Meet Mrs. Smith

  • Mrs. Smith

    Hello friends!  I have been the Library Teacher at Price-Harris since 2008, but started in USD 259 as a classroom teacher in 1986.  My BA, MA and Library Specialist Endorsement came from Wichita State.  Go Shocks!!   Life as a Library Teacher is a lot of fun.  My favorite part is helping students find books that they will love and inspire them to love literature.  I also love Battle of the Books!

Price-Harris Library Schedule

  • 2017-2018 Library Schedule

    Monday:  Kadolph, Daetwiler, Ollenburger, Shurtleff, Campbell, Armstrong, Somers

    Tuesday:  Kirkman

    Wednesday:  PD

    Thursday:  Arst, Mitchell, Debelak, Rodriguez, Dean, Meloccaro

    Friday:  Jones, Ridgeway, Leon, Moore, Schumann

Elementary Library Resources


     Destiny Online Catalog

     Kansas State Library Link  William Allen White Book Awards
     Battle of the Books List  Wichita Public Library




Battle of the Books Information

  • What is Battle fo the Books?

    Battle of the Books is a reading program sponsored by USD 259.  The purpose is to get students in grades 3-5 excited about reading.  I love it because I see students grow in their selection of books and their reading ability.  Many times they find a new favorite book or author!

    Students commit to read 16 books that are selected by USD 259.  They also will complete a book summary for each book. There is a variety of fiction and non-fiction.  The reading level of the books ranges from 2nd grade to 7th grade.

    In January, we hold a Price-Harris competition and choose a team to represent our school at the district competition.  At this competition, the Price-Harris team competes against 3-4 other schools over our knowledge of books and authors.