Library News Third Quarter 2015-2016
Battle of the Books Team Prepares for District Battle
Soldotna Prep’s Battle of the Books team will be battling with high schools in our district on February the second. The competition consists of each team competing against one or two other teams in four head to head challenges during the morning. Everyone in the district will be asked the same questions during these rounds and the points from the morning will decide who continues to the afternoon competitions to determine the KPBSD District winner. The team that wins the district competition will move on to the state battle on February 22nd.
The required twelve books have of a whopping total of 4,019 pages. Please make it a point to congratulate team members Hali Anderson-Currier and Kenny Asbell for being committed to the team since the beginning of the school year and reaching their reading goals. Here is a link to the official website for those that want to know more: http://www.akla.org/akasl/bb/bbhome.html GO SO PREP!!
Helpful Websites for School and Leisure
Live Home Work Help is available for all Alaskans K- into college classes from noon to 2:00 AM daily! This service links you up with a qualified live tutor that helps you work through your homework, giving you skills as you work to the answer together. Write Tutor Review, test prep and career resources are also available. Click on: http://lam.alaska.gov/sled/homework or go to Live Homework Help located in the Digital Pipeline link found in the Soldotna Prep Library blog under our school site. Using the tutor.com address directly might cause errors getting to the site paid for by Alaskan Libraries and the State of Alaska.
http://sled.alaska.edu/databases/ Clicking on this link or the Digital Pipeline link at the Soldotna Prep Library blog will bring the world of research to your fingertips through SLED Statewide Library Electronic Doorway. Once in SLED you may choose from several trusted databases. Some great ones to check out are: Academic Search Premier (full text of just about every periodical), Alaska’s Digital Archives (Alaska’s history and culture), and All EBSCO Host Databases (lists over 30 databases for home repair, small business, hobbies, health, newspapers around the world, NoveList (find a book similar to one you like), and fun research sites for all school subjects). Check SLED out today!!