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Creative Writing Club

Join us write now! During each club meeting, students will learn and practice creative writing skills which they can practice in a relaxed and social atmosphere. The club is both fun and informative and gives writers an opportunity to work on their craft and share their work with peers. Options for publishing work will be discussed. 


Maker Monday

December 19th DIY instant hand warmers


Trendy 12

Finish your Panther Paw by April 24th to be invited to the Chocolate Fountain Celebration!


Reading Takes the Cake April 21, 2017

 “Reading Takes the Cake,” a PSMS tradition, is a cake decorating contest held in conjunction National School Library Week.  It is a one day event with an auction during the day.  This year it wil be held on Friday, April 8th during our Put up Your Feet and Read "fun"-raiser.  

All Prairie Star families are invited to bake and decorate a cake to celebrate the importance of reading and school libraries.  Students may enter individually or as teams of 3 or less and may have outside help!  Cakes will be awarded prizes in three different categories: GRAND PRIZE, CAKE/cupcakes DECORATED AS A SPECIFIC middle school BOOK, and CAKE/cupcakes DECORATED with A READING THEME.  

Contest Guidelines:

      Cakes should be delivered to the school before 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21st.

      Cakes may be any shape, size, or flavor but should not be store decorated.

      Cakes should be displayed on a disposable tray and be transportable.  Dishes will not be returned.

      We invite you to be as creative as possible, though cakes MUST have something to do with books or reading. You may select one specific book for your cake; highlight an author; or promote books/reading in general; you may add 3-dimensional objects; you may use pre-formed cake pans; and you may add words or slogans on your cake.  Bottom line—your confection must demonstrably have SOMETHING TO DO WITH BOOKS OR READING.

      All cakes entered will be considered donated and will be available for sale.  Please send your creation on a disposable platter as we will not be able to return cake plates.  Michael’s & Hobby Lobby sell cardboard cake forms and cake boxes.

      Cakes will be sold in an auction format Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Bidding will close at 2:00 p.m.  Bids begin at $10.00.  Cake will be awarded to the single highest bidder for each confection.  Cash or Checks are accepted and must be paid at the time of delivery.

      Proceeds will go towards the purchase of books and makerspace materials.


Cakes will be on display in the library during the day on Friday, April 21st

 You are welcome to come by to view and let your mouth water!

Cakes & Reading!  Two of my very favorite things!  We hope you’ll make plans to join us! 

In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast.
- Anonymous


Spring Break Challenge

March Mini Reading Challenge

Time for another mini challenge--this time centered around St. Patrick's Day. Choose 1!
Complete a book recommendation form. Entries due March 31st.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. 

1. Green:
The original color associated with St. Patrick's Day was blue. 
✤Read a book with a blue or a green cover

2. Shamrock:
✤Read a book with a shamrock on the cover, OR a book published in March (of any year)

3. Luck 'O the Irish:
✤Read a book with an Irish character or by an Irish author, OR a book set in Ireland or the word Lucky in the title

4. St. Patrick's Day Celebration:
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in various ways with parades, parties, etc. and we've been doing so in North America since the 18th century. 
✤Read a book with a character in green,or a rainbow, or a parade/float on the cover or in the title


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