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Chinese Exchange Program Website

SEF District Wide Poetry Slam Resources

Fake News/Real News: How to Tell the Difference

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


Bagels & Books

Bagels & Books Club:

We the People 

This year our Bagels & Books Club will follow a "We the People" theme, designed to explore our vision of democracy and connections with others through novels, short stories and essays: dates to follow...
October -
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

November - A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor 
January -
Tenth of December by George Saunders
February -
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
March -
Puddnhead Wilson by Mark Twain
April -
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
May -
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
June -
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

See Dr. Collins or Ms. Weston to Sign Up for Info about the Tanzania, Africa July 2019 Expedition!

Travel this July to Africa! 

All SHS students in grades 9-12 eligible to participate!

Info Night Monday, Oct. 1st, 6:00 p.m.

Sharon STEM Talks

Check the Sharon STEM Talks website for this year's event dates! 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? 

China Travel Opportunity!

Interested in learning more about our District's Chinese Exchange Program? See Dr. Collins in the Library: Accepting applications now for Fall 2019 host families and students interested in traveling to China this Spring! All students eligible to host and to travel to China. For more info., see the Chinese Exchange Program Website or e-mail Dr. Collins: 

Students who host have top priority to travel to China.

One Act of Kindness

One Act of Kindness
Put all tracts. Manifestos. Agendas aside
Is worth all the philosophies of the world.
One act of Kindness
When someone is really down
Is worth all the Political Movements of the world.
One act of Kindness
When you yourself are down
Is worth all the Political Movements of the world.
One act of Kindness
Not to change the world but to change yourself
Is worth all the Economic Systems of the world.
One Act of Kindness
Goes beyond the reach of language.
It is the shine of teardrops melting through the snow.
Gerald Martin Collins

On Being an Upstander


Web Seal of Excellence Award

Your Library Media Specialist

September Poetry


Wind Will Blow It All Away


If someone insults you, 
Go on, with light heart; 
If they all do it, pay 
No heed to what they say. 
There's no new art 
In talk of that kind. 
Wind will blow it all away...

And if the world itself 
Should come, money, castles, 
Great sweets in its hand, just say, 
"I have enough today." 
For worldly things 
Return whence they came. 
Wind will blow it all away. 

-Margaret of Navarre (trans. by Robert Bly.)

Are You a Bystander or an Upstander?

Are you a bystander or an upstander?

At some time, everyone becomes a bystander—someone who witnesses bullying but doesn’t get involved.

You can be an upstander instead—the person who knows what’s happening is wrong and does something to make things right.  It takes courage to speak up on someone’s behalf.  But just think: by doing so, you are becoming a person of character and also helping someone else.

Here are some things you can safely do:

  • Don’t join in the bullying
  • Support the victim in private—show your concern and offer kindness
  • Stand with the victim and say something
  • Mobilize others to join in and stand up to the bully
  • Befriend the victim and reach out to him/her in friendship
  • Alert a trusted adult

Do not worry – you are not ratting the bully out by telling an adult.  There’s a big difference between tattling and reporting a concern. Tattling is telling to get someone in trouble, reporting is telling to get someone out of trouble.

Remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s words: “In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


Source: Bully Prevention Center, a division of CAPS

Quote Worth Pondering

"The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person."

Mary Elizabeth Williams


ADL Youth Congress

Join the ADL Club!

"ADL leads the way in creating respectful, inclusive and civil environments. These goals also reflect our core values—values we actively promote in every community we reach. ADL carries out this charge globally and locally, inside and outside classrooms, serving diverse populations.

Change happens only when everyone understands how bigoted words can lead to discrimination and violent actions; what threats to democracy and individual rights look like, including silently standing by; and what responsible, participatory citizens need to do to bring about a just, civil society." See ADL website for more info!

Club Meetings: Mondays, after school in the library: Ms. Mitlin's Office    Advisors: Dr. Cathy Collins, Ms. Nina Georges

Words of Wisdom

More Inspiring Words