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PSJA Early College High School Library wins 1st place in Celebrating Early College High School Week

PSJA ECHS students and teachers celebrated Early College High School Week with several activities in the library. Teachers took students to the library to research the different college's of their choice. Students downloaded a QR code app and used the READBOX section of the library display to gather information from several university's. All PSJA High Schools participated in creating a college connection display in the library. A panel of judges from STC visited all ECHS campuses on March 24th. Congratulations to PSJA ECHS Library for being named the TOP winner for the College Connection Library Display winner during Early College High School Week.
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National Library Week: Libraries Transform

During National Library Week, PSJA ECHS Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries. Activities for the week included:

Monday: Share your story on how your library has helped you

Tuesday: Book face Contest

Wednesday: Drop Everything & Read

Thursday: Teen Choice Awards

Friday: Poem in a Pocket

Book Face Photo Contest

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DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!

Drop Everything and Read provides students with much more than a just-sit-there-and-read experience. It gives students time to read what they want to read, share what they've read, and receive the support they need for further reading explorations and reflections. When a student completes a book, he or she will take an Accelerated Reader test and stops by the circulation counter to receive a Krispy Kreme donut. 4723 AR points , Books circulated 5932
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Teen Tech Week @ PSJA : What will you and your students create with Sway this year?

Students in Mrs. Gonzalez AP/DC class stopped by the library to work on a research project using Sway and PowerPoint. Students were introduced to MackinVIA databases and resources to gather information. Sway lets students collaborate, communicate and create amazingly stunning products for their project-based learning units. It not only gives teachers and students a new way to create projects and demonstrate learning, it also makes collaboration and communication a snap. In just minutes, teachers and students can create a stunning visual presentation with a unique web URL that can be easily shared for viewing and collaborating. Click on students name below to view projects done in the library.

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What Is The Best Book Your Book Club Has Read?

Throughout the school year book club members had an opportunity to vote on books to read for this school year. One of the most popular books selected was “Once” by Morris Gleitzman. A heart-wrenching story of the holocaust. The story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis in the occupied Poland of the Second World War. Students checked out the book on a Friday and were back in the library to get the second and shortly after came in for the third book in the series. Felix's story continues in the second and third book titled "Then" & "Now" .

Simone Elkeles, author of Perfect Chemistry visits with students

Top Readers were treated to an author visit at the PSJA Auditorium. Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens, winning many awards for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Representing PSJA Early College were TOP readers from Ms. Perez class , and the TOP readers for the 5th six weeks

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