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Ms. Darcy Bechtel

702-799-2580 ext. 4025

bechtda@nv.ccsd.net

Librarian

Welcome back to school Grizzlies! Welcome to 2020! How crazy to think in a few short months we will be graduating our seniors! Tears of joy (and relief) shall be shed, no doubt. 

 

IB DP students: remember I am here to help you with your extended essay needs. You know I love doing research! Shoot me an email, come in and chat, I’m here to help. Remember to use the databases provided by the library for all your research needs - that’s why I provide them. Good, vetted, unbiased information is what every one of us needs. Make sure you are a thinking globally minded student.

 

Can’t forget that our common testing day for the ACT exam is coming up on Tuesday February 25th. You can take some practice ACT and SAT exams using the Gale Testing & Education Reference Center database, to compliment your CERT testing practice. Remember, your ACT score not only gets you into college, it can win you a lot of scholarship money. Y’all are a smart bunch, so go crush that test and win that money!

 

Right now I’m reading Alan Gratz’s Refugee, which ties together the stories of a Jewish boy from 1938, a Cuban girl from 1994, and a Syrian boy from 2015 who all flee from their homelands and embark on treacherous journeys towards freedom and safety. So far it’s an amazing read, but it’s demoralizing to realize that the human race still hasn’t learned how to not war. Maybe soon. On a completely different plane, I have Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff waiting for me to finish Refugee. Aurora Rising is set in space, and it looks super cool. If you read Kaufman and Kristoff's Illuminae Files series, this one looks similar. 

 

Grizzlies, let’s rock this second semester out! It’s going to fly by, so make sure you stay on top of your schoolwork. If you ever need any help, you know where to find me. 

 

Smooches, 

Mrs. B

We now have BrainPop, a tutoring tool with a ton of content for you to use here and at home, teachers and students alike!

 

https://www.brainpop.com

username: springvalley_hs

password: grizzly150

Database Title

ABC-Clio Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culturegrams

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBSCO Host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gale Database

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Express

 

 

NCIS

 

World Book Online

 

Database Collections

American Government

American History

State Geography

United States at War

World Geography

World History: Ancient

World History: Modern

 

Culture & Arts of the World, with separate databases for the States & Canada

Kids Edition

Provinces Edition

States Edition

World Edition

 

ABC-Clio Social Studies

Academic Search Main

Consumer Health Complete

Explora - teacher resources

Health Source

High Schools - Newspapers & more

Professional Development Collection

 

 

eBook access

Global Issues in Context

Informe Academico

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Science in Context

Student Resources in Context

 

 

 

ACT, SAT, AP test prep & Career research

 

Nevada Careers

 

A wealth of information at every level

Remote Access URL, Username & Password

http://www.socialstudies.abc-clio.com

Username: clarkstudent, Password: clarkstudent

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://online.culturegrams.com

Username:  nevada,  Password:  silver

 

 

 

 

 

http://search.ebscohost.com

Username:  ccsd, Password:  bighorn19!

 

Great for all subjects & masters programs

 

 

 

 

Great resources for MA programs and beyond!

http://galepages.com/svhs11

Password:  grizzlies

 

Worldwide...IB here we come

Newspapers & magazines in Spanish

Get that debate on

 

http://learningexpresslibrary3.com

You can create your own username and password

 

http://nvcis.intocareers.org

Username:  SpringVHS,  Password:  SpringVHS01

 

http://worldbookonline.com

Username:  ccsd2,  Password:  ccsd2

TEST DATE

Oct. 26, 2019

 

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For ACT & SAT test prep and more, go to http://galepages.com/svhs11

For more college and career prep help, go to the Nevada Career Information System at http://nvcis.intocareers.org.

Username:  SpringVHS   Password:  SpringVHS01

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