Incline High School Library September 24, 2014
“Reading makes all other learning possible.”
Time flies, and we are already into the fifth week of the 2014-15 school year. The library has been busy with students completing summer reading assignments, doing college research and applications, and participating in a myriad of other tasks. The freshman class has completed the first round of MAPS testing in reading and math.
The library is open for students from 7:15 AM to 4:00 PM every day except Wednesday, which is our early release day. Study Club which meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00 and has already been a big success with many students staying and taking care of all their homework before leaving the building. We have two teachers on duty each day to supervise and help students with their work—and we have snacks!
We had our first Book Club meeting on Thursday September 18 and chose the book, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. The novel begins in a remote Mexican village where nearly all the local men have left to go north making the village an easy target for a group of nasty drug-dealing bandidos. The 19 year-old protagonist Nayeli, who is inspired by the classic movie The Magnificent Seven, sets off with three friends on a journey to the United States to recruit seven men to defend and repopulate her hometown. We are able to continue promoting reading through our Book Club thanks to the generosity of Linda Offerdahl at Dress the Part(y). This is the fourth year that Linda has sponsored us by purchasing books for our student members.
We are very excited that Salinas Poet Laureate, James Golden, will be visiting some of our English classes on Friday October 3. Mr. Golden is an activist for equal rights and the author of four books. This excellent opportunity for our students is made possible by Sierra Nevada College where the poet will be speaking on Thursday, October 2.
Our library has a diverse up-to-date collection of both fiction and non-fiction. Please encourage your students to visit us, take advantage of our services, and check out books. Reading is our passion, and we love to engage students in conversation about their favorite authors. You may visit us remotely at https://washoeschools.follettdestiny.com
Shelah Brown and Milly Corneil
Your friendly librarians