nice photo gallery of students behind her circulation desk. She has also had fun dressing up for special days along with students at her campus!
O. Garza Library Scavenger Hunt
Students at O. Garza participated in a library orientation scavenger hunt. Students were given a check list of different cards hidden in the library. Students were instructed to find the cards scattered around the library and fill in the blank on the check list for that card. Through the scavenger hunt, students were able to learn about our library procedures and placement of items. It was a very fun and active way to learn more about our school library. The original scavenger hunt was created and sold by Sonya Dykeman from The Library Patch. The scavenger hunt was edited to meet O. Garza’s library procedures and materials.
JV White Volleyball Teacher Appreciation Game
Online Safety...It's Everybody's Business
Reading Encouragement @ Bensten Elementary
Learning.com Online Safety Lessons-Teach Valuable Life Skills
B. L. Gray Librarian Serves as Administrative Member of SPTSO for Second Year
B. L. Gray's chapter of the Sharyland Parent-Teacher Support Organization held its first meeting this month, and its board members are excited to collaborate with Librarian Wenndy Pray for a second year in a row. "I'll be overseeing SPTSO's website and ensuring that parents have all the information they need at their fingertips," says Mrs. Pray. This year, the organization looks forward to collaborating with B. L. Gray's administrative team to help fulfill the campus's needs in technological equipment to support teachers and students. It is definitely an exciting time for B. L. Gray's SPTSO!
Banned Book Week Fortune Teller with SA3 Students
John H Shary Family Reading NIght
Our first Family Reading Night of the school year was a great success. We partnered with the Speer Memorial Library to promote National Library Card-Up Sign-up Month. They were busy all night signing-up students. It was awesome to see parents and students reading together. Thank you to Thanya Montemayor, staff members, and parents for coming together to encourage the love of reading at John H. Shary Elementary!
Music in Our Schools-Alive @ Shimotsu Elementary
Book Display @ Jensen
Hooray for Volunteers
Mrs. Ramos held a volunteer meeting for parents interested in helping at the library. The meetings were well attended and Mrs. Ramos was able to fill some much-needed slots for assistance in the library. She is very excited about the impact this will have on her library and on the students and is looking forward to a great school year.
Rapid Review by Darvin Koenig, SNJH Librarian
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Annabelle has just turned twelve. She has lived her whole life on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. She spends her days attending school at the one room school house and helping out on the farm that has been in her family for generations. It is a good and happy life until the day new student Betty Glengarry arrives. Very quickly Annabelle finds herself being bullied and threatened by the bigger, stronger girl. When Betty’s nasty lies and actions put someone’s life in danger, Annabelle has to decide whether she is strong enough to take a stand.