Thursday, April 28, 2016

ANTM: Matthew Brown's Beat Making Adventure

It's finally here! Our makers are finally done with their projects. Our first entry is from Michael Brown who competed in the music production category. He created over twenty original beats. You can listen to a sample of them here:

Stay tuned for our other contestants and follow us as we plan our makerspace for the 2016-2017 year.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Academy for Future Teachers

The Academy for Future Teachers is a three-week summer program for bright, talented, diverse high school students seriously considering a career teaching math or science in an urban environment or in a math or science field.

Thanks to Grady High for this heads up!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Book Club Selection: Ten Cents a Dance

The April Book Club selection is Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher. All of my copies are currently out, but you can check back periodically to see if someone has finished early.

With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer and soon becomes an expert in the art of "fishing": working her patrons for meals, cash, clothes, even jewelry. Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself. A mesmerizing look into a little known world and era.
 The Book Club will meet on Thursday May 5th after school from 3:45-4:30PM.

It's Coming! America's Next Top Maker Returns

Monday, April 11, 2016

Free AP Practice Tests

FREE AP Practice Test from C2!

Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores on AP Exams, and over 70% of C2 students achieve a 4 or 5 on AP Exams. How do we help them accomplish this? Our amazing teachers who are experts in AP Exam subjects. C2 teachers must score above the 95th percentile in their fields and also excel at engaging students on an individual level helping them stay motivated toward achieving their goals.
C2 supports most AP subjects and has additionally developed proprietary curriculum and three practice tests each for these AP Subjects:
• Chemistry
• US History
• Language & Composition
• Calculus AB
• Biology
• World History
• US Government & Politics
• Physics 1
• Psychology

Monday, March 21, 2016

Kik for Research Help

The library isn't open 24 hours a day, but you can get after hours help using our handy-dandy Kik code. Scan the code here or come by the media center and scan the one on Ms. Miles' door. She'll take questions between 8AM and 8PM every day!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ford Driving Skills Hands-On Workshop

DSFL hands on clinics have been confirmed for April 26-27 at Stone Mountain.  There will be four sessions total, morning session from 7:30 – noon and afternoon from 1:00 – 5:30, and same times on the second day. The first half hour is built in for check-in so our team can review their waivers, permits/licenses, and take their photos, etc. Requirements to attend are a valid learners permit or license and a signed waiver form.
Students are encouraged to sign on to the following webpage and complete the online Academy so that they can take part in this in great drivers training opportunity.