What could possibly improve your day more than this song about the Dewey Decimal System, sung by 7th graders? (They tell me they learned it in elementary school.)
Yesterday, six students from the Upper School traveled into Boston to hear a lecture by Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis. Satrapi touched on many points throughout her lecture but she highlighted three main points:
- Education is important!
- If we don't laugh we will die.
- There is no such thing as borders. We are all influenced by each other and share far more than anything that divides us.
Everyone had a fabulous time. Satrapi was hilarious and humble. We all...
1) Everything in your room is categorized or organized.
2) You spend all your time chatting with the lovely librarians behind the desk.
3) A pang of jealousy enters your heart when another student sits behind the circulation desk and checks out your books and dvds.
YOU WANT TO BE THEM! Well, now's your chance! Join the ranks of immortalized pages who assist the librarians and learn all about the behind the scenes action in the library.
Fill out student page application 2013-2014...
Now that you've read one of the fabulous books on the STEM list, it's time to talk about it! Please make sure to check the list so you know what day your discussion group is meeting. All book groups will meet in the Dining Center from 12:30 - 1:00 pm. Make sure to bring your book, your thoughts and your questions!
If you read a book for which there is no discussion scheduled, check in with your math or science teacher for other extra-credit opportunities.
This poem (based on Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas") was written by alumna Joy Fowler, Dana Hall Class of 1939. Some things were different 75 years ago, others not so much.
Visualize puppies and kittens, and good luck on those exams!
'Twas the night before finals
And throughout the hall
Not a student was sleeping;
We were studying all. (more…)
Tonea Melvin 2012 published Broken Promises; Mended Lies: Inside the Mind of Tonea Melvin last year and we now have two copies in the library. Come take a look at the writing of your talented classmate!
The Library now has 20 iPads available for use by the whole community--come try one! Teachers using them in classes get first dibs, but after that they are available for use according to the following guidelines:
- Academic Day (M-F) 8:00 am--4:00 pm: available to all, with first priority to teaching faculty
- Evenings (M-Th) 5:00 pm--8:00 pm: available to all
- Weekends and Holidays: available only to faculty and staff
Let us know what you think,...
A friendly reminder that all library materials are due on Friday, May 25th! Avoid pesky emails from us by getting them back on time. Thanks!!
Attention all upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors! The library is now accepting applications to be a library page for the 2012-2013 academic year. We're looking for hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic students to work with us to help our library run smoothly. If you're up for the task please fill out an application and return it to the librarians by no later than MAY 18th. Last year we received a record number of applications so we do encourage you to apply early.
Check out the display case in the hall outside the library to see some creative and original East Asian Storybooks designed by the talented students in Mr. Neumann's East Asian Studies class.