News and Quick Links
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
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 Non-Fiction Reading
Explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.
November Makerspace Challenge!
Makey Makey Challenge
Student Mentors! Next Visit to SMS: March 5th to Share About Course Selection
Chinese Exchange Visit to SMS: Martial Arts Demo
Poem of the Month: January- Rumi "The Guest House"
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks
JSTOR Academic Database
MSLA Web Seal of Excellence Award, 2017!
See Dr. Collins or Ms. Weston to Sign Up for Info about the Proposed Expedition!
Poetry Out Loud!
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 this Spring's China travel opportunity as well as next Fall host family opportunities! All students eligible! Still room for one more student!
The library is open from
7:15 to 3:45, M-F
I am currently reading:
"Lincoln in the Bardo," by George Saunders
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!
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 school year: Sept. 26th, Oct. 5th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 19th, Jan. 18th
New! Social Justice Virtual Book Club!
Participate at your own pace at any time of day through FlipGrid! You will connect with students here at SHS and around the country as we read and discuss books with a social justice theme! Here is the link:
January: This is Where it Ends
February: All American Boys
March: Kindness for Weakness
April: The Hate U Give