Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You...

...for making our 2012 Book Fair a SUCCESS! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our Book Fair Is OPEN!!!

Nov. 7 - 15

Your child will have the opportunity to visit with their reading class once during the fair.  See below.  Plus, they are also welcome to shop during any free time they may have during the day.

Thursday, Nov. 8 Ms. Doolittle - 6th grade

Friday, Nov. 9  Ms. Baughn - 7th grade

Monday, Nov. 12 Ms. Guy - 8th grade

Tuesday, Nov. 13 Ms. Rippy - 8th grade

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Ms. Bellonis - 6th grade

Also, if you happen to be at WMS for Thanksgiving lunch on Friday, swing by the book fair and visit with us before you leave.

Finally, please be sure to stop by with your child on one of our Family Nights.  There will be a drawing for door prizes, including $20 in a book fair gift certificate for some lucky student and another $20 for his or her reading teacher.

Monday and Tuesday evenings
Nov. 12-13
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ghoulish Workers...

...always ready to scare up a good book for anyone who dares to venture into the library on Halloween! 


Kirsten and Savannah

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Typing 101

Did you know that students will soon (THIS SCHOOL YEAR) begin taking standardized tests via a computer?  It's true.  8th grade students will type their TCAP Writing Assessment in February.  At WMS, we are working to prepare our 8th graders for this challenge by teaching keyboarding skills through a related arts class.  Most 8th grade students will have exposure to this prior to the test. 

However, the need to know how to type is not just limited to our 8th graders.  Within the next year or so, incoming 6th graders will need to be proficient, as well, typing at an average of 30 WPM.  (For a little perspective on how education is changing, I was not required to take a keyboarding class until my sophomore year in high school.)

If you would like to help out on the home front, so to speak, there are many great keyboarding websites you can use.  I have listed one below.

This free site includes several easy lessons on keyboarding, plus a 1 minute Pre-test that mom and dad may even find fun to take. 

P.S.  Don't forget...our Book Fair will be Nov. 7-15. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mark Your Calendars...

...our annual Book Fair is on its way!

November 7 - November 15
8:00 - 3:00 Daily

Family Nights 

Thursday, Nov. 8
3:00 - 6:00

Monday, Nov. 12
3:00 - 6:00

For more information, visit our Book Fair webpage .

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tutoring Available

Small-group afternoon tutoring is now available in the library Mondays - Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.   This is an excellent opportunity for struggling students to get a little extra help with homework and study skills.

Parents wishing for their child(ren) to stay should first call, email or stop by to set up the initial visit. 

Transportation is not provided.

(615) 644-3003

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Henry Ford once said, "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."  Bringing out the best in our school library takes many friends - people just like you who value the library.

For a minimum donation of $10 per member (or $25 for a family membership) you can help enrich the library experience for our students.  Your membership makes it possible for us to add even more materials to the collection and it supports many of our annual events.

Each member's name will be added to a roster visible here on our library blog.  In addition, each student friend will have his or her picture taken for our local paper.

If you wish to become a member please send in your money in an envelope and return it to Ms. Creasy in the library.  Make sure you include a note indicating the name of the student/person making the donation. 

Checks should be made payable to WMS.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


It's good to finally be back in school.  I look forward to seeing each of our students as they visit the library this year, whether it be with their reading classes to check out books, with some other class to do research, or just on their own for a little independent reading (which is ALWAYS great to see).

You should have received an informational brochure on registration night concerning the library.  If you did not and have questions please feel free to call or email me at the school.

Also, I'd like to say thank you to those who have sent in items on our wish list.  We have received several bottles of hand sanitizer which should be enough for the year and also several pencils and Kleenex, but if you have extra packages of new pencils or boxes of Kleenex we could always use more.  Thank you again so much.

W I S H   L I S T


New pencils

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 WMS Battle of the Books Winners

A very big congratulations to our 5th Annual Battle of the Books winners.

6th Grade 
(standing L-R) Matthew Hix, Riley Wischmeier, and Josh Binkley
(seated L-R) Will Chupp and Mason Looper

 7th Grade
(standing L-R)  Jesse Hovatter, Tanner Tanguis, and Nathan Sadler
(seated L-R) Brenton Kennedy and Ethan Crawford

8th Grade
(standing L-R) Haley Braswell, Lily Tucker, and Bridgett Shaw
(seated L-R) McKenzie Tuttle and Jess Eppstein

Also, a special congratulations to McKenzie Tuttle, who won our Grand Prize Bag giveaway, and Tamala Kling, winner of our participant giveaway.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Read and Win!

