Library Visits

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Library Word of the Week ... the words of Insurgent


Insurgent came out a week ago. The book series is fantastic and the movies are doing very well. They do introduce new vocabulary (see our post about the Words of Divergent)


usurp: take a position of power illegally 
pandemonium: wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar 
archetype: an original that had been repeated 
insurgent: rising in active revolt 
ultimatum: a final peremptory demand

More vocabulary can be found here: Insurgent Vocab


Plus, check out an interview with author Victoria Roth and how she selected her words. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Attn Coding Club

Check out Microsoft's Hour of Code here: http://tdev.ly/196704096  to help us earn $500 towards our 3D printer! 


Monday, March 23, 2015

No Game Club 3/23

Just a reminder that there is no Game Club or Anime Club after school today, Monday March 23rd.
Thank you for understanding.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Library Word of the Week ... AND March Reading Madness ROUND 3

March Reading Madness Round 3


YOUR picks that have made it to Round 3, the SEMI-FINALS are: 

 Versus 


and 




Vote for your favorites and watch here to see who makes it to the finals! 

In other news: 


Our library word of the week is: Plagiarism. 
Students do a lot of research, and it is so easy to just copy & paste information without giving credit to the original author. However, this is illegal. If someone creates something (art, a paper, a book, music), that belongs to them. It is their work. 

Take a look at http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism/ for more information. 


Friday, March 13, 2015

Library Word of the Week... Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

This is especially interesting this year, since it is 3/14/15! 

Sweet as pi.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Reading Madness Round 2

March Reading Madness Round 2 voting is here: 

March Reading Madness Round 1 is OVER. Our first round winners are:

 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

 City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Destiny's Hand Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

The Fault in our Stars The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Soulless (Manga, #1) Soulless by Gail Carriger

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Thirteen Reasons Why Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Make sure you vote for your ROUND 2 PICKS!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Library Word of the Week ... and a few updates

Ms. D had an interesting experience today where she had to pull from her language knowledge to troubleshoot a printer. The printer had accidentally be set to French!

Did you know that a lot of our words are actually French words? Check out the Wiki page here: French Expressions In English.

One that students likely see often, especially in history class is: 

laissez-faire
lit. "let do"; often used within the context of economic policy or political philosophy, meaning leaving alone, or non-interference. The phrase is the shortcut of Laissez faire, laissez passer, a doctrine first supported by the Physiocrats in the 18th century. The motto was invented by Vincent de Gournay, and it became popular among supporters of free-trade and economic liberalism. It is also used to describe a parental style in developmental psychology, where the parent(s) does not apply rules or guiding. As per the parental style, it is now one of the major management styles.

Our other updates are...

March Reading Madness round 1 ends TONIGHT. 
Round 2 will be posted some point tomorrow. Keep an eye out. 

Funds4Books ends TODAY. Thank you to all who donated!