Thursday, November 7, 2019

Author Visit, Writing Workshops, & Book Sales! Oh, my!

K.A. Holt to visit HCMS on DECEMBER 2

K.A. Holt, author of House Arrest, will be visiting HCMS on December 2. 

                                       

She'll be speaking with the entire school from 2:14 pm - 3:00 pm in the large gym.  Afterwards, she'll be personalizing signed copies of her books.
The Library is selling the books now!  Get your copy before they run out!
You can purchase online HERE or cash or check (HCMS Library) payments can be sent to the Library.  (Order form HERE)

She'll also be offering two writing workshops in the Library during the day!
Are you writer?  Do you want to work on perfecting your craft?  Then sign up for a workshop HERE!  
Space is limited to 15 students per writing workshop:

Writing and Editing: Super Fun Times. (No, really!)
In this workshop, K.A. Holt has a slide show that highlights the most popular questions students often ask her about writing and about herself. She also talks about the revision process, and brings piles and piles of revisions from her books. Students get to see early versions and marked up pages for all of her books, while learning that revising is one of the most important aspects of creative writing.  This workshop will take place during 2nd period.

Who can write haiku? You can write haiku!
In this workshop, K.A. Holt reads aloud from her book Brains for Lunch (a zombie novel in haiku?!) and discusses with the children what a haiku is and how it is structured. She talks briefly about the history of haiku and how, traditionally, the small poems are written about nature. Then she discusses how every writer can bring his or her own feelings into poetry – and if those feelings are about zombies and chupacabras then that is completely OK. The students are given a chance to compose and share their own zombie (or non-zombie) haiku.  This workshop will take place during A lunch (6th grade)/4th period (7th and 8th grade).

So sign up for a workshop, purchase some more amazing books by KA Holt from the Library, and bring your own copy of House Arrest to get signed.  



Friday, September 13, 2019

One Book, One Community

Purchase your copy by October 1.
Stop by the Library with cash or checks "HCMS Library."
Or purchase online HERE.


           

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Purchase LA Required Reading from HCMS Library

Friday is the last day to purchase your LA required reading from the HCMS Library.  You can come in person and pay with cash or checks "HCMS Library."
Or you can order online and we'll deliver the books to you. 


Monday, August 26, 2019

Sign Up for Battle of the Books!

Join our HCMS Library Battle of the Books team!  

What
A book club that competes against other schools to answer questions about the books you read.
How: Sign up HERE.  You can participate in as many battle rounds as you like.
When: We meet every other week during Advisory for our Book Club discussions.
           We compete in 3 battles throughout the year.  Two of the battles will be held at Dripping Springs Middle Schools                    (Field Trip!!).
Who: You!  Anyone can join!

                   


           

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

COME MEET THE AUTHOR OF WHEN!

Next Monday in the Library during Advisory and 8th periods, we'll be Facetiming with Victoria Laurie, the author of When!  

Sign up HERE to attend!  

                      

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CHECKOUT BOOKS OVER THE SUMMER!

That's right!  You can checkout up to 10 books from the HCMS Library to read this summer!

Just fill out and return THIS PERMISSION SLIP and pick out your books the last week of school.

They're DUE the first week back to school, Aug 21-23.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK!

the BOOK FAIR IS HERE!

BOOK FAIR IS THIS WEEK!
APRIL 22 - 26

We'll be open daily at 8am, during lunch, and advisory.
We close at 10am on Friday.

We accept cash, checks (HCMS Library), CC, and our new eWallet system!

Check out the eWallet system and sign up today!

Watch THIS VIDEO to see how it works.

REMEMBER to bring EXTRA $$ to purchase a book for a Metz Student!

WATCH THE BOOK FAIR PROMO VIDEO HERE!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

AUTHOR SKYPE WITH VICTORIA LAURIE!

We will be skyping with Vcitoria Laurie, the author of When, during 6th period on May 20!

Have you read When yet?  If not, check it out today!  It's amazing!

Fill out this form if you want to attend the author skype in the Library during 6th period on May 20.



                        

Monday, April 15, 2019

BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK!

BOOK FAIR IS NEXT WEEK!
APRIL 22 - 26

We'll be open daily at 8am, during lunch, and advisory.



We accept cash, checks (HCMS Library), CC, and our new eWallet system!




Check out the eWallet system and sign up today!

Watch THIS VIDEO to see how it works.

REMEMBER to bring EXTRA $$ to purchase a book for a Metz Student!

WATCH THE BOOK FAIR PROMO VIDEO HERE!


Winner of Battle of the Books!!

                                   Image result for wonder by rj palacio book
Wonder was the winner, 
receiving 51.9% of the votes!