MJHS Media Center Newsletter

January 2019

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MYP Personal Project Focus for January

Dear MJHS Faculty,

Did you know that each of us have been assigned a tenth grader who has a very important MYP personal project that is due in just a few short weeks?

If you need resources to help guide your mentee, please utilize the Media Center MYP Personal Project website (and me!) for help!

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MLK Day of Service

Always celebrated on the third Monday in January, this federal holiday honors Reverend King's life and commitment to equality and unity. The Day of Service encourages citizens to follow King's words: "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." Read more at the Martin Luther King, Jr. website. Volunteers of all ages work on projects in their communities to honor King’s dedication to community service. See also NEA's Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MJHS students are encouraged to partner with Hands on Atlanta to honor Dr. King's legacy. They have projects big and small, all over the city, that can provide a way for you to serve others!


New GALILEO Password!

Old password : teenage

New password : cooking

WILL BE changed: 01/08/2019

This password will be valid until 05/22/2019.

Remember, passwords must be entered in all lowercase characters.

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APS Tech Competition - Volunteers Needed!

The Georgia Student Technology Competition (GaSTC) is an annual student competition that gives students the opportunity to showcase their innovative use of technology in daily learning. Started by Lou Dewberry in 2001, the GASTC is the highest level of student technology competition in Georgia. The competition is open to all students in grades 3-12 that reside in Georgia. In order to compete in the GaSTC, students must receive first place at a recognized regional technology fair.

For more information on how to help, click here. :)

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APS Race to Read Update

APS has exceeded our Race2Read goal of 2 million minutes with 30 schools crossing the finish line in less than 6 weeks! Media specialists - many of whom double as communications ambassadors - have been the driving force behind the success of this district-wide reading challenge. Kudos to you! APS will announce a new goal in the new year. Until then, please encourage your students, staff, and community partners to keep reading and logging minutes over the holiday break. To learn more about who's currently leading in the District, click here.

New Books for the New Year!

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Volunteers Needed for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!

Its almost here! The 2019 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is quickly approaching. APS students have been reading and practicing for this epic event. To stay up to date with the latest information about the 2019 HRRB, visit our district's HRRB website regularly.

Saturday January 26, 2019

We are so excited for this annual event that celebrates the joy of reading!

To volunteer, please click here. :)

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NAACP ACT-SO Competition

ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) is the major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded for youth of African descent, ACT-SO provides a forum through which the students demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes. ACT-SO is rooted in the firm conviction that all students can succeed and compete at the same or superior levels as their counterparts in classrooms, boardrooms and laboratories across this nation and abroad.

Students can select up to three competitions from a total of 32 offerings in STEM, Business, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Culinary Arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated in the program since its inception.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) would like to partner with the your school by asking you to encourage your students to participate in the Atlanta Branch's Academic, Cultural, Technology, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition. The NAACP will hold its Annual National Convention July 21- 24, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan and the ACT-SO Competition will be held July 18- 21, 2019. We are asking you to assist us with this event by sharing the information with your students.

This year’s local competition will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1500 Norman Drive, College Park, Georgia. The Awards Ceremony will be held the same day and place after the competition is over.

Email completed applications to mplowden@bellsouth.net or mail them to Dr. Martha W. Plowden, 3104 Topaz Lane, S. W., Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Once received, each student will be emailed the criteria for each of their selected area of competition.

Thanking you in advance for your support of our students and the Atlanta Branch NAACP’s ACT-SO Competition.

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