2015 Summer Reading Program

Happy Summer Cape families!

We hope you are having a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer vacation, with plenty of time to read your Summer Reading Book Group selection.

We are excited about the wide range of titles that teachers offered for summer reading choices. Students selected their top choices and were then organized into groups that will meet in September. Not sure what group you are in?  Final assignments are posted in the secure documents below.

CEMS Summer Reading Book Groups 2015 Final

Many students were able to borrow copies of these books from our school libraries. However, if you are still looking for a copy please visit Thomas Memorial Library or check their Minerva online catalog for availabilities in Cape and from libraries throughout the state. You may also find ebook versions of Summer Reading titles from Overdrive in our Destiny online catalog.  For directions on how to access and use our Overdrive account, please check out the eBook resources page of this site.

Happy Reading!

CEMS Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to the 2015 CEMS Spelling Bee Champion Raina Sparks (pictured right) and Runner Up, Lila Gaudrault (pictured left). Good luck to both competitors as they prepare for the County-Wide Spelling Bee at Falmouth Middle School on February 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

CEMS Bee Winners 2015

The renovations are coming!

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Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation



Greetings on this beautiful summer day!

As this post is composed, Cape Elizabeth building and maintenance crews are hard at work making improvements to our library space so that we can more fully realize our vision of an innovative, open-access, student-centered learning commons for our school community.

The freshly painted walls, beautiful carpeting and tile flooring, comfortable and mobile workstations, customized space-saving shelving, new audio/visual presentation system, and information center desks are made possible by generous funding from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation.

We are immensely grateful to CEEF for their commitment to supporting the educational growth of our students. The renovated Cape Middle School Library and Learning Commons promises to provide an inviting, inspiring, and informative experience for all who visit. Thank you CEEF!

A book shelfie!

This interactive book shelfie was created by smashing some iPad apps. Here’s how:

1. Take a selfie with a book using the camera app. Consider hiding your face if you will share the image publicly.

2. Import the photo into an Explain Everything slide, then edit the image and add text.

3. Save and export the final slide to the camera roll.

4. Using the ThingLink app, select the slide from the camera roll and add tags.

5. Grab the link or the embed code and share your interactive book shelfie!

Now it’s your turn. What book do you recommend?

What is the LLC?

Have you heard the buzz about Libraries and Learning Commons?

Your Library and Instructional Technology Specialists have been talking to staff and community members about how to transform our traditional library spaces into vibrant and vital learning spaces. What does this mean?

Close your eyes and picture a library.

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