Antelope High School Library News

February 2019

STEAM Valentines

Students will have the opportunity to make light up valentines in the Library during both lunches the week of February 12-14th. Encourage your Titan to try their hand at circuity and light up someone's day!

Vote for Your Favorite Romance Novel

The TAB Club will be running a voting booth during the week of February 12-15th. Students can vote for their most favorite romance novel of all time. Names will be entered into a raffle drawing for a box of chocolates!

League of Literature "LOL" Book Club

We are currently reading The 57 Bus. Three copies are left if your teen still wants to participate. Our next meeting is March 5 in the Library during Titan 28. We will discuss our responses and reactions to the book. Our next book is titled Cinder.

There's Still Time! Participate in the Diverse Books Challenge

Does Your Teen Need Some Book Recommendations?

Click on the link to listen to this month's Book Talks for some suggestions!

No Name-Calling Week Was a Success!

Titans made pins, added thoughtful messages to our kindness chain, and told us how they would stop a bully. Thank you to all who participated!

Winners of the raffle drawing are:

Cadence Kim - "I would stop a bully by speaking up to an adult and then speaking to the victim to see if he or she is alright."

Mark Mikhay - "I would stop a bully by telling him or her to stop and asking them how they would feel if someone started bullying them. If something is wrong with the bully, I would ask them about it."

Bri Morales - "I would stop a bully by standing up for others."

Taylor Butcher - "I would stop a bully by talking to the teachers."

Eirawyn Branton - "I would stop a bully by letting an adult know and telling the bully to stop."

Winners can come to the Library to claim their prize choice: Chromebook/Hydroflask stickers or a book of their choice!

Library Science 1 Students Set Up Their Own Book Displays to Encourage Reading. Check Them Out Below!

Girls Who Code

Have a Titan girl who wants to change the world? Encourage them to come to the Girls Who Code presentation during Titan 28 in the Library on Friday, February 8th. Click on the flyer below for more information.

Local Teen Librarian Visits AnHS

Thursday, Feb. 28th 2019 at 11am-1pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Meghan Casey from the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be on campus during both lunches. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out the new books she has, find out about volunteering at the local library, and more! Plus, she always has freebies!

Teacher Librarian and Health Classes Take on Healthy Relationships, Cyberbullying, and Hate Speech

Last month, Health classes had the opportunity to discuss what healthy relationships look like, both offline and online. Titans discussed steps to counteract cyberbullying and hate speech and positive ways to post and interact on social media using two wonderful technology based tools - Padlet and Pear Deck. In May, students will have the opportunity to engage in another lesson that focuses on safe online personal relationships.

After the lesson, Titans created Healthy Relationship Digital Postcards to show other teens what a healthy relationship looks like online. The engagement and response was wonderful. Over 55% of the students found the information very helpful and over 72% of the students said they would think more about what they post and do on social media because of the lesson. Check out their responses and creations below. Way to stay safe online Titans!

Digital Postcard Examples from Ninth Grade Health Students

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Teacher-Librarian Helps Students Improve Their Research Skills

Titans in Physics, PLTW PBS and PLTW BI classes improved their research skills over the past two weeks. Students discussed the Internet vs. Databases, the importance of reliable information for research, and how to conduct better searches for more effective research results.

Students learned several tips and tricks for database researching. They are now ready to start applying their new research techniques on class projects. Check out the number of times students engaged and interacted with the discussion topics and technology (Pear Deck) below!

English classes will be coming in later this month for lessons on Evaluating Sources and Argumentative Essay Research.

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Does your teen need a quiet place to study? Does your teen need tutoring after school?

Join us in the AnHS Library, after school, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 2:35 to 4:00 pm. Students can get help in all subjects, use Chromebooks/computers, printers, and calculators, and access Library Resources.

We can even provide documentation for the time the student attended. Just have them ask Miss Raatz or Mrs. Gorkhali for an ALL attendance slip. We are ALL in for student learning and success here at Antelope High School.

ALL Learning Lab will be closed on the following dates for Staff and District meetings:

February 19th

February 26th

February 28th

March 5th

March 12th

April 23rd

May 21st

What if my Titan needs access to a Chromebook outside of class and does not have one?

The AnHS Library has Chromebooks available for use at lunch and after school. Any student who needs access to a Chromebook or printing services can take advantage of our Library resources. Library hours can be viewed here. The local North Highlands-Antelope Library is also a great resource for technology.


Search for books from home using our OPAC. Place a hold on your favorite titles. Pick up your requested book(s) at the Library Circulation Desk.


Need a vetted (quality) source for a school project or paper? Access a variety of quality and credible sources right from home on the AnHS Library Webpage.
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Sacramento Bee Electronic Resources

Need to find current articles in English or Spanish? Visit the Sacramento Bee News in Education website and log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID and password found on our Library website under electronic resources. Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website.