News for the week of Monday, March 18

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include the Board of Education, the KEC Business class, the PLUS classes, Mr. Welle, Mrs. Rice with Mrs. Dufoe's classes, Mrs. Michaelson, the Danielson Committee, the Technology Task Force, Fiction Addiction, Natural Helpers, and Credit Recovery.
Please send a note ASAP if your plans have changed. Thank you!

Spring Cleaning during Spring Break?

If you find some books at home that you don't want anymore, just drop them off at the LMC.

  • Ann Marie will add your donations the LMC if they fill gaps in the collection.
  • The books will go in the semi-annual used book sale April 15-26.
  • Leftover books will be offered to local public libraries for their sales.

We're saving up to buy eight stools to go at the tables near the windows. Thank you for your help.

A Book for Break

How March Became Madness
"Drawing on interviews with nearly 50 college basketball greats--both players and coaches--Einhorn and Rapoport (the latter a former Chicago Sun-Times columnist) provide a big-picture history of the tournament that nicely complements John Feinstein's more intimate, from-the-floor account, A March to Madness (1998)."--Booklist
"Winding up her book tour promoting her collection of lighthearted wartime newspaper columns, Juliet Ashton casts about for a more serious project. Opportunity comes in the form of a letter she receives from Mr. Dawsey Adams, who happens to possess a book that Julia once owned. Adams is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society no ordinary book club. Rather, it was formed as a ruse and became a way for people to get together without raising the suspicions of Guernsey's Nazi occupiers. Written in the form of letters (a lost art), this novel by an aunt-and-niece team has loads of charm."--Booklist
This illustrated guide for home gardeners details how to Grow Organic plants, fruits, and vegetables. It covers the basic principles of organic gardening, soil and compost, watering, dealing with weeds, maintaining a healthy garden, plant diseases and pests, organic pest control, and gardening for wildlife. Other chapters discuss planning, types of plants and flowers, container gardening, and growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit. A list of plant problems and solutions is included.
All book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Website of the Week

Annenberg Learner

"Videos, interactives, workshops, and distance learning are all available on this site. Need materials for your lessons? This is the place. Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts are all represented.

Tip: Browse by grade to find awesome classroom and lesson ideas."--AASL

Landmark Websites for Teaching and Learning

(Check out the tulip test plots and hummingbird migration--spring must be near!)