Hillcrest HS Library Media Center
2nd Six Weeks
Hours of Operation:
8:15 am - 4:45 pm
8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Falling Into a Groove
The Hillcrest HS Library Media Center also received three new "Computer on Wheels" each equipped with 28 brand-new laptops. Teachers can now check out a COW for classroom use!
William Ritter, author of Young Adult novel, Jackaby, was the biggest highlight of this six weeks. Over 100 students had the pleasure to meet him, listen to him speak on his writing process and we even got to hear him read an excerpt from his latest novel, Beastly Bones.
Students were fascinated by Mr. Ritter's latest novel of a young girl who strives to be a detective in late 19th century New England.
Over 100 students, 3 classes, sat quietly as Mr. Ritter discussed his year-long journey to get published.
Ritter on Overdrive
Students can download Ritter's book, Jackaby, on Overdive-a free ebook resource.
We Can Help!
Using free, online academic databases like ABC-CLIO and GALE Student Reference Center, were were able to demonstrate to students the value of using credible sources for their assignment.
Students in Mrs. Simmon's English II class received a demonstration on how to research a controversial topic using GALE Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
Students follow along with guided practice on narrowing their search to yield better results.
In Mr. Miller's class, students use ABC-CLIO and GALE to research a pressing issue in a Latin American country; students also used One Drive to track their notes and APA citations. They then easily shared their files with Mr. Miller for their DOL at the end of each day.
Below, Joshua Alexander, grade 12, gets some books ready to mail out for our district's inter-library loan system.
Below, students wait for their papers to print.
This is the area that fills up the fastest when we open our doors. Get here early if you want to print and don't wait until the last minute!
Students use our table space to work on larger projects.
Work is always easier when you have a partner who helps share the responsibility of an assignment.