Category Archives: books

Author Visit

The author, rapper and spoken word artist, Steven Camden (AKA Polarbear) will be visiting the school on Friday 22nd August. 

All pupils who have put their name down to attend this event should come to the theatre at 12.40pm on Friday 22nd August. 

A list of all the pupils who are attending has been posted on the noticeboard outside the library.  Steven Camden’s novel “Tape” is now available to buy in the library for £6.50. 

You are very welcome to buy a copy and get it signed at the event.  See Miss McEachern for all details and to buy a book

Cathy Cassidy Author Visit

The famous author Cathy Cassidy will be coming to our school for a visit on Friday 6th June. She will be talking about her books and her latest Chocolate Box Girls title – Sweet Honey. If you like reading Cathy’s books or if you would like the chance to meet a real author, then Miss McEachern has 100 spaces to fill in the theatre. All year groups welcome – give your name to Miss McEachern as soon as possible.

Carnegie Book Group

Miss McEachern is looking for volunteers to join her Book Group. We will be reading and discussing the books which have been nominated for the Carnegie Book Award this year. So…

  • if you love reading!
  • if you want to be the first to read lovely new books!
  • if you want to discuss these books with like-minded pupils!
  • if you want to meet new friends!
  • if you have been in the Carnegie Book Group before (P7 or Secondary) or want to join for the first time!…

then give your name to Miss McEachern. The Book Group is open to all pupils from all year groups. Our first meeting will be Thu 24 April at 12.40pm in the library at lunchtime.

Carnegie Book Group

Miss McEachern is looking for volunteers to join her Book Group. We will be reading and discussing the books which have been nominated for the Carnegie Book Award this year. So

  • if you love reading!
  • if you want to be the first to read lovely new books!
  • if you want to discuss these books with like-minded pupils!
  • if you want to meet new friends!
  • if you have been in the Carnegie Book Group before (P7 or Secondary) or want to join for the first time!

Then give your name to Miss McEachern. The Book Group is open to all pupils from all year groups. Our first meeting will be Thu 24 April at 12.40pm in the library at lunchtime.

World Book Day March 2014

To celebrate World Book Day, S1 pupils dressed up as their favourite characters from books and films for a fun afternoon in the theatre taking part in the inter-house Big Book Quiz.

House teams battled it out over six rounds, with Gleneagles eventually winning the glory and those all-important 100 House Points!

Fancy dress winners were also presented with certificates and prizes – with 1st place going to Aimee Logan dressed as a Flapper from “The Great Gatsby”.

World Book Day 2014

Well done S1!  Click here to see more pictures from the day

S1 World Book Day

Reminder to all S1 pupils to dress up for the World Book Day Event which is happening on Wed 5 March during P5 and P6. You must wear school uniform in the morning and bring your costume to school. Costumes can be left in the library from 8.30am onwards and picked up at lunchtime so that you are changed and ready to go to your English classes at the start of P5.

Miss McEachern (or Dracula)

Comic Book Club

Huzzah! Comic Book Club will be making a triumphant return this year with even more superhero action.

If you are interesting in any of the following – comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, video games, and just all round general geekery – then comic book club is right for you.

We are a nice wee bunch who are always looking for new members. If you’re thinking about joining the Justice League of Mearns Castle, pop along to room B8 in the English corridor every Wednesday for fun, food and fighting the forces of evil. Can’t wait to see you all there.

Meet Author Sophie McKenzie

Miss McEachern is organising a trip to meet famous author Sophie McKenzie on Thursday 12th September at Williamwood High School.

Sophie McKenzie is a very popular author in MCHS library and her books include “Girl Missing”, “Sister Missing”, Blood Ties and the Medusa Project series. Sophie will be launching her new book “Split Second” at the event in Williamwood and you could be there to meet her, listen to her talk about her books and get your own book(s) signed. It is a fantastic opportunity for any fans of her work.

Miss McEachern has 45 places on the trip and it is open to pupils from all year groups – so see Miss McEachern as soon as possible to book your place!