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PSJA Early College High School

Congratulations to PSJA ECHS Teachers & Students

MackinVIA is taking off strong at PSJA ECHS

Thank you teachers for using MackinVIA with your students, the use of these resources serve as a vehicle to help students learn content knowledge as well as problem solving and higher-level thinking. When your students go to MackinVIA for articles, journals, or any information while researching your students get creditable and reliable information.The library offers students increased access to knowledge and innovative opportunities. We have a sign in sheet for you to bring in your classes when you are ready for your students to work on research papers and projects. Stop by the library so we can get you signed up to use the computer lab.

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Teen Read Week A HUGE SUCCESS IN THE LIBRARY!!

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year theme is "Unleash your Story" , students stopped by the library all week long to participate in several activities. Teen Read Week kicked off with a Book Club Luncheon with over 80 new students added to the Book Club, and throughout the week, we spotlighted many activities with great resources to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it. On Friday teachers were invited to checkout a class set of books in return they would get free hot chocolate or coffee for one whole week.

Teen Read Week Events –

    • Monday: Author visit
    • Tuesday: Checkout a book from the Books & Movies Display
    • Wednesday: Take the Krispy Kreme Challenge and Read #BEARSREAD
    • Thursday: Be informed and check out a book on Veterans from Veterans Day
    • Friday: Teachers checking out a Class Set- Free coffee or hot chocolate for 1 week

TEACHERS LEAD THE WAY TOWARDS LITERACY

Special shout out to our teachers for leading the way and making literacy important in the classroom at PSJA ECHS. During the 2nd six weeks teachers were asked to read a book before introducing the book to their students. When reading is made relevant for students in the classroom, they are more likely to become engaged and competent readers. Thank you teachers....#BEARSREAD

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TEACHER'S CHECKOUT A CLASS-SET FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND EARN AN INCENTIVE FOR FREE HOT CHOCOLATE OR COFFEE

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Reading made easy....download your free book app to your phone for easy reading

In the library students get a training on how to explore our school’s eBooks on an iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone with the MackinVIA Reader, open ebooks app and Brain Hive app in MackinVIA an easy-to-use app that’s fully integrated with the MackinVIA Backpack. The MackinVIA Reader gives you instant access to your eBook checkouts and downloads. And you’re always one tap away from searching your school’s MackinVIA for more titles.
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THE LIBRARY HELPS TURN FUTURE GOALS INTO REALITIES

Students get help in the library to prepare for college. Testing & Education Reference Center is just another valuable online tool students can use for TSI , ACT ,SAT, ASVAB test, researching , undergraduate and graduate programs. Students also get help in the library with resumes , cover letters , interviewing and more. Students are better prepared for the next level at PSJA ECHS.

ASVAB TEST

If you're serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test administered by the United States Military. Students can start now by taking our practice ASVAB tests in the library using our resources, scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. During the lunch hour we have had a great amount of students coming to the library to work on the ASVAB practice test. The first administered official ASVAB test over 70 students pass the test. Teacher's please allow and encourage your students to stop by the library to get help on accessing practice ASVAB tests.

TSI TEST

MackinVIA gives you access to digital resources in TERC for online practice exams for the TSI exams. Help your students pass the TSI exam when using MackinVIA with free TSI practice tests. You will find resources to prepare for the TSI exam along with 3 practice test. Students create an account before logging in

TECH TUESDAY

Drop in with your technology questions during the week. Every Tuesday during your lunch or conference I can help you with eBooks, tablets, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Library online resources, internet searching and more! Use the lab computers or bring your own device. No registration required. Stop by to see me so I can help you with all your technology questions.

Book Buddies in the Library

To keep students motivated to reading the library offers a little motivation and rewards. For every book students checkout to read and test they get a chance to win some nice prizes. Ipad mini, eReaders , Letterman jackets , Famous Bear mug and great gift cards from favorite restaurants. Take a look at our 2nd six weeks winners....

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Congratulations to the following students 2nd six weeks Winners


Delilah Gomez - Ipad

Callista Tamez - Letterman jacket

Rosaida Rodriguez - Bear Mug

Alya Chavez - Giftcard

#BearsRead

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Book Club members get a special visit from author Daniel Chacon

A visit with an author is a wonderful way to connect students with books. Over 200 students attended our Book Club meeting, during the meeting author Daniel Chacon stopped by to visit with our students. Students enjoyed listening to Mr. Chacon read his book. Thank you Mr. Ochoa for providing this great opportunity for our students and to Mr. Edward Vidaurre 2018 McAllen Texas Poet Laureate and author of Chicano Blood Transfusion, we are truly grateful for your visits to our campus, listening to you read and share your poems inspires our students to continue to read and write..

BOOK CLUB NOV AUTHOR VISIT

Book Club is currently reading......The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacon

This novel for teens follows a young Chicano artist who wants only to develop his craft and study in Paris, but who must deal with the daily struggles of family, community and their expectations for him.

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STUDENTS AT WORK IN THE LIBRARY

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Upcoming Events......

Upcoming Technology Training's:

Google Classroom

Senior Capstone Projects

MackinVia Resources

Student Email- reset passwords

PowerPoint/SWAY/Adobe Sparks - great tools for student projects

TSI practice tests

* Teachers stop by the library to signup your classes for Technology Training's