Peaster ISD

Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow

poetry jam from the heart
Peaster ISD Libraries
Poetry Jam @Peaster HS Library
The Poetry Jam was a HUGE success. Thank you to all students and staff who read a poem, played some jazz, or just came to listen.
Winners of the Poetry Contest 2017 were:
Erica Clark
Allison Winterhalter
Alicia Ross
Adrianna Linder
Jonah Cook
Matthew Stephans 
These student's poems, along with some late entries, are now bound and located in the Poetry collection (811) on the shelf @ Peaster HS library. (see image above) 
 Watch for future events next year @PHS...
Storytelling Event (Fall 2017)
Game Day (Fall 2017) 
Book Fair (Fall 2017)
 Poetry Jam (Spring 2018)
Don't forget about the Peaster Elementary BOGO book fair coming up May 15-19
Mission Statement

The mission of the Peaster ISD school library program is to be the vehicle through which students transform information into new knowledge and academic achievement.
Vision Statement
We envision Peaster ISD libraries as busy, dynamic places of inquiry and learning where students are engaged in reading for knowledge and pleasure, are competent and comfortable with technologies, and know how to find, evaluate, and use information in an ethical manner.
District Librarian 
   As of January 16, 2017, Mrs. Jennifer Pennington will be the new District Librarian for Peaster ISD. Jennifer came to us from Springtown High School where she worked as librarian from 2010 through 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Abilene Christian University in 1996 and her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman's University in 2012.  
   "I am very excited about joining the community of Peaster. My husband, Chris Pennington, is the Principal at Peaster H.S. I join him, as well as our two sons who also attend Peaster schools. I love working in the library and look forward to working with all ages of students here in Peaster. While literature is a big part of why I chose this career, I also enjoy opportunities to work with students in researching a problem, or just finding them that perfect book that changes their perspective of reading. I believe strongly in keeping a current collection, while maintaining a classic collection, as well. Along with reading, I want the library to be a place to explore, question, and create. Makerspaces are a big go-to for me, and I find students, no matter how old, still enjoy playing and creating, Makerspaces are the perfect opportunity for that. I look forward to many new memories here at Peaster."
 It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.