Monday, September 29, 2014

Jordan Sonnenblick is Coming to Highland!

Award winning author, Jordan Sonnenblick, will be visiting Highland on Friday, November 14. Mr. Sonnenblick's books include Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie and Notes from the Midnight Driver, titles very popular with and familiar to students and staff at Highland.

We are thrilled that he will be coming to Highland to spend a day! The day will include large group assemblies to allow all students to have a chance to hear Mr. Sonnenblick, a former middle school teacher, speak. The day's schedule will also include a book signing. If students are interested in pre-ordering books for the visit, you can print the pre-order form and return to the Learning Center.

In the afternoon, there will be a writing workshop for students interested in working with Mr. Sonnenblick. This will be an interactive, hands-on experience for a smaller group of students. Students must fill out an application to be considered for participation in the workshop. Applications will be completed online and are due by 10/29.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Guys Read Back at Highland for 2014-2015

Guys Read is a group by guys, for guys. The group meets once a month after school from 3:40 - 4:30. Rob Eckmann, librarian at Cook Memorial Library, leads this group.

Any guys who are in grades 5-8 are welcome to attend.
Next month, the Guys Read group will have a visiting author joining the conversation. Allan Woodrow will be at the meeting on October 6 and guys planning to attend are encouraged to read one of his books beforehand.

Lunch Book Clubs Kick Off

We had our first lunch bunch book club of the year today.
We started with the sixth graders who read Regarding the Fountain. We had a great group today. I always know it is a good sign if we have to raid nearby classrooms for more chairs!

Next week the 7th and 8th grade groups meet.

These Lunch Bunch book clubs generally meet once a month. We have lunch together and talk about the book we read. Any students are welcome to attend!