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March/April 2016

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Maker Mondays- starting April 18th during all lunches

Try something different!

Tinker, make, try, create and explore @ the library. Each week will feature different ideas and materials. Focus on the process (not the product) and learn that all of us are makers!
Students will sign up for their lunch period and we will meet in the upper library where students can eat and create for 30 minutes! Limited to 10 for each lunch period. Sign ups will be the week before.

Great New Apps for Students

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15 Best Apps Every Teenage Girl Should Have ...

There are so many free apps every teenage girl should have. Apps organize our lives and add some fun to "regular" days. Life would be boring without anything to occupy yourself with! Check them out here
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6 Resources to Help You Track the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

In all democracies around the world, it’s the people’s right to vote that ultimately determines the outcome of an election.

An informed citizenry is not only desirable from a social standpoint, but it’s also beneficial from a personal point of view.

By staying on top of the latest election and candidate developments, you’ll become a more informed voter and member of society. Knowing the intricacies of candidates’ platforms and the key changes they’d like to make in the country will also help you hold informed political conversations with others when the election really starts to heat up.
Click here for access (SPHS Library and MakeUseOf are not advocating for any political party -All resources listed are given as information outlets only.)

New Books for February

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Microsoft Office and OneDrive is Free for AACPS Students !

Office 365 for Education includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows students and employees to install the latest version of Office on up to five PC or Mac computers* and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and the iPad.

*Outlook, Access, and Publisher are available on PCs only

To get started downloading your free version of Office, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx
  2. On the sign in screen, login with your AACPS Network Username/Password

For Students, your username is your 6-digit student ID number
Include @aacps.org as part of your username.

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Any History Buffs Out There?

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Check out this round-up of history podcasts, via Mental Floss magazine. There are some great ones on the list!

The SPHS Library is accepting donations!

Legos, Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Glue Guns, Wooden Sticks, Pipe Cleaners, Clear Storage Totes, Arts & Crafts stuff, sewing supplies, card stock, stamps, origami paper, cardboard tubes, duct tape, - I am trying to support our Maker Space.

If you donate anything to the SPHS Library- please make sure your name and address is on it. You will receive a tax donation letter within 1 week.

For further questions please contact Marianne Fitzgerald mfitzgerald1@aacps.org

SPHS Databases- how do I get to them? How do I log in from home?

Go to our school library website

Click on Catalog and E-Books
You may access any of our paid databases from home.

Log-Ins and Passwords are available on BlackBoard under SPHS English

Log In Information for SPHS Databases (PDF)

SPHS Library Info

Librarian: Mrs. Marianne Fitzgerald

Twitter: @SPHSReads
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