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                       Screen Shot Timmons Bitmoji

 Meet Mrs. Timmons

          CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading 2021

what shall i read next

MRS. TIMMONS CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT! 

                                  Click here

 

 

downloadHolmes YA letter

At Holmes we do our best to select library books that are appropriate and will appeal to our middle grade students.  Sometimes this includes selections from the “young adult” section.  For more information and the permission slip, click on the above link.


RESOURCEs

   Destiny Discover

This year we have a new library circulation system called Follett Destiny. Students use Destiny to search for library books, place holds, and locate ebooks. Students also have the opportunity to recommend books to other students and to write book reviews.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number

 

 


  download   Sora 

Sora by OverDrive is a digital library offering both ebooks and audiobooks for the Webb community, anytime, anywhere! Sora is the new user-friendly app that lets you access it through your laptop, phone or tablet.

 Sign in using Community Consolidated School District 59 student email. 

           


Image result for axis 360 Axis 360

Axis 360 gives library and school users the ability to search, browse and discover ebooks and/or digital audiobooks available for lending through their public library or school with ease.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


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Lexile –

Lexile Framework helps connect students with instructional resources that match their individual reading ability.


DATABASES

 

wblogosm   worldbookonline.org –

World Book combines technology with traditional excellence to produce unbiased information. The content is carefully written to be easily understood.  Illustrated with attention-grabbing photos, useful diagrams and maps, the books are designed to engage even the most reluctant reader.

 

At School At Home*
Log-in ID: Directly connects within the district  D59home
Password: database

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints

This is an online research database for those seeking information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

suic-web

 

Student Resources in Context –

This is an online research database for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. This database has continuously updated content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

ifme web

 

Gale Informe Académico –

proporciona acceso a peridicos y revistas especializadas de lengua espanola y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre America Latina.

Login Password:  holmes

 

download     Discovery

Discovery Education offers student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom using interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Login/Password:  sign in with google

 


To fascinate, collaborate, and educate.

 

That’s the vision of our lrc team!


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Click on the book cover to see the book trailer. Sign up immediately. Click here for permission slip.

 

 

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CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS and book trailers!

 

From Bad to Cursed.  

From Bad to Cursed
F ALE

Alexis is the last girl you’d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs–an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who’s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit.  Book Trailer

 

With the Fire o High   

With the Fire on High
YA ACE

With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough.  Book Trailer

lootLoot

F WAT

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”


The Testing

12 the testing

F CHA                          

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left, much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing.


9 the saturday boyThe Saturday Boy

 

F FLE

If I’ve learned anything from comic books, it’s that everybody has one thing that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it’s a silver bullet. For Superman it’s kryptonite. For me it was a letter.
With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact.


Shark Attacks of 1916

                                                     

PBF TAR3 shark attacks of 1916

Based on true events! It’s the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?


2 shark girl

Shark Girl

F BIN

On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, “That’s her — that’s Shark Girl,” as she passes.


18222546THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER

F GOW

Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed his life forever!
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game.  How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?


13511392

PRISONER OF SNOWFLAKE FALLS

F LEK

Fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks.  Uncle Andy and his criminal friends draw him into a plan to rob the citizens of Snowflake Falls. Will Henry be loyal to his uncle or will he break with the past and do the right thing?


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ORIGAMI YODA

F ANG

It tells the story of Dwight, a student at McQuarrie Middle School and a “total loser”, who uses an origami finger puppet to offer quite sage advice. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a future pop quiz, knows who has a crush on whom, and helps some kids from being humiliated. Tommy, a classmate of Dwight’s can’t figure out how Origami Yoda is so wise, and yet Dwight is not. Tommy and the other classmates attempt to solve the mystery behind the supposedly Force-using finger puppet.  There are five more books in this series.  Be sure to “check them out”!


18938070SURROUNDED BY SHARKS

PB F NOR

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can’t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he’s sharing with his family.  As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too.


