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Sep 12
Katy's Newest Junior High - Adams Library

Adams Junior High opened its doors for the very first time this August.  Vanessa Masson, the librarian, has worked hard all summer getting ready for the students at AJH.  The students are so excited to not only visit this beautiful space, but to check out the brand new books as well!

 

Ms. Olson  (Library Aide) & Ms. Masson  (Library Media Specialist)


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Library view from the LGI

Sep 12
Fielder's New Library

​Fielder's new library is definitely the heart of the school. Mrs. Counterman has been working hard to get the library ready for student check out and library lessons.  After ten months of renovations, students are excited to check out books.  This newly designed library is not only beautiful, but has plenty of natural light to brighten the day!

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Fielder's new look!

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Fielder students reading in their new library.

Sep 12
Katy's Newest Elementary - Leonard Library

Thousands of brand new, colorful titles lined the shelves just waiting to be checked out. And finally, Mrs. Melissa Nored, Library Media Specialist at Olga Leonard Elementary, invited students into their fantastic new library! Leonard Elementary fifth-graders were pumped to be the lucky first visitors to the library. Anticipation had been building, and the students excitedly rushed to the shelves to check out all the selections -- fiction chapter books, graphic novels, nonfiction resources, as well as picture books. There are lots to choose from, and Mrs. Nored looks forward to continue growing the collection with input from her students and teachers over the next year. The attractive new space offers a generous classroom area as well as a variety of comfortable seating and tables for students to work on research or sit quietly to read. Mrs. Nored believes the charm of the library - with its color, fun design and light from the large windows - will help make the Leonard Library the heart of the school -- where all are welcome to explore and find connection, encouragement, and inspiration. 

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Mrs. Nored - Librarian

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Ms. Nored instructing fifth-grade students in the library.

May 03
Katy Book Wars Competition Results

​Katy Book Wars Winners

Congratulations to Beck Junior High Team, Golden Caterpillars, for winning 1st Place in the Katy Book Wars!  This group of 6th graders worked really hard and answered 29 out of 30 questions correctly!  

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 Seven Lakes Junior High Team, Book Beasts, came in 2nd Place with 28 out of 30 correct!  

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The first Katy Book Wars was such a success that the librarians are already planning next year’s competition! Thank you to all the parents and school staff that attended.  We had over 100 spectators!  Congratulations to both teams!


Apr 11
Sewing in the Library

A group of students at Creech Elementary met in the library on Friday mornings to learn how to embroidery. First, we learned a few basic stitches and practiced them. Then the students came to the library, found a comfortable place to sit with friends and stitched away.  They each were able to work on a gift for their mothers.  It was so much fun.  This activity interested students in the arts and crafts section of the library and empowered these students to embark on more adventures.sew1.JPG

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Apr 05
Elementary Library Media Specialist of the Year Winner

Crystal Matovich is our first Elementary Library Media Specialist of the Year!  

Congratulations Crystal!  We appreciate all that you do for Katy ISD, Katy ISD Library Media Specialist Group and Davidson Elementary School.

2018-2019 School Year

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Apr 05
Secondary Library Media Specialist of the Year Winner


Lori Kelley is our first Secondary Library Media Specialist of the Year! 

Congratulations Lori!  We appreciate all that you do for Katy ISD, Katy ISD Library Media Specialist Group and Tays Junior High.

2018-2019 School Year

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Apr 05
Katy Book Wars

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Students in grades 6-8, from 11 KISD junior high schools, worked in teams of four or five to read 25 books since November 2018.

Campus competitions were held the week of March 18, 2019 to determine who will compete at the district wide competition. Cheer your favorite team on at 7:00 pm, May 1, 2019 at Legacy Stadium.


Here are the teams:

MCJH - 6th Graders - A3M

Andrew, Mikalya, Ashley and Adriana

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MPJH - 6th graders - Book Warriors

Ava Clutter, Katherine Hafling, Suzie Sheffer, Shifa Sial, and Charlotte Hare

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BJH - 6th Graders - The Golden Bookworms

Olivia, Elizabeth, Hansika, Rachel and Grace

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WCJH - Nerds of America

Micah, Darsh, Johan and Vikas 

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MMJH - 6th Graders 

Sakina, Denver, Autumn, Layla, and Yasmine

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SLJH - 7th Graders - The Book Beasts

Irshad, Nihilesh, Adithya, Param, and Bo-Kai

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TJH 

Abhinav, Gauravaram, Soha, Sanjay, and Brandon

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CJH - Rubber Duckies

Minghui, Hannah, Zain, Zach, and Tristen

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CRJH - 6th-8th Graders - The Page Turners

BDJH - 6th-8th Graders - The Flying Squirrels

WMJH - 6th and 8th Graders – The Alchemists

WPJH - 6th graders – Book Warriors



Mar 29
No library? No problem!

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No library? No problem! Even though the Fielder Elementary Library is closed for renovation and all the books are packed in a warehouse, students continue to find ways to engage in reading. Think "Little Free Library" – through community donations and profits from our fall scholastic Book fair, Fielder Falcons are able to trade out books at Book Swap. 

Mar 27
News from: McMeans Junior High (MMJH)

​Katy Book Wars MMJH Champions!

Congratulations to 6th graders: Sakina, Denver, Autumn, Layla, and Yasmine for winning MMJH's KATY BOOK WARS competition! They competed against five other teams and answered the most questions correctly from the twenty books on the '2018 Texas Lone Star' reading list and five of Jennifer A. Nielsen's books.  They will represent MMJH at the district competition against ten other KISD junior high schools on May 1st, 2019 at Legacy Stadium.  WAY TO GO, GIRLS!

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