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  • Congratulations to Our Third Quarter Honor Roll Students!

    The Honor Roll is posted below under "Quick Links." 

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  • Reporting an Absent Student

    Please call 763-7218 to report an absence. 

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  • 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

    Congratulations to our eleven 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Nicholas Aoki, John Arbolino, Matthew Gomes, Dee Ann Guo, Gregory Kaplan, Zachary Kaplan, Jasper Krawitt, Sophie Lee, Jackson Mingle, Mark Sfreddo and David Sorkin.  They are among 16,000 semifinalists across the nation and represent less than one percent of all high school seniors.  The students were selected from more than 1.6 million teens that entered the competition when they took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test their junior year.

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  • Driver Education Location

    Parents and Students:  Please be advised that any Driver Education information can be found in the Athletics and Clubs tab on this page.  After clicking on the Athletics and Clubs tab, look for the Quick Links section on the lower right hand side of the page.

     

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General Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

ProQuest

Contains newspaper and magazine articles, including the New York Times, that  cover national and international news

AP Photo/Multimedia Archive
The archive includes over one million photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago, tens of thousands of graphics, audio files dating from the 1920's, and news stories dating from 1997.

Ethnic NewsWatch
A full text database of 100+ publications focused on diversity in America: ethnicity, race, religion, gender, disabilities, youth and age.

New York Times Historical Collection
Ranging from 1851-2007, this collection provides researchers and scholars with first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. 

Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.  Find the meaning, history and pronunciation of more than 500,000 words - past and present.

Encyclopedia Americana and others
Thousands of articles, links, and illustrations. Also includes sound and video clips.

 



 

Arts & Literature

Bloom's Literary Reference
In addition to Facts On File’s extensive print literature reference collection, the database includes  the writings of renowned literary critic Harold Bloom, which examine the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world. This database also contains an archive of more than 40,000 characters, as well as extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres

Ebsco's Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes

Gale's Literature Resource Center
Biographies, critical analyses, etc. of authors from all ages and genres. Over 90,000 writers are examined

Oxford Art Online
Offers access to authoratative, inclusive, and easily searchable art resources.

Oxford Music Online
More than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, andindividual works.

Project Muse
A comprehensive selection of over 300 prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. 100% full-text and user-friendly.


SIRS Knowledge Source
Information covers diverse fields ranging from the social and scientific to government and the arts

 

History and Social Sciences

 American Government

Provides content, study tools, and innovative ways of matching current events with enduring themes of American politics and public policy.

American History
Information about historical events, maps, documents, flags, biographies and more.

Country Watch

Provides up-to-date political and economic analysis, news, and forecasts on each of the recognized countries of the world.

CQ Researcher
Provides research on current events and issues. Includes a comprehensive review of the controversies, historical background, chronology of events, and opposing views. 

Daily Life Through History

Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through historical topics such as food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.

Global Issues in Context
Resource that ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, and cultural.

Historic Documents
Contains 32 volumes of primary sources. Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

Issues and Controversies
In-depth investigations on today's top issues

JSTOR

A collection of several hundred scholarly journals in literature and history and other arts and sciences fields. The most recent years are not available, but this unique collection complements other databases by making available the "deep backfiles" of scholarly journal holdings, which often extend back into the 19th century. 

New York Times Historical Collection
Ranging from 1851-2007, this collection provides researchers and scholars with first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Project Muse
A comprehensive selection of over 300 prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. 100% full-text and user-friendly.

Pro and Con
An impartial view of controversial issues in Congress and analysis of current cases before the Supreme Court

SIRS Knowledge Source
Information covers diverse fields ranging from the social and scientific to government and the arts

World Geography
Overview of geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.

World History : The Ancient and Medieval Era
Covers from the beginnings of history until 1500. This is a multimedia database, so it includes essays, biographies, timelines, images, maps, and more.

World History : The Modern Era
Resources to explore the cultures, events, personalities, movements and religious developments that occurred around the globe and throughout history.

 

Science & Health

greenFILE
Provides robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy. Includes magazines and academic journals and provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Health Reference Center
Find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

IEEE
Access to content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for articles on electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
 

JSTOR
Scholarly journals in literature and history and other arts and sciences fields. The most recent years are not available, but rather "deep backfiles" which often extend back into the 19th century. 

Nature

An international journal with original, groundbreaking research spanning all of the scientific disciplines.

New Book of Popular Science
Concepts of science, medicine, and technology with illustrations, articles and web links.

ProQuest AP Science
Delivers more than 500 full-text magazines and journals designed to support advance placement and college-prep level science studies.

Science Direct
An information source for scientific, technical, and medical research.

Scientific American Archives
Every issue. 1993 to the current.