9464855THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK

F BAR  

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.
When he arrives, three astonishing things happen: First, he makes friends — not imaginary friends but actual friends. Second, he is beaten up by the town bully; the bullies at home always ignored him. Third, the richest man in town begins to plot Jack’s imminent, and hopefully painful, demise.


7939963

DEADLY

F CHI    

The year is 1906. Sixteen-year-old Prudence lives in a New York City tenement with her mother and attends a school where she feels like a misfit. Haunted by memories of her brother’s painful dying and by unanswered questions about her father, who never returned from the Spanish-American War, she longs to fight death itself. Prudence takes a job with the health department, where she helps track down the source of a typhoid outbreak, a healthy carrier now remembered as Typhoid Mary.


9466219

THE SCHOOL FOR THE INSANELY GIFTED

F ELI    

Daphna Whispers is insanely gifted.

At age two and a half, she composed her first sonata.

When a mysterious man breaks into Daphna’s small New York apartment, Daphna discovers that her mother’s disappearance wasn’t a random accident. Her mother knew something—and now somebody is after Daphna. What starts out as a simple fact-finding trip to the basement with her friend’s spirals into an international expedition.


13589178

COLIN FISCHER

F MIL  

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, it’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school.


107414

B HOU

BIOGRAPHY

How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him?

The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .


 

 



 

                       Screen Shot Timmons Bitmoji

 Meet Mrs. Timmons

          CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading 2021

what shall i read next

MRS. TIMMONS CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT! 

                                  Click here

 

 

downloadHolmes YA letter

At Holmes we do our best to select library books that are appropriate and will appeal to our middle grade students.  Sometimes this includes selections from the “young adult” section.  For more information and the permission slip, click on the above link.


RESOURCEs

   Destiny Discover

This year we have a new library circulation system called Follett Destiny. Students use Destiny to search for library books, place holds, and locate ebooks. Students also have the opportunity to recommend books to other students and to write book reviews.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number

 

 


  download   Sora 

Sora by OverDrive is a digital library offering both ebooks and audiobooks for the Webb community, anytime, anywhere! Sora is the new user-friendly app that lets you access it through your laptop, phone or tablet.

 Sign in using Community Consolidated School District 59 student email. 

           


Image result for axis 360 Axis 360

Axis 360 gives library and school users the ability to search, browse and discover ebooks and/or digital audiobooks available for lending through their public library or school with ease.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


imgres

 

Lexile –

Lexile Framework helps connect students with instructional resources that match their individual reading ability.


DATABASES

 

wblogosm   worldbookonline.org –

World Book combines technology with traditional excellence to produce unbiased information. The content is carefully written to be easily understood.  Illustrated with attention-grabbing photos, useful diagrams and maps, the books are designed to engage even the most reluctant reader.

 

At School At Home*
Log-in ID: Directly connects within the district  D59home
Password: database

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints

This is an online research database for those seeking information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

suic-web

 

Student Resources in Context –

This is an online research database for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. This database has continuously updated content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

ifme web

 

Gale Informe Académico –

proporciona acceso a peridicos y revistas especializadas de lengua espanola y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre America Latina.

Login Password:  holmes

 

download     Discovery

Discovery Education offers student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom using interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Login/Password:  sign in with google

 


To fascinate, collaborate, and educate.

 

That’s the vision of our lrc team!


snip20150910_3

Click on the book cover to see the book trailer. Sign up immediately. Click here for permission slip.

 

 

imgres

 

CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS and book trailers!

 

From Bad to Cursed.  

From Bad to Cursed
F ALE

Alexis is the last girl you’d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs–an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who’s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit.  Book Trailer

 

With the Fire o High   

With the Fire on High
YA ACE

With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough.  Book Trailer

lootLoot

F WAT

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”


The Testing

12 the testing

F CHA                          

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left, much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing.


9 the saturday boyThe Saturday Boy

 

F FLE

If I’ve learned anything from comic books, it’s that everybody has one thing that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it’s a silver bullet. For Superman it’s kryptonite. For me it was a letter.
With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact.


