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FR Mock Trial Team: 2013 Westmoreland County Finalists
The Mock Trial team had another successful season, placing second in Westmoreland County. The team had an unbeaten record in the playoffs and put on an excellent performance in the final against Greensburg-Salem. The next team meeting is after school on April 23 (Tuesday). We welcome new members - please see Mr. McDonnell if you are interested in joining! [Picture used with permission from the Penn-Franklin.]
Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Competition Club
On March 27, five teams - the Freshmores, the Faulty Stars, the Real Stars, the Future Stars, and Warm Milk - travelled to Seton Hill to take part in the high school division of the Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Competition. All the teams did very well and had a great time. Congratulations to all team members! Any student who would like to join the team for next year should talk to Mr. McDonnell.
Finding the right book @ your library®
Destiny is our new online catalog. It works just like Athena and Infocentre but it's much more user-friendly and accessible - click here to use Destiny from home!
Online research resources:
- Sirs Knowledge Source is easy to navigate and is a great source for social studies and current affairs research. If you are using SIRS Knowledge Source from home the username is pl2211h (that's P-L-2211-H) and the password is 15668.
Ancestry Library Edition from Proquest has birth, death, marriage, census, military service, and emiigration records from the U.S and many other countries. It cannot be accessed from home due to licensing restrictions by Ancestry.com.
- PowerLibrary is an excellent research resource with databases on a wide range of subjects, from literature to the physical and social sciences. When you're at school use the PowerLibrary link on this page or the one on the start menu.
cite it right @ your library®
It's really not that difficult to cite correctly. If you can follow an example, you can do perfect MLA citation. You don't need to remember everything, we have MLA citation manuals in the library that you can borrow. Also, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has an MLA guide with lots of examples. Add it to your bookmarks and use it for all your assignments!!
CareerCruising @ your library®
CareerCruising.com has lots of useful career information. Log in from school or home with frhs as the username and panthers as the password.
Contact information: Please feel free to contact us via email:Jesse McDonnell or by telephone at 724-327-5456 x 5023.