Announcements

Testing in the Library

posted Mar 3, 2021, 8:06 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 3, 2021, 8:08 AM ]

Due to testing, the library will be closed during the school day on March 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, and 19.

The Library will remain open in the mornings from 7:00am to 7:35am every school day. 

Picture Day @ Central

posted Mar 3, 2021, 6:06 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 3, 2021, 6:08 AM ]

Geskus photographers are coming to Central, for student and staff pictures,
on Monday, March 15th and Friday, March 19th.

More information about this will be posted soon.

February Vacation Feb. 22-26

posted Feb 17, 2021, 5:34 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 17, 2021, 5:34 AM ]

February Vacation: All Manchester schools are closed for February vacation the week of Feb. 22-26. The Manchester School District understands that some may plan to travel. Please remember that we are still seeing a substantial level of transmission of COVID-19. Please be safe so we can keep schools open. 

If you do travel outside of New England, you must quarantine upon your return. 

Google Chat disabled by the IT Department

posted Feb 12, 2021, 3:59 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 4:00 AM ]

From the Manchester IT Department: 
   (Thu, Feb 11, 3:02 PM via email)

"Due to continued misuse of the Google Chat feature, The IT Department will be disabling Google Chat for all Students in the district. 

Teachers can continue to communicate with students using Google Classroom and Google Meet as well as through Gmail.  

These changes will take effect on Friday, 12 February 2021 at 3:00 PM."


A Service to provide free classroom videos on demand

posted Feb 11, 2021, 8:21 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 11, 2021, 8:32 AM ]

The username for all Central's InfoBase products is: mancentral
The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, and looking in this
Google document



https://cvod.infobase.com

Classroom Video On Demand—created for high schools—is a curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments. This multi-subject solution features a wealth of material appropriate for basic through AP courses. Videos are added regularly from outstanding educational producers and programs.  Please click here for even more description.


NH Teen Poet Laureate

posted Feb 10, 2021, 6:20 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 10, 2021, 6:26 AM ]

Applications are being accepted for the NH Teen Poet Laureate from NH high school students.
To be eligible the student must be:
  • A resident of the state of NH
  • In 9th-12th grade as of September of the year the position begins. The student may graduate before the appointment ends on August 31.

  • Submit your application here
  • Find more details here

https://nharts.submittable.com/submit/187125/nh-teen-poet-laureate-2021-2022

Key Dates:
February 5, 2021: Call for Nominations
June 1, 2021 deadline to submit nomination
June, 2021: NHTPL selection is announced


Travel the globe with CIA’s World Factbook

posted Feb 3, 2021, 7:07 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 3, 2021, 7:15 AM ]

From the Central Intelligence Agency:

"The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."

Use the CIA’s website to explore over 255 locations broken down by 'The World and its Regions' and 'Oceans'.  
Also presented are World Travel Facts, One-page summaries for essential information on each country, Flags of the World, and Country Comparisons.

https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/

Updating Chrome Browser

posted Jan 27, 2021, 5:23 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 27, 2021, 5:33 AM ]

Keeping your Chrome browser updated, has been known to solve performance issues.

Everyone should check periodically to make sure their Chrome browser has been updated to the most recent version.
It usually updates automatically, but sometimes it doesn't, especially if you don't fully close your browser or restart your computer.

To update the Chrome browser on a Chromebook, follow the simple steps found here. 

Tech support during remote learning is available from the Manchester School District Information Technology (IT) department.  
To submit a help ticket to the IT department.... 

New and updated content has been added to EBSCO

posted Jan 14, 2021, 10:14 AM by Central Library

New and updated content has been added to EBSCO’s school reference databases during the last year,

with more coming later this month. 


See below to see what’s new (as of Jan 2021) in Literary Reference and Points of View Ebsco databases

and to check future updates, check here.


Literary Reference Center Plus

  • New! 250 articles covering plot summaries, literary context, and novel into film

    • Plot summaries provide a short analysis and summary of a work. Covered works include:

      • A Very Large Expanse of the Sea by Tahereh Mafi

      • Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

      • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

      • Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez

      • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

      • Rebound by Kwame Alexander

      • Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

    • Literary Context essays provide historical, cultural, societal, technological, scientific context to a work or a body of works. Covered works include:

      • A Free Life by Ha Jin

      • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

      • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

      • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

      • Tracks by Louise Erdrich

    • Novel Into Film/Film Adaptation essays provide an analysis on films that were based on a novel, short fiction or play. Covered works include:

      • Call of the Wild (2020) based on the novel by Jack London

      • Little Women (2019) based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

      • Native Son based on the novel by Richard Wright

      • 1984 based on the novel by George Orwell

      • The Joy Luck Club based on the novel by Amy Tan

      • 12 Years a Slave based on the novel by Solomon Northup

  • New! More than 50 e-books have been added to the Literary Reference eBook Collection. Selections include classic novels, plays, study guides and reference books.



Points of View Reference Center

  • New! Overview, Point, Counterpoint, and Guide to Critical Analysis articles for the following topics:

    • 2020-2021 National High School Debate Topic: Criminal Justice Reform

    • Big Tech and Antitrust Law

    • Contact Tracing Technology

    • Gender Equity in Professional Sports

    • Grazing on Public Lands

    • Indian Child Welfare Act

    • Red-Flag Laws

    • Repatriation of Cultural Artifacts

    • Universal Basic Income

    • Vote By Mail

    • Voting Technology

Coming in late January:

  • 5G Technology

  • Dakota Access Pipeline

  • Political Advertising on Social Media

  • Post Office Privatization

  • Working Remotely

  • World Health Organization

  • Updated! Overview, Point, Counterpoint, and Guide to Critical Analysis articles for the following topics:

    • Black Lives Matter Movement

    • Body Cameras for Police Officers on Patrol

    • Confederate Statues

    • Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

    • Federal Indian Land Trust System

    • Native American Casinos

    • Police Use of Force

    • Political Rhetoric

    • Racism in America 

    • Rights of Convicted Felons

    • Violent Protest


New Bell Schedule Starting January 25th

posted Jan 14, 2021, 5:33 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 20, 2021, 5:17 AM ]


MONDAY &


TUESDAY &

THURSDAY


FRIDAY

MOD

A

  7:45 -   9:05


MOD

J

  7:45 -   9:05

MOD

B

  9:14 - 10:35


MOD

I

  9:14 - 10:35

MOD

C

10:44 - 12:05


MOD

FGH

10:44 - 12:05

MOD

DE

12:14 -   1:35


MOD

EF

12:14 -   1:35



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