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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!

Click Here!

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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 

 

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

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Databases, Catalog and Other Library Resources

Twitter

Web Seal of Excellence Award

Words of Wisdom

More Inspiring Words

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!

Deadline to sign up: Oct. 12th!

Author Event!

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: c_collins@sharon.k12.ma.us 

Students who host have top priority to travel to China.

Bagels & Books

Bagels & Books Club:

This year our Bagels & Books Club will continue our "Global Reads" theme, designed to explore our vision of worldwide connections, cultural celebration and understanding through novels:

This year's dates: October 30th, November 27th, January 8th, February 26th, March 26th, April 30th Oct. 30th Book Title:

Lucky Broken Girl, by Ruth Behar

In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age novel – based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s – a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time. Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro’s Cuba to New York City. Just when she’s finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English –and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood’s hopscotch queen – a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie’s world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbors, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.

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

On Bullying...

"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: Room 202   

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Collins, Ms. Nina Georges

On Being an Upstander