Shark Attacks of 1916

                                                     

PBF TAR3 shark attacks of 1916

Based on true events! It’s the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?


2 shark girl

Shark Girl

F BIN

On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, “That’s her — that’s Shark Girl,” as she passes.


18222546THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER

F GOW

Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed his life forever!
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game.  How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?


13511392

PRISONER OF SNOWFLAKE FALLS

F LEK

Fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks.  Uncle Andy and his criminal friends draw him into a plan to rob the citizens of Snowflake Falls. Will Henry be loyal to his uncle or will he break with the past and do the right thing?


7150174 10803806 13591296 17802191 18685287 20701998

ORIGAMI YODA

F ANG

It tells the story of Dwight, a student at McQuarrie Middle School and a “total loser”, who uses an origami finger puppet to offer quite sage advice. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a future pop quiz, knows who has a crush on whom, and helps some kids from being humiliated. Tommy, a classmate of Dwight’s can’t figure out how Origami Yoda is so wise, and yet Dwight is not. Tommy and the other classmates attempt to solve the mystery behind the supposedly Force-using finger puppet.  There are five more books in this series.  Be sure to “check them out”!


18938070SURROUNDED BY SHARKS

PB F NOR

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can’t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he’s sharing with his family.  As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too.


9464855THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK

F BAR  

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.
When he arrives, three astonishing things happen: First, he makes friends — not imaginary friends but actual friends. Second, he is beaten up by the town bully; the bullies at home always ignored him. Third, the richest man in town begins to plot Jack’s imminent, and hopefully painful, demise.


7939963

DEADLY

F CHI    

The year is 1906. Sixteen-year-old Prudence lives in a New York City tenement with her mother and attends a school where she feels like a misfit. Haunted by memories of her brother’s painful dying and by unanswered questions about her father, who never returned from the Spanish-American War, she longs to fight death itself. Prudence takes a job with the health department, where she helps track down the source of a typhoid outbreak, a healthy carrier now remembered as Typhoid Mary.


9466219

THE SCHOOL FOR THE INSANELY GIFTED

F ELI    

Daphna Whispers is insanely gifted.

At age two and a half, she composed her first sonata.

When a mysterious man breaks into Daphna’s small New York apartment, Daphna discovers that her mother’s disappearance wasn’t a random accident. Her mother knew something—and now somebody is after Daphna. What starts out as a simple fact-finding trip to the basement with her friend’s spirals into an international expedition.


13589178

COLIN FISCHER

F MIL  

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, it’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school.


107414

B HOU

BIOGRAPHY

How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him?

The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .


 

 



 

  • fall festival cover
    CCSD59 families celebrate start of fall with annual festivalFamilias de CCSD59 celebran el inicio del otoño con un festival

    CCSD59 families celebrate start of fall with annual festivalFamilias de CCSD59 celebran el inicio del otoño con un festival

    CCSD59, like cities around the area, rang in the start of the fall season over the weekend with the second Fall Festival held at the…CCSD59, al igual que muchas ciudades de la zona, marcó el comienzo de la temporada del otoño durante el fin de semana con el segundo…

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  • first day 2022 cover
    PHOTOS: CCSD59 welcomes back traditional calendar studentsFOTOS: CCSD59 da la bienvenida a los estudiantes del calendario tradicional

    PHOTOS: CCSD59 welcomes back traditional calendar studentsFOTOS: CCSD59 da la bienvenida a los estudiantes del calendario tradicional

    Many CCSD59 students and families reconnected on Thursday as the district was able to greet students on our Traditional Calendar for the first day of…Muchos estudiantes y familias de CCSD59 se volvieron a conectar el jueves cuando el distrito pudo recibir a los estudiantes de nuestro calendario tradicional para…

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    CCSD59 Awarded Certificate of Financial Excellence for 39th Consecutive Year

    CCSD59 Awarded Certificate of Financial Excellence for 39th Consecutive Year

    CCSD59 has been awarded with the FY 2021 Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award (COE) from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).…

