Friday Focus

NEISD Library Services

Friday Focus for Week of January 11 - 15, 2016

In this Friday Focus:

  • Librarian Accolades
  • Dellview ES - Pam Arevalo-Thompson
  • American Association of School Libraries December e-newsletter
  • San Antonio Symphony Musicians at SAPL
  • Reminders & Updates

Librarian Accolades

Congratulations to:

Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Nominees

Sheri Watkins, Montgomery ES

Angie Oliverson, Harmony Hills ES

Roni Schmittou, Eisenhower MS

Grant recipient from Texas Commission of the Arts for Sue Kuentz, storyteller

Jamie Jennings, Wood MS

Received the Golden Spur from faculty

Please let us continue to recognize you for your accomplishments by sending an email to let us know of them. These recognitions help shine a bright light on our library community.

Red. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Jan 2016.

Dellview ES - Pam Arevalo-Thompson

Colleen Bohrman, Executive Director for Curriculum Compliance, was visiting Dellview ES and she always tries to peek in at what is happening in the library. This week she saw Pam Arevalo-Thompson working with 3rd-grade students who were researching in the library. She was quote: Amazed at the high level of the lessons!

When she asked one student about copying, he said, "No! That would be copyright infringement! This statement gave Ms. Bohrman goosebumps.

We love hearing about the awesome learning opportunities in our libraries!


American Association of School Libraries December e-newsletter

Please take some time to view the AASL December e-newsletter.


San Antonio Symphony Musicians at SAPL

San Antonio Symphony Musicians will perform at various San Antonio Public Library branches between January 16 and May 14, 2016.

Cellist Lachezar Kostov

Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School

January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Pruitt Library staff for a lively afternoon with San Antonio Symphony cellist Lachezar Kostov as he shares his talents and his love of music with children of all ages. Come and find out how special classical music can be! Light Refreshments will be served.


Reminders & Updates

OverDrive - a little friendly competition

We are currently in 1st place for schools this month!

1. North East ISD: 5,269 checkouts (Thursday morning)

2. Mesquite ISD (TX)

3. St. Vrain Valley School District (CO)

4. Beaufort County School District (SC)

5. Lincoln Public Schools (NE)

I hear the competition is pretty tight between us and Mesquite ISD. We may have to throw out a challenge to our friends up the road. :)

Thanks for all the great reading promotion you are doing in the libraries!