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Antigone on Facebook: Join the Fun!

May 17, 2012

You’ve seen the signs around school and wondered what the heck was going on.  Well, you’re about to find out!

Antigone on Facebook, brought to you by the Grade 10 English A class launches next week.  Here’s a great chance to spend hours on Facebook while telling your parents, “But Mom!  It’s homework!”

Seriously,–and it’s a serious play– the students have updated and scripted the plot of Antigone, setting it in a modern international school.  You’ll follow along with the “actors” but also get to participate by adding your own comments  to their status updates.  Think of it as live, interactive theatre!

Click here to find out more, and learn how to get involved,


Who’s Your hero?

April 27, 2012

Check out Do Yeon’s hero book!  The 10th grade Art, DT and English classes worked together to create these.  We’ll post more as they finished, and they’ll be on display here in the library!


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Whoo-Hoo! Read-a-Thon and Winter Reading Challenge: The End is Here!

April 10, 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Winter Reading Challenge and the Read-A-Thon (or both!)  We hope you and fun and had some great reads.

For the Read-A-Thon, now it’s time to collect the money!  Please ask your sponsors for the amount they owe you, then bring the money and your tally sheet to your homeroom teacher by this Friday!

We will announce the winners of both the Read-A-Thon and the Tiny Story Contest next week.

Ditto the Pizza Party and Best Book Smackdown:  We’ll announce the date for the final bash at the assembly.

Meet Jacqueline West!

February 28, 2012

This Friday, to kick off Literacy Week, Grades 3-5 will have a Skype author visit with Jacqueline West, author of The Books of Elsewhere.

    So brainstorm some great questions to ask her!

EXTRA BONUS!   She’s going to read us a bit of the new book she’s working on.  Whoo-hoo!

World Read-Aloud Day

February 28, 2012

Imagine a world where everyone can read!  Next Wednesday is World Read-Aloud Day, which we’ll celebrate as part of Literacy Week. We’ll have book buddies, a Poetry Slam and more.

Let’s celebrate!


Ever Wondered What Panam Looks Like?

February 23, 2012

Building Bridges with Libraries

December 5, 2011

ISU Library staff, faculty and students traveled to Baaganuur on Saturday, joining with BookBridge (a German NGO) and the area Peace Corps volunteer

to help set up a local public library.  Volunteers labeled and barcoded over 1,000 books, making a big dent in the fiction collection.

“It was a long, bumpy ride,” said 10th grader Sodbileg,  “But it was really worth it. It was cool to know you were helping people get books to read.”

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Let the Games Begin!

November 14, 2011

Lionsgate finally released the trailer for the upcoming Hunger Games movie.  Can you say, “I can’t wait!?”

May the games be ever in your favor!

iPad 2’s in the Classroom

October 12, 2011

Now that the iPad 2’s are circulating, students have had a chance to check them out–in more ways than one!

In this video, Ian discusses how the iPads help him in his classes.  Interested?  You can reserve them at the Circulation Desk.

iPads Are Almost Ready!

September 28, 2011

Yep, the iPad  2’s will be ready to circulate by Monday!   Beat the crowd and plan ahead:  Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the permission form for you and your parents to sign.

Read it carefully!  You and your parents must agree to the terms and sign the document before you may check out an iPad.

They’re loaded with apps for almost every subject to help you complete class projects and learn key material,  cool stuff that’s just fun to play with, books to read and even games to play.

You can check them out for a 24 hour period * (8 am to 8 am), and you reserve them in advance. If no one else has reserved it, you may renew the iPad for another 24 hours one time only.

See  Ms. Hurd for more details!