Library

UPHS Library Mission Statement

The UPHS library is a positive force in the learning experience of Upper Perk Students. We provide resources that connect with curricular needs and also provide for the informational and reading interests of the population. We help to prepare students to be active and independent learners who evaluate resources to choose the most reliable and relevant sources for their purposes.

Librarian

Mrs. Kathy Stattel
kstattel@upsd.org


Hours of Operation

School year
7:25 am - 3:15 pm

Summer
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 16

Resources

Follett Destiny = The Library's OPAC (online public access catalog.)

There is an icon on every school computer: Library OPAC Destiny

The catalog can also be accessed through the school's website and by linking here from this site. Click into the high school catalog and you can search by clicking on the tab or you can login with your username and password (student ID number.) When you are logged in, you can check what you have out (info tab), you can put items on hold, and you can save resource lists.

To learn how to access the new eBooks through the library catalog, please see this handout:

Finding ebooks in the Follett Destiny Library Catalog

For help finding literary criticism sources in the library: Literary Criticism and Library

Safari Montage provides digital movies and images for classroom use.

Students have access through the OPAC Destiny. Please click here for directions: Safari Montage user tips

For much more information on the Library's vast collection, please click here for the Library's expanded website...

https://sites.google.com/a/upsd.org/uphs-library/

Subscription Databases

World Book Online A Great general starting place for research.

Literature Resource Center For Literary Criticism sources, try the Gale database; Literature Resource Center (LRC.)

SIRS Well organized, easy to use pro-con database with many different types of sources. Perfect for social research.

For remote access to the subscription databases, you will need usernames and passwords:

Remote Passwords

UPHS Reading Olympics

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.

Reading Olympics Team

In 2017, we won a Blue Ribbon on March 28th! Join us this year to keep the winning streak.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 Book List (PDF)


Writer's Club

Writer's Club is a group of students 9th through 12th grade who love to write. They meet after school for one hour every other Tuesday to support each other in the process of developing their work and preparing for publication. They can choose to share their work and participate in the critique process. Two large annual initiatives give students the chance to share their work with others: Poetry Cafe and the UPHS Literary Magazine.

Poetry Cafe Night: We sponsor a school-wide evening of the creative arts, where a student can read their poems and other creative writing in a cafe atmosphere. The poetry readings are interspersed with musical and theatrical acts. The Poetry Cafe evening is a fun way to give the school community exposure to the creative arts. Highlights from Poetry Cafe 2017

UPHS Literary Magazine: The Writer's Club works together to encourage students to submit their original work for publication in the school's literary magazine. They take responsibility for editing the writing and they match the themes with student-created artwork and photography. The UPHS Literary magazine is then published and distributed throughout the school.

Research

11th Grade Literary Criticism Research:

9th Grade Social Studies:

9th Grade Social Studies: Download the library handout in Word below: 9th grade Soc French Revolution Research.
9th Grade Health classes: Download the library handout in Word below to activate the links.

9th Grade Academy Freshmen Prep. - Library/Media lesson: link to Google Folder:

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