SEF District Wide Poetry Slam Resources
Follow Our Students in China!
Chinese Exchange Program Website
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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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
This collection of sixty-four poems by poets who come from all over the world shares the experience of first- and second-generation young adult immigrants and refugees. Whether it’s cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, racism, stereotyping, or questions of identity, the Dreamers, immigrants, and refugee poets included here encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope. Many of the struggles described are faced by young people everywhere: isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation. But also joy, discovery, safety, and family. This is a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.
Bagels & Books Club:
This year our Bagels & Books Club will continue our social justice theme.
"Social justice provides the foundation for a healthy community. It grows out of our sense that each person — each created being — has value. Only as we recognize the value and dignity of each person can we build a healthy community, so it's a slow, painful process of learning and growing. To help the process along we develop attitudes of respect for one another. We also shape policies and patterns of behavior to protect and enhance the worth of each person. We do this by building governmental and economic structures, educational and religious institutions, and all the other systems that provide for health and social welfare. This justice is not a goal that we'll ever reach, but a process, a struggle in which we can be engaged through all the pain and all the joy."
- Doug King
This year's dates: October 30th, November 27th, January 29th, February 26th, March 26th, May 14th May Book Title:
"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight." ―Amy Poehler
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!
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? Join us March 21st at 7:00 p.m. for the next STEM Talk.
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:
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