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Mar 18
News from: Creech Elementary (SCE)

​Dr. Seuss Stations at Creech Elementary!

At Creech, we had fun in Dr. Seuss stations at the library.  Some of the students visited Seussville,  while others played Seuss dominoes, made Fox in Socks puppets, played bingo, enjoyed a matching game, and tried their hand at illustrating.  We also had a green eggs and ham center and a rhyming words station with unusual Dr. Seuss words.  It was a great hit, and we all had fun!

Feb 06
News from: Campbell Elementary (ACE)


Campbell Elementary Wins a National  Book Fair Contest!                                    

Shout out to Kaylin Chaudron at Campbell Elementary School (ACE) for winning the Scholastic President's Award for the family event!

Campbell Elementary (ACE) will receive $500 to spend in their library! Way to go Kaylin!!!! Congratulations!

Feb 01
News from: Katy Junior High (KJH)

Katy Junior High Students Win Merge Cubes for Paticipation in Hour of Code

Congratulations to the two students at Katy Junior High who won the merge cubes for their participation in Hour of Code!

Jan 31
News from: Seven Lakes High School (SLHS)

Seven Lakes High School Students Enjoy Hot Cocoa and Story Time!

Senior AP English classes at the library listening to Christmas stories on the last Friday before finals (they got to vote on the story).  



The students had hot cocoa and enjoyed story time!

Many students said it was a welcomed stress reliever right before exams.


Jan 31
News from: Mayde Creek High School (MCHS)

Mayde Creek High School - Board Game Friday


The ESL newcomer classes come to the library on Fridays to play games and practice conversing in English!



Jan 31
News from: Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS)

Cinco Ranch High School - Library Makerspace


Jan 31
News from: Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS)

Cinco Ranch High School - New and Repurposed Library Furniture

Mr. Symons and his Mg Metal Fab and Ag Practicum Classes did all of these projects for the CRHS Library!


This table was bought for $10.00!  Students painted it and stenciled the chess/checker board on it!





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Old Book Carts were given NEW LIFE!

BEFORE - Boring Carts...

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NOW - Colorful New Carts...

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Jan 31
News from: Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS)

Cinco Ranch High School - Poetry Tournament

The Poetry Tournament was an opportunity to maximize interaction with poetry.  It creates a fun and competitive environment where the students are looking to build up the poems they read.  They learn about figurative language and author’s purpose, among other things.  In doing all this, poetry is fun and exciting!

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The students are split into groups and each group has two poems they are interacting with.  Once they finish interacting with the two poems, they decide which one they like better.  That poem then moves on to the next round.  In the next round, groups are combined with the winning poems.  Students trade poems and interact with the new poem.  Once they have finished, they will once again vote on a winner.  In the end, there will be one poem left.  Every group will have interacted with six poems, because we start with 64 poems (split amongst the four classes).



Jan 31
News from: Tays Junior High (TJH)

Tays Junior High - "Classic Novel Book Tasting"

The TJH library staff collaborated with 8th grade ELA teachers to provide an introduction to classic literature lesson and a “Classic Novel Book Tasting” for all 8th grade students.  8th grade students had to choose a classic novel for their ELA book clubs this six weeks.  Choosing and reading a classic novel can be somewhat overwhelming, especially to junior high students.  To help these students find a classic novel that appealed to them, Mrs. Kelley arranged the classics by genre.  The students rotated through the different genres and were exposed to many different types of classic novels.  

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At the end of this lesson, students were able to choose a classic novel that they were truly interested in reading!


Jan 31
News from: Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH)

Beckendorff Junior High's New Tables

BDJH 7th graders are reading at the new tables purchased by the PTA. They are reading books they chose after taking a 'Genre Personality' quiz.


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