Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tutoring Help!

Do you need help with Spanish, Math or English??? Well, tutors will be available to help you Monday through Thursday from 2:15 PM until 3:15 PM here in the Media Center. Your tutor will be students who are members of the National Honor Society and who are taking either an AP or level 1 class in the subject area they are tutoring.
Occasionally, teachers will also be available to offer assistance.
Come check it out! Raise your grade and understanding of a subject by stopping in after school for as little or as long as you would like! We hope to see you soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Reading Video

Use the link below to view the video discussion of our summer reading selection, The Hunger Games. Led by a veteran English teacher and students from school, this discussion might just convince you to get started on your summer reading!

You can join the discussion by following this link to our discussion blog:


Research Help

One of the best aids to the research process offered at school is our very comprehensive research booklet. A link to this document can be found below. Questions can be directed to the librarians who are always willing to help with your projects.
We welcome your comments or suggestions.

This document was updated during the summer of 2009 by a group of volunteer teachers and media center specialists.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Best Reads of the Summer!

Let us know what you read and enjoyed this summer. Submit your comments, and we'll total the numbers and announce a winner early in September!
If you feel so inclined, include some comments about your choice in an effort to help others decide whether to read your selection or not.
Of course, if you found a book less than enjoyable, we'd love to hear about that also.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Join the ALA Baseball Game!

Follow the link to participate in the American Library Association baseball game where you can earn points for Shawnee and improve your information literacy skills at the same time.

As an added benefit, you may be eligible for extra credit for your participation. Speak to your English teacher to see if he/she if willing to assign these points!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Reading

Shawnee's One Book, One School selection for the summer of 2010 is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book is the first in a series, and a visit to the following site will provide a multitude of review and information about the publication:

Visit the Scholastic site on the books in the series. Here you can get author information, information on the book itself and play games related to the book:
You might be interested in this site as well. It contains free downloads and games and excerpts from this book and the second book in the series as well.
Expect many of activities in your classrooms especially during our first weeks of school.
Visit our school website to leave your comments about the book:
Leave your comments...who knows? Maybe, you'll start the year with extra credit.