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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.



Finalists for Homebound Teacher of the Year Award


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.

Electricity Stations at Trevvett ES

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Elementary, Learning Experiences, Lesson Highlights, Library Events | 0 comments

Librarian Marsha Moseley collaborated with Mrs. Grossman’s 4th grade class in late February for a lesson on electricity. She set up electricity stations where students used an “energy stick” to learn about open and closed circuits, a static electricity generator and a variety of materials to learn about conductors, and littleBits to learn about series and parallel circuits. It was a fun 45 minutes of hands-on learning! Below are some pictures of the lessons.

Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside ES

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Elementary, Library Events | 0 comments

Here are some pictures from National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside Elementary School last Thursday. Teachers, Staff, and students had lots of fun dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and reading! To learn more about Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day, click here, and make sure to check out the HCPS TV videos of other Dr. Seuss Day events here.