Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Lip Dub Is Out

You can finally watch the lip dub video we all worked on in May.  Show it to your friends and family.  And have a great summer!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

eBooks: the Library Is Open This Summer!

The school district has a subscription to OverDrive, which has ebooks and audiobooks.  You can read or listen to them online or on a Kindle, nook, tablet or phone.  Go to http://asdk12.lib.overdrive.com to browse the collection and check out books.  You may check out three books at a time, and books may be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you can change the period in the settings).

To get on, your username is the 14 digit number on your ID card and the password is the last four digits of that number.  If you can't find your ID, you can get the number in the library.

The available ebooks are searchable in our PAC, but books have to be checked out on the Overdrive website.  You can search for books there too.  

If you have ever borrowed books from the public library, this works the same way.  Below is a short tutorial.  To view it better click on the full screen button on the graphic or you can download it.


 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lip Dub in the Library

Monday was an awesome day of filming our school wide lip dub video.  And we had lots of fun in the library doing it!  While we won't be able to see the final version until the last day of school, here are some pictures of what we were up to in the library on that day.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Final Results of the Amazing Race

Our big winner was Super Nova with the most minutes read and the most minutes per student and the highest participation rate at 75%!


Our individual winners are listed below.  Congratulations to the 15 students who read in all seven genres!  There were four more students who read in five or six genres.  All 19 students will get an ice cream party in the library this Thursday, May 7th.


And finally, here are the school wide statistics, broken down in each category.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Final Lap!

There is only one week left to go and only four students have finished the amazing race!  And in the district standings Goldenview has moved out of 3rd and is in 2nd, not to far behind Hanshew.  Keep reading and entering minutes and maybe we can get to first!

In team news Super Nova is still way out front, with Nebula a distant second, and the teachers way back in third.  But there is a big battle heating up for fourth and fifth with Borealis, Serius and Canis Major!  Here are the standings as of 9:00 am Monday, April 20th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

And here is the breakdown for how each team is doing in different categories:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

Keep reading!  Entries will be accepted through 8:00 am Monday, April 27th.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Halfway Mark of the Amazing Race

At the halfway mark of the Amazing Race Super Nova is way out in first.  Congratulations Super Nova!  Remember to keep logging your minutes at bit.ly/GoldenviewReads!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

And here is the breakdown by team:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

Finally here are the statistics for the whole school:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

We are currently third in the district.  You can see the breakdown here.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Amazing Race Update #1

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

And they're off!!  After one week of reading and recording scores, the results look like this:

Borealis: 245
Canis Major: 1020
Comets: 30
Nebula: 1125
Phoenix: 215
Sirius: 280
Staff: 1290
Super Nova: 7640
Vega: 850
School Total: 12,695

Who will win the coveted Golden Book Award?  Will Super Nova wrest it from the hands of Canis Major?

Don't forget to enter your minutes at bit.ly/GoldenviewReads 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y4339n8HdpfkSf-mzP5c0Pcxot64kmXmsz1FKM3Oa2I/viewform?edit_requested=true

Monday, March 30, 2015

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

http://bit.ly/GoldenviewReads

Race to read around the library in all 7 genres and win prizes! Read 120 minutes in a genre to get a prize. Keep track of the time you spend reading using The Amazing Race Reading Log. The logs are available on the library webpage or you can find it at bit.ly/GoldenviewReads

To get credit for a genre you can read a fiction book from that genre or a non-fiction book about that genre (see the headings above for comparable non-fiction). Remember you must read for 120 minutes in a genre to get a prize. If you complete all seven genres you will get another prize! The top three readers in each pod who have read the most minutes (and have read two hours in each of the seven genres) will have an ice cream party in the library!  The team with the most minutes per student will win the coveted Golden Book Award for the next school year.  Let’s be the top readers again in the ASD!

Total minutes for the school will be collected on Friday at 8:00 am and entered on this website on Friday by 3:00 pm: asdreadinggames.wikispaces.com/GoldenviewMiddleSchool  Awards will be given out when you have reached two hours for each of the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, suspense, realistic, sports and historical. Minutes will be tallied on Fridays, and prizes given out on Mondays.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Next Year's Battle of the Books List*

Next year's Battle of the Books list is out!  The library has one copy of all of these books, and will be ordering many more copies very soon.  Come by the library and start next year's reading now!

http://www.akla.org/akasl/bb/2015tentativelist.pdf

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Bristol Bay Summer by Annie Boochever
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
The Outcasts by John Flanagan
Ungifted by Gordon Korman

*Tentative until August





Thursday, February 5, 2015

We're Number Three!

Congratulations to all of the Battle of the Books participants this year.  We had 8 teams and 27 participants, and the school battle was the longest, closest, and most competitive ever!  It should also be noted that there was more food than ever before too.  When it was all over the Rabid Readers narrowly came out ahead and went on to the district battle for a second year in a row.  This year they came out third in the longest (and also very close) district battle ever!  How will they fare in high school next year?


And here's a picture of all our happy, relieved, and full school battlers.



Friday, January 9, 2015

NEWS FLASH!

The winning bookmark for the ASD.  Look for your copy in May!
 The winner of the district bookmark contest is Alys Korosei!  She had almost twice as many votes as the second place winner who happened to be Sydney Winn!  So Goldenview took first and second, thus ending our 18 year drought! 

Alys' bookmark will be printed up by the district and will be distributed to ALL the schools in Anchorage next year.  But we will get our copies in May and will have a huge bookmark signing party before school is over.  Watch for it!

Five students who placed well in the school contest but who don't get their bookmarks printed by the district had their bookmarks printed by the school.  You can come by the library and pick one of them up!

Come by and pick up one of these gorgeous bookmarks!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Help Us Preview These books!


We just got all these new books donated to our library!  But in return we need to preview them for the publisher.  Help us preview the books so we can keep them!  If you want to be the first one to check one of these books out, just come by the library in the first week of January.  We'll give you the book, and you can fill this simple form out for us!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

And the Winners Are...

It was so hard to choose the top two winners this year that we needed to list three!

The teachers' choice was drawn by Alys


The students' choice was drawn by Sydney


And the runner up was drawn by Chloe


Congratulations to all three of you!  You'll all get gift cards to Barnes and Noble.  Alys and Sydney will compete in the district bookmark contest.

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