The Wilcox-Hildreth High School Media Center is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives titled The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. It spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution. The exhibit will run through February. The public is encouraged to come and view the exhibit during the week with hours of 8:00-4:00. Please check in at the office.
The Bill of Rights and You is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives’ National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation. This exhibit is brought to you in collaboration with the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
Correctly check out your books.
Always return books in a timely manner.
Keep the books and your hands clean.
Handle and turn pages carefully.
Use a bookmark.
Avoid getting the book wet.
Eat snacks before or after reading, not during.
Store the books in a safe consistent place out of reach of small children and pets.
Keep one book at school and take one home. That way you always have something to read.
If the book needs mending return to the library where special glue and tape can be used.
All books are arranged in a certain order. Keeping them that way helps you find them faster.
Remember the books are for the students and staff of the Wilcox-Hildreth School.
All the Bright Places
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
The Scholastic Book Fair held at the end of September earned the school $430 worth of free books. Those books will be distributed between the elementary media center and the middle school. Thank you to all the patrons who supported the book fair!
Know of a good book or have a particular series that you are reading and you would like to see it in the high school library? Make a suggestion by including the title, author’s name, format and why you feel it would be a good addition to the school’s collection. The following websites can be used for ideas and reviews:
High school students who want to keep up with the newest YA books coming out can check this website for suggestions.
Watch an interview of the popular author, Gayle Forman on Goodreads.com. She wrote the book, “If I Stay.” In the video she talks about her new book, “I Was Here.” Go to goodreads.com and search for Gayle Forman YA interview.