School notes - 3-30-24

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HMS Library activities

Creative and fun activities are a big part of the Huron Middle School Library. The library hosts several clubs which are open to all HMS students and numerous Makerspace projects during the school day when students are finished with their work.

• Mondays — Book Club, which has just started its third novel this school year, “Firegirl,” by Tony Abbott.
• Tuesdays — the Garden Club is raising 35 micro tomato plants, plus marigolds, carrots, garlic chives, and cacti. The club has also instructed students about transplanting, propagating, and starting seeds. Club members are trying new boards games as well on Tuesdays.

• Wednesdays — Chess Club meets before school every week. Kids have a more hands-off club where they can play and practice against people on their skill level.
• Thursdays — making polar fleece bean bag frogs is the first hand-sewing project for the Sewing Club. Several students have learned to use a sewing machine and serger to make pillows and pajama pants. Recently, they also started offering Marine Biology Club on Thursday and they will soon be dissecting shark, starfish, and other sea creatures.

We want to give a big thanks to Mr. Hart for sharing his expertise in skin care and makeup with our students. We all learned a lot!

The HMS Library Makerspace is a wonderful place to try new things! Some of the activities include circuits, robots, painting, sculpture, beadwork, knitting, crochet, sewing, Legos, K’Nex, volcanos, and a variety of crafts. A group of students even learned about the safe use of power tools while building a rideable hovercraft.

While we have been bringing in new and dynamic activities to the library, we have also kept up our traditional role, adding much-requested titles to our collection, including a 10-book series that was checked out by several students within its first few days of circulation. At Huron Middle School Library, we have been working hard to offer students a place for both learning and fun.

Submitted by Dayna Winter and Ethan Simmons, Huron Middle School Library