What's Happening in the Learning Commons

Travel the World Together

Posted on: Jan 18 2021

On January 27th, it is Family Literacy Day -a day to celebrate how important and fun reading can be! The theme this year is “Travel the World Together.” To celebrate together, MES is sending home…


How Reading With Your Children Can Help You Develop…

Posted on: Feb 11 2019

Check out this article from the "Brightly" web page. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women We can give our kids experiences that…

Snow Day at Magrath Elementary School

Posted on: Feb 4 2019

Due to the extreme cold weather outside, students enjoyed several indoor activities during recess and lunch hour. Students here are enjoying a Geronimo Stilton movie in the Learning Commons.

Grade 5 Class Reading Books

Posted on: Jan 23 2019

Students come into the library daily to check out books.  Today Mrs. Vanhala's Grade 5 class took advantage of all the comfy reading spots throughout the Learning Commons to settle in and enjoy reading…

Magrath School Grand Opening

Posted on: Jan 14 2019

On January 29th there will be a grand opening for the modernization of the both Magrath Elementary and High Schools. Dignitaries from Alberta Education and Board members will be in attendance.  There…

Magrath Public Library is in the Learning Commons

Posted on: Jan 14 2019

Lots of changes have happened in the Learning Commons.  The Public Library has moved in with us. Come and check it out at the Grand Opening.      


Learning Commons in December

Posted on: Dec 20 2018

The Learning Commons is a busy place. Students are participating in a variety of activities throughout the day.  Reading, researching, homework and many more activities.  Mr. Wutzke and his grade six…

Searching for Books

Posted on: Dec 20 2018

With the help of Mrs. Gieske, students use computers to search for books they want to read.  They're developing excellent library skills through this activity.

Christmas Presence

Posted on: Nov 21 2018

Our annual Christmas Presence will be starting on December 3rd and running until December 14th. We invite everyone to bring a non-perishable food item into the school to be given to those in our communities…

Get Your Summer Reading Through Overdrive!

Posted on: Jun 21 2018

All students and teachers in the Magrath Elementary School have access to OverDrive. This is a great way to read during the summer. Each student needs their Westwind email and student password. If you…

Library Books Due June 13th

Posted on: Jun 12 2018

All library books are due Wednesday, June 13th.

Preventing The "Summer Slide"

Posted on: Jun 1 2018

Summer is fast approaching, and students are looking forward to a break from school: swimming, camping, riding bikes, vacationing, and enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, reading is not on most children’s…

Jane Yolen

Posted on: May 3 2018

Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing…

OverDrive At The Library

Posted on: Apr 27 2018

You have access to hundreds of titles 24/7 with our new digital library, OverDrive! Use this link and sign in with your school email, enter your password (PowerSchool number) and you are in.  If you…

Children, Puppies and Books

Posted on: Apr 25 2018

Children, puppies, and books  all together in one place!  What a great combo! Last week Mrs. Susan Roberts visited with the kindergarten students in the library.  She kindly brought Forte and Rhapsody…

If You Liked A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L'Engle...

Posted on: Apr 23 2018

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley Even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn’t approve, Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible…

April: New Books In The Library

Posted on: Apr 12 2018

Football Genius by Tim Green Twelve-year-old Troy White has a phenomenal gift: He can predict football plays before they even happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.When Troy's single mom gets a…

Battle Of The Books

Posted on: Apr 10 2018

For the months of April and May you can take part in the Battle of the Books!  MES Staff have recommended books for students to read.  Div I students will complete a review on paper (forms are available…

A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L'Engle

Posted on: Apr 3 2018

April 3, 2018 It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most…

Successful Book Fair

Posted on: Mar 21 2018

We just wrapped up another successful book fair. Thanks to all who attended and supported the library. We'd also like to thank Mrs. Barbara Davies and Mrs. Susan Roberts (along with Forte) for graciously…