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Spring Break Reading Challenge

posted Apr 15, 2019, 4:32 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 4:33 AM ]

Citing Images in MLA Format

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:14 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

Below are two links to help you create MLA citations
for images that you have used, for example, in a presentation.

From the MLA website...

From the EasyBib website...

Assessing Reliable Sources for Research

posted Mar 6, 2019, 4:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 19, 2019, 6:14 AM ]

Many of our 'Digital Resources' available here at Central are already vetted, reliable sources ready to be used in research projects.  
If, however, you are not using one of the databases or eBooks, you need to determine the trustworthiness of the site or source you found.
This guide from Ebsco Industries, Inc. will help, or for more information contact one of the Librarians.

Library closed for course selection process.

posted Mar 4, 2019, 8:54 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 4:05 AM ]

The Library will be Closed 
(Mods A through H)
on the following days:

Wednesday (3/6/19)
Thursday (3/7/19)
Friday (3/8/19)

The Library will be closed for the course selection process.
Math classes, with the assistance of Guidance, will be signing up students for course registrations.

All classes for A+ Credit Recovery with Ms. Bouchard are still on, in the Library.

Math Tutoring is still on, in the Library.  The new SAT prep course during Mod H and after school is on as well.

VLACs students cannot stay in the library.
They will need to sign in, then go do their work in Guidance.

February Break Reading

posted Feb 19, 2019, 4:09 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 4:09 AM ]

The Manchester School District, on February 19, 2019, announced a ‘February Break Reading Challenge’. The program will run from February 23, 2019 - March 3, 2019.

Our District is always looking for ways to encourage all students to read outside the classroom.  During the February vacation from school, each Central High School student has a reading/writing assignment specific to the content of his or her English course during the break. If you are unsure what you should be reading, please ask your English teacher for help.

Whenever you might have some extra down time, district leadership feels that is a perfect time for picking up a book. Please feel free to stop by our McIninch Library at Central High School before break.  Check out a couple of free-read books to take home and enjoy during the break. We never charge a late fee for overdue books.

Finally, all Manchester students are encouraged to visit the Manchester City Library on Pine Street, to register for a library card if they don't already have one, and to attend any of the scheduled events at the library during February break.

online Salem reference material

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:21 PM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 12:35 PM ]

At Central, one of our many 'Digital Resources' includes online Salem reference material, available both at school and off-campus.

Click on the image above for detailed information on how to access these Salem Databases.  You must be signed into a Manchester School District Google account in order to see the access information.

Salem History, Science, and Health reference material is easily accessed and searched.  The topics within these areas are detailed below:  

Salem History Database

·         Current Topics: Selected Essays from Salem Press to Help Explore Current Events

o    Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations

o    Treaties

·         Encyclopedia of American Immigration

o    Encyclopedia of American Immigration

·         Great Lives from History

o    Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions

·         Milestone Documents

o    Milestone Documents of World Religions


Salem Science Database

·         Encyclopedia of Global Resources

o    Encyclopedia of Global Resources

·         Forensic Science

o    Forensic Science


Salem Health Database

·         General Health

o    Genetics & Inherited Conditions

CHS Open House starts at 6pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019

posted Feb 8, 2019, 4:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 4:41 AM ]

The Class of 2023 Open House has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019.

6:00pm to 6:30pm    Clubs, Sports, and other organizations will be in the Cafeteria and available to present to families.

6:30pm to 6:50pm    The Principal will be welcoming and making introductions in McAllaster Hall located in the Practical Arts building.  

6:50pm to 8:30pm    Parents and students meet in the Library with Teachers, Guidance Counselors and representatives from our Special                                                 Education Programs.

Monday Jan. 28th - Semester Two

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:26 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

Bell Schedule 1st Day of 2nd Semester 

ADVISORY 7:45  -  8:00

Mod A         8:04  -   8:51

Mod B         8:55  -   9:46

Mod C         9:50  - 10:34

Mod D       10:38  - 11:26

Mod E       11:30  - 12:18

Mod F       12:22  -  1:10

Mod G         1:14  -   2:02

Mod H          2:06  -   2:53

Baraniak Family Donation

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:03 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:07 AM ]

McIninch Library Media Center

Manchester High School Central

207 Lowell Street

Manchester, NH 03104

On behalf of the McIninch Library Media Center and Manchester Central High School, we would like to thank the Baraniak family of Manchester, New Hampshire, for their kind donation of 151 hardcover books and 153 paperback books.

The Baraniak family have Central roots that run deep.   Eleanor Baraniak and her daughter, Kristin O’Brien, were beloved members of the English department for many years. In addition, Kristin and her siblings graduated from Central.  

The Baraniak’s kind donation of over 300 fiction, biography, memoir, and non-fiction books will keep the memory of Eleanor Baraniak alive at Central and in the hearts of those who taught with her.  Many of the books complement the curriculum and the donation truly enhances our collection for the Central community to enjoy.

Again, we thank the Baraniak family for the very generous donation.

Exams will be done over 3 days (Jan 23, 24, & 25)

posted Jan 9, 2019, 6:27 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd 

Thursday, Jan. 24th 

Friday, Jan. 25th 

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod A

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod C

7:45am - 9:30am   Mod E

9:45am - 11:30am Mod B

9:45am - 11:30am Mod D

9:45am - 11:30am Mod F

1:00pm - 2:45pm   Mod H

1:00pm - 2:45pm   Mod G

1:00pm - 2:45pm Make Up

(Make up can also can be done during other MODS as well)


Each exam mod will be an hour and forty five minutes long. 
The exam times will be:
7:45am - 9:30am
9:45am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:45pm

The number of exams are as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd  - 3 exams A, B, and then H
Thursday, Jan. 24th  - 3 exams C, D, and then G
Friday, Jan. 25th  - 2 exams E, F, and make up exam mod at 1:00.
                  (make up can also can be done during other Mods as well)

  • Students only need to attend Mods that they have exams for. 
  • Campus is closed during exams, but students can come and go from campus for the exams. 
  • Attendance will be taken in each Exam Mod. 
  • Buses will drop off and pick up at regular times. 
  • Cafeteria will be open for lunches to be served from 11:45 to 12:30.

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