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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Congratulations Divergent Trilogy, our 2014 DHS Library march Madness Winner

In the coming days we will be doing a drawing from ALL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS for a Barnes & Noble Giftcard, so stay tuned!!  We will also revisit and post the names of the weekly drawing winners. Thanks to all our students (and teachers) who helped select our tournament winner.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Library March Madness Week Four - the Championship Round

It's championship week in the library.  Our kids are really buzzing over the finale of our 2014 Library Book March Madness Tournament.  There was a close election (between Hunger Games Trilogy and The Fault in our Stars) for one of our finalists, and I SO wanted The fault in Our Stars to win. Alas, it was not to be. Our finalists for the 2014 DHS Library March Madness are two trilogies as follows:


This year's Library March Madness Book Tournament was tweaked so that we wouldn't once again  have two books from the same series in our finals like last year.  (Last year we had Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games up against Catching Fire, with Hunger games winning.)  To alleviate that problem we decided to group series together as an entry if two or more were in our top sixteen. We actually wound up with five series in this year's tournament.    

  So why am I still not happy? 

I am not happy this year with the finalists due to MOVIES!  Yes, I said it. Movies. The tend to ruin the book as a whole in general. I always have students share their disappointment with movies and what they changed, focused on , left out, etc.  It bugs me too, though I have to confess, I still want to see the movie.  So yes, I will probably tweak the guidelines for a book making it into our tournament again next year. My plan is to LEAVE OUT books that have already made it to a theater production, or are slated for a production release  before school is out next spring.  I am tired of feeling like that movie release is impacting the voting results. Bahh! One of our students suggested we sponsor a Books 2 Movie Tournament to go with our February library contest theme. Hmmmm, that student my be on to something. Maybe we'll even add a genre theme too....   

Monday, March 17, 2014

Library March Madness 2014 - The Final Four

This week marks the "Final Four" in our Library March Madness Tournament!
Congratulations to these titles who will match up! Remember, all voting must be in by 4:15 Thursday.

Vote at http://bit.ly/dhsmarchmadness, or in the library using a paper ballot, or or scan here!

Congrats Mallory!!

Mallory A., a student in our school, recently entered an art sculpture made from weeded books in a competition.  Her art teacher, Mrs. Susan Eleazer, received news recently that Mallory's piece was winning accolades!  Here is part of a thank you note from her mom:

We are so proud of Mallory. This weekend we attended the 2014 Young Women in Art Gallery & Awards Reception at Converse College. Mallory had a sculpture from her class last semester that was accepted into the gallery. We were just honored to have her piece accepted but we're ecstatic when her piece won 1st place in the sculpture category.
 If that was not enough, she was approached by a librarian in Polk County who asked her to Comission a piece custom for their library using a historical book from Polk Co. WOW!!  I know you guys must be proud to have her at Dorman!
Here are some pictures showcasing Mallory and her artwork!   And yes, we are very proud of Mallory.

 Clockwise: Mallory with her art piece; Mallory with an award; Mallory and her art teacher, Mrs. Susan Eleazor.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We entered the Follett Challenge!! We need your votes--DAILY

Make Dorman High School A Winner!

Dorman is in the running to be named one of the world’s most innovative schools and we need your support to win! There’s $200,000 on the line, so keep reading to learn how you can support our school.

Earlier this year, we entered the Follett Challenge, a program created by Follett to find and reward schools for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking. As part of the competition, we created a short video about what makes our program unique.

Please support us by viewing our video and voting for our submission at the Follett Challenge website under the “View Entries” tab at the following link: http://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=276#.Ux7-OD9dUxH.

30% of our total score is based on how well we spread the word about our video and earn votes! You can cast one vote per day from now until April 4th, so be sure to visit often!

By casting your vote, you’ll help us to spread the word about all the exciting activities going on in our school.

Thank you for your support. Your vote could make the difference in helping our school be crowned the Follett Challenge champion!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

DHS Library March Madness Week 2 - The Elite Eight

Sorry sports fans, we forgot to snap a photo of the updated brackets displayed both in the library and in the hall. Here are the "Elite Eight" after all the voting Thursday. Since there were sixteen titles in round one, there will be sixteen names drawn from the voters, and we will notify those students MONDAY. These students can select from our library prize basket (pens, pencils, 50 cent Cavalatte or Cafeteria coupons, or a free book.)

Here are your "Elite Eight" Library Books after all the voting Thursday.

Students may VOTE through Thursday this week to narrow our "Elite Eight" down to our "Final Four." We will check Bracket Challenges Monday to see who still has a "team" (title) alive in the tournament. We'll list those names here too.  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The 2014-2015 SC Young Adult Book Award Nominees

Thanks to Kelly Knight, LMS at Ware Shoals School in neighboring Greenville County, and blogger extraordinnaire at  Adventures in LibraaryLand!