Library Newsletter

Winter 2015-16

I hope everyone enjoyed their winter vacation. Please take the time to read this newsletter. I'm copying Mr. Z and trying out this Smores format, I hope you like it! You'll hear more about the topics in this issue on KMMI and at future meetings, but I wanted to provide you with the information right away so that you can begin to take advantage of it all.

World Book Online and Ebsco Host

The district has recently purchased subscriptions to the World Book and Ebsco databases for all schools in the district! The username and passwords are listed below. Both are very user-friendly, and have middle school levels available. They provide complete MLA citations for students to include in their research papers and are much more reliable sources of information than random Google search results and Wikipedia (ugh!).

We still have access to our ProQuest database, which to me seems less student-friendly but also provides great resources, and the Culture Grams are pretty neat. Check those out if you have not had a chance yet. As always, let me know if you have any questions.


New Books

AR Store

We had almost 200 students who reached their AR point goal by the end of the first semester. Those students were invited to shop at our first "AR Store". We will hold another event like this one near the end of this semester as well.

Top Accelerated Readers for Semester 1

Athina Vargas, 458!!!

Emely Payan, 195

Diana Vera, 180

Moncerrat Velarde, 171

Maria Lomeli, 165

Anthony Rollins, 154

Leilani Pompa, 145

Monica Villa, 144

Marina Mendoza, 144

Timothy Gonzalez, 132

Library Website

Please help promote our library website whenever possible. There are a lot of helpful links and resources to help students with their assignments and AR progress.

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Library Passes

Please use the yellow library passes when sending students during class. If they don't have a pass we don't know that they have your permission to be here so we will send them back to class. Let us know if you need more passes.

If you are sending students to check out books, please send them the last 10 minutes of class.

Thank you!

Canvas Course for Accelerated Reader

If you have not self-enrolled in this course, please do so. You'll find lots of information about our school's AR procedures. All the information is under the "Pages" section. If you forget the current AR password, you can always find it under "FAQs".