Monday, June 5, 2017

UHS 2017 Summer Reading FAQ

What do I need to do?
  1. Read a book. Either choose from the  list of recommended books at uhs2017summerreading.blogspot.com or use this Google Form to choose your own book. 
  2. Complete one of the following activities and submit it by Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (More details about what to do and where to submit your work here.)
    • Discuss the book you read in the Summer Reading Google Classroom. 
    • Write a letter to the person who recommended the book. If you selected your own, write a letter explaining why you would or would not recommend it. 
    • Create a movie trailer for your book. 
    • Create a social media feed that represents a character from your book or the themes of the book.
    • Create fanart or fanfiction based on your book.
Where do I submit my activity?
Use this Google Form. There is also a link on the summer reading website.
What is this worth?
Two points added to a quarter 1 grade of your choice.

Any other questions? Speak to Ms. Charpentier if you think of it before the school year ends, or email her at echarpentier@uxbridge.k12.ma.us.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June/Summer Library Newsletter

The June library newsletter is here - check it out!
Featured this month:
  • Details about Summer Reading 2017
  • Other books to read this summer!
  • Teen events at the public library in June

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Links for Mrs. Lussier's D Block Forensics Class

Books
  • A selection of books with information on the serial killers Mrs. Lussier has suggested to you are on display in the library. Not every book has information on all the cases and individuals, so be sure to check the index or table of contents.
  • To look for books at the Uxbridge Free Public Library or the C/W MARS library system that can be placed on hold and sent to the Uxbridge library for you, locate your public library card and go to uxbridgelibrary.org. If you do not have a public library card, get an application from Ms. C or at the public library and visit with some form of identification.
Database Resources

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Links for Mrs. Ahern's D and E Block Health Classes

Finding Good, Current Sources
    • The website might have been updated recently, but that doesn't mean that the sources are current. 
    • If there are no sources, then not only do you have no idea how old the information is, you also have no idea where it came from.
    • (Current is here defined as dating to 2012 or later - information about health topics is dangerous if it's out of date!)
  • Figure out what organizations keep statistics on your topic, and then search their websites. Go straight to the source.
  • Use search operators like site:.gov or site:.org to limit your search on Google.
    • You can get fancy with this - try something like site:stopbullying.gov statistics 2012..2016 to search just the Stop Bullying website for articles mentioning statistics and any year between 2012 and 2016.
Citing Your Sources
  • Citing a website should look like this.
    Author Name. “Name of the Webpage.” Name of the Website, Publication Date. URL.
  • Example:
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. “Obesity and Overweight.” FastStats, June 13, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
  • Go to the Citation Help tab above for guides and more resources. Remember, you need to cite everything you use - pictures are information, too, since they help to communicate with your audience. (And find the actual source of images you find using Google!)
Recommended Resources

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks to everyone who decorated the library windows with Book Club!


Book Club is over for the year, but returning UHS students are welcome to join in again next year! Meanwhile, if you like any of the books we read this year, check out some more books you might like! Books like Fallen are on display now, and books like the others we read this year are recommended on Pinterest.

Follow UHS Library's board If you enjoyed book club, try ... on Pinterest.

Friday, May 12, 2017

May and June Anime Club Meetings

Join Anime Club for the end of the school year on the following dates, after school in the library from 2:00 - 3:30:

Friday, May 12

Friday, May 26

Friday, June 2

Monday, April 24, 2017

Audiobook Sync 2017

Every summer, the Audiobook Sync program gives away 2 audiobook downloads every week throughout the summer. Each week, a pair of titles with similar themes are offered as free downloads. As long as you download those titles during the week they're offered, they're yours to keep. Audiobooks can be downloaded directly to your smartphone or iPad using the OverDrive app.


Sync kicks off this Thursday, April 27, with downloads of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, read by Greg Wise and The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, read by Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson. See the Sync website for a full list of the books that will be given away this summer.

If you try audiobooks through Sync, like them, and want more, never fear. Through OverDrive, you can borrow audiobooks and eBooks directly to your devices using your C/W MARS library card from the Uxbridge Free Public Library or your BPL eCard. Talk to Ms. C or visit these tutorials for help setting up OverDrive or a BPL eCard.