Student Resources

Mrs. McAlonen-Media Specialist

Email with any questions!

If you are interested in joining the AMS Newspaper or Battle of the Books, email Mrs. McAlonen to enroll you in the canvas courses.

Apex Middle School Homepage — Go to the WakeID icon and login screen. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nearpod Activity

Use the code XCK83 for the student-paced Nearpod.

Wake County Public Libraries

Here is a link to information on how to obtain a Wake County Public Library card in person. The card gives you access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and access to databases for research.  You must have a library card to use the computers at a public library. Parents must go and show their identification to get a card.  It is FREE to all Wake County residents.

Here is a link to the FREE databases the public library offers.  It is a great first place to find research information. You do need a library card and a PIN number.

FREE Ebooks and Audiobooks 

Go to Destiny Discover (our school's book and ebook collection).

Get Epic-Parents can start an account for free!

Project Gutenberg-has thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks and tons of classic novels also!

Loyal Books

International Children's Digital Library

Unite for Literacy (mainly elementary/easier reading)

Storyline Online (elementary/books read to you in videos)

Destiny (Online Library Catalog Search)

Go to your Destiny icon on your portal.  From there, you can check out ebooks, access curated Collections, and place checked out items on hold.

Access resources in the Destiny Discover Collections tab provided by Wake County Public Schools.

Student E-Mail Accounts (Outlook) and Google-Part of WakeID Portal

Go to the Apex Middle School homepage. Click the icon the for WakeID or go to

    -Students under age 13 are not legally allowed to create e-mail accounts with providers such as Google (G-Mail) and Hotmail.

    -Provides transparent communication between teachers and students.

    -Allows intervention and investigations into e-mail harassment and cyberbullying.

    -E-mail addresses are required for PowerSchool, Google Apps, and other programs used for classes.

Home Base/PowerSchool/NcEdCloud Accounts Now part of the Portal

UNC-TV  Schedule for At-Home Learning

Go here to see the weekly schedule.  The programs are chosen specifically for your grade level.

Here are options for places to watch the programs-on TV or online-whichever is best for you!

MLA and Other Citation Formats

Use Citation Machine to help you cite your sources.  Here is the link:

You can plug in the information or use their guide to help create a bibliography.

Digital Resources

Virtual Museum Tours-Bound to Stay Bound Provides these resources from The British Museum, Guggenheim, National Museum of Art, etc.

Click here.

North Carolina History Museum-Beyond the Exhibits

Follow this link for online learning by the NC Museum of History.  You do not have to register for anything-click around to find podcasts, etc. on different historical time periods.

Wake County Recycling Guide

Click here for a list of approved recycling materials.  Also, contact your waste pickup service to see what can be placed in your home recycling bins!

Video:  The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

Click this link to a TEDEd video on how a bottle can be recycled.

The North Carolina Museum of History

Here is a link to digital resources listed on the NC History Museum site. 

North Carolina's Civil Rights Trail

Follow the link to see North Carolina's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

United States Civil Rights Trail

Here is a link to a timeline of events outlining the Civil Rights Movement.

Podcast Links

This link is to an NPR FRESH AIR episode featuring historian David Blight and his new biography about Frederick Douglass.

Here is a link to episode 1 of Frederick Douglass Landing-Created by the New York Historical Society.  It is a video podcast.

As a slave on the run traveling under false papers from a free black sailor, Frederick Douglass arrived at the Hudson River end of Chambers Street. This is the first location of this New-York Historical Society tour. 

You can watch the other episodes on YouTube.

Here is a link to download the audiobook for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

8th Grade EL Module 3, Unit 1 Vocabulary Quizlet

Click below to practice 48 terms for the unit.