WELCOME TO THE SMS NEWBERY CLUB SITE!
The SMS Newbery Club is an enrichment opportunity for students to read and discuss newly published books written for middle grade readers. Our purpose is to select the one “most distinguished” book published during the year, using the official criteria of the Association for Library Service to Children's Newbery Medal Committee.
As a club, we will cast our votes in January, just prior to that of the Newbery Committee of the American Library Association, in order to select the book we believe is worthy of the Newbery Award. Our award winner will earn the coveted title of SMS Newbery Award Winner for this year. Be sure to check out our past award winners on the tab to the left!
We use a wide variety of technology during and between meetings. This year we plan on using Edmodo for communicating and organizing, video technology to create and post original book trailers, and Google Hangouts to communicate with Newbery clubs at other schools.
We will during Spartan Time (8:15-8:45) once or twice a week. Newbery Club members are invited to the Media Center any day during Spartan Time to read.