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New This School Year:
Full Access in school to the New York Times Digital Edition!
*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!
NoodleTools Electronic Research Tool for Citing Sources and Note-taking; replaces EasyBib
Bagels and Books!
B&B meets once a month before school at 7:00 a.m. to discuss the chosen "read" of the month and share a bagel breakfast. All books available at SHS Library! Stay tuned for titles!
Tuesday, 12/6 "Audacity," by Melanie Crowder
Tuesday, 1/10 "The Rest of Us Just Live Here," by Patrick Ness
Tuesday, 2/7 "Out of Darkness," by Ashley Hope Perez
Tuesday, 3/7 "X: A Novel," by IIlyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon
Tuesday, 4/4 "Forget Me," by K.A. Harrington
Tuesday, 5/2 "Red Queen," by Victoria Aveyard
Tuesday, 6/6 "Another Brooklyn," by Jacqueline Woodson
Ongoing: SHS Library Book Club- have fun reading books and sharing...Wednesdays after school at 2:45, SHS Library
"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,
Originals: TED Talk by the Author!
MSLA Web Seal of Excellence Award, 2017!
ADL Youth Congress!
Razia's Ray of Hope Founder to Speak @SHS Library!
Sharon STEM Talks with Dr. Julian Tyson
Next STEM Talk May 4th, 7:00 p.m.!
Travel to China Next Spring! Applications due May 30th
Travel to China Next Spring! Applications due by May 30th!
Interested in Learning More About Our Chinese Exchange Program? See Ms. Collins in the Library: Accepting applications now through May 30th for next year's China travel opportunity! All students eligible!
Student Mentors! Next Visit to SMS: 4/11-Diversity Day!
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!
April Bagels & Books Title!
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: April
Explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.
Recommended April Vacation Reading
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.
Temple Grandin "The Way I See It" "Thinking in Pictures" "The Autistic Brain"