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December Issue #54

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Holidays Around the World (And How To Celebrate Them)

Learn about all of the diverse celebrations around the world. When is Diwali? What happens during Chuseok? Also includes corresponding hands-on activities!

For Seniors

29+ Excellent Scholarships for High School Seniors

These awards are available to most or all high school seniors who plan to continue their education. Some require applicants to submit an essay or meet other criteria. Before applying, be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

10 Impressive Resume Examples for High School Students

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teens have the highest employment rate since 2008. Check out the many templates that can be used for applying for jobs, college admissions, or scholarships.

Places To Find A Good Book!

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The 9 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in December

The year is wrapping up, and we hope you’re ready to curl up with a cozy blanket and enjoy some new books! From a twisty mystery to sweeping fantasy adventures, we promise each book hitting shelves will have your emotions in its grips!


Find a good book to read today! The following books topped BookTok’s favorites list for a number of reasons, whether it was a shocking plot twist, compelling mysteries, dynamic characters, or even just really cool aesthetics.

The Best YA Books To Gift Teens

New books make terrific gifts for the holiday season. The titles span from romantic comedy, contemporary drama to high-stakes fantasy and sci-fi to gripping historical fiction and suspense.

Peninsula Public Library Website

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curb side pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

Find A Book in the LHS Virtual Library, Sora

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Epic Reads

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

Teachers Corner

The Best Student Writing Contests for 2022-2023

Student writing contests are an easy and inspiring way to try writing for an authentic audience—a real panel of judges—and the possibility of prize money or other incentives. We’ve gathered a list of student writing contests below.

100 Intriguing Cause and Effect Essay Topics

Cause and effect essays teach critical thinking, logic, and the art of persuasion as well as teach students to demonstrate how one thing directly influences another. This list of ideas includes a variety of topics, check them out!

Picture Writing Prompts To Inspire Creativity

Creative writing is challenging for students, often because they can’t come up with anything to write about. Picture writing prompts sparks the imagination and helps to craft a story to match. Collection of intriguing images, includes grades K-12.

Science Resources for Middle and High School

Free activities, videos, and articles that make teaching science easier—and more fun! Includes Biology, Chemistry, General Science, STEM, Geology, and Physics.


Access Our School Databases for Research

Username: xg39 and Password: nbsls

Fun for Everyone!

Word of the Day

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

This Day in History

Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday or any day!

Questions? Ideas?

December Issue #54