I Saw You Reading

January 31, 2016
by messerlyk

SE-YA Book Festival


The SE-YA Book Festival will be here soon.  Which books have you read?  See the list HERE.  Sadly, we don’t have many of them in our school library, but you can borrow them from the Linebaugh Public Library System (see me if you don’t have a library card).  Oakland High School has started an excellent online book discussion.  I send you there just to see their collection of book reviews and book trailers for many of the authors who will be attending the festival: CLICK HERE.  We’ll be learning soon how Smyrna West students will be selected to attend the festival.  Hint:  READ!

December 16, 2015
by messerlyk

Soar to New Heights

Edited to announce:  Let it be known that we were HONORABLY MENTIONED in the contest.
That means we won $100!!!
The judges said we should have included the words (subtitles) to the rap.  (Hmmmmm.  I think someone may have suggested that.)

No worries!  We worked hard and produced a great product that celebrates just a bit of the good things happening at Smyrna West.

2015-2016 NAEA Video Contest Entry
Great job, 2nd period!


September 13, 2015
by messerlyk


Click HERE for another video that shows what some of her letters—randomly placed throughout the city—-say.  What do you think about the power of the written word?  Who have you encouraged today?

“Don’t give up on people. Someday, they’ll surprise you.”
~Randy Pausch