OHS Library Media Center Newsletter
Where the learning never stops!
Mr. Bilmes has also been helping students and teachers use their Google Classrooms, and we now have a GoPro camera in the LMC that students may borrow when working on video projects. As a member of the Capstone Committee, Mr. Bilmes has been helping students with their Letters of Intent and research papers. We're also anticipating the implementation of our BYOD policy, which will be a chance to help our students be responsible users of technology.
Live at the LMC! continues to be a popular event, and the January event drew huge crowds to watch a variety of student performers.
A reading superstar!
Laura W., a junior, is a busy young woman. Not only is she helping Mr. Bilmes genrefy the LMC fiction collection, she also earned a spot as a student reader on the Nutmeg High School Selection Committee. That will require Laura to read approximately 60 books, attend meetings to discuss them with school and public librarians and other student readers, and decide which books will be on next year's Nutmeg High School list.
Get a head start on college!
OHS currently only offers one course in the UConn Early College Experience program, but will hopefully offer more in the future. This program enables high school students to get college credit for courses they take at their own school. Mr. Bilmes recently attended a workshop for school librarians at UConn to learn more about this program, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year.
You can't judge a book by its cover
Mr. Miller's freshman English classes played musical chairs in the LMC, and when they music stop they had to take a seat and evaluate how effective the marketing was for the book at their seat. They then posted their comments to a class Padlet. For many of them, it was the first time they gave serious thought to how a book was marketed.