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The final make-up day for inclement weather is scheduled for May 26, 2014.
Library Media Center

Heather Loy, MLIS
hloy @aiken.k12.sc.us
(803) 564 - 1102

Cindy Waller, Media Clerk
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"There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library." - Ray Bradbury
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March Madness Week Final Voting!







Mackinvia is one of the providers of our school's ebook collections.  See Ms. Loy for instructions on how you can access your account.
DISCUS is South Carolina's Virtual Library!
Here you will "find thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books
available 24/7 online!

Use NoveList to find the order of a series; other books by a favorite author; other books with similar themes to your favorite author/topics; or browse suggested lists.



















Announcements
March Madness Results
The voting is in and the winner is.....

Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!
  • We had 62 students participate in the voiting.
  • We had 12 students complete a bracket predictions form.  However, no one accurately predicted the winner!
  • We had 24 students come to our end of the event luncheon.
Thank you to all who participated in the March Madness promotion.


March Madness
Hey sports fans! March Madness is here talk some trash and help pick which book is going to come out on top.   Who will win? Take a look at our March Madness bracket outside the library and come in and check out a book (or hey, grab all the books)!  Vote on which book you think will win each bracket.  At the end of each week of March, the winners are revealed, and the books move on.  Voting opens each Thursday morning in March and closes by the end of school that afternoon.  Students who participate in voting will automatically be invited to attend our end of the event luncheon on Friday, March 28th! 
Saturday School Resources

Learning Express Library (see Ms. Loy for username & password)
http://scdiscus.org/sites/default/lel/auth/discus
A Powerpoint to help explain the Learning Express Library and resrouces for the SAT, ACT and other college exams can be found here!

Register with them to create an account.  Once you do, you can take practice tests for all kinds of things: SAT, ACT, AP exams, etc.  There are also other centers and tests you can take in career fields and college prep (math, English) that can help you, too!

SCOIS (see Ms. Loy for username & password)
https://sccis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html

You can create your own portfolio to store your data by clicking the create my portfolio link.   Take assessments to see what career options might be best fits for you.  Explore colleges and career information.

Collegeboard – SAT Practice
http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/

See question of the day and take free practice test questions.  The site also provides some tips for taking the exam.

Free Rice
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1541

Test your vocabulary and help feed the world at the same time.  Don’t spend TOO much time here.  You really need to work on practice SAT!!  The more you get right, the harder the words you’ll get!

WSHS Guidance Page
http://guidance.wshs.acps.schoolfusion.us

Visit the links on the right hand side of the page.  They have provided a list of links that you will find useful: 

First Semester Report
Click here for a copy of the First Semester Report.
(Looks best if you open in Adobe Acrobat Reader and not view in the browser!).


Blind Date with a Book ...
...  in conjunction with our February Book Club:
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Students (and staff) must participate in the Blind Date with a Book program in order to attend this month's book club!  How to participate:

1. Choose a book from the Blind Date with a Book display.

2. Read at least three chapters from your "blind date" - but of course you can read the entire book!

3. Be prepared to rate your date!  Was it a match made in heaven?  Was it a dud? All students who check out a blind date will receive a "Rate Your Date" card.

4. All patrons who check out a blind date book will receive an invitation to the February 14th book club event.

Note: You are welcome to go on more than one blind date! 


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Easybib.com
The library has purchased an Easybib.com subscription.  This will allow our students a more streamlined research process.  They can now house their bibliography (works cited), notecards, outline, and link to their Google Docs paper all in one location. 

Students who have not already created an account through their English classes may see Ms. Loy for an instruction sheet on how to sign up with our coupon code to receive the upgraded pro account.
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