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.


Beware! The Viruses Have Arrived.
Stop by the library to see Mr. Torretto's honors biology students' projects.


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.


Escape & Create
Our third  Escape & Create was Dec. 9 & 10. We made all kinds of snowflakes a  We will provide all basic materials. Students and staff joined us in this relaxing, creative and enjoyable activity. This new library experience goes along with the American Association of School Libraries standard which encourages students to pursue personal and aesthetic growth.


Barnes & Noble Bookfair Success


Thank you to all who did their holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble this past Saturday.  The library now has $1,000 credit
Reward Pass Teachers
for new books. 

If you did not get a chance to shop you can still purchase online through Thursday.  Just make sure to put in the bookfair ID# 11752383 at checkout.

Remember to turn in your Rewards Pass to teachers this week.  If you need a list of teachers participating, stop by the library.  Or you can use it towards $5 of overdue library fines.
 

The library boasts about their turkeys

Our second  Escape & Create was this past Wed. and Thu., Nov. 18 & 19 after school. We had a great time creating holiday turkeys. Our next Escape & Create is scheduled for Wed. & Thu., Dec. 9 & 10. We will provide basic materials. You need only come relax, create and enjoy. This new library experience goes along with the American Association of School Libraries standard which encourages students to pursue personal and aesthetic growth.


'The Book Was Better' reads Princess Bride by William Goldman
In preparation for our discussion, we will be watching the movie together after school, Monday Nov. 16 starting at 1:45 pm in the library.
This year's book group is themed around reading young adult books that have been turned into movies. Any interested students or staff are encouraged to join us.  We are now reading Princess Bride by William Goldman.  We have 10 copies of the book available to interested readers.  The book discussion session is scheduled for Thu. Dec. 3 at lunch in the library workroom.


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.


Seniors:  Having trouble printing your infographic?
Click here and scroll to highlighted yellow instructions.  Please let us know if you need more help.

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.



Welcome back leak


Much to our surprise, the news of our opening early leaked out. 
It appears the air conditioner was working too hard and the result is dripping onto the library shelves.  It should be fixed by Thursday, thanks to the quick work of our maintenance crew.

The Library is open for student and class use. 

Our hours this year are Mon. - Thu. 7:00 am - 3:20 pm and Fri. 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



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!