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.
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 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:
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.
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.
This year's Printz
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.
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.
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.
Make this your best year ever at PHS.
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.