Monday, March 6, 2017

Battle of the Books Returning To WMS

After a short absence, the WMS library will again sponsor a Battle of the Books for each grade this upcoming May.  Students compete on teams against other students in their grade based on their knowledge of ten selected books.  All reading classes have been informed of the battle and teams will be organized by mid-week.  The actual date of the battle is still being determined, but will be sometime in May during the school day.  Medals for the winning teams are given, plus everyone who participates will receive a chance to win a large gift bag full of prizes.

The books on each list are...

8th grade

Code Orange – Caroline B. Cooney
Here Lies the Librarian – Richard Peck
Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Summer of My German Soldier – Bette Greene
Heat – Mike Lupica
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau

7th Grade
Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Patterson
The Teacher’s Funeral – Richard Peck
Each Little Bird That Sings – Deborah Wiles
The Liberation of Gabriel King – K.L. Going
Tangerine – Edward Bloor
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Among the Hidden – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
Holes – Louis Sachar
The Midwife’s Apprentice – Karen Cushman

6th Grade
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
Summer of the Swans – Betsy Byars
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You - Barthe DeClements
Love, Ruby Lavender – Deborah Wiles
Shooting the Moon - Frances O'Roark Dowell
The Dollhouse Murders – Betty Ren Wright
The Mystery of Drear House – Virginia Hamilton
Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Speare
I Survived: The Attacks of 9/11 – Lauren Tarshis

2017 ALA Book Awards Announced

In January, the American Library Association announced its yearly book awards.  Our library will be ordering these books, so stop by soon and check them out.


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin


March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin


March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

County Battle of the Books Team Selected

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Sumner County Battle of the Books.  These students will represent WMS on April 20.  Wish them luck!!!

Byanna Wylie

Jacob Thomas

Jessica Flowers

Natalie West

Ms. Creasy 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Summer Reading Bingo Winner

 Pictured above is 7th grade student Hannah Goolsby holding her reading bingo card and her prize gift card.

Congratulations to 7th grade student Hannah Goolsby, winner of our Reading Bingo drawing.   To encourage students to read throughout the summer, the library sponsored a summer reading challenge in which students had to read enough books to complete a reading bingo card.  Hannah won a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Welcome Back!

Can you believe it's the start of another school year?  Well, it's here and it's going to be awesome! So, be sure to check back here on our library blog every now and then for updates regarding library sponsored events and news.

For today, here are some things you might need to know...

The deadline to return the Reading Bingo cards is this Friday, August 12.  These were handed out to all 5th-7th graders at the end of the previous school year.  If you participated, be sure to get your paper back to me by Friday.  Prizes will be given out next week.

The library is always in need of boxes of Kleenex and packages of pencils.  If you bought extras while doing your Back to School shopping and would like give some to the library we would be very appreciative. 

Within the next week or two all students will visit the library with their ELA class.  A brochure will be given to each student detailing information you will need to know, so be on the lookout for this to come home. 

If you ever need to contact me, please do so through my school email.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


In an effort to foster the love of reading within our students and as a way to keep our reading skills sharp, WMS is sponsoring a reading challenge this summer.  We're calling it Reading Bingo, and we encourage all our students and staffulty to participate. 

Basically, the way it works, is that you choose a path on the Bingo card you want to follow - vertical, horizontal or diagonal - and read books that match the genres listed in those boxes.  To 'bingo" you must complete five in a row.  Write the title of the books in the boxes and return your bingo card to your ELA teacher by August 12.  Those who do will be rewarded!

Reading Bingo papers are being sent home with students in 6th and 7th grade today, and papers were also given to our feeder schools (WES, BES and NSES) yesterday.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Required Summer Reading for Our Current 8th Graders...

This is for all Rising WHS Freshmen HONORS English 9...

These books MUST be read DURING THE SUMMER before the beginning of school. A test (of major importance and grade impact) will be given during the first week of school.

"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien