Patton Junior High School

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Kelly Funk

I've been the Library Media Specialist at Patton since 2005. I support the mission of the Kansas School Library Media and Technology Program, which is for all students in Kansas to develop the skills, knowledge, and judgment to become efficient and effective lifelong learners.


Our students will not be coming into the library due to our district's safety.  I will be teaching BLOCK 2 this year.




Our library is closed this year.  In the meantime, Mrs. Funk will be teaching the BLOCK 2 course. 
All Patton students do need to bring a book from home that they can leave in their personal classroom tub.  Because our students are going to be online for 6 hours per day, we would like them to have downtime away from their screens.  You may find a book to checkout at the CARL library on post or the Leavenworth Public Library (see links below).

8th graders are learning about our freedom to read and banned books. They added their own snowflake to the Banned Book tree, each containing the title of a banned book they have read
All of our students are updating their academic WIG (Wildly Important Goal). They currently are using DATA from their STAR Assessments that contains information on their score and projected score, to determine what score they are striving for before they take their end of the year assessment. Students took specific focus skills taken from the test and added the action steps they are going to take to reach those goals. Each student has an accountability partner to help them along. Mrs. Funk has posted her personal WIG. Her accountability partners are her students.
The 7th grade country reports are on display. If you haven't seen the great research done by our students, come down and learn about countries around the world.
Our reading numbers are spot on. At the end of November we have read a total of 162,062 pages. Our December and January numbers will be combined and we are looking for a big increase in reading.