Project LIT Chapter

Spartanburg High School has been selected as a chapter in the nationwide Project LIT community. As the logo says, “It’s not just reading, it’s a movement”. There are more than 1,000 Project Lit chapters across more than forty-five states (along with a few international chapters). The Project LIT Community is a national, grass roots literacy movement, a team of educators and students who work together to

• Empower our students as readers, writers, and leaders
• Promote a love of reading in schools and communities
• Read, discuss, and celebrate books that make our students feel seen, heard,
affirmed, and valued
• Champion young people and books that reflect their lived realities, communities,
and identities

The Spartanburg High School librarians’ Project LIT program includes: two ninth grade teachers reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, four book buckets filled with thirty different Project LIT title selections, an online bookclub reading titles together as well as independently while exploring cultural and thematic topics, and hosting community leaders and authors to extend the literacy discussion beyond the book and outside the classroom.

The library staff thanks Terry Pruitt and Vance Jones for funding this important initiative. Without their support, we would not have been able to participate in this amazing program.

October 25th and we …

– two teachers brought classes to research
– two teachers brought classes to check out books
– SLAM FULL with seniors participating in College Day
– 295 books checked out since Oct 18th (five days open to check out)
– Minute to Win It happens on October 30th
– stay tuned for a HUGE announcement about a special shipment of books and our acceptance into a special program (Thank you Ashley Layne!)

October 9 – 18

Come participate in the TEENtober activities still taking place here. It is not too late to participate in the Match the teachers to the titles activity. Each slip of paper turned in is one chance of you to win the GRAND PRIZE.

On October 18th, Mrs. Layne put out the Make and Take activity. Come by and draw a scary face, a happy face, or a design on the ping pong ball. They light up and YES you can take them home!

– 342 books checked out
– the beginning of Switch It Up Fridays
– classes researching, learning how to use DISCUS, media literacy, Eye Spy with Land’s and Brito’s students, and checking out books
– Scary Good books on display