MJHS Media Center Newsletter

December 2018

PLEASE Encourage Holiday Checkouts!

Please encourage your students to "stock up" on books for the Winter Break! We want everyone to go home with as much reading material as possible. Students may also use the AFPL site through MyBackPack in order to check out eBooks from Overdrive. Please remind your students to utilize Beanstack to log their reading minutes while they are on break!
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New AP Resources!

We have new AP resources in the library for your students (and you)! :)

Mr. Danser has generously provided funds to help us support our AP students and teachers. Please utilize these fantastic resources with your students.

If there is a different brand/publisher that you prefer, please let me know and I will put that on the next book order. Depending on demand, we can add to the next book order as needed.


AFPLS Class Pass

Class Pass @ APS

Did you know you can access all resources (including books) from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System?

APS now has a unique partnership with AFPLS that eliminates all barriers so our students and staff have access toall that is available through the public library.

· Teachers/staff/students are able to access AFPLS through My Backpack.

· Students will need their APS network log in credentials.

· Staff will need their lawson number and the temporary password is CHANGEME.

Take some time to explore all resources available to enhance your lessons and for your own reading/learning pleasure. Did you know there are SAT/ACT prep courses available? All offerings are free of charge!

How many items may I check out at one time with my CLASS PASS @ APS?

Print Materials: 50 books, 10 CDs, 5 DVDs at a time

eResources: Hoopla digital - 10 downloads/month, Overdrive - 10 items every 30 days, Axis 360 - 3 titles at a time

More Academic Honesty Resources

It is our job to keep stressing the importance of Academic Honesty to our students! Please utilize this powerpoint (slides 1-13) and/or presentation as you continue to expose your students to IB principles each day.

PowerPoint from Dr. Celina Garza, October 2014 IB

YouTube Presentation from Dr. Celina Garza

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APS Race2Read

Let's encourage our students to embrace reading and develop a lifelong 'habit'! :)

How do I log in to Beanstack?


Teacher Login Info:

Username: Your APS Email Address

Ex: jennifer.still@atlanta.k12.ga.us

Password: beanstackreads

Ex: beanstackreads

Student Login Info:

Username: APS network username

Ex: mrobbins3478

Password: race2read

Ex: race2read

New Books for December!

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FREE Office 365 Package

Did you know that APS employees receive 5 free downloads of Microsoft Office? Here's how:

Log into MyBackPack

Click on Office 365

Look in the top right corner and click on the drop down menu where it says "Install Office"

It's that easy! :)

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If you haven't connected yet, we just wanted to remind you that our tutors are available for personalized, one-to-one help in all the following subject areas:

  • · WriteTutor Essay Drop Off Review
  • · Job Help Resume and Cover Letter Drop Off Review
  • · En Espanol - Matematicas, Math
  • · En Espanol – Ciencias, Science,
  • · WriteTutor,
  • · Computer Literacy,
  • · En Espanol - Estudios Sociales, Social Studies
  • · English, Reading, grades 8+,
  • · ESL and ELL, grades K-7,
  • · ESL and ELL, grades 8+,
  • · Social Studies
  • · Spanish
  • · SAT Test Prep
  • · SAT Subject Test Prep
  • · PSAT Test Prep
  • · ACT Test Prep
  • · Advanced Placement (AP) Test Prep
  • · High School Equivalency Test Prep
  • · Citizenship Tests
  • · Job Help

Whenever you have a question, just sign into your account, select your subject, and click 'Connect Now' — we'll connect you in minutes for a live one-to-one session in our Online Classroom.

Not sure how to access your account?
Please visit http://www.tutor.com/afplscc/ to sign in with your username



Username is your APS email

Password is CHANGEME


Username is regular APS username

Password is lunch number