Recycling Program!  Help keep our Earth Green!
Bring in used toners for recycling to HS media center or drop off in the office.

Through this program with Funding Factory
we can use the money to purchase more
books and supplies.  AND:
56,864 participants have earned $32.2 million,
keeping 40 MILLION lbs. out of landfills.


RECYCLE YOUR TONERS AND 
     CARTIDGES AND HELP US EARN
     MONEY FOR PLTW!  It also helps
     the environment to recycle.
     Contact J. Nevitt with questions.


10 dangerous apps every parent needs to know about.
by Megan Maas

You may be thinking your kids are downloading apps because they are just a simple way for them to keep in contact with their friends. This is certainly true for most kids, but unfortunately, even innocent use of most of these apps can land a kid in a situation he/she never intended to be in. Here are some apps that are popular among kids and why they are potentially problematic for them:
See this website:

 http://www.foreverymom.com/parents-kids-10-dangerous-apps-time-hit-delete/#.VHVg2Raf52c.facebook

This article will explain: Tinder, Snapchat, Blendr,
Kik Messenger,Whisper, Ask.fm, Yik Yak, Poof,
Omegle, and Down.  The best way to keep our kids safe on
the internet is for you to be involved and aware of what they have access to.  Have the "cyber talk" with them!





     

     


    
                    
  
 
 
 All students (gr. 6-12) can now check what books they have checked out, and their due dates. Go to the School Webpage, Secondary School Menu and then click on "Secondary Destiny Catalog."  Your Username and Password are the same as your lunch number.  

 
         Media Page (Click here)
This link is our circulation, AR resources, career information
and reference website.  Check it out!
  
                    EBOOKS
We have started to  add Ebooks to our collection! If interested go to the School
Webpage. Open Destiny MS/HS link.
Click on "Destiny Quest"
See "Resource Lists"
Click on Ebooks
Choose Title
Click "open"
See Follett Shelf Page
Your username and password are the 
same as your lunch number.

   
 
 
If you have an iPad, install the free
   "Follett Digital Reader" app from your app store.
After insalling, you will see a login page.
In the blank box type:
          wbb30779
Use the same username and password
you use to log in to the LAN.
(Local Area Network).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Google Classroom has taken over!  
We are now using a paperless and quick assessment format.   This is a huge savings for the district by not using toner or paper.  It is also convenient for posting comments and corrections.  In addition, the MS technology curriculum was reformatted  by Mrs. Utsch and Ms. Nevitt.  We feel it is important to teach our students proper Online Etiquette (Netiquette) and how to use the new Microsoft Office. Chad Campbell is converting these lessons to Google Classroom.
 
 
              FREE Desitiny APP!!!
 Incredible access with your mobile devices  
 to our online catalog!
 
Go to your App Store on your device.
   Type in Destiny Quest
   Use this link:
 
See:  Resource Lists (including Extra Credit lists, and Professional Library)
        New Arrivals
        Top 10 checkouts
 
Or search for any of your favorites to see
if we have them in our collection, then add
them to your list!
 
 
            
 
A great research tool for any student is
provided by grants from TIES and Minitex.
Check it out!
     http://www.elm4you.org/
Get the password and username from Ms. Nevitt
Google Drive also has excellent tools
such as Google Scholar and Google Research.
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
   Technology Notes
 
 3 Big Rules Your Kids May Be Breaking Online
 
 

 1. Plagiarism and high-tech cheating

"Thou shalt NOT steal other people's work"
                Standard 6.14.8.8
Be sure to cite your sources
              
(print or non-print)

What it is: Copying someone else's work and calling it your own.


2. Illegal downloads and uploads

What's the big deal? Not only is downloading and uploading copyrighted material unethical, it's also illegal. Under U.S. law, offenders can be punished with up to five years in jail and $250,000 in fines.


3. Underage social media

What it is: Lying about your age to get an account with Facebook or another social media site .

What's the big deal? While it's not illegal, lying about your age does violate the Terms of Service agreement users must agree to when they sign up.  Your privacy is at risk!

Pointing kids toward more age-appropriate sites -- like WhatWhats.me and Imbee -- can work, as can talking to other parents about their own rules around social networking.

Digital citizenship, Internet safety, Social networking and virtual worlds by Sierra Filucci, on 03.26.12

 
 
 The Newbery and Caldecott Medals honor outstanding writing and illustration of works published in the United States during the previous year and are the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.