6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
Alan Gratz's first novel, Samurai Shortstop, was named one of the ALA's 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults. His second novel, Something Rotten, was a 2008 ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers, and was followed by a sequel, Something Wicked, in October 2008. His first middle grade novel, The Brooklyn Nine,was one of the ALA's Top Ten Sports Books for Youth, and was followed in 2011 by Fantasy Baseball. His latest novels are Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game and Prisoner B-3087. His short fiction has appeared in Knoxville's Metropulse magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and in the anthologies Half-Minute Horrors and Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction, which benefits victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Kate DiCamillo probably needs no introduction to our customers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of Despereaux, 2004, and Flora & Ulysses, 2014); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and Honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress. . We are thrilled to announce a special appearance by Kate at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop at 6:00pm on Monday, December 8th, 2014. There will be a brief reading and Q&A (please arrive on time) before she begins signing. We’ll also have bookmarks and stickers to give away!
We have several events and activities coming up to raise awareness and funds for Eblen Charities. The week of Oct 20-24 is Eblen Spirit Week with a different theme each day. Dress up, have fun, and support Eblen with donations to purchase paper pumpkins. Then, Friday, Oct 24 is the Pumpkin Playoffs - a Dodgeball Tournament open to all CCMS students. Click here for more info. Thanks for your support for this important local charity.
The Solar Schools Challenge is a contest between Buncombe County Schools to see who can get their school and community the most excited about solar energy. Cane Creek has their own solar website http://canecreekmiddle.ncsolarschools.org/ which I will be loading with lots of information and documentation of student involvement.
This opportunity is part of the district’s Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement and will provide students with a tool for learning at home using the most current, universally accepted platforms in the marketplace today.