MS Library Award

MS Book Fair wins Presidential Award for Exceptional Student Engagement!

President’s Award for Exceptional Performance (Student Engagement): Excelsior Springs Middle School 
Excelsior Springs, MO
Chairperson: Kathy Travis
Student Crew Count: 50
Theme: Feelin’ Groovy: Can You Dig It Book Fair
Even though the Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair took a little more research for the Student Crew at Excelsior Springs Middle School than in previous years, their hard work sure paid off! They began their planning by researching different decades and then acquiring props, such as a real-working record player, a disco ball, and gold platform shoes. They made posters for movies from the 60s as decorations; created records that featured Dan Poblocki books; and built a lava lamp and 1960s van for a selfie station. The Student Crew tie-dyed T-shirts for the team and the school staff, hosted a dance, gave away prizes to students dressed from the decades, and launched an extensive social media campaign that included Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Edmodo, Google classroom, the school website, and more. This Student Crew owned every part of their kickin’ Book Fair, and students owned more books because of them!