Mission Valley JR/SR High School

Library Illuminations Newsletter March 2014

In the News......

  • Jr. High Book Club Discussion
  • New Display Case Brings Seventh Graders to the Library
  • Read the Books....Watch the Movies
  • Question of the Month
  • Coming Soon - The Big Read: Vietnam War Veterans to Speak to Book Club

Junior High Book Club Discusses The Cay

Sixteen junior high students feasted on coconut, coconut milk, chocolate bars, "gold fish" and other treats at the discussion of The Cay. After examining a map of the area featured in the story plot, students discussed their favorite part of the story, the distance traveled and the relationship between the castaways.

New Display Brings Seventh Graders to the Library

It's book report time for English 7 and Mrs. Niland was ready for the students. New books were purchased to cover the Lexile ratings of all 7th graders ranging from 300L to 1140L. Book reports involve a lot more than just reading and enjoying the book. Students identify the setting, protagonist, antagonist, theme, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution.

Read the Books...Then Watch the Movies

Check out these titles before the movies are released. All books are all available for checkout in the library. You can always put your name on the hold list to get the next available copy if all are copies are out. Check out the video links below for more information about the books.

Question of the Month

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling is the _________ book in the Harry Potter series.

a. first

b. third

c. fifth

d. sixth


Email the correct answer to Mrs. Niland before 3:30 p.m., Monday March 31 2014 at rniland@mv330.org to be eligible to win a $10 Orange Leaf gift card.

The BIG READ: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

The Big Read....Vietnam Veterans Speak

Wednesday, March 12th, 2:30pm

JR/SR HS Library

Two veterans, Gilbert Ramirez, Topeka and Ron Zink, Tecumseh, will speak to those students who are reading the latest Book Club selection, The Things They Carried. They will share their experiences during the Vietnam war and show the things they used and carried in the war. Thanks to Mr. Konda for arranging our speakers' visit.