Antelope High School Library News

September 2019

Teacher and Librarian Collaboration = Student Success

Freshmen Health Students Have Important Conversations on Digital Citizenship

240 freshmen participated in digital citizenship lessons in August. Great conversations were had about healthy online relationships and how to deal with and prevent cyberbullying and hate speech. Students created digital postcards to demonstrate what a healthy online relationship looks like to them. Students also brainstormed and wrote guidelines for preventing cyberbullying and hate speech both online and offline.

Speed Dating with Books

Over 400 students (English 9, 10, 11, and AP Lit) participated in Speed Dating in the Library in August and found books that they really wanted to check out and read.

Students Practice Their Research Skills

Speech and Debate and ERWC students have begun exploring our databases to research and prepare for controversial research papers and debates. ERWC students learned how to access and more effectively use our databases, and Speech and Debate students are currently exploring curated resources on the role of standardized testing in college admissions.

Bookshare Resource Coming Soon!

The Special Education Department is teaming up with the Library to offer digital eBook resources to qualifying students. Stay tuned for more information in the next newsletter.

What the Library is Celebrating This Month!

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Check Out Our Library Display All Month Long!

The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

Americans today are identified according to the parts of the world that they or their ancestors came from, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, or the nations of Central or South America (Hispanic Team, 2019).

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as we celebrate their heritage and culture.


Hispanic Scholarship Opportunities

Fun Population Facts

Famous Hispanics and Latinos

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Celebrate Banned Books Week: Check Out Our Library Display During September!

Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book or discussing censorship issues on camera. Readers can join the action by posting a video of themselves reading from a banned book or talking about censorship. Videos may be featured on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel.
Top 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018

Reader's Corner

Recently Added Library Titles

Check out our new arrivals, popular titles, and important library links! We get twelve new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!

Join Us for the California Young Reader Medal Reading Challenge

Read all of the nominated books in the Young Adult category from the following Book List and then vote for your favorite title. Ballots will be cast in March 2020. A celebration party will be held for those students who complete the challenge. Stay tuned for dates. Food and prizes will be given out and a Battle of the Books contest will be held. Start reading Titans! See Mrs. McCoy for a Student Success Library Card to access the books.

Next Book Club Title: The Hate U Give

Pick up your copy in the Library starting on September 26th. The book club meeting will be held during Titan 28 on November 5th in the Library.

Students as Content Creators

Voice of the Students (VOTS)

Once again, the library will be accepting student created works for inclusion in our monthly VOTS digital magazine. Want to share your creations? You can submit them at any time to

Click on the link for our inaugural VOTS digital magazine edition to see students' shared creative works. Students' original works are included and have not been edited. You can also access VOTS on the library's website.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Way to be trailblazers Titans!

NYT Photo Contest Reminder: Submit Those Entries Titans!

In this contest, students are invited to take photographs that depict some aspect of teenage life that they think may be misunderstood, overlooked or largely unknown, and, in a short artist’s statement, say why.

Competition Opens: September 4, 2019

Final Entries Due: October 15, 2019

New Contest from the NYT: Narrative Writing

Write a short, powerful story about a meaningful experience from your life — in 600 words or fewer. Rules and guidelines coming soon at the following link.

Competition Opens: September 4, 2019

Final Entries Due: October 29, 2019

Resources and Information

Antelope Learning Lab (ALL)

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

ALL has started! 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 computers, printers, and calculators, and access Library Resources.

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

Questions? Contact the Learning Lab @ or

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

September 17th

October 9-10th

October 15th

October 29-30th

November 19-20th

December 17-19th

January 7-9th

January 21st

January 29th

February 18th

March 11-12th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th

Chromebook Insurance Deadline is Approaching!

Optional Chromebook insurance coverage is available to purchase until September 8, 2019 without a device inspection. After that date, the Chromebook will need to be inspected prior to purchase. Forms and information can be found on the District website. Students can pay at Student Services on campus or online in the Webstore. The cost is $30 for one school year.

Cameron's Collection of Ebooks for Mental Health and Awareness

Access 53 ebook titles targeting many aspects of mental health that youth face today. Students can read the books for personal support, research on a topic, or for supporting other youth. The username and password can be accessed here using the student's school log-in.


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 source for a school project or paper? Access a variety of quality and credible sources right from home on the AnHS Library Webpage.

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 #2843 and password lewis 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.

After School Library Hours

Monday 1:35 - 2 pm (PLT Meeting Days)


Monday 1:35 - 4 pm (Special Library Event Days)

Tuesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Thursday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Friday 2:35 - 3 pm (may stay open later based on student need)

Minimum Days 12:11 - 1:30 pm

Upcoming Library Events

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 2:45-3:15pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Club will hold its first meeting of the year on 9/10/19. Subsequent meetings will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Library after school. TAB provides students with the opportunity to participate in community service, leadership opportunities, and the promotion and celebration of everything library, by and for teens. Come join us and get involved in the Book Club, Movie Nights, and community service!

Book Club: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 10:45-11:15am

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Join us in the Library on 9/17/19 during Titan 28 to discuss and share about our first book club read of the year!

Teen Librarian Meghan Casey Visits AnHS

Thursday, Sep. 26th, 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!