SWJH Media Center

October Newsletter

Media Center Activity

Below is just a sampling of the use of the Media Center the past few weeks! We love having the students in our space and welcome multiple classes at one time as our learning space is very flexible.
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House Arrest Book Club Meets...

The book club for K.A. Holt's House Arrest, met two times in October. It was a great read and provoked several questions about honesty and what is right vs. wrong in certain situations. Timothy is on probation. It’s a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. Would you go to drastic measures to help a family member in need?
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Future Book Club to Movie Event for R.J. Palacio's book, Wonder

We are in the prliminary stages of planning a book club to movie event in March/April for R.J. Palacio's book, Wonder. Please look for more information and listen for announcements as we finalize these plans in March.
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Scholastic Fall Book Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 11th, 3pm

200 10th Avenue East

Shakopee, MN

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Bookmark design entry deadline - Friday, November 4!

Pick up an entry form in the Media Center. Your design must follow these guidelines:

  • must be black and white
  • must include words or pictures that express Saber pride and reading
  • must fit into the rectangle on the entry form
  • must be turned into the Media Center by 3:30 on Friday, November 4


1st place - water bottle, coupon for a book or poster at the book fair, candy

2nd place - coupon for a free poster at the book fair, candy

3rd place - coupon for a free poster at the book fair, candy


Top 3 bookmarks will be printed and handed out in the Media Center the remainder of the school year.

New Books Have Arrived!

We have many new books that are on display in the Media Center, with many more on order. Check out a sampling of them below and stop by to check out the many others that are available. Happy reading!

What new books/eBooks would you like to see in the Shakopee West JH Media Center?