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Quote of the Week

“Stand up to hypocrisy. If you don't, the hypocrites will teach. Stand up to ignorance, because if you don't, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease. Stand up for truth. If you don't, then there is no truth to your existence. If you don't stand up for all that is right, then understand that you are part of the reason why there is so much wrong in the world.” 
― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

News and Quick Links

Chinese Exchange Program Website

International Collaboration Projects Blog Post, featuring Sharon students!: EdWeek

Our SHS Yearbook Collection is now available digitally!

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*Sign up for use of the library during EB or lunch through Sign Up Genius! The system will generate an e-mail, which you can use as a pass. Limit of no more than three sign ups per week to ensure fair access to all students. See Dr. Collins in the library with any questions!

Sign Up Genius for use of library during EB or lunch for research, study, reading time or quiet conversation!

NHS Tutoring Program: Sign Up Here!

Writing Center Sign Up Here!

NoodleTools Electronic Research Tool for Citing Sources and Note-taking; replaces EasyBib 



SHS Library Book Club- have fun reading books and sharing...Wednesdays after school at 2:45, SHS Library!


Databases, Catalog and Other Library Resources


Recommended Reading


More than fifty of today's most acclaimed writers and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring original fiction and art. "The contest for our American identity isn't strictly a political affair. It is also a matter of storytelling." Viet Thanh Nguyen, from the introduction. 

Student Mentors! Next Visit to SMS: April 4th, Upstander Day

Poem of the Week

won’t you celebrate with me

won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

Web Seal of Excellence Award

See Dr. Collins or Ms. Weston to Sign Up for Info about the Expedition!

Info Night for Students and Families:

April 12th, 6:00-7:00 p.m., SHS Library

Sharon STEM Talks

Check the Sharon STEM Talks website for this year's event dates! Join us Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Andrew Camilli discuss, "How to Zombify Cholera!" Thank you, Sharon Education Foundation for continued grant funding this year! Did you know our Sharon STEM Talks Series received an Ellen Berne Pathfinder Award from MSLA in 2017 for innovative school library programming? 

ADL "Celebrate, Don't Separate" Identity Mural Creation!

ADL Club: Celebrating Diversity

Travel to China This Spring! See Dr. Collins in the Library for an application! All students eligible to participate!

Interested in learning more about our district's Chinese Exchange Program? See Dr. Collins in the Library: Accepting applications now for Fall host families! All students eligible to host. For more info., see the Chinese Exchange Program Website

Makerspace Challenges: EB Throughout School Year

Want to explore your creative and problem solving abilities? Come to our Makerspace Challenge Events! Stay tuned for Spring Schedule. Free snacks! Sign up on the Sign Up Genius link! Thank you, Sharon Education Foundation, for grant funding this year!

Recommended Reading


Out of Darkness is a 2015 YA, historical fiction novel by Ashley Hope Pérez. The novel chronicles a love affair between a teenage Mexican American girl and a teenage African American boy in 1930s New London, Texas, occurring right up to the 1937 New London School explosion. Juan Castillo of NBC News wrote that Out of Darkness "stares unflinchingly at racism, classism, segregation and the people who live on the margins of society."

Bagels and Books

Bagels and Books! This year we've decided on a Global Reads theme:

B&B meets once a month during Eagle Block in the SHS Library to discuss the chosen "read" of the month and share a bagel brunch. All books available at SHS Library. First meeting will be held on Sept. 26th: "In the Shadow of the Sun," by Anne Sibley O'Brien. Stop by the library for a copy. See Ms. Collins for more info. All students welcome to participate on a drop in basis. 


Description: JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

This year's schedule of Bagels & Books for the first half of the school year: Sept. 26th, Oct. 5th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 19th, Jan. 18th

More Recommended Reading

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend's fatal shooting by a police officer.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr's best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr's neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does -- or does not -- say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

JSTOR Academic Database

Makerspace Challenge

Makey Makey Challenge