My name is Joanie Doperalski. I have taught in USD 320 for 37 years, 22 of which have been in the library. I have two Master’s degrees, one from Kansas State University and one from Emporia State University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Emporia State. Professionally, I belong to the following associations: Kansas Association of School Libraries; Delta Kappa Gamma; National Education Association; Kansas National Education Association; the Wamego Teachers Association.
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Each class meets weekly for a 35 minute time period which includes a short library lesson and library book checkout.
Students may check out three items from the library for a period of 14 days. This includes one magazine if the student desires. Students checking out materials will be held responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged items
Students are responsible for all textbooks checked out in their name. Students will be held responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged books.
Literature Group—Literature Group is available to all students at West Elementary. Permission slips need to be signed by parents in order to participate. Literature Group will meet monthly through March over the noon hour. Discussions are held over literature read by the students in groups of 4 to 5, along with an adult facilitator.