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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


 adichie  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Students at the Schnitz" a program of Literary Arts

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Her books include the one we’ll read, Purple Hibiscus (2003), and Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and The Thing Around Your Neck (2009).

World Book Night


Reception in the library

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4 - 5 p.m.

Poetry Events

8th Annual Big Poetry Slam! Slam! Slam!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

6:30 p.m.


Winners will compete in Verselandia,

the FIRST Annual All-City High School Poetry Slam




Aaron Scott of Portland Monthly Magazine did a nice Verselandia article in the April 2012 issue.

Link to the article identical to print version:


Performances by Madison students Rueben Cottingham, Sabrina Ruiz, and Robert Schwab:



Oregon Battle of the Books



Madison's Llama Lords of Science made it to bracket play at the OBOB Regional competition but lost their first battle.

Alex Valle did the artwork for our shirts!

Madison's 2012 OBOB Teams
Cherry Bombs:
The Llama Lords of Science:

 For more information, please see Mrs. Sullivan in the library!

Madison Reads Robopocalypse

We loved Daniel H. Wilson's brilliance and sense of humor!

Check out his new book Amped coming out in June 2012.

“Madison Reads”
by Daniel H. Wilson

January - March 2012

Author visit
early March  


Participate in our "Viral Book Request"

Our Community One Night Bookclub met January 12

and had a lively discussion of this novel.

See students booktalking this book under

Class Connections!

Oregon Readers Choice Award

ORCA (Oregon Readers Choice Award)

Voting pizza party

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Keep track of the books you read in your Student Planner, page 117

ORCA Prezi #1   --  ORCA Prezi #2

Toxin Fair


January 2012
click to view video

Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley, the founder and president of
Wine To Water, visited Madison


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

hosted by ECO (formerly The Green Team)

MHS Library Amnesty Days

During Parent Conferences

Day 1 – Monday, November 21, 2011
Day 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Bring your library notice and/or any overdue books into the Library during Parent Conferences.

Spin the prize wheel to receive a waiver of up to $25.00 on your Library fines. This is a rare opportunity, so please take advantage of it!

Special Guests

Kim Weitkamp


Wednesday, November 15, 2011



Alan Lawrence Sitomer

The author of The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez, Homeboyz, and The Hoopster.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Fair

Pre-School – 5th Grade Welcome

Thursday, October 27, 2011
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wear your costume • Trick-or-Treating in the Main Hall • Spooky Stories in the Library • Games & Crafts

Library Read-In

Matt de la Pena Assembly

Matt de la Pena Author Assembly

at Parkrose High School

Monday, October 17, 2011

His books include the one we’ll read, Ball Don't Lie (2005), and Mexican White Boy (2008), We Were Here (2009), I Will Save You (2010), and
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (2010)

School Librarianship in 21st Century

Thank you everyone who joined us!

Robopocalypse Book Evening

Read the book, come to our discussion, and donate your copy!

 Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery 

Mrs. Sullivan attended a professional conference on October 14 & 15, 2011





If you are an Ellen Hopkins fan, get extra credit

in your Language Arts class by attending this panel discussion:



Time: Sunday, October 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Venue:Wordstock Community Stage

Oregon Convention Center

Nancy Sullivan, Madison High School Librarian will appear

with Author Ellen Hopkins, and Graphic Novel Illustrator,

Jonathan Hill for a panel discussion moderated by

Writers in the Schools Program Director, Mary Rechner.



Book Sale



We raised $2,000 for new books!

Book Drive September 26 - 30, 2011

Book Sale sorting party
Friday, September 30 • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Book Sale to support our school library

Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OregonLive Book Sale Video - (1 minute 27 seconds)

Tribune article: Article