Welcome to the Dorman High School Media Center Blog. The information provided on this blog is intended for Dorman High School students. We hope the information is helpful and relevant. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Stay Frosty, Read Cool Books!

It's a great time of year to read some cool books. What are some of the books that you can recommend for a "Stay Frosty" season?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight, puts Midnight Sun on hold

Best selling author, Stephenie Meyer, put Midnight Sun on hold due to a copyright issue. A trusted friend posted the unfinished companion piece to Twilight on the Internet. Meyer unhappily stated, “With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story.” Fans may have to wait for Edward Cullen’s version of the vampire story.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Summer Read '08 Starts June 1 and ends August 31

UPDATE: Dorman students and faculty read 421,421 pages in the NBLU summer reading challenge.
NBLU Winners:
Top Faculty Winner: Mrs. Sheila Curry read 22,888
Top Student Winner: John Whitlock read 29,600
Luck of the Draw Winners: Mr. Lewis Terry and Maisy Bolton won Mellow Mushroom gift cards.
No Book Left Unread Summer Reading Challenge
for prizes to
Mellow Mushroom & More
Click HERE for more information.
Blogging starts June 1.

1. Blog at least 4 sentences/book
2. Include your real name.
3. Include the number of pages of each book you read.
4. Blog as many times as you like.
See the first blog example for a sample format.

Friday, May 2, 2008

DHS English Department Summer Reading Ask Questions Here!

Post questions and comments regarding The Dorman English Department 2008 Summer Reading Program here. Teachers will be online throughout the summer to respond to your comments and to answer your questions. For a copy of the summer reading list, please see the Dorman High School homepage at http://www.dormanhigh.org/.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Reading Program

Dorman students diligently read books on the 2007-2008 SCYABA list and voted for their favorite book. When the votes came in on February 14, 2008 Dorman students chose Twilight by Stephanie Meyer as their favorite YA book. Participants of the reading program will celebrate at a breakfast during National Library Week. Dorman students look forward to start reading next year’s list.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sharon M. Draper spends the day at Dorman!

WOW! That’s what I have to say about the day Sharon Draper spent at Dorman High School. Some students said Feb. 28, 2008 was the best day of their lives since they were able to meet the author of some of their favorite books. Mrs. Draper captivated the students in two large group assemblies reading excerpts from her books and explaining how she became a writer. Students and faculty were invited into the media center during 3rd block for a book signing. About 100 students were invited to participate in a small group discussion for an exciting question and answer forum during 4th block. Mrs. Draper left a message with the Dorman students to read as much as possible. The day was fast paced, fun, and filled with book discussion.

Friday, February 8, 2008

February in the Media Center

February is an exicting month for programming in the DHS media center. Author Sharon Draper will visit Dorman on February 28 and the school is busy getting ready for the festivities. The English department is hosting an essay contest and winners will have breakfast with Mrs. Draper. Many teachers and students are getting ready by checking out and reading Draper's books. One can rarely find any of the 36 media center books by Draper on the shelf. Bulletin boards and displays announcing Mrs. Draper's visit can be seen throughout the school. It is an exciting time for Dorman students to be able to meet the author of some of their favorite books.