Get Ready Lions

What you need to get your school year started on the right foot.

Registration forms: (click on to view)

Registration times:

Monday August 13: 8:30 – 11:30  All Seniors 

1:00 – 3:30 Freshmen with last name A – L Tuesday August 14: 8:30 – 11:30 All Juniors 

1:00 – 3:30 Freshmen with last name M – Z  

Wednesday August 15: 8:30 – 11:30 All Sophomores

Thursday August 16: 9:00 – 12:00 Make ups.

Westminster High School ASB 2012-2013:

ASB card $65:

Free admission to Home Football and Basketball games. Discount on dances, Homecoming, Prom, and other Activiti

es, Assemblies, Sports, and Events.

Super Leo (INCLUDES YEARBOOK) $120

Savings of $55 + Benefits of an ASB card.

Look for the bright green flyer and save $10 during Registration. August 13, 14, 15, 16 only.

Westminster High School Class of 2012

Goals for the Summer

 

  • Get an Orange County Public Library card

Orange County Public Library Information

Why?  To Access free databases, books, and other materials for reading, research, and fun.

  • Create an Account in Destiny your library book catalog.

Why? Free access to books and databases especially for young adults.

  • Download Destiny Quest App

Why?  To access your library book catalog on your smart phone or tablet.

  • Explore your Library websites, blogs, and catalog

Why?  Get a head start and see what your library has to offer.

WHS Library Planner page 

 

Zombie Awareness Month 2012

Alright guys Zombie Awareness month is in full swing and the WHS Library is fully committed to helping you stop the Walking Dead.  Here are some tips for staying alive.

 

If that doesn’t work here are a few helpful links to protect friends, family, and yourself from the undead masses.

Zombie Research Society: the go to guide for all things Zombie related

 

Goodreads.com’s list of Zombie books for all ages

 

Howstuffworks.com’s article on the science behind the myths and legends of Zombies

 

A list of websites to help educate you about the undead

 

Zombies: a guide to safety

Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

Today beloved Children’s author Maurice Sendak passed away at the age of 83.  Maurice wrote and illustrated many books over his fifty year career but none as famous or as influential as “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Below is a link to a fantastic interview he did with Bill Moyer from 2004, as well as an extremely funny 2-part video of his interview with Stephen Colbert. Lets all Roar our Terrible Roars tonight in honor of his passing.

 

Interview with Bill Moyer

Part 1 of the Stephen Colbert Interview

Part 2 of the Stephen Colbert Interview

Let’s Explore: Destiny Quest Mobile

 

Destiny Quest: Learning the Features of the Destiny Quest Mobile App

 

 

Destiny our library book catalog has been online for sometime now.  Watch the video to find out about the new mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

 


Destiny Quest mobile

After downloading enter the URL: destiny.hbuhsd.org

Requirements

  • Destiny v10.0 and higher
  • Android™ phone (v2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 for phones; v3.0, v3.1, and v3.2 for tablets)
  • iOS phone (v4.2 and higher; second generation iPod touch® and higher; iPhone® 3G and higher; all iPads®)

Source: http://www.follettsoftware.com/ezform.cfm?ezid=281&urlRef=destinyquestmobile

WHS Library Survey

At the Library we work hard to make sure you have the best resources and experience possible.  We created a short, 2-3 minute Library Survey for you to give us your opinion.  The survey is anonymous, don’t be afraid to tell us how you really feel.  Your feedback is important, so please let us know how great (or horrible) a job we’re doing.

Library Survey

Let’s Explore: Great Websites

              The Start Spot Network

 

This website is so good that it now calls itself the Start Spot network.  It all started with libraryspot.com.  Libraryspot.com has links to libraries, reference books, and must see websites.  Bookspot.com links to categories such as “What to Read,” Genre Corner, Where to Buy, Behind the Books, and much more.  Want to know the “Top 150 Bestsellers of the Week, or the Best Outdoor Literature?  The Startspot Network more than 100 awards and honors.

 

Links:

About the Start Spot Network

http://www.startspot.com/corporate/about.htm

Library Spot website

http://www.libraryspot.com/

Book Spot website

http://www.bookspot.com/

SOPA Black out Information

SOPA

 

Do a Google search

Type in SOPA

Look for the Thomas.loc.gov link

 http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php

Bill Summary and Status 112th Congress (2011-2012) H.R. 3261

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:

Recommended by: Sue Harmon

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction

 

I wanted to share a brief article that discusses how the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills could affect libraries if passed.

I’m sure most of you are already pretty in the know on how damaging either of these bills would be, but this just further supports those concerns…

http://news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu/2012/01/18/sopa-pipa-and-libraries/

Also for those of you who haven’t seen it, this video does a great job explaining why these bills are so damaging…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHj2djD1130&hd=1

Recommended by: Dominic Slauson

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