Archives for the month of: April, 2013


The MSMS Learning Commons is holding a poetry contest through May 15th. All you need to do is fill out the form below. All poems need to have a Spring theme and prizes for the best poems will be awarded Friday, May 17th. Participants are encouraged to visit the Learning Commons to check out the large selection of poetry books.



In celebration Women’s History Month last month, the MSMS Learning Commons has put together a collection of books of outstanding women throughout history. These two smiling faces along with seventh grader, Emily Marquis won iTunes cards by participating in the “Name That Famous Woman” contest. The students identified several successful women and listed their accomplishments.



No matter where you go, the iPads are being used in innovative and thoughtful ways at MSMS. The Learning Commons is no exception. Students are able access the catalog and library databases with their iPads. Instead of searching for books without specific titles in mind, students can research books and check availability right from their iPads. Mr. Dexter and Mrs. Magliozzi find this approach a helpful one, as it promotes self-inquiry and lessens the need of pulling books.