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Mission of the CHS Library

The Library staff are committed to guiding students toward becoming critical thinkers and information-literate citizens. In order to achieve this, we treat all people with respect, respect all user questions and requests for assistance or guidance, respect individual rights to privacy and confidentiality, and encourage the use and development of critical thinking and life-long learning skills.

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CHS Library's 9th Annual Poetry Contest!

This Year's Topic: New Beginnings

Every year the CHS Library holds a poetry contest for students currently attending Cupertino High School. You may submit up to 2 poems. All poems must relate to the topic: New Beginnings. You may submit in either the Free Verse category or the Rhyming category. Click here to download the entry form.

  • Prizes: Ms. Fratus and Ms. McLeod will judge the contest using this rubric. They will select 1 winner from each category.
    • Each winner will receive
      • a $10 dollar gift card for Amazon.com
      • Their poem will be published in the school news paper and published on the school website (if the winner is comfortable with that).
  • All submissions must be typed.
  • No more than 2 pages in length.
  • Be on the topic: New Beginnings

All poems are due to the Library by 3pm on Friday, April 25th. No More than 2 entries per student will be accepted. Do not put your name on your poem. All poems will be assigned an identifying number.

Destiny Online Catalog   - Use Destiny, the online catalog, to search for books for your enrichment reading or research projects. Search the catalog by keyword, subject, title or author. TEACHERS - Login to Destiny to check out textbooks.

Online Databases - The CHS Virtual Library is open 24/7! Find useful information from eBooks, magazines, journals and newpapers by accessing one of our online databases. You must have a password to access the databases from home. Contact the librarian for a password.

Google Book Search - Google has been digitizing the contents of a number of great libraries. Search for books. Some books, no longer under copyright, are available for free. Other books have content and title pages as well as some interesting passages. Use Google Book Search to find local libraries that carry titles.

NoodleTools - Silly name but it's a great tool! Create MLA formatted works cited lists and save them, even share them with others. You will need the school username and password to create your account.

Screencasts - This is the link to Cupertino High School Library's official youtube channel. This will continue to grow in content as more of the information taught about information literacy and technology is added to the website.

How to Cut the CRAAP: Evaluating Information Resources - This is the link to Mrs. McLeod's PowerPoint presentation.

How to Create an Annotated Bibliography using Noodletools

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Read book reviews written by staff and students. Keep up with the latest happenings in the Library!

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Nooks in the Library

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Check out your favorite books on a NOOK ebook reader! Currently we have 6 Nooks loaded with the latest in teen fiction including the entire Hunger Game series. You can check out a Nook for 3 weeks.

If you have a suggestion for a book that might make a popular addition to our ebook library, please let Mrs. McLeod or Mrs. Fratus know.

Read the SJ Mercury News online!

Go to the Mercury News login page. Enter the user name, cupertinohs.library@gmail.com and the password, 95014.

Picturing America - A collection of images of American art, sculpture and architecture. View the images online as well as information about the art. These images are available as large, laminated posters that can be checked out in the library.

Library Staff

Lisa McLeod Library Media Teacher lisa_mcleod@fuhsd.org 366-7399
Susan Fratus Library Specialist susan_fratus@fuhsd.org 366-7321

 

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 The calendar above is READ ONLY, if you'd like to sign up for a class period in the Library, Computer Lab or with the Laptop Cart, please click on the red "Sign Up" button at the top of this page and fill out the request form.

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