Antelope High School Library News

January 2020

Digital Citizenship Lessons

Students Have Important Conversations About Technology and Relationships

During the month of December, all 9th grade Health students thought about, discussed, and engaged with the topic of technology, relationships, and boundaries. We had some wonderful and thoughtful comments and suggestions for healthy online behaviors. Check out some of the students' thoughts below!


Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service

Check out the following website to participate in the MLK Day of Service.

Teen Advisory Board Supports Our Homeless Community

TAB members made cards of encouragement to go along with our sock donations. Socks and cards will be delivered to Loaves and Fishes the last week of December.
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Battle of the Books Coming Soon!

We have read two fo the three titles up for vote in March. Our last title is Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan. Come and see Mrs. McCoy for access to a copy.

Click here to listen to an excerpt.

Library Happenings

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club

Currently Reading: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

"Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be" (Goodreads, 2019).

Click here to listen to an excerpt.

Student Contest Opportunities

Civics Education Contest

In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2020, the National Center for State Courts is sponsoring a contest for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Theme: Honoring the Nineteenth Amendment

Prizes: $250-$1000

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Click here for the guidelines!

New York Times Vocabulary Video Challenge

Create a short, 15 second video that defines or teaches the word of your choice.

Contest Dates: Jan. 9, 2020 - Feb. 11, 2020

What is the “prize”? Having your work featured on The Learning Network.

Click here for the contest guidelines.

A YouTube playlist of a selection of past winning videos

See an example below!


Coming Soon: New York Times STEM-Writing Contest

Explain a complex and interesting science, math, engineering or technology concept to a general audience. This contest is inspired by Trilobites, the Science Times column that does just that. Rules and guidelines coming soon.

Contest Dates: January 23 - March 3, 2020

Stay tuned for more information at the following link.

Ocean Awareness Contest

The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where teens can explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for environmental action. Students ages 11-18 from are invited to participate.

2020 Theme: Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis

  • Award Amount: Scholarships up to $1,500
  • Deadline: June 2020

Students can submit entries in the following formats:

  • Visual Art
  • Film
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Interactive & Multimedia

Click here for the full contest guidelines!

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

Write a story that celebrates engineering design and problem solving.

High School (grades 9-12): 1500 words.

Award Amount: $100 - $500 cash prize

Deadline: February 2020

The EngineerGirl writing contest is asking students to submit works of creative fiction. We want stories about women and girls saving the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find to solve the problem. Maybe they are working alone, maybe they are part of an elite team. Maybe they just find themselves in an unusual situation that requires some innovative thinking.We want stories that inspire EngineerGirl readers to think, “I want to be able to do that” or “I can do that.”

Click here for the guidelines!

Playwriting and Poetry Contests

Library Events

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 2:45-3:15pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Club will hold its fourth meeting of the year on 12/10/19. TAB provides students with the opportunity to participate in community service, leadership opportunities, and the promotion and celebration of everything library, by and for teens. Come join us and get involved in the Book Club, Movie Nights, and community service!

LOL Book Club: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 10:45-11:15am

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Join us in the Library on 1/21/20 during Titan 28 to discuss and share about our latest book club title!

Local Teen Librarian Visits AnHS

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 11am-1pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Meghan Casey from the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be on campus during both lunches. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out the new books she has, find out about volunteering at the local library, and more! Plus, she always has freebies!