BSHS LMC Media Matters February 2011


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BSHS LMC Media Matters February 2011

  1. 1. -2061982114300BSHS LMC Media MattersVolume II, Issue 2 February 2011Author Visit: Alan GratzFebruary is I Love to Read Month<br />BSHS LMCHours: 7:30-3:45Lead Librarian: Fran BullingtonExt. 1485AV Librarian: Jay CampbellExt. 1484 VVisit this newsletter on the library website to click on the links! BSHS LMC: Information Unleashed!<br />YA Author Alan Gratz will be visiting both BSHS 9th grade and main campuses on February 16th. We are excited to sponsor his visit and give our students an opportunity to speak with the author of one of the 2010-2011 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award nominees, Something Wicked.Gratz will spend the morning at BSHS 9th Grade Campus and will join us for the afternoon. He will be making three presentations:12:00-12:45 “Stealing Shakespeare” Gratz will discuss Shakespeare’s influence on writers.1:00-1:45 “From Brainstorm to Bookshelf” Gratz will discuss the discipline it takes to be a writer.2:00-2:45 Q & A Gratz will meet with students who have read at least one of his books and answer their questions.Gratz will be available to autograph his books between sessions and after the 2:45 session ends. We’ll have copies available for purchase arriving soon.Other novels he has penned:Something RottenSamurai ShortstopBrooklyn NineStudents wishing to meet Gratz should visit the media center for more details. I Love to Read month is celebrated each February across North America every year. BSHS LMC’s planned celebrations include:Feb. 16th guest authorFeb. 17th Bulldog Booklovers Club meetingFeb. 25th SCYABA votingAll month – Feb. Reading Calendars are available in the media center“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” ~Jean RhysDates to Remember:Feb. 16: Alan Gratz’s visitFeb. 17: Bulldog Booklovers Club meeting 3:30 in media centerFeb. 25: SCYABA VotingImage credits: bulldog; I Love to Read; ETV logo; SCYABA logo http://scasl.netEach year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians sponsors four book awards: picture, children’s, junior, and young adult. BSHS supports this program and encourages our students to read from the list of 20 nominees each year. Students who have read at least three of the current year’s nominees are eligible to vote for their favorite book on Feb. 25th.Nominee lists are available in the media center and online at Young Adult Book Award VotingETV is once again sponsoring a free Technology Workshop. On March 29, 30, and 31st, you can earn Renewal Credits for attending a variety of sessions. Want to learn more about digital storytelling, Glogster, Google Earth, media literacy, Promethean Boards, Google Docs, Web 2.0, and much, much more?Online registration opened January 25th and classes fill quickly. To register, visit http://etv.streamlinesc.orgCan’t attend all three days? Not to worry – choose what day or days are convenient for you.Our first semester reading celebration luncheon was held on Jan.27th. Sixty-three students met the requirements and were invited to enjoy a Chick-Fil-A meal.The top readers in each class received their cash prizes. Please congratulate them if you see them:1st place ($30): Heidi N., Haley B., Esther K. 2nd place ($20): Marissa M., Amber B., Shelbe R.3rd place ($10): Jenny B., Brittany B., Justin E.The English teacher with the most students participating was Mrs. DeLac, who won a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Free Professional DevelopmentREADissance<br />