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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week was a huge success! Students and teachers were eager to participate in all the fun activities while celebrating the joy and love of reading from Oct. 25-28.

Photo Booth Gallery Contest Entries & Winners

NEWS: Melissa Middle School students “Read for the Fun of It”

Contest Winners

Teen Read Week Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following Melissa Middle School students who were the winners of our Teen Read Week contests:

  • Guess the Pumpkin weight without going over: WINNER, 8th grader, Eric Ramirez
  • Guess the Book in the Jar: WINNER, 7th grader, Tevin Galbreath
  • Most Creative Photo: WINNER, 6th grader, Canyon Power
  • Bookmark Contest: WINNER, 8th grader, Annabelle Brown
  • Guess the Mummy: WINNER, 8th grader, Bianca Ruiz

4th & 5th Grade Texas Bluebonnet Reading Challenge

Students are encouraged to read at least five of the twenty Texas Bluebonnet Nominees before the end of January. If they do so, students will be invited to attend a special voting and party celebration in January. Mrs. Montgomery will offer treats and refreshments for our lucky participants while they choose their favorite Texas Bluebonnet Nominee. Pictured: Erin Anderson and Ellie Fowler. Watch Texas Bluebonnet Video

Ellie Fowler, Erin Anderson, Mikayla Coyner, and Laila Newkirk helped in the making a Book Reviews video to promote the Texas Bluebonnet Nominee books.

Library Crew Meeting

Library Crew Member of the Month

This will be our second year to have a Library Crew at Melissa Middle School. An annual meeting was held and some of our returning members spoke about the duties and responsibilities of being in Library Crew.

Pictured: 7th grade students Kasey Fender and Lydia Thompson

September Summer Reading Participants

Students who completed their Summer Reading Challenge of 700 minutes were brought to the library to celebrate their great accomplishment on Friday, Sept. 16. MRI/MMS students received ice cream, certificate of completion, a poster, book mark, bracelet, and two free Sonic ice cream coupons. One of the public librarians, Oksana Burr, also made a visit congratulating our students on their hard work and handed out notebook spirals and pencils.

Summer Reading 2016

Sleigh Bells Book Fair

WHAT: Our Scholastic Sleigh Bells Book Fair & Read Under the Stars
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 28 – Friday, Dec. 2
WHERE: At the MRI/MMS library

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday:
    • Family Night – 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Read Under the Stars (at Cardinal Stadium) – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Students who make a book purchase at the book fair will go into a drawing to free books.

Tuesday is Family Night. Come take a selfie picture in our sleigh, enjoy hot chocolate, and receive book gift wrapping for a small donation. All donations will go towards our friends in need of a good book. Those family and community members that attend the book fair will be entered to win a free gift basket filled with small prizes and books.

After stopping by the book fair, come to Cardinal Stadium with your family, a book, blanket, a flashlight, and “Read Under the Stars” between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Learn more. Families who enter will go into a drawing to win a basket of books.

NEW! Online shopping for the Book Fair is available this year. Start holiday shopping as early as Saturday, Nov. 19. Online shopping ends Friday, Dec. 2. All orders will ship free directly to the school and be delivered to your child’s teacher.

Read Under the Stars

Teen Read Week 2016

Teen Read Week Sign

Teen Read Week is Oct. 24-28!

Teen Read Week is a National Literacy Initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) which has been annually celebrated since 1998. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be avid readers and library users.

This year at MMS, there will be fun activities for teens in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to participate in. Activities will range from a photo booth, Guess that Mummy, Pumpkin Weighing, Bookmark Contest, Book in a Jar, and a Photography Contest.

While enjoying these fun activities throughout the week, students will be encouraged to check-in, check-out, and renew books.

April Library Poetry Challenge Winners

April 2016 Library Poetry Challenge

Students were encouraged to celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in three different poetry contests. Students who entered had the chance to win Scholastic dollars to use at the Spring Book Fair. All participants received a free poster for their effort.

Congratulations to our Melissa Middle School winners!

Spine Poetry: Used spine of books to create an original poem.

  • 1st Place: Toby Hopson, 6th grade
  • 2nd Place: Seth Phillips, 7th grade
  • 3rd Place: Brandon Christensen, 7th grade

Original Poetry: Used writer’s craft to create an original poem.

  • 1st Place: Rosa Cisneros, 7th grade
  • 2nd Place: Aubrey Bell, 7th grade
  • 3rd Place: Mackenzie Wilkie, 7th grade

Original Bookmark: Used artistic skills to draw an original bookmark.

  • 1st Place: Emma Downie, 8th grade
  • 2nd Place: Asrtid Easton, 7th grade
  • 3rd Place: Annabelle Brown, 7th grade
April Library Poetry Challenge Winners - MMS

Spring 2016 Book Fair

MRI/MMS had the final book fair of the year: Lights, Camera, Action, Read! During the week of April 25-29, students and their families came out to enjoy a free slush, popcorn, and the opportunity to stock up on new books for summer vacation. Family Night was Tuesday, April 26.

Wrapping Up In May & Summer 2016 Activities

This month the library is wrapping up for the school year, but not for summer! The Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner. MRI students will be informed on Mon, May 23 during their lunches, and MMS students will be informed before school lets out in their reading classes, about the Summer Reading Challenge.

This year, Melissa schools are working with the Melissa Public Library to help encourage and promote summer reading. The Summer Reading Challenge starts Saturday, June 11. All you have to do is read 700 minutes between June 11 and August 13 and log your hours. By doing this, you can earn free prizes from the public library and an ice cream party at the beginning of the year from your librarian, Mrs. Montgomery.

Register & Access Reading Log Summer Reading Incentives   
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