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Author Neal Shusterman will be visiting Heim on November 19!
The Heim library is VERY excited to be hosting a visit with author Neal Shusterman! Mr. Shusterman was the winner of the National Book Award in 2015 and has received dozens of other awards and recognitions for his books. Mr. Shusterman will meet with students on Tuesday, November 19. We are selling copies of many of his books that will be autographed by Mr. Shusterman on the day of his visit. Fill out this form and bring it to Mrs. Ashby in the library OR go to the Heim website to place your order online. Orders will close on November 12 – place your order soon!
Autographed books will be distributed at the end of the day on November 19.
Sixth graders at Heim participate in the HOWL program, a list of 16 books. Each student is required to read at least three of the HOWL books as a part of his or her English grade. Read more about HOWL: HOWL description Here are the HOWL titles for 2019-2020
Seventh grade students can earn prizes with the Triple Play reading program. Participants work with a tic tac toe board and can read nearly any book at all as long as it falls into the correct genre. Read more about Triple Play.
The eighth grade reading program is Read and Win. Students can read any books they'd like and are entered to earn prizes for each ten points they earn on Accelerated Reader. The prize list is long and you can win many times! Read more about Read and Win here.
Battle of the Books is a reading program in all middle schools in Stafford county. All the students participating in the Stafford county Battle of the Books will read from the same list of 15 books, chosen by the librarians in the county. In February each school will bring the final, competing team to a countywide competition which will be held at drew Middle School this year. Read more about Battle of the Books including the titles for 2019-2020: Battle of the Books information
Cafe Book is a program for 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in reading and discussing new books. Cafe Book students meet at lunchtime to eat and discuss the 16 books on the list all of which have been published in the past year. Read more about Cafe Book including the titles for this year: Cafe Book Information
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MS - Interpersonal Communication Nationally Board Certified in Library Media
Ms. Jenny Ashby
I have been a school librarian for 27 years and I still love working with students and encouraging them to read. I worked for 13 years in elementary schools and have been in middle schools for the past 14 years.