Welcome to the EJHS Library Media Center!
Library Media Specialists:
Sheree Caminita, B.S., M.Ed, National Board Certified Librarian
Amy Hardy, B.A., Certified Librarian
EJ Library is a 2019 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Winner and
YALSA Teen’s Top Ten Giveaway Winner!
Hours of Operation: 7:30am-2:40pm
Students are free to visit the library lunchtime and during the school day. Teachers issue passes to students during class time so they may check out books and work on assignments or projects. Our media center provides a computer lab, comfortable reading areas and access to a varied book collection and current magazines.
Our new Library Symbaloo is your one stop shop to access all the resources you need to begin your research. Click here to access the Symbaloo (go to East Jefferson High School on the list).
Some highlights of our Symbaloo include:
- Google Classroom to view your class assignments and work within your Google account on Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. You also can keep all your files safely in Google Drive and access your account at home and school. Please see one of the librarians if you have forgotten/lost your account password.
- Student Portal to view your grades and print out your schedule.
- Research Databases: The entire World Book Encyclopedia and other World Book reference sources may be accessed from your home computer. You will also find the Gale Databases which provides a digital reference collection, a searchable periodical database, and other topic specific resources. Students have been given the passwords for these resources. You can contact one of the librarians if you need more information.
- CLEVER to access Discovery Education, PLATO assignments , Eureka Math ebooks, and DBQ Project.
- Collections (English) to access your online ebook.
- ACT and SAT websites for practice and applying to take the assessments.
- Homework Help is a great resource for students to access help with their homework.
- Purdue Owl for correctly formatting research papers in MLA 8 format.
- Social Studies, Math, English, Science, and ESL (subject specific) websites. Our symbaloo contains the best websites in these subject areas.
Exciting things are happening at the EJHS Library!
Teen Reader’s Choice Voting at the EJHS Library: Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Voting took place Jan. 4-March 1. In order to vote students had to read two books from the list of book nominees and vote for their favorite. Students received a prize for voting.
Congratulations EJHS Students! WE RANK #1 IN MOST READ BOOKS THIS SCHOOL YEAR. THAT IS #1 OUT OF 87 SCHOOLS IN JPPSS!!! AWESOME JOB!
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: To celebrate National Library Week, we are honoring our Top Readers:
Katy Ramirez (has read 57 books to date), Favorite Book “Burned”
Julian Porrovecchio (has read 36 books to date) , Favorite Book ” The Hero of Ages”
Christa Jordan (has read 40 books to date), Favorite Book “Out of the Easy”
Lindel Kinchen (has read 60 books to date), Favorite Book “Leviathan”
Aislinn Stough (has read 42 books to date), Favorite Book “The Sun is also a Star”
Shaun Resendiz (has read 39 books to date), Favorite Book “Rot & Ruin Series”
Jayce Simons (has read 42 books to date), Favorite Book “Son of Neptune”
Marcus McClure (has read 110 books to date), Favorite Book “Bleach Series”
Jasmine Ownby (has read 55 books to date), Favorite Book “The Outsiders”
Teen Read Week at the EJHS Library: Teen Read Week (Oct. 8-12) was an exciting week at the EJHS Library. We had the Eastbank Jefferson Parish Librarian, Jennifer Bishop, come out to share new titles with students. We also had guest poet, Taj Mahal, come out to read her poetry to students. Students also participated in a Bookmark and Bookjacket contest. The Bookmark Contest winner was Paisley Heisser and the Bookjacket Contest winner was Ahmad Fisher. Mohammad Salous was recognized as the current Top Reader at EJ, having read 35 books this year. The winners received Raising Cane’s gift cards and candy as a reward.
CLASS VISITS TO THE LIBRARY
This has been a busy year for our school library. Classes have come in to learn about library orientation, evaluating websites, and researching using Discovery Education Board Builders. In addition classes have been researching and creating projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets and presenting them. Our speech classes have been busy researching and creating resumes and our Social Studies classes have been preparing for LEAP using the DBQ project. Science has also been busy researching and creating Board Builders on endangered species.