Published on Jul 17, 2012

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.
Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.
Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

By: James Dashner

Published By: Random House Kids


Dr. Jami Forrester with Dr. O'Connel - Chief Historian and President of the History Channel

Dr. Jami Forrester with Dr. O’Connel – Chief Historian and President of the History Channel

History Day – Nationals 2014

On June 19th, our very own District 10 coordinator, Dr. Jami Forrester, was the recipient of the HISTORY™ Award for Service. Dr. Forrester was awarded this honor due to her extensive work with students throughout the district preparing them for each stage of the National History Day process.

Dr. Forrester has taught history at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas for seven years.  Her love for history is not only evident in the classroom, but in the community.  For three years she has served as the Arkansas District 10 History Day Coordinator.

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Research is so important in education and life today. We research EVERYTHING from casual research like checking reviews on the latest technology purchase you plan to make to more formal research for a class assignment. But how do we know what sources are reliable to use? A word to remember when researching is CARS. Huh!?! What does CARS have to do with research?!? Check out the table below. This is great to use when trying to determine if a source you are wanting to use is reliable or not. Happy Researching!

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Did you know that the FIRST elected female senator was from Arkansas?! Ophelia Wyatt Caraway…. What type of leader was she? What legacy did she leave? All good questions.

This school year’s National History Day theme is Leadership and Legacy in History. This theme opens up a wide range of research opportunities for students. From local leaders that have left great legacies such as Sam Walton, Don Tyson, and J.B. Hunt (just to name a few) to leaders on a national level like George Washington, Martin Luther King, and Susan B. Anthony. Students pick a topic that you will ENJOY researching…something that is interesting to YOU! Check out the 2015 Theme Narrative from National History Day’s Adrienne Harkness and Lynne O’Hara. It will give you some great ideas for thinking outside the box for topic ideas.

Download 2015 NHD Theme Narrative

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John’s 1.1 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), or visit him online at

Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children’s hospital. He now lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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