PSJA Memorial ECHS Library

3rd Six Weeks 2015-2016

Happy New Year!

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.

Melody Beattie

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The Wolverine Battle of the Books team competed in the 3rd Annual Battle of the Books Contest held on January 13 at Southwest E.C.H.S. After an exciting tournament, our very own Wolverines came out victorious once again. This is the third year in a row that Memorial wins the Battle of the Books! Team members worked very hard to prepare for the contest by putting in many hours to study for the tournament. Thank you Mrs. Nora Galvan, PSJA ISD Library Coordinator, and PSJA Librarians for another successful Battle of the Books! Team members include: Jose Hinojosa, Roxanna Sanchez, Paulina Cervantes and Juan Alvarado. Job well done!

Congratulations Paulina!

Paulina Cervantes is the winner of the AR Contest for the Fall Semester. She was the lucky winner of an iPad Mini and a case. Look out for flyers for our Spring AR Contest to find out what you can win!

Tree Ornament Contest Winners

The Wolverine Library sponsored its 4th Annual Tree Ornament Contest. Students were asked to create an ornament of their favorite book character. This year's winners are:

1st Place: Roxanna Sanchez...The Throne from The Game of Thrones

2nd Place: Melissa Escalante...Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

3rd Place: Jose Hinojosa...The Sorting Hat from Harry Potter

The winners received gift cards from Barnes & Noble. The Wolverine Library would like to thank all contest participants for a job well done!

GROWL Book Club Toy Drive

The GROWL Book Club held a successful toy drive in December. All toys were distributed by the Alamo Chamber of Commerce to children from Alamo. We would like to thank everyone who helped us with this endeavor. A special thank you goes out to the Wolverine Tennis Team, the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Representing the Alamo Chamber of Commerce is Jose Castilleja.

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Don't forget to use our wonderful resources found in MackinVia! You can now access our databases, some e-books, and other helpful links by logging in only once. You can find resources for research, lesson plans, video clips, images, and much, much more. Please come by the library or email me for the username and password or if you'd like for me to give your classes an orientation on MackinVia.

Congratulations to Our Newest Millionaires!

Wolverine readers are doing a fantastic job! We added ten new Millionaires the 3rd Six Weeks of school. We now have 20 Wolverine Millionaires! Will you be next?
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Top AR Readers: 3rd Six Weeks

Virginia Martinez: 182.2 Points

Roxanna Sanchez: 128.2 Points

Victor Rodriguez: 106.9 Points

Jennifer Munoz: 100 Points


Top AR Classes: 3rd Six Weeks

A. Barrera 3/4B: 494 Points

A. Barrera 3/4A: 407.8 Points

S. Velarde 1/2B: 393.1 Points

S. Velarde 5/6B: 340 Points

Great job!

School Wide AR Results: 3rd Six Weeks

Wolverines earned: 5,261.5 Points!

Wolverines read: 34,423,509 Words!

Let's keep up the great work!

GROWL Book Club News

The GROWL Book Club met on Thursday, January 21st, to discuss the book The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Thank you, Paulina Cervantes, for creating the discussion questions for the meetings. Overall, most members enjoyed this Sci-Fi book. We also had the opportunity to see the movie that was released January 22nd. We all agreed that even though the movie was good, "the book was better!" Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.We will discuss the book The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau.

The GROWL Book Club is Currently Reading...

"Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out that her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing. "-- Summary Provided by Destiny Online Catalog.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, during the lunch periods.

Carmen S. Garza, MLS

PSJA Memorial Early College High School Librarian

Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.