Watch the Video from the Original Post in Sept 2015

Gr. 7 Learning Commons Orientation Video!!! Weclome to St. Joseph H.S. LC!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

White Pine 2009 Titles

Coming soon to your library!!!

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Tweaked by Katherine Holubitsky
The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane by Polly Horvath
Gotcha! by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Dooley Takes the Fall by Norah McClintock
After River: A Novel by Donna Milner
Daughter of War by Marsha Forchu Skrypuch
Gravity Journal by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Chanda's Wars by Allan Stratton
Mountain Girl, River Girl by Ting-Xing Ye

The White Pine Club Toronto trip will take place May 12-13th this year!
Save the date in your calendars!

Red Maple 2009 Titles

Coming soon to your library!!!


Way Lies North by Jean Rose Baxter
Perilous Passage by B.J. Bayle
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Payback by James Heneghan
The Castaways by Iain Lawrence
Frost by Nicole Luiken
Out of the Cold by Norah McClintock
A Perfect Gentle Knight by Kit Pearson
Egghead by Caroline Pignat
Not Fair,Clare by Yvonne Prinz


Dangerous Crossings! by Antonia Banyard
At Vimy Ridge: Canada's Greatest World War I Victory by Hugh Brewster
SOS: Stories of Survival by Ed Butts
Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Fire on the Water by Wendy Lewis
The Kids Book of Canada At War by Elizabeth Macleod
Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns by Elizabeth MacLeod
Healing Our World by David Morley
Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Ile by Anne Renaud
Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI by John Wilson

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Real Guys Read Club

The Real Guys Read Club is a reading club for Gr. 12 guys mentoring gr. 7 guys. The Real Guys will meet every Tuesday in the library on their spare to read for pleasure together. The aim of the club is to create postitive attitudes toward reading by show-casing "guy friendly" reading material and topics. For example, war stories, adventure, horror and mystery, biography and history, non-fiction statistics etc.

Jon Scieszka, the author of popular books for boys has created a web site called for boys to discuss issues related to books and reading. In Scieszka's words this project is a "literacy program to help boys become better readers, better students, better guys!"

More REAL GUYS are needed for mentoring the gr. 7s. Please see Ms. Murray in the library asap to sign up. In return you will receive 12 hrs of community service, a fantastic letter of recommendation AND the satisfaction of leaving a legacy of literacy when you graduate!

Mentor Training Session will be held on Wednesday Oct. 8th during period 1 in the library.