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Blue Valley Middle School Library Media Center: Book Clubs

This guide acts as a portal to all the resources available to the staff, students and parents at Blue Valley Middle School.

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Teen Takeover at Johnson County Library

Teen Takeover at Johnson County Library-

Blue Valley Branch!

Food; Activities; Fun!

Friday, January 4th  5:30-7:30

to RSVP, eMail Ms. Hendershot at hendershotp@jocolibrary.org

Chat and Chew

More information for Chat and Chew coming soon!

TAG Team

TAG Team  2018-2019

What is TAG Team?

TAG Team is a voluntary reading group that meets to discuss books they have read from the TAG Team list and posts comments about the books within a private Canvas class online.  In the spring, TAG Team members have the opportunity to vote for their favorite TAG Books and these books then become the “Trendy Twelve” books for the following school year. TAG Team members earn community service hours (2 hours for each book read), (.5 hours for each lunch meeting), and (.5 hours for online discussions within Canvas).

 

Who creates the TAG Team List of Books?

School Library Media Specialists within the Blue Valley School District read possible books over the summer and meet to discuss and select the final list of TAG books.

 

Who can participate and what are the requirements?

Any 7th or 8th grade student who commits to reading the list of TAG Team books as well as attending the lunch meetings and discussions along with posting reviews on the Canvas site can participate.  You must commit to reading eighteen of the twenty-one TAG Team Books.  The final deadline for all books and voting to be complete is March 18th, 2019.  

 

All books are to be rated in the following manner:

5 = very highly recommended                2 = adequate, fair

4 = highly recommended                 1 = poor

3 = average                         0 = not appropriate

 

When does TAG team meet?

TAG Team will meet monthly in the library during lunch with Mr. Hume.  The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 18th.

 

How do I join TAG team?

Please complete the parent permission form indicating your commitment to TAG team and the requirements and return it to Mr. Hume as soon as possible.  You may fill in the online form, located at https://goo.gl/forms/HrARU8Mkx5dkEyXC2

But you will still have to bring in a permission slip signed by your parent.

 

Please join the Canvas “Class” where we will hold our Tag Team Activities.  You can join this group at this link:

https://bvusd.instructure.com/enroll/DYDTW7

 

Please sign up for the REMIND group in order to receive updates and announcements.

https://www.remind.com/join/bvms-tag

TAG Team 2018-2019 Books

2018-2019 TAG Team

List of Books

Title

Author

Notes Column

Alan Cole Is Not a Coward

Bell, Eric

 

Book of Lies

Terry, Teri

 

Even the Darkest Stars

Fawcett. Heather

 

Forever or a Long Long Time

Carter, Caela

 

Greetings from Witness Protection!

Burt, Jake

 

Lost Boys

Rosenblatt, Darcey

 

Mars One

Maberry, Jonathan

 

Nemesis

Reichs, Brendan

 

Otherworld

Segel, Jason & Miller, Kirsten

 

Refugee

Gratz, Alan

 

Renegades

Meyer, Marissa

 

Restart

Korman, Gordon

 

Rosemarked

Balckburne, Livia

 

See You in the Cosmos

Cheng, Kack

 

Slider

Hautman, Pete

 

Spliced

McGoran, Jon

 

Splinter

Dawn, Sasha

 

The 57 Bus

Slater, Dashka

 

The Explorer

Rundell, Katherine

 

This is Our Story

Elston, Ashley

 

To Catch a Killer

Scarborough, Sheryl

 

TAG Team Information and Permission Slip

2018-2019 TAG Team Books