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Our SHS Yearbook Collection is now available digitally!
*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 Ms. 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
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: North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.Not the best place for a family vacation.
Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother, Simon.
This year's full schedule for the first half of the school year: Sept. 26th, Oct. 5th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 19th
Ongoing: SHS Library Book Club- have fun reading books and sharing...Wednesdays after school at 2:45, SHS Library
Databases, Catalog and Other Library Resources
"A World of Acceptance," by Rachel Hess Wachman
Written as Part of ADL Activities, 2016/2017
The world is a scale,
Tipped to one side, the balance will topple.
The harmony binding us is frail,
Worn by trials of time, the struggles
Threatening to divide us musn't prevail.
Rather than standing on opposite sides
Of walls built strong from hate,
We should conquer this divide,
Make the world a better place
Differences become barriers,
As our facades are judged,
Who we are is smudged.
Personalities lost amid preconceived ideas,
Pressure to conform to images assigned.
We should be brave, stand up for real,
Open the eyes of the blind.
This is our chance to celebrate differences,
To set a prejudiced world free
From the destructive bonds of judgement,
ADL Club: Celebrating Diversity!
Travel to China This Spring! See Ms Collins in the Library for an application! All students eligible to participate!
Interested in Learning More About Our District's Chinese Exchange Program? See Ms. Collins in the Library: Accepting applications now for this Spring's China travel opportunity as well as next Fall host family opportunities! All students eligible! China Trip Student and Family Info Night: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 7:00 p.m., SHS Library
JSTOR Academic Database
MSLA Web Seal of Excellence Award, 2017!
Student Mentors! Stay tuned for new mentor training date! Next Visit to SMS: Nov. 3rd
The library is open from
7:15 to 3:45, M-F
I am currently reading:
"Take a Right at Machu Picchu" by Mark Adams
My favorite books are:
"Hope for the Flowers," by Trina Paulus; "The Hobbit," "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," Favorite genres: poetry, world lit. and travel literature!
Makerspace Challenges: EB Throughout School Year!
Want to explore your creative and problem solving abilities? Come to our Makerspace Challenge Events! Stay tuned for Fall Schedule. Free snacks! Sign up on the Sign Up Genius link! Thank you, Sharon Education Foundation, for grant funding this year!
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."
Ms. Jones Recommended Reading!
Ms. Mitlin knows that actions speak louder than words when it comes to inclusive behavior.
Learn more by reading her recommended book!
Book of the Month
Explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.
Survival of the Prettiest is the book 19 year old Ashley Olafsen wished she had when she was younger. Survival of the Prettiest discusses body image, media, self-esteem, mental health, sexualization of females, and so much more in her interactive, engaging, and easy to understand book. In a stunning combo of storytelling and research, Ashley truly makes a difference and empowers young people to reach their full potentials.