Celebration of Literacy Assembly Jan. 26th

Last week we celebrated literacy at South Slope/ BCSD with a special assembly.  The agenda included a performance by the band, two powerpoint presentations about our author visits and recognition of all those students who have now completed 100 nights of reading.  Over 100 students received certificates and pencils and a few lucky students received a book prize.

A special thanks to all the student MCs: June, Geena, Graecen and Bisman. And a big thank you to Graecen, Ian, Emma, Alysha and Kylie for all their hard work on their powerpoint presentations.

Storytelling with Michael Kusugak

On January 17th, Inuit author and storyteller, Michael Kusugak, came to the South Slope/ BCSD library.  He did two sessions of storytelling for Divisions 5-11 from South Slope and Divisions 15-17, 19 from BCSD.  The students heard stories retold from his published books as well as some new stories.  We were all fascinated with his string stories, too.  Ask someone from one of the classes that were there to tell you all about it.

Upcoming Author Visits

We are excited to annouce 3 upcoming author visits this term.

Canadian mystery author, Eric Wilson, will be coming January 12 to do a presentation for students in Divisions 1-4.  Check out his site for more information: ericwilson.com

On January 17th Michael Kusugak will come to share his stories with Divisions 5,6, and 7 from South Slope and Divisions 15 and 16 from BCSD.  Check out his site for more information: www.michaelkusugak.com

On February 22nd best-selling Canadian author Kari Lynn Winters will come to visit Divisions 8, 9, 10 and 11.  Her website is: www.kariwinters.com