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!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

History Coming to Life!

Gender Studies Voices Unheard Living History Museum

Ms. Histen's  class created a living museum in which students became experts on an important historical figure. Students took and acted out the role of this person or taught about this person with the creation of a memorial. Our Living Museum is called Unheard Voices, as students will teach about people who have made history and whose identities are sometimes silenced or misrepresented by historical narratives. 

Many of the historical figures focus on women's and LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and abroad. Examples include: Aung San Suu Kyi, Kathrine Switzer, Geeta Phogat, Billie Jean King, Alan Turing, Sylvia Rivera, and more.

We felt so fortunate to host Ms. Histen and her amazing students. The students were well rehearsed, brave and true to their character. It was an honor to be part of this experience!


Exploring WWII through books

Freshmen classes are diving deep into WWII. Ms. Hale's classes are using books to explore various battles and campaigns of WWII. Students found that the books provided detailed information pertinent to their battle! It was great to see this work.