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Ms. Oltmans
Media Specialist
joltmans@pinescharter.net
954-538-3700 X2262

Media Center Office Hours
7:30 a.m -3:00 p.m.

What’s Happening @ the PPCS Media Center

Happy New Year From the Media Center!

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The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools Academic Village Media Center is located at one of Broward County’s largest regional libraries, the Southwest Regional, which provides PPCS students with a huge collection of  books, audiovisual resources, reference material and library databases for research.  The PPCS Media Center office is located upstairs in the Southwest Regional Library.

Teen Volunteer Expo: Saturday, October 10th

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to earn your Student Service Hours?  Then come to the Annual Teen Volunteer Expo at the Southwest Regional Library Auditorium on Saturday, October 10th from 1:00-3:00.  The Southwest Regional Library sponsors the Expo and brings in organizations from all over Broward County.  This is your chance to sign up to volunteer with them!  Look for the PPCHS booth where Ms. Oltmans will be there to give you 1 service hour just for attending the event.

During the school year the Southwest Regional Library Youth Services department provides after school programs for PPCHS students on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Teen Room.  Check out the Teen Room schedule below.

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY Teen Room After School

Monday  PPCHS Gay Straight Alliance 2:15-3:30 pm 

Tuesday  Open Teen Room 2:15-3:30 pm Gaming, movies, board games and more.

Wednesday  PPCHS Book Club 2:15-3:30 pm

Thursday Open Teen Room 2:15-3:30 pm Gaming, movies, board games and more.

Southwest Regional Library Now On Facebook! Go to: https://www.facebook.com/browardcountylibrary for events and book reviews.

Broward County 2013 Battle of the Books Competition

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On April 3rd, 2013, ten students from the PPCHS Book Club participated in the Broward County Schools Battle of the Books academic competition.  Our PPCHS team came in 4th place this year!  Students from Broward County high schools competed to see who could quickly recall details from the 15 books on the Florida Teens Read list. Students in teams of four had 10 seconds to recognize a quote from one of the books.  The competition was held at the South Plantation High School in Plantation and media specialists from all over Broward were there with students representing their schools.  Each student received a Battle of the Books t-shirt and a book!  We all had a lot of fun!

Broward County 2012 Battle of the Books Competition

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On April 4th, 2012, nine students from the PPCHS Book Club participated in the Broward County Schools Battle of the Books academic competition.  Our PPCHS team came in 5th place this year!  Students from Broward County high schools competed to see who could quickly recall details from the 15 books on the Florida Teens Read list. Students in teams of four had 10 seconds to recognize a quote from one of the books.  The competition was held at the Monarch High School in Coconut Creek and media specialists from all over Broward were there with students representing their schools.  Each student received a Battle of the Books t-shirt and a book!  We all had a lot of fun!  Now’s the time to start checking out the Florida Teens Read list for 2012-2013!

Teen Volunteer Expo at the Southwest Regional Library!    

Time to start looking for a way to earn your Student Service Hours!  On Saturday, October 6, from 1:00-3:00, the Southwest Regional Library is sponsoring the Teen Volunteer Expo, an event which brings together nonprofit organizations from all over Broward County who are looking for volunteers.  It’s also a great time to sign up to volunteer for the Southwest Regional Library’s Storybook Festival.  PPCHS students can earn 1 service hour just for attending!  Just look for Ms. Oltmans at the PPCHS table and you will receive 1 service hour.

GSA Halloween Party Raised Funds for Southwest Regional Library!    

On Monday, October 31, from 2:00-4:00, the Gay Straight Alliance hosted a Halloween party in the library auditorium to raise money for the Southwest Regional Library.   Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and making waffles!  There was food, drinks, music, door prizes and everyone voted for their favorite decorated pumpkin.  We raised over $150 for the “Friends of the Library.”  The “Friends of the Library” organization supports youth, teen, and literacy programs as well as purchases equipment for the library.  Thank you to everyone who participated!


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