Brookland librarian named Christie Award finalist

Brookland librarian named Christie Award finalist

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.

 

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

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

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.

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Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School library has been awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects this year.

The projects include: “Lego of My Imagination”, which helped purchase materials to create and use in a Lego wall as well as Lego books, “Who’s Who in the Library”, which purchased 20 biographies for the library and was funded in large part by author Brad Meltzer, and “No Child Left Behind in the Library”, which funded the purchase of Braille books, board books, and books in Spanish. Altogether the projects help fund nearly $800 of materials.

for more information on Donor Choose, click here.

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Fair Oaks receives new grant

Fair Oaks receives new grant

Kim Slayton, librarian at Fair Oaks, co-wrote a collaborative grant with Corinne Schofield, art teacher. They were recently awarded a second HEF grant that will support a school-wide gardening experience to improve the courtyard, a local artist painting a wall mural, and purchasing books for all students.

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Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary Wins VAASL School Library Program of the Year

Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary Wins VAASL School Library Program of the Year

This past spring, Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary School Library was named as the School Library Program of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Libraries. The award was presented last week at the annual VAASL conference awards banquet to librarian Melissa Glanden, who was at Arthur Ashe, Jr ES for the past three years before moving to Hungary Creek Middle this fall. This award recognizes a VAASL School Library Program which is fully integrated into the school’s curriculum and as such is central to the learning process. It is based upon and closely follows the guidelines established by AASL for the National School Library Media Program of the Year award.

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Skipwith student’s research recognized at H21

Skipwith student’s research recognized at H21

Earlier this year 3rd grade students conducted a research project in the library.  First, they reflected on a previous animal research project.  Then, they learned a little about the environment and more specifically, the James River.   Students read information about some negative human influences on the James River.  We then gave them the task of discovering through their research some possible solutions to help save the James River.  Students were then able to take the research facts and information to create a dynamic Google slideshow demonstrating how we can help save endangered animals and plants in or around the James River. Christian, a 3rd grade student in Ms. Marion’s class did an excellent job with this project and was honored on May 24th at the Henrico 21 technology celebration of amazing students and teachers.  Christian showcased his slideshow and described the research process to many students and adults at the technology fair.  His librarian, Mrs. Tinsley, would like to thank all of the 3rd grade teachers for their participation and collaboration on this collaborative research project!

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