Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Announcements 5.16.12

Celina Athletic Booster Club Donates 6 Nooks

The  Celina Athletic Booster Club recently donated 6 Nook eReaders to the Celina High School Media Center for check-out to the high school students . The club has supported the library reading program over the years with donations for printed books. The  6 Nook eReaders, which the students will check-out and use just like a book,  have been loaded with 80 new teen, tween and classic novels. 

Sheila Baltzell, district media specialist,  researched all eReaders on the market and found the Nook to be the best purchase. Not only has it proven to be reliable and easy to use, Barnes and Noble allows each school corporate account single book purchase to be loaded to 6 Nooks which allows the school library to get 5 more free copies. Most books are $9.99 but some are $1.00 or less. Downloadable classics (that have come off of their legal copyright) make the eReaders even more versatile because those books are sometimes downloadable for free.
In addition, Mrs. Baltzell has prepared an equipment loan agreement for patrons of the library who check-out a Nook. It will be signed/kept on file to hold student patrons and parents responsible for loss and damage. A parent’s signature will be required for those under 18. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Week in 3 Words 5.11.12

Style Your Sole

For more information about the TOMS movement, visit

TOMS Shoes is a company that was created in 2006 by a world traveler that wanted to help children that have no shoes.  TOMS Shoes is a one-to-one program that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of shoes for a child in need.  One of the ways that Tom’s makes shoe giving fun is with a charity event called 'Style Your Sole'.  This event consists of people coming together, being creative, and helping children in the process.

On Thursday evening, CHS hosted our very own 'Style Your Sole' Party for 40 CHS students.  Each student paid for a pair of plain white shoes and then participated in a 1 mile barefoot walk on the high school track, enjoyed pizza and snacks, and decorated their TOMS.  The purpose of the barefoot walk was to encourage the participants to consider what it is like to be without shoes.  Students shared their feelings about the event through participating in a Week in 3 Words.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of our event:
  • Wine Store 
  • Pedrone's 
  • Chief 
  • Walmart
We plan to host another event this fall.  Stay tuned for more info!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Announcements 5.3.12

Bulldog Next Week

Linked here is a schedule from the CHS Athletic Department titled Bulldogs Next Week. We will link these on the blog each week, making it easier to find the athletic schedule.

Bulldogs Next Week