Learning Commons Newsletter

May 2017

Say ALOHA To Great Summer Reads!

Get your summer started early with a great book. The LC has some Great summer books on display! Stop by to check them out in your free time.
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Mystery May Who Dunnit?

Come check-out a great mystery/thriller book this month. The LC has some awesome mystery books on display that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Try to predict who dunnit before the book ends.
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All Library Books Are Due Back The Week of May 15-19

Be sure to return your library books no later than May 19 so you don't end up on the fee's & fine's list. If you owe a late fine or for a lost book, please see Mrs. Mustian asap. Seniors must pay off all fines to participate in graduation.

Recommended Reads For May

Recommended Mystery Books

Meet The Author Mike Lupica

Meet Author Mike Lupica, newspaper columnist and TV sports commentator, has written many books for adults, and his first book for children, Travel Team, hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. With his new young adult novel, HEAT, Mike Lupica delivers another compelling sports drama, this time centered around young Cuban-born Michael Arroyo and his team's shot at the Little League World Series — an opportunity that's threatened by a rival coach's accusations of age-fraud. Lupica, who has also coached basketball and Little League teams, offers his own wisdom and experience about competition, hero-worship, the drive to reach for your dreams, and the importance of family — wherever you may find it. Read more about Mike Lupica on his website.

Popular Books By Mike Lupica

OHS Reads! Top Ten Check-Outs!

Here is a list of the top ten titles that were checked-out the most by OHS students in the last 30 days!

The Lucky One


All The Light We Cannot See

And The Mountains Echoed

Bamboo People

Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C.S. Lewis

The Bunker Diary

Dear John

The Little Prince

Maggot Moon

Summer Activities

Click Here for a list of fun summer activities that will be sure to keep you busy.

2017 Listopia Book Lists

Click here to see the lists.

Informational Websites for Teens

Free & Fun Tech Tools

Join Book Club

The book club is reading Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby. Next meeting is Friday, May 26 at 8:15am in the Learning Commons. All are welcome to join the club.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Mosco’s Traveling Wonder Show, a menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! But perhaps the strangest act of Mosco’s display is Portia Remini, a normal among the freaks, on the run from McGreavy’s Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, that she could never leave. Free at last, Portia begins a new life on the bally, seeking answers about her father’s disappearance. Will she find him before Mister finds her? It’s a story for the ages, and like everyone who enters the Wonder Show, Portia will never be the same.

Guys Read

Check out the Guys Read website for book recommendations and information just for guys.

Join Anime Club

If you love graphic novels, Anime Club is the club for you! Anime club meets on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 8:15 in the Learning Commons. For more information see Mrs. Mustian

LC Teen Advisory Board Join T.A.B.

Do you want to share ideas and have a voice in the Learning Commons’ plans & activities for students? If so, plan to join the Teen Advisory Board! T.A.B. will meet once a month to discuss ideas on ways to improve the Learning Commons and make it a fun, creative place for teens to hangout. If interested, please see Mrs. Mustian for more information.

Plus Lunch

The Learning Commons is open daily during lunch for students to work on homework, study, research, and read. If you are looking for a quiet place to work during lunch, come visit the LC.

Learning Commons Webpage

The LC webpage is full of great resources to help you with all your informational needs. Need more help? Come see Mrs. Mustian anytime!


Need a book? Search Destiny our online catalog!

Click Here to access the Online Catalog

Search NC WISEOWL for academic journal articles & much more!


Learning Commons Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Open during Plus Lunch 11:50-12:50

Mrs. Mustian's email- shea.mustian@orange.k12.nc.us

Work Phone: 919-732-6133 ext.20080

Destiny Discover Free E-Books & Audio Books

Login to E-Books & Audio Books using your network login.

The same way you login to your laptop.
For example:
Username: firstname.lastnameS12
Password: same as laptop login

Click Here to Access E-Books & Audio Books

Free Smartphone App! E-Books & Audio Books Straight to your phone

Download the free app Destiny Discover to your smartphone to read e-books or listen to audio books anytime. Destiny Discover gives you access to free books from your smartphone. See Mrs. Mustian with any questions.

Setting up the App:
Location: North Carolina
School: Orange High School
I.D.- firstname.lastnameS12 (same username as laptop, email, Destiny)
Password- Same password used for laptop, email, Destiny

Late & Lost Book Fines

Please see Mrs. Mustian to pay off any late or lost book fines. Remember all fines need to be paid by the end of the school year. Seniors must pay off fines to participate in graduation.

Follow Us On Twitter

Send us a tweet about your favorite books & we will post it on our page! @OHSLearningComm

Technology Help Desk Procedures

Students & staff experiencing technology problems should submit a help desk ticket by clicking on the following linkhttp://helpdesk/form.php

Mr. Crawford is our technology guru, and he will be happy to assist all your technology needs. When tickets are submitted, they're instantly put into a queue, which is monitored all day. Please allow 24-48 hours during busy times for a response. Mr. Crawford will then call whomever is in need down to the help desk.

Any students experiencing problems with changing their laptop password should click on the following link to enroll. After enrolling students will be able to change their password on their own.

Enroll In Self Password Reset

  1. Go to https://reset.orange.k12.nc.us.

  2. If you are a first time user, click “Enroll”.

  3. Enter your username and then password (the same process as doing ZScaler).

  4. You will then have to select and respond to 5 security questions. These answers ARE case sensitive, so please do your best to remember the answers, and how you’ve typed them.

  5. Click Next. After doing so, you will see “Account Enrolled. Congratulations! Your account has been enrolled successfully.”

Reset /Change Password

  1. Go To https://reset.orange.k12.nc.us

  2. Click on Reset OR Change Password, depending on which option you need.

  3. Enter your username, and then click the box next to “I’m not a robot”.

  4. This will prompt you to select images with the desired term being asked. Ex: “Select all images with trees”.

  5. Select the correct options, and then click on “Verify”. If everything is selected correctly, you will see a checkmark next to “I’m not a robot”. Otherwise, you’ll be prompted to select the correct images again. Click Next.

If you are experiencing problems accessing Powerschool, please see one of your core teachers for help. You may also see Mrs. Walker for additional help with Powerschool.

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