Thursday, November 20, 2014

Are you divergent?

The High School Library Book Club is reading their second book of this year's Book to Movie List.

Divergent by Veronica Roth is the title we are reading, discussing and watching the movie on December 7th in the high school library starting at 6:00.  Check out a book today! Everyone is invited.

This book flew through the high school and middle school last winter as one of the most popular books. In March the movie came out - I'm probably one of the few people who didn't see it. Will the movie live up to the book's popularity?

Take the the Divergent Aptitude test and share the results with the library. We will post them out in the hall. How many of you have a strong alignment with one faction or are you too DIVERGENT!

Friday, May 16, 2014


The first day the seniors are gone is a little different.... quiet, empty.... something is missing.... but enough of that.

Join us on Sunday, May 18th to celebrate the graduation of the high school seniors. The ceremony starts at 2:00 in the High School Gymnasium. If you can't make it, fear not, there will be a live stream of the ceremony via High School Cube.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Poem In My Pocket

Today is Poem In My Pocket Day!  This day's intention is to have everyone carry a poem and share the poem with others. Celebrate Poetry!  MVHS was invited to share poetry by sharing their favorite poems. Mrs. Hale made this great display in the hallway. Take a minute to read a poem that was a favorite of one of MVHS's teachers.

So find a poem, share the poem and celebrate poetry!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

And the winner is....

The Library March Madness winner at MVHS is....

The Hunger Games beat To Kill a Mockingbird by about 15 votes.

Even if my book didn't win the contest, I was glad to see the number of kids and teachers that voted for each day's contest. Anything that gets students talking about books is a good thing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Final Match Up

University of Connecticut won the championship game in the NCAA Men's game. 

Mount Vernon High School Library March Madness is in the final match up....

Hunger Games vs To Kill a Mockingbird 

Contemporary vs Traditional
Free read vs English II novel
Dystopian vs Realistic Fiction

May the best book win!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Final Four

My NCAA bracket was basically a bust after the first two rounds, many upsets. I'm glad there is another bracket going on at the high school, maybe I'll do better in this one. 

The Mount Vernon High School has its own March Madness with a book bracket. The teachers of MVHS were asked to suggest their favorite book title to be a part of the contest. The bracket was created and the contest was underway. Everyday, for the last 10 days students and staff have been set a link to vote through to vote for their favorite book.We are down to the sweet 8 with the following books still in the competition:
  • Ender's Game
  • Hunger Games
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Les Miserables
  • Hatchet
  • When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

By next Monday MVHS will determine the winner of the Library March Madness contest!