Check out Bay Minette Middle School!
Bay Minette Intermediate School students participated in the Alabama Education Association contest, “Be a Champion and Read.”
Students were challenged to read six books on their reading level to qualify for the two grand prizes; Iron Bowl tickets (one winner for each team) and 2 guests.
BMIS teachers Shelly Stewart and Terry White constructed a “Be a Champion and Read Walk of Fame” in a school hallway that inspired and motivated students to read. Pictured are some of the students who met the challenge.
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), which include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, do guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children's and young adult literature and media. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Award presentations will be made at the ALA Annual Conference. Contact the ALA Public Information Office with questions about the YMA announcement.
Digital Learning Day, presented by the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations with both ALA's American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as core partners, calls on teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents and students. The event celebrates innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourage exploration of how digital learning can provide more students with more opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed in college, career and life. See the YALSA press release dated October 25, 2011, YALSA a key partner in inaugural Digital Learning Dayas well as the AASL press release dated November 29, 2011, AASL a core partner in celebrating inaugural Digital Learning Day. Contact YALSA or AASL with questions