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October 1- October 15, 2021 - Issue #41

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ODD (1,3) Days - Closed Period 5

EVEN (2,4) Days - Closed Period 6

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Quote of the Week

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021

Hispanic History Milestones: Timeline

From early Spanish colonialism to civil and worker rights laws to famous firsts to recent Supreme Court decisions on immigration, here’s a timeline of notable events in U.S. Hispanic and Latinx history.

15 Facts About Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, 60.6 million Hispanics make up the largest minority group in the U.S.To honor and pay tribute to all of the contributions Hispanic-Americans have given to the United States — and the world — we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate Banned Book Week! September 26 - October 7

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Banned & Challenged Books Every Teen Should Read

Ideas in books can ignite discovery, encourage empathy, and offer solace. Here are 17 banned and challenged books that are worth reading (maybe more than once) for their ideas.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020
Jason Reynolds Named Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week 2021

Columbus Day - October 11, 2021

Columbus Day 2021

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2021 occurs on Monday, October 11

Agent of Change

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno, was born December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. A Puerto Rican-born American actress, dancer, and singer, and was also the first Hispanic woman to receive an Oscar Award.

Teachers Corner

Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States

Hispanic Heritage Month is to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to the United States of America. Includes lesson plans for K-12 classrooms, and think pieces on events and experiences.

Social Studies - Teacher Resources

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

5 Reasons to Use Commercials in World Language Classes

Using commercials with storylines in the target language is a fun way to immerse students in the culture they’re studying.

Interactive Resources for High School

Explore the wide range of interactive lessons available to students and teachers on PBS LearningMedia.

Recursos de K-12

Los maestros, los estudiantes y las familias se están preparando para un nuevo año escolar, y el equipo creador de las lecciones y los educadores de PBS LearningMedia se han unido para seleccionar una colección especial de recursos.

Places To Find A Good Book!

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!

Peninsula Public Library

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


Access Our School Databases for Research

Username: xg39 and Password: nbsls

Something for Everyone

Learn to Type With These Typing Apps!

More than ever, typing is an essential part of learning. There are so many great typing apps for students that are engaging, interactive, and educational. Here is list for elementary, middle, and high school kids!

On 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.

Word of the Day

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

Secret Study Hacks

Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist which simplify the entire process.

Questions? Ideas?

Issue #41 October 1 - October 15