News for the week of Monday, January 14

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include the KEC Business class, the PLUS classes, Mr. Zepeda, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Wegner, the Counseling Department, and Pins & Needles Club.

Please send a note ASAP if your plans have changed. Thank you!

Policy Updates in the LMC

  • Students' checkout period for most items is now three weeks instead of two. Staff is still four weeks.
  • Students must bring their own ear buds to the LMC for study hall or check out a set of headphones when needed.
  • The end date for the Abraham Lincoln Reading program is now Feb. 28. We'll vote on March 1.

New Arrivals

In Drive, author Daniel Pink pits the latest scientific discoveries about the mind against the outmoded wisdom that claims people can only be motivated by the hope of gain and the fear of loss. Pink cites a dizzying number of studies revealing that "carrot and stick" can actually significantly reduce the ability of workers to produce creative solutions to problems. What motivates us once our basic survival needs are met is the ability to grow and develop, to realize our fullest potential.

Blade Runner is the inspirational memoir of Oscar Pistorius. At eleven months old, Oscar Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee. His mother wrote a letter to be read by Oscar when he was grown up: 'A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.'
Oscar received his first pair of prosthetic legs at just seventeen months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invincible: running, climbing and, with the encouragement of his older brother, getting into any mischief he could.
Book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Fiction Addiction's January Selection for Jan. 31.

"Cracking the case can get complicated and outrageously wacky when a family of detectives is involved. Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, a San Francisco PI began working for Spellman Investigations at age 12. Now 28, Izzy thinks she wants out, but elects to take on a cold case while dealing with 14-year-old sister Rae, a nightmarish Nancy Drew, and parents who have no qualms about bugging their children's bedrooms. When Rae suddenly disappears, Izzy and her family must learn some serious lessons in order to find her. Can the family that snoops together stay together?" --Publisher's Weekly Join us for this funny, clever debut novel. Copies available for checkout.

Website of the Week

iWitness "Over 1,000 online video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses are housed in this website maintained by the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute, established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg. Students can be involved with the videos, teachers will enjoy the educational materials. Tip: Link videos for social studies and language arts classes."--AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching 2012