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  • summer cover 1
    PHOTOS: Students thrive as summer programming concludes

    PHOTOS: Students thrive as summer programming concludes

    From music camps and math adventures to library visits and field days, students that have continued their learning throughout June have shared a wealth of…

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  • graduation cover
    Congratulations to the Class of 2022Felicidades a la Clase de 2022

    Congratulations to the Class of 2022Felicidades a la Clase de 2022

    There is a tradition of emotions in late May and early June that surround the end of each school year. It is no different for…Hay una tradición de emociones a finales de mayo y principios de junio que rodean el final de cada año escolar. No es diferente para…

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  • field day cover
    PHOTOS: Field Day at Salt Creek ElementaryPHOTOS: Día de campo en Salt Creek Elementary

    PHOTOS: Field Day at Salt Creek ElementaryPHOTOS: Día de campo en Salt Creek Elementary

    Near the end of each school year, students, staff, and volunteers across the district have the opportunity to spend time together outside as part of…Cerca del final de cada año escolar, los estudiantes, el personal y los voluntarios de todo el distrito tienen la oportunidad de pasar tiempo juntos…

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  • low web cover
    VIDEO: Juliette Low Boxed Food Collection

    VIDEO: Juliette Low Boxed Food Collection

    Staff at Juliette Low decided to have a little fun on Friday morning with the boxes of food that students have recently been collecting to…

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  • grove video story cover
    VIDEO: Grove Cultural BashVÍDEO: Fiesta cultural de Grove

    VIDEO: Grove Cultural BashVÍDEO: Fiesta cultural de Grove

    a Last week, students from Grove Junior High and other CCSD59 schools came together to celebrate various countries of origin at the first Cultural Bash…a La semana pasada, estudiantes de Grove Junior High y otras escuelas CCSD59 se reunieron para celebrar varios países de origen en la primera fiesta…

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  • Low Student
    Juliette Low promotes family atmosphere on Future Tigers NightJuliette Low promueve un ambiente familiar en la noche de los futuros tigres

    Juliette Low promotes family atmosphere on Future Tigers NightJuliette Low promueve un ambiente familiar en la noche de los futuros tigres

    The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be exciting, but a little intimidating for students. The staff at Juliette Low Elementary had that in mind…La transición del preescolar al kindergarten puede ser emocionante, pero un poco intimidante para los estudiantes. El personal de Juliette Low Elementary tenía eso en…

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  • bpac event story cover
    PHOTOS: Families flock to Mount Prospect to celebrate springFOTOS: Las familias acuden en masa a Mount Prospect para celebrar la primavera

    PHOTOS: Families flock to Mount Prospect to celebrate springFOTOS: Las familias acuden en masa a Mount Prospect para celebrar la primavera

    On Saturday, families from across the district came together to celebrate spring with the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee. The event, titled "BPAC Springs into Action"…El sábado, las familias de todo el distrito se reunieron para celebrar la primavera con el Comité Asesor de Padres Bilingües. El evento, titulado "BPAC…

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  • women's story cover
    A Look Back at Women’s History Month in CCSD59Una mirada retrospectiva al Mes de la Historia de la Mujer en CCSD59

    A Look Back at Women’s History Month in CCSD59Una mirada retrospectiva al Mes de la Historia de la Mujer en CCSD59

    As we close out March, CCSD59 students and staff have continued age-appropriate lessons centered around influential women throughout history. We consider these figures influential because…Al cerrar marzo, los estudiantes y el personal de CCSD59 continuaron con lecciones apropiadas para su edad centradas en mujeres influyentes a lo largo de…

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    ISBE Recognizes CCSD59 Through 2022 Those Who Excel AwardsISBE reconoce a CCSD59 en los premios de Those Who Excel del 2022

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    As CCSD59 remains committed to providing our students, families, and community with the best educational experience possible, we are always grateful to see our staff…Como CCSD59 sigue comprometido a brindar a nuestros estudiantes, familias y comunidad con la experiencia educativa posible, siempre estamos agradecidos de ver a los miembros…

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