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Martinez Elementary Adopts Buddy Reading Program
Fourth grade and first grade began a reading buddy program. This promotes a higher interest and engagement in reading. Students in both grade levels demonstrate the excitement when they read together.
Coding is Cool at North
by Darvin KoenigDuring National Computer Science week, which was December 4-11, all 8th grade students came to the library where Mr. Koenig introduced them to coding and they took part in the worldwide Hour of Code event.
Shimotsu Students Enter Library Photography Contest
PHS Photography Contest Winners
MackinVIA Professional Development Enhances Teaching Practices
by Wenndy Pray
Mackin representatives Martha and Ronnie Lee visited B. L. Gray Jr. High faculty for professional development earlier this month. They shared about great MackinVIA features for our teachers and students. As they shared, Librarian Wenndy Pray facilitated and addressed teacher concerns. Teachers were enlightened and showed great interest. They created groups for their subjects and hit the ground running. Seventh grade English teacher Lindsay De Leon now uses the MackinVIA app with her students. They access resources to complete class activities. "Every week we journal on one influential figure, and they have to research the person. I love it."
Jensen Top 3 Readers
Sharyland High School Leads Region One High Schools in Accessing eBooks
by Nicole H. Cruz
Congratulations to our students and staff! We are once again at the top of the Region One Leader Board for access to eBooks. MackinVIA is an awesome digital book tool. Want to know more about it? Call or email Nicole Cruz. She can come to your classroom and provide a quick demo.
Sharyland High School's Child Development Class Collaborates with JHS Library
by Monica Silva
Mrs. Brisnahan's Child Development Class would visit John H. Shary every Tuesday from 9:45-11:00 to read with our students from Pre-kinder to 2nd grade. Students would have a one-to-one or small group reading time. The students loved having the high schools come in and read with them. It was a great opportunity to establish a connection and build a student community between both schools.
SA3 Student Jessica Boetcher Designs Outstanding Logo for BCM Club & Texas Youth Creators Awards
by Nicole H. Cruz
Librarian Nicole Cruz had a total of 15 projects submitted by 32 SHS and SA3 students for the Texas Youth Creators Awards. This graphic design was created and submitted by SA3 student Jessica Boetcher. Out of 10 categories, students submitted in 7 categories. We expect to share good results sometime in March. Now the waiting begins
O. Garza Celebrates Meeting AR Goals
by Samantha Silva
O. Garza students celebrated meeting their AR goals for the third six weeks. Firs grade and Third grade had the highest turn out. Two of our first grade classes had all students meet their goals. Mrs. L. Garza’s third grade class had all but one student meet their goals, and are working hard to meet their goals this six weeks. All students who made their goals were rewarded for their time and efforts in becoming better readers.
Bentsen Elementary Incorporates Literature in the Classroom
Scholastic Book Fair
Thanya Montemayor Graduates from SHSU with Masters in Library Science
It's over! The feeling of graduation was unreal, and I have discovered that I have so much more free time to read books I actually want to read. I can’t wait to get started in my new career. I want to thank you all so much for helping me on my last semester, but a very special shout out to Mrs. Bewley. I couldn’t have done it without your support.
Lori De La Garza Graduates from SHSU with Masters in Library Science
“I’m grateful for being able to dedicate my time during these past two years as I worked towards this enormous milestone in my life. This accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my amazing family. I believe that every child has a right to seek information in hopes of learning something new, Thus, I support the freedom to read. I look forward to the opportunity of being a librarian to our future leaders! ”
Rapid Review by Darvin Koenig, SNJH Librarian
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Mick Johnson is four years old when his dad, who is a former college football star, starts training him. His father delays his schooling a year, so he will be physically bigger and stronger than the boys in his class. All goes as planned until Mick makes the Varsity his freshman year of high school. The starting running back is much bigger and stronger than Mick. It is then that Mick is introduced to “gym candy” by his personal trainer. Soon he is seeing the results that he wants, but he is also dealing with the negative side effects.
Shimotsu UIL Number Sense Team
"Let it Snow" @ Pioneer High School
B.L. Gray Librarian partners with Sharyland High School CTE Counselor
by Wenndy Pray
Wenndy Pray and SHS CTE Counselor Micheal Ledesma partnered to educate eighth scholars for high school scheduling. "This partnership was incredibly important," says Pray, "I knew students had to be prepared for the decisions they'd make this month." Mrs. Pray discussed House bill 5 endorsements and conducted introductory lessons. Mr. Ledesma visited the campus to expand on scheduling scenarios and high school credits. Eighth grade scholars have since explored potential careers, CTE clusters, and are now prepared for pre-registration.
Bragging Rights Come with Reading
SA3 Students Earn Coding Grant from Education Foundation
Hour of Code at JHS
Students at JHS participated in Hour of Code. Each grade level focused on an age-appropriate coding activity and were engaged at their own pace while being challenged. 1st and 2nd grade students coded in a program called Kodables, 3rd and 4th grade students completed Minecraft Hour of Code, and 5th and 6th grade students created their own Google Logo, which allowed students to gain advantages in thinking, processing, and communicating. We are motivating students to maximize their creative potential, and we are developing students to be Future-Ready.