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WELCOME BACK HURRICANES!
Welcome back to the Media Center for the 2016-2017 School year! You can access books, computers or simply study and hang out from 7:15 - 3:00. The Library is open for both A & B lunches unless posted.
New things in the Library this year:
*We are building our ebook library and over 250 titles are now available to download onto your Kindle, Phone or Computer for 2 week checkouts.
*There are brand new computers (touchscreen with large moniters!!) Please do not bring any food or drink into the Media Center.
*Take a look at the Bulletin board for Community Service opportunities or find out where the next Hurricane sporting event is taking place.
I look forward to working with everyone this year! GO CANES!!
Students have free 24/7 access to the MCSD eBook/audiobook library. Information on how to get to the sites is as follows:
POETRY OUT LOUD 2016
Congratulations to all the students who participated in Poetry Out Loud 2016
This years winners were: 2016 Champion Daniel Walker
1st Runner Up Emily Perrotti
2nd Runner Up Alexis Duran
Daniel will be competing in the Florida State Finals on March 12 in Tampa! Good Luck!!
Poetry Out Loud!
Congratulations to the students who participated in Poetry Out Loud 2015!
This years winners were:
POL Champion: Emily Perrotti
1st Runner Up: Emily Hill
2nd Runner Up: Carolina Coto
Good Luck in the State Championships Emily!!
The Need to Read!
Our local newspapers recently printed a letter to the editor that explained how important it is to have books available that our students want to read outside of classroom required materials. In it we offer a great way to help out the Coral Shores Media Center by donating a book. Below is a copy of the letter and a link to the website where you can donate!!
Did you know?
*Ensuring that books are available to any child at any time of the year is a good first step in enhancing the reading achievement of low-income students and an absolutely necessary step in closing the reading achievement gap. (Ameliorating summer reading setback among economically disadvantaged elementary students, Richard Allington, April 2007)
*Students who read widely and frequently are higher achievers than students who read rarely and narrowly. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries Work!)
*Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries Work!)
* Research has found a relation between the amount of time that children read for fun on their own and reading achievement. (Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts)
*Children in classrooms without literature collections read 50% less than children in classrooms with such collections. (International Reading Association)
* Studies have proven that increased family engagement in educational programs is linked with increases in child reading achievement and other academic successes (such as high school graduation rates.) (Pre-K Now)
As you can see…overwhelming research shows that reading is imperative when it comes to measuring the future success of our children. Textbooks are important, but equally as important are the books they choose from the library for independent and free reading. Unfortunately with budget cuts at the national, state and local levels, it is nearly impossible to supply our students with all of the great books and series they not necessarily need to read, but want to read.
My name is Joanne Haddad. I have been a part of our Upper Keys Public Schools since 1999. I am the parent of two daughters who have always attended Upper Keys public schools. I have participated as a member of the PKS & Coral Shores School Advisory Committees for fourteen years, and served as Chairperson for seven. I have worked as a substitute teacher in the Upper Keys for eight years, in classrooms at every grade level from Kindergarten through 12th grade, including special needs classes. I am now for the first time a full time staff member at Coral Shores High School, as the Librarian. I feel my perspective is unique and informed and for that reason I am asking for your help.
October is National Book Month and what better way to celebrate than to share a book with a student. While working in the library I have found that we have a great variety of books for our students. What we are missing are the most recent books from favorite authors, and the newest volumes from popular series. There are also some book series that many students would like to read, but we only have one set or an incomplete set. I have created a wish list with books that our students and teachers have requested. They vary in price and genre, and appeal to a wide range of students.
The list is located at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=wish_list
You can also go to Amazon.com and search for Coral Shores High School Media Center under search wish list. The books you donate will ship directly to the school and can immediately be processed into the system as a donation. I will be adding to the list periodically to keep our catalogue up to date. This is a great opportunity to directly impact our schools and our students.
Thank you so much in advance for your help.
Coral Shores HS Media Center
Media Center Schedule
Monday-Friday: 7:15 - 2:45
Open A & B Lunch