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The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of reading members responsible for nominating and selecting titles for The Trendy 12.
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What is TAG and how do I participate?

TAG, which stands for Teen Advisory Group, is for students with a voracious appetite for reading. This group is responsible for reading 25 - 30 novels between September and March and for selecting the 2017-2018 Trendy Twelve titles promoted across the district.  This group will also plan and facilitate some extracurricular library activities associated with library programs and promoting reading to our PSMS community. TAG meets monthly during lunch from September to May.  You may earn community service hours for this activity -- 1 hour for each meeting or event attended, and 2 hours for each TAG book read and reviewed. This group is best suited to serious readers who can make the commitment to reading 21-24 books rather quickly. In addition, you will be invited to the Chocolate Fountain Party in May to celebrate the Trendy 12.

This year we will be using Edmodo to track and discuss our books outside of our meetings. We will also use Edmodo to plan library activities and events. Because we meet during lunch, these forums give us the chance to meet as an entire group virtually. 8th grade members are challenged to create and organize a charitable event around reading & books to give back to our community and promote the love of reading. I will use REMIND and your student email to communicate TAG information and it is your responsibility to check regularly!  https://www.remind.com/join/psmstag

As a reader selector, you have the opportunity to help choose books for the 2017-2018 Trendy Twelve List.  The books are selected to provide quality reading for Prairie Star Middle School students as well other Blue Valley middle school students.  With that in mind, there are a wide variety of tastes and interests.  The Trendy Twelve is open to any PSMS student. The titles on the reader/selector list include a balance of reading genres, ages, and interest levels.  Not all titles will be equally suitable for sixth grade participants.  There are 21 books on our list with 3 additional books specific to PSMS.

TAG titles are available at the PSMS library and at the Johnson County public library.

Every vote affects the outcome, so it is very important that you read ALL the books on our list!  Remember, you are not just reading for your personal taste but to select those books that will appeal to a wide variety of our students at PSMS and across the district.

 Upon completion of a service project, students may receive 1 hour for each meeting/event attended plus 2 hours for each TAG book read and reviewed on Edmodo

 

  1. Fill out the application  https://goo.gl/forms/tPTuvYrd77FUDV5y2

 

  1. EDMODO -- sign up to log your reviews for community service points

    Join Edmodo Go to Edmodo to join

    District TAG group Edmodo Code: 2qeg78

    There is a free Edmodo app you can download for smart devices.

 

  1. Join Remind  Join Remind! Students and Parents!

    Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.

    https://www.remind.com/join/psmstag

 

  1. Return lunch order, t-shirt order, and check by 09/08/17 to the library

     

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    Titles

     

    Title

    Author

    A Shadow Bright and Burning

    Cluess, Jessica

    All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

    Connor, Leslie

    Dark Energy

    Wells, Robinson

    Darkest Hour

    Richmond, Caroline Tung

    Flawed

    Ahem, Cecilia

    Ghost

    Reynolds, Jason

    Girl on a Plane

    Moss, Miriam

    Gutless

    Deuker, Carl

    Hero Two Doors Down

    Robinson, Sharon

    Impyrium

    Neff, Henry

    Lost in the Pacific

    Olson, Tod

    Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

    Anderson, John David

    My Life with Liars

    Carter, Caela

    Projekt 1065

    Gratz, Alan

    Same but Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

    Robinson, Holly

    Some Kind of Courage

    Gemeinhart, Dan

    The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

    Boyne, John

    Forgetting

    Cameron, Sharon

    To Stay Alive

    Brown, Skila

    The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever

    Strand, Jeff

    Useless Bay

    Beaufrand, M.J.

    *The Serpent King

    Zentner, Jeff

    *Scythe

    Shusterman, Neal

    *Burning Midnight

    McIntosh, Will

     

     

    Meeting Dates 2017-18

     

    September
    21

    November
    16

    January
    18

    March
    22 Voting Day

    October
    19

    December
    14

    February
    22

     

    Nominees

    TAG nominees @ the Johnson County Library

    All TAG nominees and Trendy 12 titles are available through the Johnson County Public Library

    Nominees

     

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