New Books 2013

May News from the library

May has been a busy month in the library. We had 160 classes using the library this month despite being closed for STAAR testing for several days.

In a week, we'll be saying good-bye to our senior library aides Anyi, Kaitlyn, Nina, G.G., Carly, Chase and Devanshi. We wish them the very best in their futures.

We learned that the new librarian will be Mrs. Laura Gladney-Lemon. She currently is a GT social studies teacher at Clear Creek Intermediate. We welcome her to Clear Creek High School and wish her the very best for her future.

Finally, we're ending the school year with the awesome news that the library received the Clear Creek Education Foundation Grant for $2952.43. See how excited we are? The money will be used to purchase e-books for the library collection.
Mrs. Sanders & Mrs. Gisch

News from the librarian

It's with a sad but hopeful heart that I say good-bye to Clear Creek H.S. and CCISD. I've been with the district for twenty years as a librarian.

I began my career at Wedgewood Elementary in Friendswood which opened that year with 950 students grades PK-6. It was a challenging four years as I was a former high school English teacher and had no elementary training.

I then moved to Clear Brook High School working with Lynn Marchesi and then Michelle Buckley. I stayed at Brook for seven years. When Mary Clark retired from Clear Creek H.S., I tranferred here and worked with first Janel Salmen, then with Danna Kubacak. I have been here for nine years.

I have been very blessed to be with such a fine district, but now I'm off for a new adventure to another great district in Conroe ISD. I will be the librarian at Caney Creek High School---still CCHS, but changing from Wildcats to Panthers. I will miss the outstanding faculty and student body at Creek, but I look forward to meeting new people and helping to inspire the love of reading in new patrons.

Keep reading Wildcats!!!! You'll always be in my heart.

God Bless,
Mrs. Sanders

April News

Last night, April 4th, we had our pizza party celebrating the participants of our League City High Schools Read program. It was small so every student who attended received free pizza, gift certificates to the Cheese Cake Factory or Starbucks and a certificate of participation. Each student read one of three books and joined into the E4
discussion of their book. Our participants were Faliha Gilani, Logan Graves and Lacie Helmen.

April is National Poetry Month. We have poetry books on display. Ms. Graham may have a poetry reading planned in the library soon. Listen to the announcements.

Today, April 5th is National Librarian Day. Our library director and members of the Friends of the Library visited all 43 schools in the district and delivered gifts to the librarians and their aides. We really liked those jelly beans!

Finally, we currently are displaying masks from Mr. Wooldridge's 10th grade classes. The projects were based on the novel Shattering Glass by Gail Giles. They sure are awesome!

Money, money, money!

Football player/HiLife sports editor presents check to librarian Tina Sanders and assistant Andi Gisch. Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai Clear Lake gave a $5000 grant to CCISD football. The top award of $2,500 went to Creek with the most votes. Wildcat football donated $1,500 of that to the library. The CCHS library thanks the athletic department!

Battle of the Kids' Books

"School Library Journal’s fifth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books tournament, affectionately known as “BOB,” is about to begin! Modeled after college basketball’s March Madness, the tournament pits 16 of 2012’s best books for young people—everything from fantasy to nonfiction to wicked good romance—against one another in a winner-take-all online elimination contest kicking off on Monday, March 12." Read more about it in the SLJ's online newsletter by clicking the link below.

SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books

Lilibeth Andre Visits the Library

Artist/Author Lilibeth Andre from Houston visited the library today and talked about her book The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant. The self-published book is about an Aztec princess who must fight for her father's kingdom that is doomed to fall into the hands of the evil and bloodthirsty high priest. The 8 illustrations were painted by the author and include all of the main characters in the story.

Ms. Andre talked to nineteen classes which included Spanish, English and art classes. The teens had many interesting questions such as her inspirations for the different faces in the art, if artists today use live models, and why she chose to self-publish versus the traditional path.

Thank you Ms. Andre and we look forward to the next book in the story!