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Revolutionary War
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19th Century Newspapers
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Civil War
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Smithsonian Collection

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Science in Context

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We subscribe to three online databases. Each is linked above. Ask Mrs. Hamon what the usernames and passwords are to use them!

Iron Horse Library

Teen Read Week

October 9-15th was the annual Teen Read Week. Teens all over the country participated in the vote for their top 3 favorites. After the vote, here are the top 10 winners!

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  9. When by Victoria Laurie
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten

Thank you to those students who participated,


Mrs. Hamon

Argument Writing

Argument writing units are starting soon! Follow these links to get some help.


OWL at Purdue: Establishing an Argument

Now What?

What should I read? This is a question I often get from students and while I often recommend books, I also like to be able to tell students where to find this out on their own. Here are a couple of cool websites where you can find read-alikes, books that are similar to a book you loved. Click on the links below and check them out!

What Should I Read Next?

Your Next Read

Plagiarism - What You Need to Know

Plagiarism is a serious issue since it's basically theft. You cannot "borrow" or steal people's ideas without giving proper credit. It does not matter if you accidentally plagiarize, or if you do it intentionally. If you don't give credit where credit is due, you have plagiarized. End of story. You MUST cite sources within the body of your paper AND in your Works Cited...even if you've paraphrased the original source.

This link will take you to a quick video tutorial about the different types of plagiarism:

Need help with citations? Use these resources:


Purdue OWL

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Battle of the Books 2016-2017



Our 2015/2016 Battle of the Books team took first place in the competition last year! Let's do it again Jaguars!


Here are the book titles for this year's competition:

The 14th Goldfish by Holm

Blood on the River by Carbone

Ghost Hawk by Cooper

Greenglass House by Milford

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Messenger

Three Times Lucky by Turnage

The True Meaning of Smekday by Rex

The Wee Free Men by Pratchett


I have ordered 10 copies of each title that can be checked out of our library as soon as we get them. Look for an announcement regarding an introductory meeting for our program.

Teacher Librarian

Mrs. Hamon


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