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Sunday, March 18, 2018

March Madness Reading Brackets in Full Swing

SDMS students have been celebrating March Madness by reading and voting on some favorite book titles March Madness style.
We are entering week three of our brackets and are down to the "final four" now.
The vote is between The Final Four by Paul Volponi vs. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Top Prospect by Paul Volponi vs. Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
The brackets were organized by the SDMS Library staff and voting has been taking place in Language Arts classes with the support of the Language Arts teachers!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Change of Venue for SDMS Play Presentation of SHREK

Please note the show will be performed at:
 Wethersfield High School 411 Wolcott Hill Road

 SHREK JR. Showtimes:

Friday, March 16, 2018        7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2018    7:00 p.m.
Sunday March 18, 2018       2:30 p.m

Tickets are available at the door for each of the performances: $10 adults $5 seniors/students


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Author Visit to Celebrate Read Across America Day

SDMS is celebrating Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2 with an author visit from Paul Volponi, author of 11 Young Adult Novels including a former Teen Nutmeg Nominee about college basketball titled The Final Four. Paul Volponi is a writer, teacher, and journalist who lives in New York City. He spent six years teaching incarcerated youth to read and write at Riker's Island which inspired two of his novels. Recently, he self-published a short non-fiction book about the history of how sports teams received their names: That’s My Team! The History, Science and Fun Behind Sports Teams’ Names. This book will be for sale for $7.00 on Friday and Paul will be available to sign purchased books.

Students will all have the opportunity to hear Paul Volponi speak in one of two assemblies; interested students will join him for lunch or for a creative writing workshop in the library later in the day. Paul's visit kicks off a month of March Madness Reading Brackets organized by the library staff and the SDMS Literacy Committee. Many of Paul's books are available in the school library or in teachers' classroom libraries.

The author visit was organized by the SDMS Library Media Center Staff with the support of the Language Arts teachers and paid for through the generosity of the SDMS Parent Action Committee (PAC).