Our high school is a small school with big school ambitions. The educators are continuously striving to make themselves better for the wonderful students who attend here. My students are English language learners who are recent immigrants to the United States. Many of my students have experienced interrupted schooling due to war or natural disaster, most recently Hurricane Maria. My students are very eager to learn everything they can to make up for their lost learning time.
If I can provide them the necessary materials to catch up to their peers, my students will shine brightly.
We need to show these students that we care and will do our best to help them in the classroom and in their new country.
Can you imagine a high school without a library? Our school is small but mighty. Our principal is making a new school library a priority for the end of this school year, with hopes of having it completely ready for September.
In 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said, “Education is the only valid passport from poverty....we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than five million educationally deprived children.
We put into the hands of our youth more than 30 million new books and into many of our schools their first libraries.”
These book titles were chosen by the English teachers as exemplars in modern young adult and adult fiction, with a few reference books in the lot as well. We hope to add hundreds more to our library by next school year.
Even in this age of technology, we need a library to make our school even better and help our students succeed.
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