Our 5th Annual Battle of the Books is just around the week from today, actually.  All participants need to make sure they've read their chosen books.  We're looking forward to an awesome battle!

As a little extra incentive to do well we are having a drawing for a Grand Prize.  All students who are on a winning team (there will be one winning team from each grade) will have their names entered into a drawing for a large tote bag full of prizes.  And just what are some of those prizes?

Handcrafted wooden memory box engraved with The Hunger Games symbol
(donated by Robert Eller)
$25 gift card to Regal Cinemas at The Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville
(donated by Ms. Lauren Lowery)
(donated by the WMS Library)
Free movie rental at Eagle Video
(donated by Mr. Jimmy Hauskins)
Free BP Pizza
(donated by BP of Westmoreland)
Mini Boom-box (radio)
(donated by the WMS Library)
Books and large book bag
(donated by the WMS Library)
$5 Gift Certificate to spend at the next WMS Book Fair
(donated by the WMS Library)
Spirit Shakers
(donated by WMS Renaissance)
WHS Basketball T-shirt
(donated by WHS Basketball)
WHS Football T-shirt
(donated by WHS Football)
Sumner Sports Medicine T-Shirt
(donated by WHS)
Car Visor CD holder and Cup with built-in lid/straw
(Donated by WHS Jr./Sr. class)
Mousepad, pencils, notebook, etc.
(donated by WMS Library)
Misc. Items
(donated by Shelia Franks on behalf of The Farmers' Bank of Portland)


Monday, March 26, 2012

Supplies Needed...

The library is in need of Kleenex and hand sanitizer.

If you have an extra box or pump of either to spare it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all your help!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Battle of the Books Informational Meetings to Take Place

Students interested in participating in our fifth annual Battle of the Books should be sure to come to the grade-appropriate informational meeting on Thursday or Friday, as teams and captains will be decided then. Participants will have the opportunity to view the books on this year's lists and will receive a copy of the lists.

8th Grade Information Meeting

Thursday, March 1 during Rx

7th and 6th Grade Information Meetings

Friday, March 2 during Rx

An average of at least a B in reading is desired for participation. Students failing any classes will not be allowed to participate.

Please see me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Students and Parents,

Want to earn a free ticket to a Sounds baseball game? Of course, you do. Here's how...READ!

Our annual reading program sponsored by the Sounds begins this week. Our game date is Friday, May 11 at 7:05 p.m. Please see below for more details.


For each book you read you are required to complete a short (half-sheet) book slip in order to receive credit. Ms. Creasy has the book slips in the library.


One book = Ozzie (mascot) bookmark

Two books = the above plus a free ticket to the game

Three books = the above plus an entry into a drawing for a prize bag full of goodies

Four books = the above plus another entry into the drawing



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free e-Books for a Limited Time

Parents and students,

For a limited time only you may enjoy reading some free e-books from the Capstone Co. There are 456 titles from which to choose. There are several for younger children, so I plan on letting my own son take advantage of this until it ends. To me, it seems most of the 456 selected titles are geared toward boys. Enjoy!

Instructions for accessing the free e-books

Click HERE to go to the Capstone website.

Put your mouse over/highlight the DIGITAL option in the red bar near the top of the screen.


Click on DEMO.


Username: rep

Password: school

This free period ends on March 15, 2012.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

Charles Dickens

February 7, 1812

Notable works

The Adventures of Oliver Twist

A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

A Tale of Two Cities

Great Expectations

Monday, January 23, 2012

And the Winners Are...

Today, the ALA has announced its 2012 winners. They are...

The John Newbery Medal

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Go HERE to check out his site and read about the book.

The Newbery Honor Books

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Michael L. Printz Award

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Printz Honor Books

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

The Returning by Christine Hinwood

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

For a complete list of all ALA winners please visit THIS SITE.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Be Thinking About...

Nashville Sounds Reading Program - As soon as our kit arrives from the Sounds we'll begin making announcements about this.

Battle of the Books - This year, there will be ten books on each grade's list. More info. to come. Be thinking about creating teams, etc.