AP Summer Assignments

Click on the sun to find your summer work.  Assignments will be added as received from AP teachers.
Plan to check out necessary textbooks on June 2 or 3.

Research Award Winners
Congratulations Megan Chavez on winning the award for her paper, "Do Teacher's Unions Benefit the Educational System?" and to her outstanding teacher, Ms. Roy.  To read the award winning essays and find out more about our award winners,  click here.

READ Photo Awards announced on Twitter @PowayHSLibrary
 Click here to see the READ photo winners slide show.

Sync Audiobooks

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give   away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

This week's titles:  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland and The Egg and the Spoon by Gregory McGuire.

END of the YEAR Library News
Important dates to remember:
  • Wed., June 1 12:16 pm Library closes for the year.  Open only for book returns and fine payments.
  • Thurs., June 2 & Fri., June 3   AP Textbook checkout for summer assignments.
  • Mon., June 6 Senior check-out with social studies classes.
  • Thurs., June 2 - Thurs., June 9  Student textbook returns.

READ Photo Contest
The annual READ photo contest is our way of celebrating, National School Library month in April.  Our amazing photo students have covered our walls with photos urging viewers to get out and read. Students and staff have had time to view and vote for their favorite. The photo with the most votes will earn the Readers' Choice Award and $100. Each photo class period will also have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. All awards will be announced after the Eye on Art.

Research Award Submissions Due Friday at 3:00 pm.
Now's the time to pick out your best paper to submit for the annual Research Award.  Winner will be awarded $100. The teacher who assigned the paper will be happy as well; they earn dinner for two and a movie.  There will be honorable mention certificates for each grade level.  This is a great Award to have on your resume or submit with a college application.  Entry forms are available at the library.  Click here for more information.

Google Apps issue with MyPlan
If you login to MyPlan to get to your Google Apps you may be asked for your student email.  Your email account is first name first letter of lastname last five numbers in ID@stu.powayusd.com.  An example would look like TommyT12345@stu.powayusd.com.  If you need help email Ms. Powell.

Gale's Testing & Education Reference Center
Now includes 3 online practice tests for the new SAT.  Login with the username and password on the back of your ID and get started improving your chances of scoring higher on this new test.

Microsoft Office now available for free to all students.
Students can now download Word, Powerpoint and all the Office Suite on 5 separate devices, Mac, PC, or tablet.  Click here for instructions on how to download.

Printz Winner
This year's Printz
winner (the award from ALA for excellence in young adult literature) was awarded to Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.  Described by ALA as "told from alternating viewpoints, Bone Gap perfectly melds elements of fairy tales, myths, gothic romance, and magic realism into the story of Finn, who lives in a town with gaps in the very fabric of time and place".  It is available for you to read here at PHS.

Manga Purchases
We ordered 51 new titles with Bookfair funds. They are still coming in  and we are in the process of covering and cataloging a bunch.  We hope to get some out the first week of second semester.

FACES of the Future now on display
Congratulations to our 32 super seniors!
The F.A.C.E. (Fraternity for Academic and Civic Excellence) is sponsored by Visual Photography. Each year seniors are nominated for this honor by the counselors.  The students must have both an excellent academic record and be involved in the community. Learn more at the virtual exhibit on the Visual Photography website.

Need to print a current event?

Try Print Friendly. Copy and paste the URL to the webpage you want to print and it reformats to a printable version.  You can adjust the font sizes and delete paragraphs as well.  Try it with CNN.com articles.

Tutoring available after school.

We have tutors ready to help you in all your PHS courses.
Stop by the library Mon. - Thu. afterschool and spend an hour with our peer tutors.
Make this your best year ever at PHS.

Tutors Needed!  

Are you in CSF, NSF or PC? Do you need tutoring hours?  Consider becoming a library tutor.  You need to commit to one hour, one day a week for the semester. We will keep track of your hours and write you a letter of appreciation indication total hours served at the end of the semester.  

Sign up to tutor at the library Thu. or Fri.  Tutoring will begin on Monday, Aug. 31.

Attention!  Policy Change:

Need to borrow money to print?

We understand.  But this year you must pay back any loans before you can borrow again.

Welcome back , Titans!