Thursday, April 27, 2017

Summer Listening

Plug in for some great listening this summer! AudioSync offers two FREE audiobooks to download each week. Download a title, keep it forever. Each week, two new titles are available. Be sure to visit often since titles are only available for their highlighted week. You'll need OverDrive to listen to the book on your phone, tablet, or computer. Stop by the library for more information!

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tara Sullivan Author Visit


This week, the NHS Library hosted author Tara Sullivan! She discussed her life experiences and writing process in shaping her books. Perhaps most importantly, Tara Sullivan stressed the importance of books in connecting the world and empowering readers to enact change in their communities and beyond. We are incredibly grateful to the Needham Education Foundation for funding Tara Sullivan's visit and eagerly look forward to more programs in the future.

Monday, March 6, 2017

National History Day UPDATE

Of the 21 projects that our school sent to regional qualifiers, 13 have moved on to the state level on April 1! Congratulations to our winners, honorable mentions, and all of the students who worked hard to compete at the regional qualifiers!

Monday, February 27, 2017

National History Day

The 10th graders created some incredible "Taking a Stand" projects, this year's National History Day theme. Students worked individually or in groups to select a topic and conduct extensive research to connect the topic to the theme. Students then chose a medium to express their learning: exhibit, documentary, website, or performance. Despite delays from snow, the school judging and exhibition occurred before February break. Winners will be moving onto the regional competition on March 4th!

          

Congratulations to:
Individual Performances:
O. Blackmer: Bread and Roses Strike

Group Performances:
I. Dirks, S. Fallon, and G. Ward: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
A. Friedman and E. Patz: AIM Alcatraz
A. Garrido and M. Osman: Loving v. Virginia, 1967

Individual Documentaries:
C. Steinberg: Cesar Chavez

Group Documentaries:
R. Horrigan and B. Shapiro: William Stokoe
L. O'Donnell and J. Schwartz: Larry Kramer
E. Friedman and L. Miller: Angela Davis

Individual Exhibits:
W. Vallatini: Eradication of Smallpox
Z. Taub: National Park Service

Group Exhibits:
A. Hwang, J. Rudolph, and J. Shia: Julia Butterfly Hill
T. Barrett and N. Mutter: Dorothea Dix
A. Blake, A. Mahoney, and K. Shannon: Louis Braille
A. Lin and K. Zhu: Congress and Radical Reconstruction
R. Goodale, N. Schwartz, and J. Woodnorth: Stephen Biko

Individual Website:
E. Payne: Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
E. Lee: The Sullivan Principles
C. Nwodo: Diane Nash

Group Website:
N. Malouf, T. Osborne, and R. Weitzel: Che
K. Guttilla and N. Yee: Rachel Carson
E. Erickson, I. Lai, and I. Li: Ida B. Wells

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feeling the Love


With Valentine's right around the corner, it's important to reflect on what love really looks like. This month's featured student club is "Take Back the Night". Their goal is to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault by shattering the silence to stop the violence. Keep an eye out for their annual fundraiser event.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Follett Challenge


Support our school's entry, "One School, One Book, One Day", in this year's Follett Challenge and help us win $30,000! One vote per email address each day this week. You can cast one vote per email each day from January 23 through 27 (that's a lot of votes!) so be sure to vote every day! View our video and cast your votes at follettchallenge.com/videos/723

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MLK

Martin Luther King Day gives us a time to reflect on the astounding impact of a regular citizen to effect great change in society. Dr. King encouraged people to fight darkness with light and to conquer hate with love. Are you up for the challenge?

In his book of collected writings, Strength to Love, Dr. King wrote that, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" If you want to do more to answer that question, join the Choose to be Nice Club and throw kindness around like confetti!