Lakes hosted the inaugural NLCC Battle of the Books on Thursday, February 21. Eight teams from five NLCC schools participated in the challenge, which began in October. Congratulations to The A Team from Antioch Community High School for winning first place! The runners up were Reader Fever from Wauconda High School. Thank you to all of our volunteers! View the complete results here.
December is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only do students and staff members ask for reading recommendations for the upcoming holiday break, they request help to find the perfect book for a child, friend or family member. With the thousands of books published each year, selecting the right book for someone could seem like a daunting task. However, it is easier than you may think.
There are plenty of book lists available to narrow down your choices. As there are a variety of readers and/or age groups, I chose four book lists to share. These lists offered different ways to organize book recommendations and should meet the needs of everyone.
Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for ways to expand your writing prowess and get recognized for your talent? If so, check out two upcoming writing contests that will channel your inner creativity.
Using books to build a community one reader at a time.
If there is one constant between the ACHS English Department and the Information and Learning Center, it is to bring their love of books and reading to students, staff, and community members. Four years ago, we met and discussed various reading initiatives. As a result of our collaboration, the Sequoit Book Exchange was born.
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only do we get to spend more time reading, students and staff members are asking us for reading recommendations. Whether you are looking for a reading contest or a book list, we have compiled some suggestions that can be used for a variety of readers.
Are you an aspiring writer? If so, challenge yourself by participating in the National Novel Writing Month's program. NaNoWriMo values "enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel." Starting November 1, participants have one month to write a 50,000 word novel.
Win up to $1,000! All you have to do is write a letter to the author of a book, poem or play explaining how their work changed your view of the world. Deadline is December 9. View a flyer here, or see Mrs. Mason for more information.
Pageapalooza is underway at Lakes, and the ACHS challenge begins on October 2. Both students and staff are welcome to participate in the reading contest. The goal: To read as many pages as you can for the fun of it, either with the support of a team or as an individual, over the course of four weeks.
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