Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Winding down...and up!

The last few days of the 2012-2013 semester are screaming by - trying to get books in and accounted for.  And then there's the whole "getting ready for Summer School" thing looming over me.  That's right - MHS is the district site for both Middle and High School summer sessions.  I'm going to be one busy Librarian!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


FINALLY.  The better part of the great big fat book order has arrived and I think you will be impressed with the variety.  Hurry in to be the first one to snag a good one (they're all good so don't hurt yourself getting here, ok?)  There will be a few more books arriving next week so check in with us again.

For those of you that have turned 18 or will turn 18 soon - like this month - check out the new arrivals that deal with your VOTING rights.  Did you watch the debate last night??

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MHS 11 Tools Deadline Dates

You have two deadline dates, with the first being  Sept. 7 to complete Tool One (yes, even if you need to complete Tool One and then not look at it again until later this semester, all of you HAVE to complete Tool One by Sept. 7)  The other deadline is your final due date to have all 11 tools completed and that is  December 14.

Good luck, Toolers!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

They're baaaaack - TOOL TIME!

Ah, what a difference a few months make.  I had all but forgotten about this 11 Tools blog!  I seem to recall a few veteran Toolers commenting about how HELPFUL my posts were so to all of you new Toolers - check out my archived posts on the right side.  The key words (labels) make it easy to search for answers. 

My mantra during the full-blown 11 Toolapalooza was (and now shall remain).....


Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday, Monday, Monday

We're back and I've already heard from so many of you - you worked on your 11 Tools on your break and you finished and I am so proud of you!!!  There were very few problems apparently and I am working with those of you that ran into glitches.  Looks like we will muddle through... especially since Terri M. will offer afternoon Tool Times in the regular spot for those of you that need help to add the finishing touches to your Tools.

By the way, I took the Atomic Learning assessment before the break and I scored an 82 and I was THRILLED with that 82! I'm usually one of those perfectionist-types but I know better than to stress over it.  It's a hard assessment and it really doesn't reflect your PERSONAL LEARNING experience.  Remember - this was supposed to be a personal journey for you.  So again, don't stress over the score!  Just print that sucker and put it in your personal records.  And then email me that you've finished 11 Tools :)

There is a light at the end of the tunnel - I can see it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wow - this is the beginning of the end...

It's 4:00 on a Friday...and the regular crowd's logging in...(to the tune of Piano Man)

Actually, it's the beginning of Spring Break and I'm waiting for the few die-hard afternoon students to make their way to the door and leave already.  This will be my final blog post until I return to work Monday March 19.

Hate to break it to you, but I will be traveling abroad and I am not packing my 11 Tools.  So this is me telling you that I will not be available to answer your 11 Tools questions.

If you need help, refer back to my previous posts or the numerous emails I have sent you over the past 11 weeks.  At some point in one of those emails or posts, I have answered,addressed,cussed at,solved, and prayed about just about every known 11 Tool issue there is.

I have faith in you. I know you can do this.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Websites being blocked on your teacher laptop?????

It's happened to a few of you! You're toolin' along and then you can't see YouTube videos. It's those darn gremlins I keep telling you about. Well, here's a way to fix it according to Chris Mitchell, our very, very, very, very, very busy campus tech:

Go to start > run
In the run box copy and paste this phrase without the quotes: “gpupdate /force /boot”

And hit enter. This will refresh policies on your computer and restart it. After you log back in youtube etc should be unblocked.

And it really works!!