Shahala Middle School Library:
Major 2012 - 2013 Accomplishments
In April 2013 Teacher-Librarian Warner recieved a PTO Grant for Library Resources, which included adding our first ever Library Display case. This will be used to display student work and thematic books and objects as teaching and learning tools every month.
In April 2013 a TV film crew from the Kleenex company visited Shahala and filmed a science experiment in our library with students from Mr. Anderson's Physics class. The footage they filmed will soon be up on their website and may be used in a commercial as well.
In April 2013 Teacher-Librarian Warner recieved the "Imagination Grant" (a Graphic Novels grant) for the Shahala Library, allowing us to add over 40 new graphic novels to the library collection for students to read fiction, non-fiction across all content areas, and even literary classics in this format.
In March 2013 the Star Wars 501st Legion visited Shahala Library as part of our Spring Book Fair and Sci-Fi Fantasy Night. This book fair ended up being the most successful in terms of visitors and sales in the school's history. :)
In October 2012 Mr. Warner, new teacher-librarian for Shahala, received a PTO Grant to obtain a digital video camera, SD card & reader, and a head-set mic for the library. We will use these to create videos for the school and to help teachers and students with video projects.
Accomplishments of the Pacific Library when Mr. Warner
was teacher-librarian for the Vikings -
2011 - 2012 School Year:
In March 2012 our library had its second annual SCI-FI FAMILY NIGHT & BOOK FAIR! It was a very fun, successful night thanks to the Pacific Parent Group, our many student and adult volunteers, Jedi Brosius and the Rebel Orchestra, Jedi Librarian Paul Obi-Warner Kenobi, Mr. Scott Boothby from the Washougal School District, Scholastic, and of course the amazing Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Legion! An article in The Columbian about our event can be found at this link: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/apr/04/the-force-is-strong-with-pacific-middle-school-rea/
Mr. Warner was notified in 2012 that he is recieving a grant that will allow the library to purchase many graphic novels across all subject areas, meaning not just literature but also science, math, history, and other curriculum will be available in graphic novel form (both fiction and non-fiction) in the lschool ibrary for our kids to read and learn from.
During DECEMBER, the Pacific Library celebrated books that are also MOVIES! Our library was filled with books to check out that have had film versions made of them! And during lunches we showed clips from movies based on books! Also, many teachers signed their classes up for a library lesson on comparing & contrasting books with their movie versions. In addition, we had a Book Blog contest and gave away free posters. Students blogged about their favorite movie books on the new school BOOK BLOG and won free posters!
THE 2011 Fall BOOK FAIR!!!
We had a very successful BOOK FAIR November 15 -18. Many kids were able to get books into their hands, and thanks to purchases and donations, our library was able to get over 40 books through Scholastic to add to our school library! THANKS to the parent group and everyone who visited the Book Fair or gave so that kids could have books!
2010- 2011 School Year:
VIKING NEWS has become a regular part of life here at Pacific! This once-a-month video program is watched by the whole school to hi-light academics, athletics, events, and community here in Viking territory. The program is created by Teacher-Librarian Warner and the Pacific ASB students.
Our 2011 Spring Book Fair was a huge success, especially due to the Pacific Parent Group and our very successful Sci-Fi Fantasy Night which featured Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and an Imperial Officer from the Cloud City Garrison (Star Wars 501st Legion). We raised money for library books and to help Japan after their devastating earthquake and tsunami. We were featured in The Columbian Newspaper and on their news website: http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/mar/23/sci-fi-vibes-in-the-library/
Thanks to the Pacific Parent Group and our teacher-librarian, we now have a glass display case in our library to use for displaying student work and current lessons, themes, skills, books, and projects Pacific is working on and learning.
With help of the Evergreen District Instructional Technology Department, we were able to update 15 old laptops and connect them appropriately for student WiFi use in the Pacific Library! With those laptops, plus the 7 regular computers we have, students can now share the use of 22 computers in here as they research and work in our library.
We are proud to have a PACIFIC BOOK CLUB made up of two groups: The Multigenre Book Club that reads all types of books, and the Sci-Fi Fantasy Club that focuses especially on that genre.
Teacher-Librarian Warner, working with Mrs. Lewis 8th Grade Excel Classes, helped the 8th grade read award nominated books and create presentations about them for the 6th graders here at Pacific. The YRCA, Sasquatch, National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Pura Belpre Award nominees were read by 8th grade Excel students, and after the presentations to 6th graders then the posters about each book were placed in the library and school hallways to promote reading them. Later in the year, any students who read at least 2 of the books also got to send their votes in to the Sasquatch and YRCA to help pick the winners!