Cecil Castellucci visits PHS!

This week in preparation for Ms. Castellucci's visit we will feature a word search about the author and her books. Turn in your completed Word Search,  Crossword, Cryptogram, and/or Cosplay Superhero Drawing for raffle ticket(s) and a chance to win Cecil Castellucci's new book Don't Cosplay with My Heart. The raffle drawing will take place at the Author's Visit at lunch on Feb. 16 in Titan Center.

On Friday, February 16, young adult author, Cecil Castellucci will join us for lunch in the Titan Center. Starting next week we will be having a daily trivia question that you can answer and enter in the Castellucci book drawing.  Book prizes will be awarded at the author lunch.

The Plain Janes
Boy Proof
Tin Star
Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure
Janes in Love
First Day on Earth
Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy
The Year of the Beasts
The Queen of Cool
Don't Cosplay with My Heart
Soupy Leaves Home
Shade, the Changing Girl Vol. 2: Little Runaway
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Tin Star, Chapters 1-5
Shade, The Changing Girl #1
Shade, The Changing Girl (2016-) #3
Shade, The Changing Girl (2016-) #4
Stone in the Sky
Rose Sees Red
To find out more about our author, visit her website at https://castellucci.wordpress.com/

PHS Library Advisory Council

The library is recruiting for a new student advisory council.  The council will advise on all matters regarding library services including space, collections, programs and technologies.  This is a great community service opportunity and will look great on your resume/college application.  Meetings will be held monthly at lunch. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27.  Click here to apply. For more information visit the Library Advisory Council web page.


We have recently subscribed to JSTOR a digital library that "provides access to more than 10 million journal articles, books and primary sources in 75 disciplines".  Reference to JSTOR articles is common when searching Google Scholar.  JSTOR is also included in our EBSCO Discovery search results.  Login with username, powayhigh but with the usual password.  If you would like basic JSTOR search strategies watch this brief YouTube video or read over the JSTOR Quick Start Guide.

Historical Newspapers 1690-2000

We are currently testing out Newsbank's America's Historical Newspapers database. The username and password are ncd2075. We are considering using this as a replacement for Proquest SIRS Decades which will soon cease to exist. Let us know what you think of it in this brief survey.

EBSCO Discovery

Search our library book catalog and databases all at the same time. You will need to login with the library username and password (on the back of your ID card) to access the full text. You can export any citation now directly from Discovery into Noodletools. Click on Cite in Noodletools or see your librarian for help.

Manga purchases?

We will be using the proceeds from our Barnes & Noble Bookfair to purchase Manga.  Let us know what series you would like more of as well as any additional series you would like us to add.  Click here to give us your suggestions.

  Mystery & Mayhem Literary Society

     A Study in Charlotte  by Brittany Cavallaro

"The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other." -- publisher

The Discussion is scheduled for  Wednesday, March 7, at lunch in the library workroom. Books are available for checkout now. All interested students and staff are invited to read and join in the discussion.

Faces of the Future

Our 30 seniors that were selected for the FACE Fraternity for Academic and Civic Excellence Award have their posters now on display in the library.  If you are not able to stop by and see them in the library they are also on the FACE facebook site or on the Visual Photography's Face site. Congratulations seniors and make plans now to earn your way to a spot on the wall in the years ahead.

Library Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring begins Wednesday, August 30.  The library will have free student tutors available for one hour directly afterschool.  That means on Monday from 1:40 pm - 2:40pm and Tuesday - Thursday from 2:35 pm - 3:35 pm.  There is a tutoring table inside the library where you can ask tutors for help or ask the library staff and we will take you over and get you started.  Stop by and take advantage of this opportunity early!

Library Hours

The library will be open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am - 3:50 pm, Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.  If you are visiting during your Off Roll period please sign in and out on the clipboards when you first enter the library.

Studying for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB?

Try Gale's TERC (Testing & Education Reference Center).  TERC offers practice tests and online study books for PSAT, SAT and ACT tests.  Login with our school username and password, then you will register to store all your personalized test prep information.
For help logging in or registering click here to view a quick how-to.

We have a print and digital subscription to this noteworthy weekly news magazine.  Please login as a student with the last two digits of the year followed by the PHS mascot name for this resource only. If you need help, please ask.