Collegiate HS Program Library Newsletter

3rd Six Weeks 2019

  • Circulation Statistics for 1st Semester

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/20/2019

    circulation statistics

    Texas Library Standards:

    6.4.0 The school library program activities are evaluated using data analysis in order to improve student outcomes.

     

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  • Author Visit With Amanda Pruyear-El

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/18/2019

    Students in Ms. Medrano and Ms. Valera's ELA classes had the chance to hear from author Amanda Pruyear-El.  Mrs. Pruyear-El spoke about rising above your circumstances and achieving your dreams even when they seem impossible.  It was  very interesting to hear her perform spoken word poetry for our students.

    Amanda Pruyear-El

    Texas Library Standards:

    3.4.0 Library programs encourage collaboration with other types of libraries (e.g. public, academic, governmental, special), information institutions (e.g. museums, institutes, and virtual field trips), and community partners.

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  • "Rated" Book Discussion

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/18/2019

    Our Collegiate Book club met for a book discussion of "Rated" by Melissa Grey and to enjoy some snacks before Christmas Break.  Our students really enjoyed this dystopian novel and look forward to our next book club pick during Blind Date with a Book.

    Book discussion snacks

    Texas Library Standards:

    3.1.0 The library encourages students to read a variety of literature for information and pleasure. The library provides access to physical and virtual collections of high quality, current resources in a variety of formats (print, audio, electronic) and platforms (readable on most devices) which reflect input from stakeholders.

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  • Literary Food Trucks

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/16/2019

    Students in 9th and 10 grade read novels and then created a "literary food truck" to connect back to what they read.  They designed a food truck and created an authentic menu that was related to the content/ characters in their book.  During our Food Truck Festival, groups displayed their truck, menu, and sample menu items.  

    Check out more photos of the event here.

    Literary Food Truck

    Texas Library Standards:

    STRAND 3 READING: School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.                        

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  • PSJA Family Posada

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/13/2019

    Some of our book club members participated in the first ever PSJA Family Posada community event on Dec. 13th in the evening.  Students helped run the games and sell snacks for the school.

     

    PSJA posada

    psja posada

    Texas Library Standards:

    5.3.0 The school library program extends library based learning opportunities for families through community-centered activities.

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  • "Rated" by Melissa Grey

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/10/2019

    Join our book club in reading... Rated by Melissa Grey

    In this dystopian society the ratings are real. One number, 0 to 100, determines your place in society. Earn a high rating, and the world is yours for the taking. But fall to zero, and you may as well cease to exist. 

    Rated book

    Texas Library Standards:

    STRAND 3 READING: School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community.                        

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  • Book Club Meeting and Recruitment

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/9/2019

    Our Book Club president Karen and Vice President Cassandra M. hosted a very successful recruitment meeting.  We had a large turn out of students excited to pick up our book of the six weeks "Rated."  See more about "Rated" in a future post.

    Book Club planning

    Texas Library Standards:

    5.1.0 The school library program features a learning environment that cultivates a sense of community and respect among all students
    and staff.

     

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  • 12 Days of Techmas

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 12/9/2019

    During student lunch, our library hosted 12 Days of Techmas.  Students had a chance to unwind a little (after benchmarks) and try out a variety of  tech tools.

    Robots

    Robotics at lunch

    Texas Library Standards:

    4.1.0 The library program effectively uses and promotes the use of technology applications and tools across all content areas for discovery, collaboration, critical analysis, creation, and presentation of learning.

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  • It's Time Texas Walk

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 11/8/2019

    On November 8th, our entire school body participated in It's Time Texas's Community Walk.  Led my myself and our Library Advisory Board members, all our 9th and 10th graders gathered together and took a brisk walk to promote a healthy lifestyle.

     

    ITT Walk

     Texas Library Standards:

    5.3.0 The school library program extends library based learning opportunities for families through community-centered activities.

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  • PSJA College & Career Expo

    Posted by Amy Marquez on 11/7/2019

    8th graders from across the district came by the Dr. Daniel P. King College and University Center to attend the PSJA College and Career Expo.  Fine Arts and Athletics were stationed in the library and students got a chance to see some of the extra curricular classes they can participate in as freshmen.  It was exciting to see the students learning about their high school pathways.

    PSJA HS Recruitment

    Memorial Recruitment

    Texas Library Standards:

    STRAND 5 SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT: School libraries are essential, safe, and flexible environments and are inviting centers for teaching and learning.

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