Announcements

  • Modified Sports Forms Accepted AFTER August 5

    The Nurse will start accepting Modified Sports forms on August 5. Please drop off these forms in the Main Office.

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  • Summer Reading List and Outline

    The Summer Reading List and outline are attached below.  

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  • Vaping and E-Cig information

    In conjunction with National Kick Butts Day, March 15th, Mr. Augusta, the high school principal, and I are taking the opportunity to raise awareness regarding the health effects of tobacco and nicotine product usage, and the growing vaping market among our community’s youth. Recent research indicates that the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including personal refillable vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and vape pens has dramatically increased nationally among middle school and high school students.

    The long term health effects of using ENDS are relatively unknown.  The health effects of ENDS may not be limited to users and ENDS aerosol is not “water vapor.” It contains nicotine and can contain additional toxins, and thus, is not safe.  As with conventional tobacco products, nicotine itself is not without risk. Nicotine is addictive and nicotine exposure during certain periods of development can impair the development of brain circuits and neurons, changing the way the brain works. Also an increasingly popular method of ENDS use is to self-mix the e-liquid—both the nicotine content and the flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, or chocolate)—prior to use which makes its safety more questionable. (Center for Disease Control, April 2015).  

    As always, student safety is our priority and we have attached several informational documents for parents with regard to ENDS. Please remember that school policy states that possession of tobacco products and/or products containing nicotine are prohibited on school grounds.  This includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, vapors, and vaping liquids.

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  • Google Parent tutorial

    Attached please find a tutorial for Google  parent use.  

     

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RyUJqG4GL6v5sg3UfByU0_CG7l9DWXjNqc2X_YFeZzk/edit

     

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Digital Resources

The Middle School library subscribes to a number of electronic databases.   They can be accessed from home as well as in school.  However, to use these from your home you need to come to the library to obtain your User ID and Password. 

The Complete List of all digital resources - includes encyclopedias, subject-specific resources, e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more.

Below are the most frequently used digital resources.

American History Online - This has great resources on topics in American history.  There are also images and  videos available.  

Scholastic Go! - This has several full-text encyclopedias including The Encyclopedia Americana, The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge,  The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and People, Amazing Animals of the World and America the Beautiful.  There is also a Spanish encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.  This is available through .

FactCite - Biographies for Beginners, the Lincoln Library of Mythology and more.

TrueFlix - a science and social studies multi-media resource.  It contains digital content for the award-winning True Book titles with introductory videos, a read-aloud function, higlighted and defined words, quizzes, activities, and project ideas.

Kids InfoBits - contains information from over 100 age-appropriate magazines for elementary aged students.  Also includes a dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.  This is available through .

Maps 101 - This great site contains over 4,000 maps as well as weather reports, news of events affecting our planet, and even map games. 

Opposing Viewpoints - Presents an overview of controversial topics and then gives views/arguments on both sides of the debate about the topic.  This is made available through .

Science Flix - Science articles and videos about: Earth Science - Space Science - Life Science - Health and Human Body -Physical Science - Technology and Engineering.

E-books - Non-fiction e-books provided by P/NW BOCES School Library System

Teaching Books - Engaging author programs and K-12 book resources made available to us by the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System.  From home, you just need to enter the password.