HRRB – Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

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Mrs. Lolley and Mrs. Franchini are looking for some readers. Do you like to read? Do you remember what you read? Do you like to compete? Then Reading Bowl needs you. Meet in Mrs. Lolley’s room tomorrow, August 29 at 3:45. See you there.

The books we are reading are already in the media center. Go by and check out the books under the big peach. Yep, they are the Peach Books.

Inheritance is Here!

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You have been asking for awhile if we were going to get the new Paolini book, Inheritance.  Well, it is here!  We have two copies so far!  Come and get it. 

Check out the book trailer here–

Teens Top 10

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Nine thousand teens voted, and the winners are…

1.  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)

2.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

3.  Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)

4.  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)

5.  The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)

6.  Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)

7.  Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)

8.  Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)

9.  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)

10.  Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

Teen Read Week

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October 16 to 22 is Teen Read Week™ and the theme for Teen Read Week  is “Picture It! @ your library.”  This  is a great one  because it includes so much!  You can read about movies, photography, cartooning or even a graphic nove like mangal.  If uou can read it, you can picture it!

So, don’t forget to read a book for Teen Read Week™ and check out the media center!  We have lots of new books on display!


Exemplary Media Center!

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This week, the Sequoyah HS Media Center received some exciting news.  We were named an Exemplary Library Media Program in the high school category for the entire state of Georgia by the GaDOE.  We are humbled and want to thank you all for your support.  Winning Exemplary is such an honor for our program, our school, and our district.  We could not have done any of this without our wonderful students, staff, and parents!   Thank you for recognizing the valuable role of the Library Media Specialist.

 We need to give special thanks to Mr. Berman for his support and encouragement.  Also, the 2010-2011 Media Committee was extremely helpful by assisting and guiding us through the application process.  They were our biggest cheerleaders!  Thank you to Mrs.  Lolley, Mr.  Wilson, Mrs. Brown, Mrs.  Meeks,  Mrs. Blalock, Mrs. Flynn, Mr. Baldwin, Ms.  Selden, Mr. Farist, Mrs. Lauletta (parent member), and Mary Catherine  (student member).

 The Annual Exemplary/Exceptional Library Media Program selects two schools on each level based on how well their library media program meets school improvement goals and improves student achievement.  Peer Library Media Specialists and GaDOE staff select the recipients based on the school’s written application, the principal’s narrative, a possible telephone interview, and a probable on-site visit. 

Another part of winning this recognition is presenting our media program along with the elementary, middle and one other high school exemplary programs at the GaETC Conference in November.  Our media center will also host an open house sometime in the 2011-12 school year for the public and other schools/districts to visit.  Stay tuned for more information!

Your Media Specialists,

Jan Reed and Elease Franchini