Wednesday when I went to the Seattle Schools Community Forum, I was pleasantly surprised to find information a great program at Garfield High School and on how our community can support and vote for Garfield High School, while at the same time giving a boost to great school libraries. Garfield High School has entered the Follett Challenge, which recognizes school libraries:
“The Follett Challenge was designed to reward school libraries for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking. “
The Garfield project “One Book, One School; Community Wide Reading for Plugged-In Teenagers” demonstrates how students can learn to bring history in of their communities alive.
View the video here and VOTE for it: http://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=231
Librarian Janet Woodward has been a real leader for the Garfield High School Library before my children graduated in 2003 and 2004. Take a look at the video for yourself. I believe that you will be inspired to vote for Garfield.
The Seattle Schools Forum link is below:
School libraries are important. Please take this opportunity to support Garfield and its library. Librarian Janet Woodward and the students have done their work, now it is time for us to do ours.
Such an impressive and thought-provoking community project, kudos to everyone involved in its planning and execution. I voted for Garfield!
Thanks so much for the publicity and recognition! I just want to make sure everyone has the correct link to be able to vote for the GHS Library video:
The one above will lead you to the site, but then you will need to enter garfield to find our project.
Thanks! I updated the link in the story.