Friday, February 8, 2019

Power In the System

It has been a crazy week! The Patriots were victorious for their SIXTH Super Bowl win which made for some tired students and staff Monday morning!! And hmmm attendance was light on Tuesday...#paradeanyone?



Supreme Court Calling!

Sophomore Civic classes are working on their Supreme Court Case Project. Students are looking at a specific case, the amendment connected to it, the ruling, the perspective and how it applies to today. It is great to see students so invested in their case and make the connection to the impact it has on present day!

Springtime in February

With a few rare warm days, Sassy was able to get out and enjoy the weather! Photography student Maya captured some great shots of Sassy while she was working hard at school on Tuesday. #notattheparade

Book of the Week

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig!

Peony In Love / Lisa See
In post-Ming dynasty China, Peony, a young girl betrothed to someone she has never met, observes a handsome man while hidden from view at a performance of the opera "The Peony Pavilion"--a work that has compelled young Chinese women to starve themselves to death--and, dead at sixteen, begins a transformative journey as a "hungry ghost."

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Keeping the Cold Away!

 Arctic Chill

Even through the arctic blast, students are buckling down and working hard! It has been an active week in the library with freshmen English classes beginning their research writing paper. We have been learning about how to effectively evaluate sources and the merits of using an academic database for research.

The's not just for studying...


While the library is always a place to study, read and collaborate, it is also a place where students can relax and unwind during the day especially during the doldrums of winter! Students have been very active at the puzzle table this week and their enthusiasm is contagious! 







 Go Patriots!!

It is Patriots Spirit Day at school and the students and staff are not the only ones rooting for the Patriots to win their sixth!! 

Book of the Week

Visualizing the Beatles: A Complete Graphic History of the World's Favorite Band / John Pring 
From the very beginning, the Beatles rocked the world.  Their sound, their look, their songwriting, their live performances . . . everything they touched became part of their lore—part of the story of the greatest pop band in the history of the world.  And while the story of the lads from Liverpool might now feel familiar, in Visualizing the Beatles John Pring and Rob Thomas capture their music and magic in a unique and imaginative way, driven by stunning graphics. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

"Looks Like We Made It"


Congratulations NHS! Mid-Term week is concluding today and we are so proud of all the hard work you have done this week! Enjoy your long weekend to regroup, relax, and re-energize!



Showing The Spirit!

Even though it is mid-term week, that doesn't mean sports take a break...including showing your team spirit! Girls hockey was in full spirit wearing their onesies to mid-terms!! 















Sassy is exhausted from Mid-Terms!!



Book of the Week

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined / Danielle Young-Ulman
To prove to her mother, a famous opera singer dealing with depression after losing her singing voice, that she can handle the grueling life of an actress, Ingrid must survive a wilderness camp"

Friday, January 11, 2019

Prepping for Mid-Terms

 Mid-Term Mania

We have just completed our final full week before mid-terms. Students have bee finishing up projects and papers, studying hard and prepping for their assessments. We wish all of our students the best of luck!

Working Together

Preschool Teacher Ms. Murphy had her students learn all about the art that many African countries have in common. They focused on weaving and pottery and students created these wonderful artifacts.We were able to work together, providing books from the library on the many different countries in Africa. It proved to be a great collaboration between the library and preschool and we look forward to their next unit on Japan!




Book of the Week

American Like Me: Reflections On Life Between Cultures / America Ferrera
"From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a . . . varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents' homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in 'American Like Me,' America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures . . ."--Provided by publisher.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Welcome Back!

 And We're Back!

Welcome Back staff and students! A nice vacation for all and we are now full steam ahead preparing for mid-terms and 2019! Although a short week it has been a busy one! Mr. Voldman's Holocaust and Genocide classes have been researching their papers on a specific topic related to the Holocaust. Mr. Wall's senior English classes are wrapping up their social action paper by developing their action plan and preparing to "present" it to a specific body. With only one week until mid-terms, students have been focused on making sure they are fully prepared!









 Window to 2019

Thank you to NHS parent Kelly Gryglewicz for this beautiful photo of Natick High School. Captured on our first day back, it is almost as if the school is saying "look at all the windows of possibilities 2019 has in store for us!"

Friday, December 21, 2018

Happy Vacation!!!

 See You in 2019!

We have made it! It has been a long but very productive month! We have had many classes, lots of studying, preschool reading, and visits from alumni! It is a super fun time of the year and we are so grateful for all the love, support and interest in the library!

Friday, December 14, 2018

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter....

Preschool Popping With Penguins

There is a chill in the air! To prepare for the magic of winter we have created a winter wonderland for the preschoolers with our penguin display.  The littles were so excited to pick out their favorite penguins and loved the penguin books. While we are not completely ready for the onslaught of the cold temperature and snow, we are embracing it in the library!



Book of the Week

She Would Be King / WayƩtu Moore
Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee.