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Advisor: Ms. Vick
BIBLIOPHILES
Love to read? The book club is the perfect place to do that, and meet other 'Bibliophiles.' You can read together and share the experiences of novels, poems, etc… together in a positive literary environment. Book club will insight students on some of the newest and most intense books out there, and we will engage in fun, literacy-related activities. Those who join should have a reading desire, be willing to discuss books, and be willing try ones from new categories.
Goal
The goal of the STEM Academy HS book club, BIBLIPHILES, is to encourage reading by providing a safe environment where literary discussion can take place in a respectful manner.
 
Membership
Membership is open to all students and faculty.  New members can join throughout the year by contacting Ms. Chelsea Vick, the advisor.  To remain an active member, a participant can miss no more than one meeting per semester.  Absences must be pre-approved at least one day in advance of the meeting.
Participation
Based on attendance at each session, participants may be divided into groups.  Time is allotted at the end of each meeting for members to reconvene as a whole and share final thoughts.  Participation is encouraged, but not required, during the monthly discussions.  Members must agree to abide by the book club’s manners to ensure courteous discourse.  Each member is required to sign up to bring a snack to share at one of the monthly meetings.  Members are expected to participate in all club activities including fund raisers.
Meetings
Book club meets after school on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise posted. (Check Room 130).  The sessions last from 3:15 p.m. to approximately 4:00p.m. 
General Meeting Format
  • Time is given for members to share their impressions of the book.
  • Members are organized into small groups if the group is large. 
  • The Advisor introduces a general discussion question.
  • When needed, the Advisor guides discussion in the groups and provides additional questions for consideration.
  • Members reconvene as a whole group to share final thoughts of the book.
Who can join?
Any student or faculty member of STEM Academy HS.
Book Club Manners
  • Meetings start promptly at 3:15 p.m. Please be on time.
  • Bring your book and discussion ideas to every meeting.
  • The person with the “microphone” has permission to speak. Wait your turn to speak and do not interrupt.
  • Be courteous of others' viewpoints. Disagreements are okay, but rudeness is not.
  • Allow everyone in your group an equal opportunity to contribute. No one person should monopolize the conversation.
  • Stay on topic during conversations.
  • Be responsible in bringing in your snack on the assigned day.
Moderator:
Ms. Chelsea Vick, English Dept. (chelsea.vick@eastorange.k12.nj.us)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIBLIOPHILES
 
Who we are:
  • We are an eclectic group of students who LOVE to read
What we do:
  • Snack, laugh and talk about what we read
How we want to grow:
  • Read student selected texts
  • Read outside our comfort zone
  • Participate in school activities
  • Read more
  • Laugh more
  • Snack more
Expectations:
  • Listen
  • Think
  • Speak your mind
  • Respect yourself, respect your friends
  • Come to book club even if you didn't read or don't like the book
  • What happens in book club stays in book club