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February 2015

Open Mic Friday

Do you love to sing, play an instrument, or recite poetry? Love to perform? Open Mic Friday is for you. Showcase your talent at JPIIHS! Contact Ms. Hammonds in the Athenaeum for more information or fill out the informational application


Open Mic Friday will begin on February 13th from 8:00am -8:30am and will run every Friday. It is open to students AND staff!

Database Resources

This month's database spotlight is Discovery Education. A few benefits:


  • Stream videos from all content areas.
  • Give students access to media to create projects by downloading images, audio, and video for projects.
  • Teachers set up personal accounts to bookmark videos. (Teachers are also able to add students to a class, providing them access under the teacher account).
  • Students may access a JPII account by using jpiihs2014/cardinals as the login/password.


Set up account:


In Search of Cool Staff to Send in #Shelfies

Google Tips

Did you know there are 5 different ways to add an appointment to your calendar?


Bookmark Google guru Monica Martinez for quick reference and tips!

Staff Book Club

Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 4-5pm

900 Coit Rd

Plano, TX

This is a very casual book club that provides NO stress! It is purely for enjoyment and and is a social gathering with no academic expectations.


We are reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for the February 18th meeting.


Haven't read the book? Come anyway, but beware of spoiler alert!

Tech Tuesday

  • Open Forum!!
  • Bring your idea, challenges, and questions. The Tech Team will be available to spend individual time helping you.
  • Tuesday, February 10th, Athenaeum
  • 7:30am - 8:30am or 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Please fill out the quick form if you plan to attend.
  • 1 hour of professional development credit will be offered.