Friday, June 15, 2018

"And in the End..."






We have made it! The last blog entry for the school year 2017-18! It has been another exciting year with many wonderful things happening in the library.



 On this first day of exams we wish all of our students the bets of luck and a most happy and safe and sunny summer! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the fall!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Those Wacky Seniors!

 


 "And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. "- NEIL GAIMAN


Today is the big day! Congratulations to the class of 2018 as you graduate and begin the next phase of your lives!
Not to leave on a quiet note, the seniors "took over" the staff lot this morning. All entrances and spaces blocked as they had their coffee, donuts and waffle makers going full force! Nice move seniors nice move!









 Miss SassaFrass!


Sassy is just chilling out after the excitement of senior prank!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

What a Busy Week!


 

 "Feeling hot hot hot -- Feeling hot hot hot" -Buster Poindexter

We are so happy the warm weather is finally here! And it came just in time for the juniors and seniors to enjoy the prom tonight at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. We wish all of our students a fun, festive and safe night! Can't wait to see the pictures.
 

Disconnecting and Reconnecting!

 
A few weeks ago we had someone donate some gimp to the library along with some puzzles. We put the gimp out as an afterthought. We had no idea what a huge hit it was going to be.  Freshmen to seniors have put down their devices and taken up that summer camp special and have been "gimping" for the last few weeks!! It has been a highlight of our year! One of the funnier aspects of the gimp phenomenon is how many adults did NOT know what gimp is. I sent out an all district email seeking out any donations of gimp and the number of faculty and staff who emailed me back asking WHAT gimp was was hilarious...so for the record Gimp is: "plastic lacing string."
We have since added to the gimp festival and have introduced friendship bracelet string and not surprising that has caught on like wild fire!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

"Time To Remember"

"This is the time to remember cause it will not last forever, these are the days to hold on to....this is the time, but the time is gonna change" - Billy Joel


Congratulations to our seniors who have their last day of classes today. They have been an enthusiastic, intelligent engaged group and we know they will go on to do great things! Good Luck to you all!!!



Friday, May 11, 2018

Enjoying the Spring!



Senior Memoir Project

One of our favorite assignments of the year comes right at the end. Seniors come to the library to choose a memoir. The memoir of their choice should evoke curiosity, excitement and interest in the subject. Students were enthusiastic pouring over choices.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Sassy

Sassy has had a great week, bringing smiles and laughter to everyone at school and to the track team after school!!

Friday, May 4, 2018

We Found Spring!! (Or Maybe Summer!)





 

 

Dive Into  a Good Book!

 
It was finally a warm week in New England and what a difference! The sun was shining, birds were chirping and there was definitely a happiness in the air! We have created a bulletin to honor the nice weather and hope it will continue to last!!







Your Rights: Civil Liberties Court Cases


Mr. Costigan's Civic's classes are researching landmark civil liberties court cases in the United States and their impact in historical and current landscapes. Students are using databases such as "Issues & Controversies in American History" as well as the numerous books specific to their court case and/or amendment. Great way to end the week!

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Countdown is On!

It's The Final Countdown

We are back from April vacation and while it did not feel like April, more like January with the snow sleet and rain, it seems like everyone is refreshed and ready to take on the last two months of school!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Local Authors Visit

We were so fortunate to have local authors Jennifer McMahon and Francisco Stork speak to Ms. Napier-Bernstein's Creative Writing Class. They discussed the writing process and what goes into creating stories. The class had great questions and both were a delight! Thank you to Ms. Carrick for always finding authors to come speak as part of our visiting author series!