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MAKE UP MEETINGS!- 4pm 159 Mon 11/24 or 7:20am Library Tues 12/2 NOV 18 MANDATORY FRESHMAN PARENT/GUARDIAN MEETING IPAD PROGRAM-  4pm in Library or 6:30pm  in Auditorium or 6:30pm (en Espanol) en la biblioteca. FHS received a grant to provide iPads to all Freshman students.  Freshman parents must attend one of the above brief iPad Orientation meetings to discuss steps required for student use and check out of the iPad. Topics will include: taking care of the iPad, user and repair fees, what happens if iPad  is stolen, acceptable use, managing the iPad at home, digital citizenship lessons. Parent and Student Agreement Forms and iPad Policies will be distributed at the meeting. Parents will sign in as proof of meeting attendance. Students do NOT need to accompany their parents.  See our Freshman First iPad Page , Contact  Sandra Childs sjchilds@pps.net or Adam asouza@pps.net   if you have questions. And check out the Prezi of Info. Also in Spanish

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Author Event: November 13

kolbertScience Writer, Elizabeth Kolbert, Nov 13, 2014  
Q & A at Franklin High 1:20-2:20 Period 4 in the FHS Library  by special invitation only  Permission slip due by 11/6/14. CANCELLED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE- WEATHER.

Lecture /Evening Field Trip 6:30-9:30 at the Schnizter Auditorium Open to All Students & Parents – 45 seats only 1st come 1st served. Permission Slip  due by 11/6/14. Transportation provided to/from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15. Room for parents but parents must ride bus. Contact sjchilds@pps.net for more information. FIELD TRIP CANCELLED .  FREE TIX  STILL AVAILABLE FOR FHS FAMILIES WHO ARRIVE ON THEIR OWN. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT. Contact sjchilds@pps.net by 3pm if you would like tickets and how many you want. 

Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999; before that, she was a reporter for The New York Times. Her article on climate change, “The Climate of Man,” won a National Magazine Award and was the basis for her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe(2006). Her most recent book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014) which Michiko Kakutani says “is the very model of explanatory journalism, making highly complex theories and hypotheses accessible to even the most science-challenged of readers, while providing a wonderfully tactile sense of endangered (or already departed) species and their shrinking habitats.”
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Free Tickets to James McBride-Award Winner

James McBrideJames McBride at the Schnitzer October 16th, 2014.  Only 42 free tickets!  1st come 1st served.* James McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter. His memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years.  His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna was made into a movie by Spike Lee. His latest novel The Good Lord Bird won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction. Ann Patchett calls the book “the most electric, provocative, and funny (I mean really funny) book I’ve read in years.” It is a novel disguised as a memoir about a black boy who pretends to be a girl as he escapes his owner to join the glbabolitionist revolutionary, John Brown.   Excerpts and books also available in the library! See Flyer HERE. Get Permission Slip from English/Social Studies teacher, in the library, or download. Turn in by 10/09/14 to Ms. Childs’ box or in the library. Transportation provided to and from FHS. Meet at the Turnaround by 6:15. Sponsored by la2 Read the NY Times Book Review HERE.

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Destiny Quest : there’s an App for that!

Groovy new Webcatalog App. See your record! Look at what other Franklin kids are checking out! Find a book! Go HERE and download from Apple Store or Google. Enter library.nwtoolbox.org Try it as a guest or log in using your PPS account to see your record.

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Lauren Oliver – Delirium author visits Portland

Monday, September 29th @ 7:30PM Powell’s City of Books on Burnside 1005 W Burnside (800) 878-7323
Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, makes her brilliant adult debut with Rooms (Ecco), a mesmerizing tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
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9th grade CCR classes

Every two weeks our Franklin High 9th graders are visiting the FHS Media Center to check out books, participate in information literacy workshops , and develop their skills as independent learners. See the sequence of lessons HERE. In the spring they will conduct research and gain more skills as they choose a career to research. More details coming soon!

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New Library Media Program and Calendar!

The Franklin High Toolbox is now the official  FHS  LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER website. You can access classroom online resourcesresearch tools book lists, our catalog, and our calendar from anywhere at anytime. TEXTBOOK CHECKOUT will be the first week of school. Freshman: in CCR class; Sophomores in MWH; Juniors in English; Seniors in Gov’t /Econ. See HERE for exact schedule.

Students will check out all their books at one time. They must have ID and their schedule. If they registered and got charge slip they should bring funds or books to clear record.

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