MIT Global Shakespeare
This book answers 106 questions teens have about their rights, such as "Are my parents allowed to force me to go to church?" The author answers in a straightforward way about what the law says about that. I learned a lot, and so did my son! I highly recommend this, and we also have a print copy to loan at both the MS & HS libraries. Enjoy !
The contest period will end on Friday, March 10, 2017.
Beginning in 1970, technology began making huge strides in our family lives. Cellular phones, personal computers, and home video entertainment systems, just to name a few, became available for our use and enjoyment. Discuss and give examples of the effects that these new technologies have had in your own family life.
All essay submissions must be postmarked no later than March 10, 2017. Submissions postmarked after March 10, 2017 will not be accepted. Essay submissions must be complete and mailed to:
Scottish Rite Essay Contest
Utica Masonic Building
251 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501-3401
Grades 4-6: 150-200 words Grades 7-12: 200-350 words
Essays for all grade levels may be typewritten, printed, or neatly hand written iin blue or black ink, double-spaced on plain or lined paper, by the applicant.
A cover page MUST be secured to the essay and contain the following information:
Work must be original. Plagiarized material will be disqualified. Research and a bibliography are not required. However, supportive facts, statements, or data must be footnoted. All essays will be judged by a panel selected by the Committee.
To print this information and to get a fill-in-the-blank cover page ticket, click here.
Over 6,000 titles await! Go to your OPALS catalog and click on the Overdrive icon (like the one above). Select your school, and you'll need to login. You will need to get your login credentials from your librarian or teacher. Once you have that, browse all of the books and audiobooks you can borrow! You can borrow these books for 21 days and then they will disappear from your device, so no need to worry about returning the books.
So, be sure to get your login information from your teachers or your librarian (you can email me at email@example.com) and search, browse, etc. If you are struggling with any part of this process, please come see me and I will help you.
Middle school and high school students. Welcome back to school! Please make visiting your school library a priority right away. We have new books and new activities. Looking forward to seeing old students and meeting our new ones!
For more information, check out Utica Public Library's linke above! Let's represent Holland Patent at this exciting Fandemicon event, whether or not you enter the FANart contest!
I just discovered this website, www.readbrightly.com and I love it! Here is Brightly's mission (according to their site):
"Founded in 2014 by a small team of passionate bookworms and parents, Brightly is a resource to help moms and dads raise lifelong readers. Launched in partnership with Penguin Random House, Brightly features book recommendations from all publishers for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more." I love their lists of books and links. You can navigate by age level, too!
Also on the OPALS homepage, you will find the last 10 books reviewed (this is updated automatically every time a review is made in OPALS). Use your peers' opinions to guide your next book selection, especially if you and I don't have the same taste in books. And please, if you read a book in our library, please take just a moment to review it. Warn other students about books you didn't like; share the wealth if you had a wonderful reading experience. Let's develop a community of readers!
If you click on the "Inspired by your curriculum" tab, you will find resources that enhance a project you are doing in one of your classes. Not all classes are represented here, but if you're doing a research project or book report, it's likely that I know about it and have compiled a collection of resources for you.
For middle schoolers, you have a tab that has Current Events resources, and for high schoolers, you have a teen reading network page to link to. This is where you'll find all of the latest fiction, teen reviews, connections to teen authors, etc. Check that out!
Let me know if there's more you'd like from your library's web page!