Learning Commons Study “Power Hour”

Wildcats!

We are very excited to off the following opportunity to our students!

Beginning, Monday, August 14, 2017, students may get a Learning Commons Study “Power Hour” pass from Mrs. Holden in the cafeteria during the morning before school starts from 7:45 am – 8:45 am. There are 25 numbered passes available, and they are first-come, first-served. At 8:45 am, students will report to homeroom.

With the pass, students are able to visit the learning commons from 7:45 am – 8:45 am to do one of the following:

  1. Use computers to complete homework assignments
  2. Use black/white printers to print homework assignments
  3. Check-in/out library books
  4. Read for Pleasure
  5. Complete & Submit Reading Promotions

Students not working academically, will be sent back to the cafeteria so that another student may have the opportunity to study. This time period is available to students to support academic growth and to provide access to books, technology, activities & other materials that enhance student learning.

We hope to see you there!

Call for Teacher Book Study Participants

Wildcat Teachers!

I am looking for teachers that are interested in forming a Book Study Professional Learning Network. This PLN is ideal for teachers that enjoy reading + professional learning. It will provide the opportunity to collaborate with other teaching professionals at Griffin in a FUN and supportive environment as we share & discuss information from the PL books we read. It’s the perfect opportunity to help each other grow in our teaching careers while enjoying comradery. The first meeting will start off the fall season in mid-September, so if you are interested, or have questions, send an email to [email protected] by August 15th. We can establish meeting times, places, and books as a group during the first meeting. Think coffee houses, dinner/beverages together at a local restaurant, and other venues! Potential books include: Teaching Like a Pirate, The Innovator’s Mindset, Kids Deserve It, etc. Hope you will participate!

 

Thanks!

New! The Entire T.A. Barron Merlin Series

Wildcat Readers!

We have a brand new book display with the entire T.A. Barron Merlin Series, plus the first books of Atlantis. The first book has already been checked out! How exciting! Bonus: There are free bookmarks as well! Have fun reading!

Look at the Tweet Mrs. Quintana received from T.A. Barron on Twitter!

Watch this interview as T.A. Barron talks about Merlin!

Watch this book trailer for Atlantis!

Source: www.tabarron.com

GMS Teachers! Do You Need a Cobb County Library Card?

Wildcat Teachers!

Do you need a Cobb County Library Card, but live outside of Cobb County? You are in luck!

Cobb County Libraries, through their partnership with Cobb County Schools, are once again offering Cobb teachers, who live in another county, access to a library card. One of the benefits is that educators that live outside Cobb can gain access to CCPLS educator materials free of charge.

For teachers who are applying for an Educator Card for the first time: 

  • The link to the Educator Card application is available here. Each interested employee must fill out the form and sign it.
  • Turn your completed application in to the Library Media Specialist at the Learning Commons circulation desk by September 14th.

If you miss this deadline, the next deadlines will be January 18th and March 8th.

Cards should be returned within 3-4 weeks of those dates.

For teachers who need to renew their existing Educator Card:

Please see the Library Media Specialist to verify current Cobb County Library information.

In-person applications

Educators are also welcome to visit any CCPLS library to receive an Educator Card. They must bring the following:

  1. School ID
  2. Proof of address: Their driver’s license meets this requirement if the address is current. If their driver’s license does not have their current address, they can bring another Acceptable form of Documentation.
  3. School letterhead stating that they are currently employed at their school.

Give 2 Griffin Fundraiser 2017-2018

Wildcats!

It’s that time of year when we do our annual Give 2 Griffin Foundation Fundraiser! Every penny helps to raise money to help support education in the classroom. Go to the Griffin Website to donate today! http://www.cobbk12.org/Griffin/

For more information, please read the following flyers:

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Flipgrid Your First Day at Griffin Middle School!

Welcome back, Wildcats!

The 2017-2018 school year is going to be awesome! We have a lot of new students this year, so we need to get to know one another!

How can we do that? Flipgrid!!!

Use this link: https://flipgrid.com/5aba19 and record your response to the following question.

“What are things you look forward to doing this school year at Griffin?” You will have 30 seconds to take a video of your response and submit.

Teachers and staff can respond, too! There will be a prize drawing among those that participate!