PHS Media Monthly

Summer 2015, Volume 6

Media Center Reminders!

Please return all outstanding media center materials ASAP and empty your student activities folders!

Bring your grades on a flash drive to the media center to be transferred to Mr. Wood's flash drive!

Summer Technology and Equipment Reminders

  1. Teachers should back up their personal data (grades, documents, etc.) to a removable device or sync to One Drive in case they move to another school or if the computers or servers are upgraded during the summer. Technology Services will not be responsible for any lost data that occurs.

  2. Do not leave USB keys (memory, Bluetooth, etc.), CD’s, DVD’s or any removable device in the drives of computers.

  3. For Technology Services to be able to run virus protection and updates during the summer months and so the computer will connect to the network in the fall:

Networked computers - logged off, powered on

Monitors should be turned off. Networked printers should be left on.

(If computers are plugged into power surge strips, please keep the power surge strips on!)

New Chromebooks for Teacher Checkout for 2015-2016 !

Thanks to a PTSA grant, there will be 5 Toshiba Chromebooks available for teacher checkout upon the start of the 2015-2016 school year. These will circulate for 1 week. Be sure to stop by the media center if you'd like to check one out!

Summer Reading Suggestions for Your Poolside/Oceanfront Enjoyment

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young blind French girl and German boy whose lives intertwine during World War II.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Can't-put-it-down summer read with satire, mystery and drama set amid the upper middle class lifestyles of Australian families.

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Fast-paced legal drama with a twist at the end you won't see coming!

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A psychological thriller whose plot is reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock film.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - Release date: July 14

Highly anticipated, recently-discovered novel by Harper Lee featuring an adult Scout Finch 20 years after TKAM.

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Tragic but ultimately hopeful historical novel set in the antebellum south told in alternating dual narration.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Greensboro Public Library's One City, One Book

Have a Wonderful Summer!

I wish you all an amazing summer spending time with your loved ones and doing the things you most enjoy!