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Academic Success Center Opens In Place of Old Library

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Academic Success Center Opens In Place of Old Library

Librarian Aide Joan Parker helps senior Davis Payne

Librarian Aide Joan Parker helps senior Davis Payne

Photo by Dayna Lawson

Librarian Aide Joan Parker helps senior Davis Payne

Photo by Dayna Lawson

Photo by Dayna Lawson

Librarian Aide Joan Parker helps senior Davis Payne

Annabelle Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

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When students returned from winter break, they saw that the old library had been replaced by a new and improved Academic Success Center. The center includes lots of seating, a coffee bar and computers accessible to students.

“It’s a great learning environment and a great socializing environment,” library aide Mrs. Joan Parker said.

The new name of what used to be the library, the Academic Success Center, was chosen by students in a survey earlier in the year. The suggestion that came in second place was “The Learning Commons.”

“Academic Success Center, that will be known, with our letters, ASC,” Parker said.

Though the center was originally projected to open earlier in the year, College and Career Counselor Mrs. Stacy LaBruyere said that the construction of the ASC “went smoothly.”

“We were hoping to be in in November, but hey, January 8th is no slouch!” Parker said. “We are thrilled to death.”

To create the design of the center, the school turned to “Library Ambassadors,” a few students from each grade. Among their other responsibilities, the Library Ambassadors were given a budget to choose and purchase books to stock the new library’s shelves. The Ambassadors selected the genres of the books based on the results of the aforementioned survey.

“The books that you see on the floor are the books that the student body wanted,” Parker said.

As previously mentioned, the Academic Success Center will also include a coffee bar. Water, cups, and Keurig coffee makers will be provided for use free of charge, but it will be up to the students to bring their own K-Cups or tea bags.

“We can’t sell [coffee] or charge, but you can bring yours,” Parker said.

LaBruyere expressed her excitement for the future of the Academic Success Center.

“I am most excited about this area being the heart of our campus!” LaBruyere said. “Just within the 1st week of its grand opening, it has been filled with students and staff. I love that the front entrance is open. It gives off a positive and welcoming vibe!”

About the Writer
Annabelle Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

Annabelle has been on the newspaper staff for two years. She is active in Acadec and UIL Journalism. She is also a member of the UIL All-State Journalism...

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2 Responses to “Academic Success Center Opens In Place of Old Library”

  1. Kami Boutotte on January 18th, 2019 10:58 am

    very informative, thanks annabelle!

  2. Annabelle Snyder on January 21st, 2019 8:10 pm

    you, madam, are the real mvp

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