Friday, October 20, 2017

Libraries: Where Learning Happens!

 Loving Libraries

Studies are showing more and more the importance of libraries and their role in navigating through the vast field of information and tools available. While this article focuses on the public library, it can be applied to the school library as well! Thank you to Ms. Rotkiewicz for sharing!

 Sitting with Sassy!

Sassy has been having a great time coming to school during her training. She is most happy when she is surrounded by our students! And the students have been wonderful to her. They are gentle, caring and excited to see her! And what is best is she comes home and is so exhausted from her day at work she puts herself right to bed! We continue to train and look forward to her time at school!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Check the Tag

Check the Tag Project

What a great week of teaching with the freshmen Global Awareness classes. Mr. Russo and Ms. Hale's Check the Tag project challenges students to look at a clothing brand and determine the company's philosophy and practice regarding social/environmental/civic responsibility. This is one of my favorite projects to work on with the freshmen!

Carve Out Time for Reading

Another creative and brilliant bulletin board put together by Ms. Williams and Ms. Carrick!

Teacher Conferencing

We love to see the library used in a variety of ways and one of our favorite uses is when classroom teachers "conference" with students during the day! 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Redhawk History

What has become the most popular display in the library, the yearbooks continue to fascinate and entertain our students AND community! We are rotating all of our yearbooks in so students can see the lineage of Natick High students! And it was great to see parents browsing through the yearbooks during Open House!




Sassy's Picks

Check out some of Sassy's favorite books in the library! You can tell where her interests lie, she has a one track mind!















White Out!

Seniors are showing their spirit with their new shirts! Love seeing all their excitement this school year.

Friday, September 29, 2017

 Sassy is Here!

Sassy has arrived at Natick High. While she is still in training she will be coming to school a few days a week as part of her training regimen. She was here for an hour today and the students were overjoyed to see Sassy!
Overheard in the library!
"This is my therapy!"
"I have homework to do but this just made my day and now I can actually do my work!"
"Oh my I am SO happy she is here!"
"This is the best thing to happen at school!"

Banned Book Week!

From the American Library Association: "Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."

Check out our very cool display in honor of Banned Book Week and check out a book!!







Preschool is in the House!

This week marks the first week of preschool story time! We were so excited to have our favorite littles in the library! We will be reading to eight classes each week as well as introduce the preschoolers to a library curriculum focusing on books, authors and illustrators! 

preschool classes start

Friday, September 15, 2017

Summer Reading Sessions!

 Summer Reading!

One of the 11th/12th grade choices
Today we had some great group discussions for summer reading! Students had a choice between three books to read. Discussion groups were randomly assigned based on your book choice, and discussion leaders and assistants lead some great talks! Ms. Carrick is part of the Summer Reading Committee and was instrumental in choosing some great reads this year. Students seemed happy with the choices!













 Library is in Full Swing!

We love how the library is used in so many different ways! Whether it is a class coming down for instruction and work time, teachers one on one conferencing or students working together, it is always an active place!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.  

– Beverly Sills


 Working Hard!

Now that we have two weeks under our belts, studying is in full swing! Students are working hard in the library, studying, collaborating, relaxing and settling in! We are excited to work with all of our students this year! 
















Show Your Spirit!

This has been a week full of spirit! Seniors have been filling the hallways and classrooms with their enthusiasm. Each day was a different theme, "Red, White & Blue" "Beach/Summer" "Sports Teams" and ending today with a "Red Out" to celebrate tonight's football home opener! 

Friday, September 1, 2017


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” 

-William Butler Yeats


The library would like to welcome back all students and staff for another great year at Natick High School! We hope that everyone was able to relax, get outside, enjoy the beautiful weather and read a few books!!

This is a great time as the new year begins to sweep away any old baggage and start fresh! Clean off the desks, the shelves, and the mind, of negative thoughts and people who bring you down and hit the ground running, for a successful and happy year!

We look forward to teaching classes, recommending books, chatting with our students and working hard to make the library a vibrant hub of our community!

Have a great year!!!