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    So many exciting things are happening in the library!

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    Beaver Parents and Guardians | The library was full of action this week. We moved books and started changing the space. We consolidated some of our shelves and moved our fiction and reference collection to create open space for students to collaborate. Stay tuned as we get projectors mounted and new locations for our bank of computers.

    On January 18th we hosted National History Day with the American History teachers and showcased student boards, websites, documentaries, and performances. A huge thank you goes out to Mr. Lee, Ms. Dowdy, Mr. Aeschlimann and all 200 juniors that participated last night. Next step- regionals and then... NATIONALS!

    We are also continuing our Harry Potter month with Owl Posts and encouraging students to review books with our Sweet Reads. Students find red cards in the books they check out and if they return them with a review they get a sweet treat. Check out some of our Beaver Readers favorite books. #WhatAreYouReading

    If you would like more information about what we are doing in the library please follow us on Twitter @BeaverReaders to find out more!

    Thank you for all of your continued support! #AG2BB


    Our Harry Potter Extravaganza has started with fantastic success.
    All students are Harry Potter Windowinvited to the library to check out the Harry Potter series or to revisit some of their favorite classics. For the month of Jan, we are celebrating with the Harry Potter book series. Please encourage your student to stop by the library play Potter Pictionary, write an Owl Post, or even win Harry Potter Trivia. You can vicariously take part by rereading the series with your student, listening to books on audio in the car, asking a random Hogwarts trivia question on the way to school, or playing your own version of Potter Pictionary at home. We would love to have all families be part of our Harry Potter Extravaganza.​

     

    Library Virtual Club PhotoPlease encourage your student to join the Virtual Reality Club on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:45 in the library. This week research professor Elin Bjorling, from the University of Washington came to the Ballard Virtual Reality Club to engage students in human-centered design. Students shared their perspectives to help design Build-a-Bot, the robot designer game.

    We also continue to work on transforming our library as outdated televisions and VCRs are removed to make way for updated technology and presentation stations. We will continue to share pictures and stories as we convert our library into a true Learning Commons. BHS Library Photo

    Thank you for the continued support, as we start the year with renewed vigor and excitement I encourage you to make literacy in all forms a part of your families' lives. Please ask your friends, family, and child, "What are you reading?" and watch as we change the world!




    Happy Reading,
    Ms. Chambers

    @beaverreaders Twitter


    We have started our transformation!

    We have shifted some of the furniture to make Libary Deskthe space more flexible for student learning and teaching.

    We have relocated a circulation desk, ordered interactive projectors and worked with electricians to start wiring for increased student use.


     We will continue to update you as we make changes.






    Poems, Stories, Drawings Spilled Ink LogoSpilled Ink is coming back to Ballard High School in coordination with the Ballard Public Library in early May! Please talk to your child about their artistic endeavors and encourage them to share an original drawing, painting, poetry, short story, photography, video, music, sculpture or more at ballardinkclub@gmail.com or in room SW105. For more information go to bhsink.org
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    #WhatAreYouReading- this is the question every person connected to Ballard High School should be discussing. We believe that the fastest way to connect with people and positively change the world is to discuss the books and stories that matter to us most. If you need any ideas for books to read or purchase please go to our Amazon or Queen Anne Book Company Wishlists.

    Amazon Wishlist

    Queen Anne Book Company Wishlist 



    We Won! Beaver Community!

    I am thrilled to announce that we won the $100,000 grant award from Farmer's Insurance! The award was unveiled at a faux assembly for 9th graders at the end of the school day today where Ms. Chambers was surprised by her family, district officials and representatives from Farmer's Insurance.  View Video!

    Structural work will take place and equipment will be received sometime in 2018 and we anticipate the Learning Commons being 100% transformed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Thank you to every one who voted! Our community is the best and it is so, so clear that it is Always Great to be a Beaver!!   Keven Wynkoop

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