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PAWS for Reading Program at Montrose

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Learning Experiences, Library Events | 0 comments

PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills.  Children read individually to trained therapy pets in schools, libraries, or other settings where they feel comfortable and confident.  Below is a picture of a recent PAWS for Reading visit to Montrose Elementary School.

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Arthur Ashe Jr. ES receives books from First Lady

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Library Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School was selected as the one school in Virginia to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump for National Read a Book Day. One school from each state was selected to receive the books. National Read a Book Day was September 6th and you can find out more about it here.

Click the links below to read the full article and press release about the First Lady’s donations.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/melania-trump-sends-dr-seuss-books-to-schools-on-national-read-a-book-day/article/2633593
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/06/first-lady-melania-trump-celebrates-national-read-book-day

Brookland librarian named Christie Award finalist

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Awards, Library Events | 0 comments

Chad Kroll, librarian at Brookland Middle School, was named one of the five finalist for the Christie Award for his work in Homebound Education. The Christie Award is awarded to a special education teacher, related service provider, or support service providers such as a school counselor, psychologist or social worker. Mr. Kroll was a finalist for Homebound Teacher of the year under the support service provider category. The nomination was in recognition for all the work he has done with HCPS students who are homebound and cannot attend school.
Mr. Kroll received recognition in honor of his nomination at a ceremony for all of the Christie Awards on May 10th.

 

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Finalists for Homebound Teacher of the Year Award

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Mr. Kroll with his award.

 

School Library Month Celebration

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Library Events | 0 comments

April was School Library Month and on Wednesday April 26, librarians, assistants, and school administrators got together at Hermitage High School to celebrate. It was a time to enjoy each other’s company, good food, a panel of guest authors, and honor this year’s Ann M. Martin Scholarship winner.
The guest authors were Erica Orloff, Bill Pike, and Steven K. Smith.
This year’s Ann M. Martin Learning for Life School Librarian’s Scholarship winner was Raven Witherspoon, of J. R. Tucker High School.
Below are some wonderful pictures taken at the celebration by our own Jan Budryk, librarian at the Hermitage and Highland Springs technical centers.

HCPS Librarian wins 2017 VAASL James Regional School Librarian of the Year

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Awards, Library Events | 0 comments

Congratulations to Shannon Hyman, librarian at D. A. Kaechele Elementary School, who was named the 2017 Virginia Association of School Librarians James Regional School Librarian of the Year last week at the region’s spring conference. To learn more about the great things going on in the Kaechele Library, click here, and make sure to check back on this site to stay up to date on the amazing things happening at all our libraries throughout the county!

Below are some pictures of Ms. Hyman receiving her award.