• CHS Reading Marathon Book Donation

    Posted by Emily Wilt on 4/11/2017

    Reading Marathon participants with donated books

    Chesterton High School Reading Marathon participants display the books they were able purchase with proceeds from their recent school media center reading marathon in March.  The books will be donated to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center. Marathon participants are, front, left to right, students Rachel Becker, Erin Grimes, Nicole Bilyak and Mattigan Riley. Back row, teacher Mary Ann Martin, Media Specialist Emily Wilt and Media Secretary Theresa Gillespie. Absent from photo are students Jordan Tuel, Madyson Hinkle and Technology Integration Specialist Janna Carney Wilson.  

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  • Author Page Rawl Visits CHS

    Posted by Janna Carney on 4/20/2016

    Page Rawl, author of Positive, this year's selection for the CHS One School, One Book program, visited CHS in April. Ms. Rawl spent the day presentening to various student groups at CHS, followed by a book signing after school. The visit ended with an evening presentation by Ms. Rawl and and a student-led discussion of Positive.


    Page Rawl  

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  • CHS Reading Marathon

    Posted by Janna Carney on 2/10/2016

    The CHS 10th Annual Reading Marathon raised $365 and 29 children's books for the Edward A. Block Library at Riley Hospital for Children. Twenty students and seven staff members read over 4000 pages on Saturday, February 6.  Participants read a variety of books including graphic novels, class readings such as Fahrenheit 451, romance novels, non-fiction, fantasy, and classics such as Pride and Prejudice.

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  • Reading Marathon Coming to CHS!

    Posted by Janna Carney on 1/25/2016

    One Book, One School Reading Marathon

    WHAT:  One Book, One School wants to share the gift of reading with children and families at Riley Hospital!  Come to the CHS library and read for a worthy cause.  Bring a blanket and pillow so you can cozy up with a good book.  This is a great opportunity to read our One Book, One School title, Positive by Paige Rawl!  

    WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016

    HOW: Participating students must raise at least $10.00 to read a half marathon or $20.00 to read a full marathon. Checks should be made out to CHS with One Book, One School written on the memo line. Donations of NEW children’s books for age birth through young adult will be accepted in place of money. Students must bring one NEW book to read a half marathon or two NEW books to read a full marathon. Books must be NEW. We cannot accept used books no matter the condition.
    All proceeds will be used to purchase and donate NEW children’s books to the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. At the end of her memoir, Positive, Paige Rawl names Riley Children’s Foundation as one of her two favorite charities, and she discusses the “outstanding medical care” and “loving, supportive environment” she experienced there.

    Download a Registration Form HERE!

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  • Duneland Media Specialists Present at ILF Conference

    Posted by Sue Heater on 1/18/2016

    Duneland Media Specialists, left to right, Karla Wilson, director of Media Services, Michelle Ward, Bailly Elementary and Jan  

    Duneland Media Specialists, left to right, Karla Wilson, director of Media Services, Michelle Ward, Bailly Elementary and Janna Carney Moran, Chesterton High School. 
    Duneland Schools media specialists and members of The Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE), Janna Carney Moran, Michelle Ward and Karla Wilson were presenters at this year’s annual Indiana Library Federation conference in Indianapolis this past November. This year’s conference, “Strengthening Connections: Your Key to Success”, stressed the collaborative connections between classrooms and libraries, librarians and patrons, library programming and communities.

    Moran and former Duneland Schools English teacher, Diana Gill, presented a session on the collaboration between the library and the advanced composition classes. Together the teacher and the library media specialist focus on specific skills that are layered throughout the course.

    Wilson and Ward presided over a concurrent session that looked at the implementation of a library media class with students learning about current library topics and the library procedural skills used daily in any library setting. These skills are transferrable to an elementary or intermediate level media center, working as a library cadet.

    The ILF conference, held annually, runs two days of concurrent professional development sessions presented by practicing librarians and media specialists for librarians and media specialist throughout the state. ILF is the professional organization for academic, public and school librarians; AISLE, Association of Indiana School Library Educators, is an Indiana Library Federation affiliate.

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  • Curl up and Read at Brummitt Elementary

    Posted by Elissa Dortmund on 12/14/2015
    Snowman contest winners  
    Brummitt Elementary Media Center hosted its annual Curl Up & Read Night in December. Prior to the event, families were invited to make a snowman together and enter it in a snowman decorating contest. The students and staff voted for their favorite snowman and the winners were announced during the Curl Up & Read Night. During the event, families could wear their pajamas and curl up with a book on their own or listen to a selection of stories read by teachers. 
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