The story that SCARED me the most…


Teachers and staff at Lord Tweedsmuir share the stories that scared them the most. Use the comments below if you want to add your scariest story to the list.


Ms. Robinson shares:

“I  literally slept with the lights on for WEEKS and ALWAYS look twice at storm drains…”

Ms. Miller says:

“The idea of being passive-aggressively locked in an amusement park against my will with a bunch of monsters is terrifying!!”

Welcome to Horrorland, part of the “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine

Mr. Eckert named this book..

No explanation given.

Must be too scary to talk about…


Mr. Buist tells us:

“Here is the Context: I was reading this in my grandparents old farmhouse on a windy night. My Aunt has a cat ( but I didn’t know that the cat was in the house or that its favourite sleeping place was the bed that I was sleeping in that night. I finish the story, am trying to sleep, cat jumps on my bed then crawls onto my back…

the horror… the horror…”

“You Know They Got a Hell of a Band” by Stephen King. Originally appeared in Shock Rock; later republished in Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

Ms. Harding shares:

“The scariest book I ever read was The Stand by Stephen King. I was in high school at the time, and was home sick with the flu when I read it.”

Ms. Nicholls adds:

Pet Semetary by Stephen King

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home


Mr. Ferrier writes:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Just kidding.

The Ruins – by Scott Smith. I don’t really have a favorite scary book. I found this one entertaining enough, even if it is a little predictable. There’s even a movie!”

Mr. Cameron says:

“Definitely IT.  I read the book while in University and I literally couldn’t read it at night if I was alone in my apartment. 

What made it scary was simply Pennywise the Clown.  King’s description of Pennywise was so vivid and just reading “Beep Beep Ritchie” terrified me. 

Also, back then I read a lot of Stephen King novels and he would add Pennywise in a different novel (Tommyknockers) in just one sentence to let the reader know, Pennywise was still around even if it was a completely different novel.”

Ms. Barnes adds:

“Romeo Dallaire’s Shake Hands With the Devil is not traditionally scary. Took a long time to get through.

I will never forget it.”

Ms. Turgeon shares:

Cujo was scary because of the reality of that scenario and Mr. King’s descriptive skills.  I won’t ruin the ending but its emotional impact has stuck with me through the years. “

Mr. Ghuman reveals:

“This book scares me so much. Pigs, geese and other farm animals talking to each other is FREAKY. And a spider that can write? I can’t even.”

Mr. Hoelzley adds this classic of true crime:

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

World Teachers` Day

Happy World Teachers’ Day!  In 1994, the United Nations (UNESCO) established October 5th as World Teachers’ Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the vital role that teachers play in the lives of all people, especially children and youth.

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From UNESCO: Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status– This year World Teachers’ Day marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
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World Teachers` Day

Happy World Teachers’ Day!  In 1994, the United Nations (UNESCO) established October 5th as World Teachers’ Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the vital role that teachers play in the lives of all people, especially children and youth.

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source: UNESCO

Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies

“Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” is the World Teachers’ Day slogan for 2015.

It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status…”

 For the rest of this article at UNESCO, click here

 

School Library Learning Commons Committee

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Attention all Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School STAFF:
You are invited to join us at lunch on Wednesday, November 11 for a meeting of the School Library Learning Commons Committee.

The School Library Learning Commons belongs to everyone in our school community, including you. We need the input, ideas and direction of teachers from all over the building, across the curriculum and representing every grade. Please consider joining us next Wednesday.

For more information, please get in touch with the Teacher Librarian.