Watch the Video from the Original Post in Sept 2015

Gr. 7 Learning Commons Orientation Video!!! Weclome to St. Joseph H.S. LC!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

White Pine is Now on FACEBOOK!

Friend White Pine!

Please join the White Pine Facebook page and chat with students all across the province of Ontario about the nominated books!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Go Boldy through Cyberspace with our Netbooks!

“Cyberspace, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Learning Commons. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new information and new resources, to boldly cite where no student has cited before.”

Sign out one of our brand new Netbooks, which are mini-laptop computers and begin your explorations in cyberspace! 

Please pick up the permission forms in the L.C. today!

I don't like Mondays!

Thank You to the Ottawa Writer's Festival for our free guest author speaker Evan Munday!

Evan captivated seventy-five gr. 7 students for an hour with his detailed explanation of his first young adult fiction book "The Dead Kid Detective Agency"!  

Check out the very funny booktrailer here:  Dead Kid Detective Agency

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Do you do the C.R.A.P test for websites?

If the answer is NO!

Then please try using EBSCO during this new trial period.  There are many excellent academic sources of information for all your research needs available @  See your Student Agenda pg. 20 for the password and login from home.

You can sign in and create an account. 
You can add articles to a folder and email them with a few clicks. 
You can switch to the citation style of your choice:  APA, MLA etc.
You can download the article as an MP3 and listen to it in an American, British or Australian computer accent!
You can make notes and attach them to each article electronically...

Try the EBSCO TRIAL today!  Give me your feedback!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Coming Soon! The Red Maple and White Pine Book List! Oct. 17th!!!

The list of authors nominated for this year's Forest of Reading programs will be publicized on Monday, Oct. 17th!

Come on down to the Learning Commons in the meantime to read last years titles while you wait!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Enjoy your Lunch in the Cafeteria!

The Learning Commons staff invite you to enjoy your lunch in the cafeteria!  

Small snacks during study hall are acceptable.

Over the last four weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of garbage and food remnants.  We ask students to respectfully eat lunch in the cafeteria in order to protect the long life of our new furniture and tables.   

We are NOT an alternate lunch room.  Please be prepared to LEARN in the Commons!  Bring educational material to read, study, or view in the library.

Thanks for your continued support in this transition!