Friday, June 9, 2017

"The Long and Winding Road"........


It is hard to believe is the last full week of classes. As students prepare for finals and summer, you can feel a shift in the air. There is energy and excitement, a little nerves and a whole lot of happiness as summer approaches. It has helped that the weather has FINALLY turned more towards summer.
We want to wish all of our students the best of luck on their finals, hope everyone has an amazing summer, and has some great adventures.

Preschool Rocks!

This has been the last week of preschool classes. It has been such a pleasure watching my little preschoolers grow this year. Their love of life, enthusiasm, excitement for reading makes each day a happy one for me! There is nothing better than being able to teach the youngest and oldest students in our community!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Congratuations to our Graduates!!!

 Oh The Places You'll Go!

Today is the day our seniors have been working towards for the last four years! It has been a pleasure watching this class grow from nervous, excitable freshmen to confident strong seniors! One of the best parts of our job in the library is the ability to get to know and teach all of the students, so we really feel like we are sending off the whole senior class! Good Luck in all of your endeavors and we will be watching all of your amazing accomplishments!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Junior Book Awards

Congratulations to the juniors who received book awards Thursday. A breakfast ceremony was held in the library to honor our juniors who were recipients of the various awards. These students were thoughtful and articulate in their speeches. Proud of their accomplishments .

The Ones Who Paved the Way

As we move closer to graduation for the class of 2017, Ms. Williams decided to create a display to highlight past classes of Natick High. It is entertaining to watch students engrossed in the yearbooks from the past. Whether they are commenting on the wardrobe ("how could they wear that?!") the hairstyles, ("how could they wear that?!") or the events, ("they had what?!") they still saw the connection between their class and the ones who came before! 

Memorial Day

We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and remember all those who have died while serving our country.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Reading is Alive and Well at NHS!

Who says students are not reading?!!

Only books left from donation!
Students poring over free books!
Having received a donation of five boxes of books, we decided to put the books out for students and staff to take. To say we were shocked at how quickly the books went is an understatement. Students were pouring over the books, taking many, and sharing which ones they thought looked interesting with their peers. It was exciting to see students enthusiastic about reading for the simple pleasure of reading!!!

Civil Rights In Action!

Ms. Hale's class is working on a Civil Rights Project. Really wanting to emphasis good research skills, students will be using books to locate and analyze information on their specific topics. While at first a little gun shy about the idea, students quickly appreciated the ease at which they could find information and break it down into their own ideas!

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Craft of Writing

Their Eyes Were Watching God Display

Ms. Roger's 11th grade English classes just finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God and created some amazing visual displays to depict themes and ideas based on the story. The result were some fantastic projects!

Jennifer Rose McMahon Author Visit

Thursday we were honored to host local author and mother to Natick students, Jennifer Rose McMahon as she discussed writer's craft to Ms. Napier Bernstein's Creative Writing classes. Ms. McMahon just published her latest book, Bohermore! The classes were intrigued with her new book and asked great questions regarding her craft. It was a successful event! And Ms. McMahon autographed a copy of her book for Colin Edwards who couldn't wait to read her book! Thank you Ms. McMahon! It's great to see Natick in the news!

Friday, April 28, 2017

AP is in the Air!

Students are taking on the AP's!

It is that time of the year! Students and teachers have prepped, studied, analyzed and argued for the past eight months and are fully prepared to take on the AP Exams! Students have been in the library with last minute studying. We wish them all well and know they are more than prepared and will do great!






Jar of Happiness

This week we are reading the book The Jar of Happiness / Alisa Burrows. The preschoolers love to talk about what makes them happy and what they would put in their own jar of happiness. As a follow up to our story, we have made a Jar of Happiness here in the library and students and staff from our smallest to our seniors are all contributing to what makes us happy!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Themes from Romeo & Juliet were alive in the library this week as Ms. Ouelett's freshmen English class came to choose novels for their outside reading project, looking at themes such as love vs. lust, fate vs. free-will and self vs. family/friends/social expectations, students were thrilled to choose their own books to read. It was so refreshing to see them recommending books to each other, sitting in a corner reading and having fun! We can't wait to see the results of the project. 

Earth Day is April 22nd. We celebrate Earth Day to recognize the need to protect our planet and environment and take a leadership role in creating a better Earth! Ms. Williams created a display from water bottles that were either left on tables or not recycled properly in the last two months in the library. The result is this towering display to show the waste we can stop locally!!