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On April 22nd, students and staff from the Millis Middle and High Schools performed at the second collaborative "Poetry Coffee House" at the Millis Public Library. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Millis Library, encourages Millis students to share their original poems in a 'coffeehouse' setting, celebrating April as "National Poetry Month".
***Just posted! Wax Museum Slideshow under MS/HS Library Clips! Check it out!***
With thanks to five very talented local artists, our first Author/Illustrator Symposium was a huge success! The following 'celebrities' shared their stories and their work with students in the Middle and High School:
Kathy Flaherty and Jen Donehy published "An Octopus Named Mom", a humorous look at parenting and addressing children's needs.
The final meeting for MS Writers will be Wed., May 15th, from 2:30-3:30 in the School Library. We will be assembling the literary magazine and arranging a reception for its presentation. Additional lunch meetings are being held throughout this month in Mrs. Saccardo's room. Please see Mrs. Robinson for details.r.
The final high school book group ("Books and Bagels", aka "Literary Lunch"), will be meeting during BOTH lunches on May 22nd to discuss Stuart Nadler's new book, "Wise Men". Please come get a copy of the book, or - take out a Nook! Please plan to join us on our final date for this school year.
Check out these online newspaper links - a new addition! Are you researching a project? Looking for a magazine or newspaper article? Want to browse eBooks? Check out these resources available for the MS/HS Library! All free - and now available from your home, too!
"Dolley Madison" (aka Janet Parnes) visited Millis Public Schools on Monday, April 1st . This event will be presented to the fifth grade students and will be an introduction to 'characterizations' for their upcoming Wax Museum on May 4th.
Just a little bit o' the Irish lore for your enjoyment!
The Mohawk Post staff
Justin LaRocca Hansen, a 1998 graduate of Millis High School, gave an exciting and fun presentation to the middle and high school students. Justin recently published his first children's book, Monster Hunter and he explained the creative process involved. He also talked about the prospects of his upcoming graphic novel, Stretch and Brella. His program inluded the 'ups and downs' of publishing and the many steps towards successfully having your work accepted and published.