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Titlewish Fundraiser @ The Unquiet Library Begins October 15!


Starting on October 15 and ending on November 8 we’re having an online Titlewish fundraiser. 100% of the money we raise will go directly to purchasing new materials for our school library.  We’re asking our Creekview High community to participate and help us raise $500. We’re going to use this money to purchase new fiction and nonfiction books requested by students for our school library.

To help us meet our goal, please visit beginning October 15 and click the Donate button.  The donation website will go live on October 15.   Thank you for helping our library and students!

Buffy Hamilton and Jan Reed,

School Librarians


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Scenes from the Unquiet Library: Four Classes Researching, Learning, and Collaborating

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Save the Date: The Unquiet Library Exemplary High School Media Program Open House

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7th Period Healthcare Science Students Skype with ER Physician Dr. Jeff Weintraub

In recent weeks, Mr.  Larry Peacock and Mr. Steve Sapere’s Healthcare Science students have been studying religious diversity and how those understandings inform the work of healthcare providers. Why is this such an important unit of study for students?  Mr. Sapere shares:

As healthcare providers, we will be presented with patients from diverse religious backgrounds. Providing proper care to these patients will require a great deal of knowledge and sensitivity on our parts. A necessary part of the training of any healthcare provider is a familiarity with various religions and their beliefs and practices as they might pertain to medicine and medical treatment. Students were asked to research a world religion, focusing in particular on any practices, beliefs or dietary requirements that might impact how a healthcare worker might administer care. As an additional requirement, students were asked to arrange to have a guest speaker representative of the religion they studied come and share with the class.

In collaboration with Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Sapere co-created the research pathfinder to support students’ research.  As part of this unit of study, Mr. Sapere contacted his lifelong friend,  Dr. Jeff Weintraub, about doing an interview with a class.  The Unquiet Library and Ms. Hamilton offered to help make the interview real time and interactive by using Skype, so on Friday, February 11, the 7th period Healthcare Science students came to the library to participate in this visit with Dr. Weintraub.

Dr. Jeff Weintraub was born and raised in the New York City suburbs, where he attended junior high and high school with Creekview Healthcare Science teacher Steve Sapere.  He did his undergraduate work/study at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and he attended medical school at Cornell Medical School in Manhattan.  Dr. Weintraub currently works in the Emergency Medicine department of Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT.  He and his wife Robyn (another Cornell grad) are the proud parents of two lovely children.

Here is an excerpt of the Skype visit:

Students share a few reflections on the Skype visit:

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Ms. Panik’s Earth Systems Students and The Unquiet Library Skype w/ The JOIDES Resolution!

Learn more about our Skype session with the JOIDES Resolution and Ms. Panik’s Earth Systems’ students this past Wednesday, January 25!  Although we had some audio issues related to bandwidth, we enjoy the learning experience and the expertise of the scientists and educators who generously shared their time and knowledge with us.  Learn more by visiting our LibGuides page on the experience below.

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