The Bulldog's Bark

Media Center Newsletter

Technology Equipment Care Tips

Teachers make students accountable for equipment. Please make sure that you are assigning devices to the students using them. When you check out device carts from the media center, please be sure to use the numbered assignment sheets for each class every time. This makes it easy for administration when devices are stolen or damaged (on purpose). Most of you have heard this before, but I repeat that we had two of our Chromebooks damaged last semester. One had the charging port damaged, possibly from a student trying to plug in headphones and another had one of the keys popped off. Warranties do not cover damage done by users. The school is having to pay to have these units repaired.


Smartboards....Please make sure that you are turning your Smartboards off when they are not in use for instructional purposes. Replacement bulbs cost around $250 each and they do have a life limit. If you are using your Smartboard as your personal stereo system, you are wasting bulb life. Turn off the Smartboard and use the PC speaker.


Please log off and power off equipment at the end of the day. At the end of each day, it is important that devices, desktops, SmartBoards, data projectors, etc. are all logged off and shut down. This allows for necessary daily updates as well as conservation of resources. Computers that are regularly updated will start up more quickly. Teachers using the computer labs or device carts during 4th Block, please shut down all computers/devices at the end of the block. When returning carts to the Media Center, make sure that all devices are accounted for and plugged in ready to be charged for the next day with cords neat.

Informational Text Website

Here's a fantastic resource for you to try because it's FREE! It even has quiz and grade book features. It's called Teen Tribune. The url, however, is tweentribune.com, and like Newsela, it allows you to set up classes, assign articles according to lexile levels, assign quizzes, track student progress, etc. There are even a few comment features that could be used to generate classroom discussion about topics, images, and articles. It's sponsored and created by the Smithsonian and includes articles from the Associated Press.

December-January Statistics

Top Homeroom Statistics

1. Ellis--70 circulations

2. Lee--58 circulations

3. Penrod--55 circulations

4. Renfrow--52 circulations

5. Blackman--31 circulations

Follett Students' Choice

Do you ever wonder what other students across the nation are reading? Follett Students' Choice is the only list that tells you what students are really reading. The list is compiled from circulation statistics that come straight from school libraries across the nation. Information is continuously updated and gathered from Destiny Library Manager, our library management system.


Middle School

1. The Hunger Games

2. The Maze Runner

3. Catching Fire

4. Divergent

5. Mockingjay

6. Wonder

7. The Lightning Thief

8. The Scorch Trials

9. Smile

10. Sisters


High School

1. To Kill a Mockingbird

2. Of Mice and Men

3. Night

4. The Great Gatsby

5. The Hunger Games

6. The Maze Runner

7. The Fault in Our Stars

8. Divergent

9. Paper Towns

10. The Scorch Trials

Top 5 Titles at Princeton Middle/High (not counting assigned reading)

  1. Deadend in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  2. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  3. Maximum Ride: the Manga # 4 by NaRae Lee
  4. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  5. Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Book Fair Report

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair. We had a total in sales of $1456.21. The Media Center was able to purchase books, book displayers, and a book cart with the proceeds from the fair.

Magazines!

The Media Center has recently started receiving issues to a few magazines. Here are the titles we are currently receiving:


Good Housekeeping

Motor Trend

Outdoor Life

Parents

Popular Science

Prevention

Seventeen

New York Times Upfront

Scholastic Art

Scholastic Math

Scholastic Scope

In Tune Monthly(forthcoming)

Successful Farming(forthcoming)

Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to clip your Box Tops for Education and turn them in to the Media Center. Your efforts support the Media Center and enable us to purchase much needed library supplies, such as book covers, spine labels, book tape & book glue.
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Junior Library Guild Fundraiser

Help the Media Center purchase books through the Junior Library Guild. 100% of your donation is received by the Media Center making it possible to purchase high quality books for our students


http://donations.juniorlibraryguild.com/j021849.html

New Titles

Here are just some of our new titles added to the collection. List contains both fiction and non-fiction.


ALL I NEED

AUGGIE & ME THREE WONDER STORIES

BLACK

BLOOD

CITY LOVE

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

DANIEL RADCLIFFE THE BIOGRAPHY

DATING VIOLENCE

ELEANOR AND PARK

ENDLESSLY

ETERNAL

FACTOTUM

FANGIRL

FINAL DESCENT

GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2016

I AM MALALA

ISLE OF BLOOD

LIBRARY OF SOULS

LIVING IN A VIOLENT HOUSEHOLD

LOST CITY OF FAAR

MATCHED TRILOGY

MAXIMUM RIDE THE MANGA 7, 8, & 9

MEDICAL ETHICS

MY LIFE WITH THE WALTER BOYS

PHILOSOPHY AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

RAVEN RISE

ROSE SOCIETY

RUIN AND RISING

SHADOW THRONE

SLEEPWALKER

SO MUCH CLOSER

SWORD OF SUMMER

TAKE ME THERE

TRAILBLAZERS IN PHILOSOPHY

UNEXPLAINED MONSTERS

UNSPOKEN

WAITING FOR YOU

WHAT DEGREE DO I NEED

YOUNG ELITES