Friday, October 13, 2006

The End! Lemony Snicket fans rejoice that 'The End' is Here!

"Children around the world are braced for a bittersweet moment as the 13th and final volume of Lemony Snicket's best-selling children's books, "A Series of Unfortunate Events," hits stores today.

Click the podcast below for a recommendation from one of our 8th grade students and Lemony Snicket fans, Devrin C.

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Titled simply "The End," it may be the last we hear of the Baudelaire orphans and the evil Count Olaf, a distant relative intent on robbing the three siblings of the abundant inheritance left by their parents, who perished in a fire 10 pages into the first book of the series. But it does resolve some of the mysteries that have perplexed devoted fans since the debut volume, "The Bad Beginning," was published in 1999."
Read the entire article here Ms. Jones notes: and don't worry my little darlings...i shall bravely face the throngs of smelly little children at the borders in columbia so that we may have at least a few copies to read and to cry upon...
UPDATE 10.24...the books have been bought, processed, barcoded, covered...and the END is here! Available for check out in the Media Center!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Podcast: Join the Green Team!

click below to hear about the NEW MHMS Green Team!

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the GT and Science program have teamed up to promote recycling and responsible energy use in the school. students have placed paper recycling bins in every classroom, created a partnership with a paper retrieval company, and have conducted energy surveys! stay tuned here for more information about our Green Team!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What? Don't Have a Library Card yet??

"If you live, work or attend school in Maryland, you may apply for an MPOWER Card. This new card gives Maryland residents access to all public library resources through a single card.

The MPOWER Card gives you access to everything
you want at a time and place that’s most convenient
for you. No matter where you live, work or play
in Maryland, you can now access the resources of
all 174 public libraries through the use of the
MPOWER Card. Sign up for an MPOWER Card at
any branch library or online and use it to check out
materials from any public library in Maryland."

Miss Jones has HCL library card applications available in the Media Center. Stop by, pick one up, fill it out, get some signatures and return it to HER and she will help get you hooked up with an M-Power card!
Don't leave home without it!

Hey Kids! Help us spend some MONEY!!!

it's that time of year again! we are doing our Media book order and NEED WANT and must HAVE your input! what new books to you want to see in the Media center this year? any subjects you think we need to beef up? give us your ideas and suggestions in the Suggestion Bus on the Media Center circulation desk... You are our customers, we want to have the books that YOU want to READ!

HCL Homework Help!

Hey Murray Hillers! Do you have your library card already? you do? GREAT!
if so, make sure you've activated your PIN number at any
of the HCL branches (esp.OUR branch the SAVAGE library!)
once you get your pin, you can get FREE!

"Working closely with your school's media center, Howard County Library is a supplemental source of homework and research assistance. Our staff and resources are here to enhance your educational journey.

Online Homework Assistance
Students, Kindergarten though twelfth grade, and adults seeking to improve their skills, can connect with free tutors for assistance with math, reading, science, social studies, English/language arts, and writing. Both English and Spanish speaking tutors are available seven days a week from 2:00 pm until 11:55 pm. Special thanks to the Howard County Public School System for contributing toward the cost of this service. More about Online Homework Assistance ...

Howard County Library offers access to thousands of full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles through numerous databases. Generate ideas for science fair projects with Access Science, research ideas for History Day projects with History Reference Center, and access critical analysis of famous authors for English papers with Literature Resource Center. You also can search for colleges with Testing & Education Reference Center and take practice exams (e.g., SAT, AP) with Learning Express Library."

And don't forget our MHMS Research Databases on our Wiki! With links to even more HCL resources!

AskUsNow!"The Library offers an online interactive service which uses
librarians to provide research guidance, help navigating
the Internet, and answers to questions. Chat with a
librarian 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online 24/7
service is now offered in Spanish!

¡RecepciĆ³n a nuestro
nuevo servicio! Pregunte por favor ayuda si usted la necesita."

Friday, September 01, 2006

welcome back to school!

News@School Live!
it's a new year and i'm so excited to see all the new kids coming to MHMS...welcome 6th graders AND welcome to any transfering 7th and 8th graders.

MHTV will be advertising for applications for the new crew NEXT week.. a big part of the interview process of hiring new MHTV crew is did the student listen and follow directions as given on the MHTV show. did the student follow directions, fill out the application fully, get a parent and teacher signature, and turn it in on time? thse are all things we examine before we choose which kids to audition. last year we had almost 100 kids working with's a vital part of the murray hill middle school community. how do we do the TV show every day and how is it a best practice of technology integration? check out our News@School Live! check it out!

NEW MAGAZINES in the Media Center!
this year we listened (as always!) to the suggestions of our kids and added some new and exciting magazines. such as:

and more!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Summer Reading is HERE!

want a cool list of books to read for FUN this summer?
download the Middle School Summer Reading list on our
MHMS School News

what's your favorite summer book?
have you ever read a book in the summer that really MADE your vacation?
every summer that the new Harry Potter comes out i get real excited...
and can't wait to get my delivery...then i spend almost every
waking hour reading it as fast as i can!

has there been a book that you've read in the summertime
that really was lots of fun or made you think!?
or is there a book that's coming out soon that you're really
excited about reading?
how about playing the HCL summer reading game? post a comment about how many books you've read so far for this AWESome game!

leave a comment!~

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Welcome to Our Media/Technology Center

Welcome to the Murray Hill Middle School Library Media/Technology Center
Our facility is almost 10 years young. We have over 13 thousand items for students and teachers to choose from.