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School One Receives "Little Free Library" from FLHS National Honor Society
The National Honor Society has long been known as an organization that values scholarship, leadership, service, and character among its members. Each year local chapters select community projects that reflect these four pillars, and seek to fill a need within the greater community. This year’s cohort of students worked on a year long project dedicated to supporting community literacy during the summer months. The students assembled, decorated, and dedicated four “Little Free Library” lending libraries to each of the local elementary schools just in time for summer vacation. Each Little Free Library will allow school aged children access to reading materials all summer long, even if they are not able to get to the town’s public library. The Little Free Library program was started as a passion project 2009 with one free standing library in Hudson, Wisconsin. Since that time the program has become an international, non-profit with libraries spanning the globe. The mission of the Little Free Library program is “To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.” Little Free Library How it Works: “Take a Book - Return a Book” “A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. If you want to give a few books, simply put them in a Little Free Library book exchange near you.” Students and families are encouraged to share books they love with the local community by donating well loved copies. Little Free Libraries require no library card, no book fines, and no limits on how many books can be borrowed at time. Each local library at Schools 1, 2, 3 , and 4 were designed in conjunction with the building librarians and principals to reflect the interests and values of each building and local community. Members of the the Fort Lee community are encouraged to peek inside the libraries this summer when they are traveling around town, and see what each unique library has to offer. Books can be borrowed from one library and returned to another. The only rules of the Little Free Library system are to be kind to the lending libraries, and to leave as much as you take. Each local Little Free Library has a unique charter number that will be added to the international Little Free Library locator map. Book drives and donation days will be sustained by future National Honor Society cohorts to maintain the initiative. For more information about the Little Free Library project please go to www.littlefreelibrary.org or contact Ms. Baker at email@example.com.
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year: AnnMarie Corcione
AnnMarie Corcione has been a teacher at School One for five years teaching Pre-k through first grades. As a special education teacher she has worked with a variety of students in various settings. At this point her greatest accomplishment has been the ability to help children feel success in the general education classroom. She has developed behavior plans and multi-sensory learning experiences to help them with their academics, emotions, and social skills. She has watched students struggle with letter sounds and then see them put the sounds together to read a word. The moment her students feel success and not frustration, is that "ah ha" moment most teachers wait for. For this and much more the School One staff is proud to recognize AnnMarie Corcione as our "Teacher of the Year".
2015-2016 Educational Services Professional of the Year: Barbara Costa
Barbara Costa has been a teacher at School One for 16 years teaching various grade levels and is well-respected in her position as a reading specialist for the primary grade levels. Her enthusiasm and expertise in her approach with youngsters who struggle with reading is most instrumental in helping these children meet with success. Her upbeat and positive attitude is contagious not only with the students that are entrusted unto her care, but also among her colleagues. She is a true asset to School One. It is no wonder as to why she was selected as The Educational Services Professional of the Year.