News for the week of Monday, October 28

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include Mrs. Schweitzer, Mrs. Schneider, Mr. Reineck, G.A.C.M.E. Club, Pins & Needles Club, Fiction Addiction, and Credit Recovery. Please send an email A.S.A.P. if your plans have changed. Thank you!

Readings for Halloween

All book images and summaries are from Follett Destiny.

Website of the Week

"How do you spur curiosity? Just ask the six quirky characters of Smithsonian's Seriously Amazing Website. The Wild will share the diversity of the animal kingdom; The Green reflects the wonder of the natural landscape; The New will show how technology and creativity collide; The Masterpiece embodies artistic expression; The Storyteller shares the tales of the people of America; The Discoverer explores the world and universe. Seriously Amazing links the knowledge and resources of the Smithsonian Institution and sparks a spirit of inquiry. Grades 3-12--AASL Top 25 of 2013

Try-It! Illinois Returns: FREE Database Trial Period Available Through November 30

Believe or not, now is the time to test out databases with your classes to identify possible purchases for the 2014-2015 school year. Our subscriptions to Pop Culture Universe, Literary Reference Center, Discovering Collection, and Teen Health & Wellness all came from teachers making recommendations to Ann Marie after testing out a new database.

"The State Library is pleased to announce that Try-It! Illinois, our popular, free annual statewide electronic database trial, has returned and is available through November 30, 2013. The trial offers all ILLINET member libraries, their staffs and patrons an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to a collaboration between the State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois."

Password: ILLINET